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The Alnwick Garden becomes a stockist of Strulch Garden Mulch
26
JUL
2021

The Alnwick Garden becomes a stockist of Strulch Garden Mulch

Geoff and I made a visit to The Alnwick Garden a few weeks ago. It is always a pleasure to visit the gardens which were created by the Duchess of Northumberland. This time we met up with the new Head Gardner, Rob, who escorted us around the garden and showed us where they use Strulch Garden Mulch. We have always been proud of our association with the garden and this year we are excited to learn...
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Elephants are important to us
26
JUL
2021

Elephants are important to us

Geoff and I recently visited Green Park in London to visit a herd of wooden elephants. An amazing sight. ‘CoExistence is the latest public art installation by Elephant Family & The Real Elephant Collective, raising awareness and funds to support wildlife protection and coexistence projects across the globe. ‘The Tree Trunk herd is part of a 100 strong collection of life-size sculptures,...
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National Gardening Week (and what many of us suspected...)
27
APR
2021

National Gardening Week (and what many of us suspected...)

National Gardening Week 2021 is taking place between Monday 26th April and Sunday 2nd May 2021 and is a celebration of gardening aimed to raise awareness of the difference garden and gardening can make to the lives of everyone in the UK. Recent research has shown that gardening more frequently may be linked to improvements in well being, perceived stress and physical activity. The study...
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World Water Day - 'Water for Wildlife’ by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
22
MAR
2021

World Water Day - 'Water for Wildlife’ by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Herd of Elephants with safe water source in Kenya (© Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) On a planet amid climate change, water shortages are fast becoming a fact of life and Kenya faces this persistent challenge every year, with the dry seasons becoming less predictable and often longer, with devastating effects. To highlight this crisis further, between 2016 and 2017 when Tsavo was gripped by a...
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Belated Happy New Year and doing something positive in 2021
23
JAN
2021

Belated Happy New Year and doing something positive in 2021

We all deserve a better year. Life has become very strange but thankfully we have been able to take solace in our gardens. Thank you for your support for Strulch and for the garden centres that you visited once they opened. Gardening is good for us and has kept us looking forward. We have just launched our new website which will be easier to use. Geoff and I have decided we would like to...
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Water warning after Britain basks in warmest winter day ever - Using Strulch Garden Mulch Can Help
26
FEB
2019

Water warning after Britain basks in warmest winter day ever - Using Strulch Garden Mulch Can Help

Strulch Garden Mulch used to keep moisture around plant roots. Gardeners told to fill their water butts and prepare for a scorching summer that could rival 1976 Sarah Knapton The daily Telegraph today is predicting a hot summer as the last time we had warm conditions in February was in 1976 when we had a scorching summer. I remember it well as we were growing runner beans on a very small...
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Strulch Garden Mulch keeps moisture in the soil
28
JUL
2018

Strulch Garden Mulch keeps moisture in the soil

Strulch Garden Mulch will keep mositure in the soil. Water is a precious commodity and it seems we are experiencing the hottest summer since records began! This is bad news for gardeners trying to keep plants from shrivelling up! Apart from a daily rigorous watering regime what else can we do? Mulching will reduce moisture loss considerably. Ideally, you would have done this earlier in the...
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Strulch - The Yorkshire Gardening brand visits the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show 2018
27
MAY
2018

Strulch - The Yorkshire Gardening brand visits the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea...

Strulch Garden Mulch at The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show. Strulch - The Yorkshire Gardening brand visits the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Geoff and I, the makers of Strulch Garden Mulch, visited the Chelsea Flower Show specifically to see The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden. It is a magnificent garden that looked like it has been there for...
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Using Strulch Garden Mulch and Attracting Birds to Your Garden
02
APR
2018

Using Strulch Garden Mulch and Attracting Birds to Your Garden

A nest of eggs made from Strulch Garden Mulch Over the years we have received lots of feedback about the benefits of using Strulch Mulch - some of them not so obvious. A customer sent me this charming picture of eggs nestled in Strulch. An unintended consequence of using Strulch Garden Mulch but very appropriate for Easter. I know birds also use Strulch in their nests as I have seen the...
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Alice Bowe’s article in The Times recommends Strulch garden mulch to make winter flowers last longer
14
MAR
2018

Alice Bowe’s article in The Times recommends Strulch garden mulch to make winter flowers last longer

Spring gardening, protect lupins and delphiniums from slug damage with strulch garden mulch Beast from the East or Pest from the West? The bad weather has certainly delayed Spring in Yorkshire! Today has been much warmer and tempted us to get into the garden. Geoff has topped up the Strulch, protecting new shoots from slugs and preventing weed germination at the same time. Gardening is very...
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