As gardening sales soar, where to buy compost online

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A combination of the coronavirus outbreak and good weather seems to have turned the British public into green-fingered gardeners.

People are flocking in droves (digitally, of course) to get their hands on garden tools, seeds and, the holy grail of all keen gardeners: compost.

Garden retailer, The Blue Diamond Group, have revealed a boost in sales, sharing customers purchasing compost and seeds were up by 250%.

In fact, there’s been such a surge that many places are sold out of the nutrient-rich, organic matter.

You can't currently order compost for delivery or click and collect from Homebase online, and Wickes online is down to very limited stock.

However, if you’re keen to use your time during lockdown creating an oasis in your garden, then using compost (made with material such as leaves, shredded twigs, and kitchen scraps from plants) is essential.

If you don’t fancy making your own, then scroll down and shop these compost deals while they’re still available.

Trust us, your fledgling vegetable patch will thank you later.

6 places you can still buy compost online

Amazon | Shop here

Our top pick: Miracle-Gro EverGreen Complete 4in1 | £24.99 from Amazon

This watersmart formula helps absorb water and nutrients more effectively, helping to protect your lawn against drought and stress.

Robert Dyas | Shop here

Our top pick: Miracle-Gro Houseplant & Potting Compost | £4.99

The Miracle-Gro Houseplant & Potting Compost is perfect for seedlings, cuttings, herbs, houseplants and patio pots. Robert Dyas is still offering delivery so you can order it straight your door.

Argos | Shop here

Our top pick: Miracle-Gro Evergreen Complete Bag | £14 from Argos

Miracle-Gro's EverGreen Complete 4-in-1 lawn food is the antidote to a lucklustre lawn. It has a unique nitrogen formula that feeds your lawn while killing unwanted weeds like dandelions, white clover and moss.

Sutton Seeds | Shop here

Our top pick: All-Purpose Compost | £12.99 from Sutton Seeds

The All-Purpose compost is a high specification mix, made to the same formulation as professional nursery mixes, containINH essential plant nutrients and trace elements.

The compost is currently sold out but often comes back in stock so it’s worth checking back, especially as they’ll deliver to you.

Blooming Direct | Shop here

Our top pick: Premium Professional Compost Blend | £16.99 from Blooming Direct

Made from the highest quality ingredients where the exact formulation is trialed, tested and scientifically proven to encourage plants to grow optimally and reach their full potential. Blooming Direct doesn’t offer click and collect but will deliver across the UK.

B&Q | Shop here

Our top pick: Compost & Soil Improvers | From £3.40 from B&Q

B&Q isn’t currently offering delivery but they are offering a plethora of affordable compost options and click & collect at many of their stores around the UK.

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