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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...