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Giles

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Peat Blocks
« on: July 07, 2008, 04:21:00 AM »
Dear All,
Do any of you know where I can get peat blocks from.
I spoke to Ian Christie a few days ago, and he said that a few years back he had imported some from Sweden, via Newcastle,
but do any of you know of a reputable UK supplier?
I would be grateful for your help.
(Both at Christie's Nursery and at Lamberton they had sphagnum,open spongey blocks, not the black squelchy ones)
Giles

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Re: Peat Blocks
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 08:54:46 AM »
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Re: Peat Blocks
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 09:39:36 AM »
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Re: Peat Blocks
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 10:09:37 AM »
Dear 'Arisaema' and David,
Thankyou for your rapid replies, complete with links.
I think the one's that Ian Christie used (and at Lamberton) are the Swedish/Glendoick ones.
He mentioned the bit about power stations.
The blocks were more like aerated/foam rather than the 'bricks' which the Scots/Irish cut and use for fuel here.
I'll try to arrange to pick some up when I go North for the discussion weekend.
It's really nice the way you both went out of your way to help,
Thankyou very much,
Giles

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Re: Peat Blocks/Peat Gardens
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 12:03:05 AM »
I'm now sorted re peat blocks, now comes the question of construction-
I've got a copy of 'The Peat Garden' by Alfred Evans - I had rather got the impression that this was 'the' book on the subject,
but I would be grateful if you could let me know if there was anything more modern.
Another plea.....any good peat gardens to go and see?
Many thanks,
Giles

 


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