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Sarah Orchard - Cottage Garden in Surrey
We're busy people and never have as much time for gardening as we'd like. We have many herbaceous borders in our garden and weeds and slugs were a constant problem till we discovered Strulch! It's really effective. Slug fest plants like Lupins and Delphiniums seem to benefit greatly :-) Not sure my Hostas will be as lucky but it's worth trying! PS Think I need a top up this Spring as first beds I did about a year ago are more weedy this year but it's mainly Oxalis and I think that's a tricky weed to wipe out as it has little seeds/bulbs? Sure more expert gardeners will correct me!
I went on a course at David Austin and they told us about Strulch. I thought I would give it a go, and I must say that in a gardening sense this is a lifesaving product! It is light weight, easy to use and the minute it went on my garden the plants seemed to respond. So many people have commented on how good the garden looks. I used to have to take a whole week off work in the spring just to get on top of the weeds but this product appears to have all but solved that. It is brilliant stuff and not expensive. I recommended it to a colleague and we are both Strulch converts. :)
Had my doubts whether this would stay put as it's very light but was proved wrong. Easy to use and looks good. No idea if birds would root around in it as they do bark chipping as we live on a brand new housing estate and have yet to see a bird! The only downside is the dog who likes to do a border patrol round the garden and collects bits on her feet and bodybwhich then gradually disperse around the house.
I have just put my garden to bed for the winter under a blanket of Strulch. This is the third year I have used this amazing product and it has saved me hours of weeding and watering. I used to struggle with heavy bags of horse manure or dig out my own leaf mould to spread (exhausting!) but Strulch is so light and easy to use. I use 20 bags a year and they are worth every penny. Many thanks for such a wonderful product.
Strulch is best mulch for all-round performance I've used yet. Have tried various barks, coir and straw, and stulch performs better, considering cost as well. I use strulch for containers where I grow veg and for hanging baskets, as well as beds. Worms love the stuff - my containers teem with worms, and it helps greatly with moisture retention in hanging baskets and looks nice as well - the individual pieces are small enough to use it for even very small containers. When moist, it also helps to deter cats from digging in beds...
I can not praise your product highly enough . Took delivery of a pallet load a few weeks ago and all now distributed around our acre garden . Very impressed with light structure of Strulch enabling this ancient gardener to transport bags without help ! Strulch is so easy to use and definitely does everything it says it will . Stray perennial weeds are definitely weakened and we've had no slug damage to strawberries , delphiniums etc. Am also sure our camellias and other acid loving shrubs are the best ever . It is easy to walk over Strulch for planting . I am amazed it stays in place despite our Dartmoor winds !Have never been inspired to praise a garden product before but am recommending Strulch to all our friends and to our local Garden Centre .Will be ordering a further pallet soon !
As a wildlife friendly organic gardener I could not recommend Strulch more highly. When we open our garden for the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and other charities or in the presentations I give on organic wildlife - supportive gardening Strulch is the product I recommend most. It even beats Comfrey and any organic gardener knows how great that is. If there was anything in my garden I could not do without it's Strulch! Forget the slug pellets, backbreaking weeding, winter plant loss through low temperatures and lack of insulation and put away the hose. Use Strulch!
Wonderful product. Easy to use and attractive and REALLY works- any weeds are easy to remove and most are suppressed, None of my hostas or other slug/snail sensitive plants have been eaten yet and the garden looks lovely. I weeded today and it took a few minutes t do a huge bed and that was mainly growing in from the untamed lawn- my husband's department! I agree it needs instant watering if it is windy to stop it blowing away- it doesn't blow away after first application though! Thank you