Compost is not something that comes up generally in normal conversation – apart from as a four-letter word! At Stanler Farms, the home of Super Grow fertiliser, however - “compost happens”!
Here it is spoken of with conviction and passion. In a world of sanitised soaps and cleaners (as advertised extensively on TV), bacteria have received a bad rap. Bill Bryson, however, in “A Short History of Nearly Everything” speaks about the essential role that bacteria play in sustaining life on earth.
In the words of Peter Stanton, the CEO of this nation-wide business - “Here we actually sell bacteria and fungi” - and sports fields, schools, golf courses, farms and gardens are the richer for it!
It’s important to feed your garden in spring with good quality compost, water it well and mulch your beds (cover them with a layer of organic material like Bark Mulch or Mushroom Compost).
This is also the time to prune winter-flowering shrubs, climbers and trees. Remove dead or scraggly wood and prune large shrubs back by a third. Also feed them with some Compost and add a layer of Bark Mulch.