134 - Barnsdale Gardens, proud to be peat-free

The beautiful Barnsdale Gardens near Oakham in Rutland has been peat-free for more than 30 years after its founder TV gardener Geoff Hamilton, always ahead of his time, started to experiment with peat-free composts.


His son and owner of Barnsdale, Nick Hamilton, carries on his work today and with peat-based composts about to be phased out, who better to ask about getting the best from the many new peat alternative composts now appearing in garden centres.


KG editor Steve Ott chats to Nick about this plus the organic pest control methods the gardeners use at Barnsdale and picks up some fascinating insights.


Find out more about Barnsdale Gardens including opening times, courses and special events: www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk

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