RHS Retail phases out peat and glyphosate with 70% off sales

RHS Retail is selling off the last of its peat and glyphosate products with 70% reductions.

Roundup glyphosate-based products have 70% off as RHS Retail sells off stock ahead of ending selling of products containing the weedkiller, by January 2020.

Dobbies delisted glyphosate-based products in May, while Morrisons and other retailers have delisted too. The RHS stocks Vitax, Weedol and Neudorff alternatives, as well as glyphosate-free Roundup.

When the RHS retail centre opened in June, the initial plan was to carry on stocking glyphosate- based weedkillers, but to feature glyphosate-free products more prominently in displays.

Peat-based products such as Westland John Innes Seed Sowing Compost have 70% off too, as the RHS aims to end retail sales of bagged peat, also by 2020. Alternatives include products from Melcourt and New Horizon.

RHS Retail is also aiming to stock 70% of its outdoor plants sourced from British growers in its new £22m Wisley Welcome building garden centre plantarea. UK growers featured include W&S Lockyer, Kilworth Conifers, Ward Alpines, Calamazy, Primrose Hall and Sarracenia Nurseries. Other British growers whose products are sold include James McIntyre, David Austin, Head Gardener Plants, Newey Garden Ready, Kirton Farm/Hairy Pot, Frank P Matthews and Taylors Bulbs. Fruithof, Kapiteyn, Hostafolie, Florallure (De Hoog), VDE Plant, Decorum and Fresh From Nature are among overseas growers who have supplied plants to the RHS plantarea.


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