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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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Report Recommends Gardening Is Put at The Heart of Government Policy
28
SEP
2017

Report Recommends Gardening Is Put at The Heart of Government Policy

Report Recommends Gardening Is Put at The Heart of Government Policy In a recent article on the Daily Telegraph, their Chief Political Correspondent, Christopher Hope, shared how a report from the Conservative Environment Network recommended gardening needs to be put at the heart of Government Policymaking. The report which is backed by the Prime Minister Teresa May, is also supported by us...
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Good News About Strulch and Chrysanthemums
30
AUG
2017

Good News About Strulch and Chrysanthemums

Our Strulch garden mulch has been recommended in the November edition of The English Garden to use around chrysanthemums. The magazine, which is out in October 2017 in the UK, has a large article about growing chrysanthemums during the autumn and winter months. Strulch is mentioned on page 77. The article is written by National Collection holder Judy Baker, who is descried as the champion of...
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Strulch Recommended in The Guardian when growing swiss chard
03
AUG
2017

Strulch Recommended in The Guardian when growing swiss chard

Guardian columnist and gardener who also writes about food, Alys Fowler, featured our Strulch garden mulch in her recent article about growing swiss chard. In the article, published on the 15th July, Alys Fowler discussed how swiss chard is a vegetable every cook should grow and how it’s not too late to start planting yours at this time of the year. Swiss chard is generally at its best between...
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Strulch garden mulch as reviewed by Which? magazine
27
JUN
2017

Strulch garden mulch as reviewed by Which? magazine

Strulch garden mulch recommended by Which Strulch garden mulch, Which? review. We received some exciting news today from one of our customer's, who subscribes to Which? magazine. Strulch garden mulch has been awarded 'Best Buy' by Which? magazine. Which? state; on their website, that each month they conduct independent and extensive product tests which look at all aspects of performance and...
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Nematodes and Strulch -  a good example of the Contemporary Integrated Crop Management (IPM) approach to reducing the use of pesticides
06
OCT
2016

Nematodes and Strulch - a good example of the Contemporary Integrated Crop Management (IPM)...

A nematode is a microscopic worm - Strulch Organic garden mulch Using nematodes and Strulch to keep slugs under control is a good example the contemporary Integrated Crop Management (IPM) approach to reducing use of pesticides. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat...
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 Strulch - Organic mineralised garden mulches
04
AUG
2016

Strulch - Organic mineralised garden mulches

Strulch - The organic garden Mulch Firstly what is a mulch? The definition in the Oxford English dictionary is “A mixture of wet straw, leaves, etc, spread around (the roots of) a plant to enrich or insulate the soil.” Neither wet straw nor leaves make ideal mulch materials, and there’s a lot more to mulching than enrichment and insulation. So what should we be mulching with and what can we...
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Be A Happy Gardener with Strulch Garden Mulch
27
JUL
2016

Be A Happy Gardener with Strulch Garden Mulch

It's always a delight to receive positive testimonials about our Strulch garden mulch, to see how it is being used in gardens around the country. Recently Tricia got in touch with us to share her success about how, by using Strulch, she has prevented weeds from growing in her fruit beds for three years. Tricia's garden is at Upper Shelderton House in Shropshire, she shows her garden for charity...
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