It’s good news for all trade customers with Suttons for Spring 2019.
Environmental trends and the call for sustainable solutions has driven Suttons to push for 100% peat free compost. Many other suppliers still only offer 25% – 70% peat free compost.
“Garden retailers now more than ever, need to be considering how to best support gardeners to grow a ‘greener’ garden. The public’s desire to buy more environmental products is increasing. We’re taking action so we can be partners to our retailers” says Hilary Mabbutt, sales and marketing director for the Suttons Group.
The UK Government’s ambition is to reduce and phase out the use of peat in horticulture. It’s outlined in the DEFRA Natural Environment White Paper of June 2011.
Within this it states a voluntary target of 2020 for amateur gardeners. Suttons are supporting retailers and their customers to achieve this.
Sutton’s peat free compost addresses weaknesses
The new 100% Peat Free Compost in the Suttons 2019 Retail Vegetable Plant Range has addressed the weakness of past peat free compost.
It now has outstanding water retention properties. Plants potted up in it will have over three months of feed in the compost to support them.
All stores stocking the brand new 2019 Spring Range of Suttons plants will be able to sign post customers to the 100% peat free information.
This is a real break through for retailers in the fight to make gardening ‘greener’ for consumers. It’s a response to mounting pressure to deliver excellent quality, but without it actually costing the earth.
The 100% peat free compost retail plant range has no price increases from the previous year.