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Bord na Mona
Fuels Range »

Bord na Móna, Ireland’s largest producer of
solid fuels has entered the UK market launching
a winter and summer fuels range, together with
an ignition range.


Why should I use
Organic Peat Free
Compost? »

See our Organic Peat Free Compost Facts from
an array of sources, including: BBC experts and
the Wildlife Trust.




Vital Earth
Composts and
Fertilisers »

A range of organic composts developed
to meet the demands of both the retailer
and the consumer.



Growise Peat Reduced Growing Media »

Using recycled green waste to substitute for
peat. The process is super-sophisticated, so
the compost is completely sanitised and free
from weeds, seeds and pathogens.




RSPB Multi Purpose
Compost »

RSPB Multi Purpose Organic Compost is made
from recycled garden waste with a diluent of
FSC bark. Being 100% peat-free, British,
sustainable and wildlife-friendly.


Vital Earth and
Growise Growing
Media Stockists »

We are continually adding new stockists
selling environmentally friendly composts,
mulch and natural fertilisers.



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Soil Advice from Our Garden <br />Expert
Soil Advice from our Garden Experts »

Creating the ideal soil condition is how you ensure healthy plants. Here we will help you to determine which type of top soil you have in your garden

Which Compost Award
Which? Recommends Our Tub & Basket »

Consumer ratings magazine, Which? Gardening has again recommended Vital Earth’s tub & basket compost as the best peat-free growing media for container planting.

The Greener

Your update on green issues, garden news and events

The Greener Gardener

Charles Farmer becomes Bord na Mona Head of Consumer UK

Charles Farmer, Bord na Móna UK’s National Accounts Controller has been appointed Head of Consumer UK following Steve Harper’s decision to take up a new position with Gardman. Charles will have responsibility for all of the Bord na Móna UK (BNM UK)...

Bord na Mona sponsors Rich Brothers’ ‘Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth’

Vital Earth, Bord na Móna UK’s popular peat-free growing media and soil improver brand is once again to work with the gold medal winning garden designers, Harry and David Rich at Chelsea. The 2015 design, entitled ‘The Cloudy Bay Garden in associat...

Bord na Mona UK growth outstrips the market seven times over

Latest figures from BNM UK show the combined growth of its Vital Earth and Growise brands over the last calendar year as outstripping the rest of the growing media and soil improvers market seven times over. The statistics are based on GfK’s latest...

Help gardeners do their bit for RSPB

As the RSPB’s £4 million consumer advertising campaign kicks off again for the autumn, Vital Earth is promoting its RSPB endorsed Multi Purpose compost with 20 pence from every consumer purchase going to the RSPB. Vital Earth RSPB Multi Purpose ‘n...

Bord na Mona in €1.5 million environmental development

Bord na Móna UK’s parent company has opened a new €1.5 million visitor facility in the 3000 hectare Lough Boora Parklands, a cutaway peat bog, which the company restored into a network of off-road walking and cycle routes within a biodiverse habita...

Things to do In October

Theoretically, October is all about cold wet and rain BUT as we have discovered in between the storm clouds there can be something very like an Indian summer – just enough sunshine to do the autumn digging in fact! Dead head the late summer flower...

A load of growing media from Bord na Mona – lucky winner!

Everybody that came along to see Bord na Mona UK at GLEE had the chance to win a load of free growing media to retail in their garden centre or nursery – a mixed load of 22 pallets of peat-free Vital Earth and peat-reduced Growise in fact! Si...

Bord na Mona ‘fuels for all seasons’ launched at GLEE

Bord na Móna, Ireland’s largest producer of solid fuels has entered the UK market launching a winter and summer fuels and ignition range.  Positioned as a convenience-led opportunity for garden centre retail, the range emphasis is very much on...

Bord na Mona UK launches ‘The Chelsea Mix’

Following its sponsorship of silver gilt winning Vital EarthThe Night Sky Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show,  Bord na Móna UK is launching its specially created Chelsea Mix enriched all purpose compost into the retail market.  To ...

Vital Earth peat-free growing media for the professional media

Peat-free growing media and soil improver brand, Vital Earth, whose green credentials are based on composts made from recycled garden waste, will be at Four Oaks 2-3 September 2014 with its range of Container Nursery Stock for professional users, a...

Our Green Garden Calendar

Expert advice on when
to use peat free organic
compost, fertilisers
and soil improvers

Expert Advice

This Month’s Grow Your Own Recipe Idea

Making the most of delicious in season, organic fruit and vegetables