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Soil, Fertilisers and Composts

Links to gardening websites with information on soils, fertilisers and garden composts. Plus free plans for a number of compost bins and a list of suppliers.

Specific page on gardeningdata.co.uk:

General Soil & Compost Information:


  • Soil types explained - Soil types and taking a soil sample - (doctorgreenfingers.co.uk)

  • Improving Clay Soil - FAQ outlining the basic procedure for improving the quality, texture and fertility of a heavy garden soil

Composts & Fertilisers:

Organic Compost:

Free plans for compost bins:

Compost Bin (Stackable)

Composter (Rotating Barrel) - RRFB Nova Scotia

Two-Can Bioreactor Compost Bin - Cornell University

Wood and Wire 3-Bin System - North Caroline Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Worm Composting Bin

Soil & compost suppliers:

  • Lakeland Gold - (Cumbria) A well balanced, peat free soil conditioner full of rich organic material. - (dalefootcomposts.co.uk)

  • Plantglo - The Ultimate Liquid Plant Fertilizer. This clean, nearly colorless, concentrated aqueous solution will benefit all of your plants. Recommended for House Plants Flowers Vegetables Fruits Shrubs Trees. (plantglo.com)

  • Springbridge Direct - We supply primarily Topsoils, Composts, Barks, Aggregates and Turf either loose or in bulk bags. We can supply anywhere in the UK and are happy to deal with small retail customers up to large national and multi-national companies.

  • Wiggly Wigglers - (Herefordshire) Offers worms and wormeries on-line plus bird boxes and feed etc. (wigglywigglers.co.uk)

  • Worm City - On line suppliers of worms, wormeries and related products.

  • Worms Direct UK - (Nr Maldon Essex) Supplier of worms, wormeries and related products.
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