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Gardening FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all of your gardening product sustainable?

Yes! Whether they are peat-free, made of natural products, plastic-free or organic, all of our gardening products are sustainable. Each of them has badges which show their sustainable features. You can shop all of our gardening products here.

What are the benefits of using wool in the garden?

Wool is a wonderful material to use in the garden. It is sustainable, compostable, hygroscopic, helps to regulate soil temperature, deters snails and slugs with its texture and is naturally full of nitrogen, potassium and phosphate which helps with strong, healthy plant growth.

What is mulch?

Mulch is defined as any material that is placed on the surface of cultivated soil, be that over beds, fields or over compost in individual pots. It could be something like our jute mulch mats, cardboard, straw, hay or bark chippings.

Why is mulch beneficial?

For a whole host of reasons. It conserves water, naturally suppresses weeds, reduces competition for water and nutrients and reduces temperature fluctuations.

Why is compost beneficial?

Compost is a must when you are planting in your garden. It is a nutrient-rich ‘food’ for your plants and helps to maintain moisture and pH levels as well as improving the structure of the soil. A good compost will contain lots of nutrients that your plants will need for growth such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

How do I make my own compost?

It is really quite simple. Here are some instructions from Gardeners’ World which talk you through it. Make sure you have a good composter, like our everlasting composter made of recycled plastic.

Which of your gardening products are organic?

The only gardening product that is certified organic is our Organic Sheep Wool Pellets. However, all of our gardening products are totally natural, environmentally friendly and sustainable.

What are your mulch mats made of?

They are made of jute from recycled coffee sacks, which is completely compostable. You can shop them here.

What can I use your mulch mats for?

Our mulch mats are about 30% more dense than other mulch mats on the market and can be used straight onto beds in your garden or in plant pots. They help plants grow by reducing water evaporation, creating a natural barrier against weeds, reducing competition for water and nutrients, reducing temperature fluctuations of the soil and roots, providing nutrients for the plants as they compost down and helping to deter greedy slugs and snails. You can shop them here.

What gardening products can be used for no-dig gardening?

The two products that are most popular with our no-dig gardening customers are the sheep wool garden felt and the jute rolls. They both act as a great mulch, are much sturdier than the traditional cardboard and are easy to roll out across your required beds. Charles Dowding actually tried out both of the products and liked them. You can watch the video of his experimentation here.

What is your sheep wool garden felt made of?

Our garden felt is made with a thick, dense layer of wool and a layer of jute carrier material. It is 100% natural and will completely compost down. You can buy it here.

What can I use your Sheep Wool Garden Felt for?

All sorts! Here are a few of our favourite ways:

  • Mulching areas of a garden or allotment for a ‘no-dig’ method of gardening
  • Creating new beds without digging out turf by using the felt to cover areas of grass or weeds and topping it with compost
  • Using it when planting out a vegetable patch to protect against weeds, slugs and snail infestations
  • Keeping delicate plants protected and warm in the winter
  • Tied around root balls of trees to protect them when transplanted
  • Capillary matting under plant pots
  • As a base layer for propagating seeds indoors

What can I use your felt shillies for?

You can use them to pile them around delicate plants, in need of extra protection, or you can spread them across the soil of flower beds. They will help to regulate soil temperature, deter slugs and snails and are naturally hygroscopic. Shop them here.

Can I buy your Snug Feet Wool Insoles in bulk?

Yes, you can. Just get in touch with us and we can give you a quote.