West Carlston Garden Centre, Campsie Road, Torrance, Glasgow G64 4EZ, Tel: 01360 620248
 

Peat, Bark, Coir & Cocoa Shell.
Transport costs have put up the price of all "big bag" products dramatically this season.
Also, Bark is in short supply nationally and this has had an additional affect on prices.

Peat:

One of the most convenient way of adding "Humus" to soil is in the form of Peat.
Peat is also an excellent "mulch" for keeping plants moist and for keeping weeds down..
There is a great deal of controversy over the use of peat so many People are now looking for alternatives to Peat.

  • Peat is used as the base for most Composts.
  • Peat is an excellent way of adding humus to the soil.
  • Peat is also an excellent mulch for keeping weeds down.

Peat Prices:

Brand

Type

Size

Price

Shamrock

Irish moss

125 Litre Bale

£8.99

Bark:

This is the most popular alternative to Peat.
Bark actually lasts longer than Peat because it decomposes more slowly.
Bark when applied as a mulch in chipped form is particularly effective in keeping weeds down and looks very decorative compared to Peat.

  • Bark is better than Peat as a source of humus as it lasts longer before breaking down.
  • Bark is excellent mulch for keeping down weeds.
  • Chipped Bark is particularly good mulch and is also very decorative.
    Composted Bark is an excellent Peat substitute.
  • Bark based Composts are, in our opinion, not yet as good as Peat based ones but they are improving all the time.

Bark Prices:
Our prices vary as we are always seeking the best prices for you.
So please see instore for the latest special offers.

Coir:

Coir or Cocofibre based products have become increasingly popular in recent years as a Peat substitute.

  • Coir is an excellent mulch.
  • Coir can be used as a Peat substitute.

This is used in a similar way to Chipped Bark i.e. as a decorative mulch.

Cocoa Shell

Cocoa Shell was popular for a while as a Peat substitute for mulching. We found that the cocoa flavour attracted mice and we stopped selling it.

  • Coir is an excellent mulch.
  • Coir can be used as a Peat substitute.

This is used in a similar way to Chipped Bark i.e. as a decorative mulch.

Levinton Gro-Bags
only £
2.79

Still a favourite for growing Tomatoes, Cucumbers etc.
Gro-Bags are no substitute for Compost - they have very little feeding in them.


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West Carlston Garden Centre & Tea Room, Campsie Road, Torrance, Glasgow, G64 4EZ
Tel: 01360 620248 -:- e-mail: info@westcarlston.com