Black Gold

British Made Organic Peat Free

A premium blend of fine soil improver and composted manure, perfect for putting life back into tired, heavy or light soils.

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Black Gold compost is a premium blend of fine soil improver and composted manure. It’s perfect for putting life back into tired, heavy or light soils.

What is Black Gold compost?
Black Gold is a formulated blend of two soil-improving products, enhancing soil and boosting nutrients from a single application. The soil improver is peat-free and made entirely from recycled green materials. The manure is rich and mature, consisting of well-rotted farmyard dung and animal bedding.

Why use Black Gold compost?
Our Black Gold garden compost is pre-mixed to a consistent formulated blend of soil improver and manure, giving the combined benefits of both products. These benefits include:

  • Adds natural humus and slow-releasing essential plant nutrients back to the soil
  • Increases soil fertility
  • Natural source of available nitrogen
  • Improves moisture retention, making water easily available for plant roots
  • Increases nutrient retention by reducing nutrients leaching away from roots, particularly in sandy soils
  • Aids drainage by restoring structure of soil
  • Opens up heavy clay soils
  • Helps reduce compaction of dense soils
  • Ideal for London clay gardens and allotments, or sandy or reclaimed soils
  • Attracts worms to soil
  • Weed-free
  • British produced, with no added chemicals

Order a bulk bag of Black Gold compost with Compost Direct and receive free delivery!

Our Black Gold is pre-mixed to a consistent formulated blend of soil improver and manure giving the combined benefits of both products;

  • Adds natural humus and slow releasing essential plant nutrients back to the soil
  • Increases soil fertility
  • Natural source of available nitrogen
  • Improves moisture retention, making water easily available for plant roots
  • Increases nutrient retention by reducing nutrients leaching away from roots, particularly in sandy soils.
  • Aids drainage through restoring structure of soil.
  • Opens up heavy clay soils
  • Helps reduce compaction of dense soils
  • Ideal for London clay gardens and allotment, or sandy or reclaimed soils.
  • Attracts worms to soil.
  • Weed free
  • British produced, with no added chemicals

How to use Black Gold Compost...

As with all our soil conditioning products, it is best dug in to the soil for immediate benefits to the soil characteristics and is also suitable as a mulch.

For first dig on heavy, undisturbed soils, double-dig the ground breaking up any soil lumps and incorporate the Black Gold evenly throughout the soil, from the bottom of the trench up to the soil surface. Aim to incorporate approximately a depth of 150 - 200mm of Black Gold Compost into the top 300 – 400mm of heavy soil.

For lighter cultivations on pre-established beds or sandy soils, dig a depth of approximately 70 - 100mm of Black Gold into the top fork depth of soil to continue to build soil humus, fertility and structure year on year.

When to use Black Gold Compost...

Black Gold is best incorporated with soils from late autumn through to spring and left to settle for a couple of weeks before planting. It is suitable for use with light cultivations and mulching all year round.

Product Guidance

  • Ideally use within 1 year of purchase.
  • As with all gardening activities, please wear gloves and wash hands when finished and before eating or drinking any thing.
  • Store unused products away from potential contamination such as chemicals or weed killers.
  • To avoid danger of suffocation, keep bags away from babies and children.
  • As with all natural materials, photos may vary slightly from the actual product.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure the compost contains no germs, sharp fragments, toxins or regenerative plant parts. However the compost producer can not guarantee that they will never be present. As with all products of this type, wear gloves when handling and wash hands after use.
  • Some animals may be attracted to manures – manure can be dug in to reduce the attraction although it will not be harmful to them.
  • During storage, organic materials may develop a white mould, this is completely natural and harmless and will soon disappear when agitated.
  • When soil is disturbed and organic matter applied, mushrooms and other types on fungi may temporarily appear. This is great news as the natural soil web is returning to your garden, just hoe them over and they will disappear. They are harmless.
Lynne Kennedy said...
"Really great service. The two bulk bags were dropped exactly where I'd asked them to be and the Black Gold product is excellent too. I would definitely buy again. "
Star Rating 5
Sue said...
"Prompt delivery and left tucked away on drive as requested. Top quality product that digs in well. Looking forward to a bumper veggie crop this year. Thoroughly recommended."
Star Rating 5
Sandra thurston said...
"Excellent quality and very good value"
Star Rating 5
Jim P said...
"Ordered two bags as a mulch. Delivery was prompt and driver helpful. The compost was somewhat coarser that I expected. All in all ok but did need some sieving. Will probaly try the veg gold instead next time."
Star Rating 4
Terence Maltby said...
"This is the second bag of Black Gold and it is great compost. The service from the telephone order to delivery was first class. Will definitely be ordering more in the future."
Star Rating 5
sueregional@hotmail.co.uk said...
"Excellent product although haulier used was not very reliable,would buy product again."
Star Rating 5
T.Lever said...
"Excellent service from the delivery man, arrived exactly when expected and took a lot of care to drop the bulk bag where I wanted. Customer service contact was polite and courteous when contacted via phone. The black gold compost was an excellent price and quality seems very good. It is easy to work with and adds condition to the soil which I'm sure will benefit my borders next year. "
Star Rating 5
RICHARD HOLDER said...
"Excellent compost, very good service, great communication, totally dependable.This is our second order."
Star Rating 5
Fiona said...
"Have used before and have product very good quality, and good value especially at the sale price."
Star Rating 5
janine said...
"great product very rich in texture great for improving my plant growth good all round compost, would use compost direct again"
Star Rating 5
Corinne Scurr said...
"Excellent service - I needed help initially to work out how much soil to order and their staff responded the same day. The order arrived promptly, I was called upon its arrival and the soil was left exactly where I asked. The soil is beautiful."
Star Rating 5
Andrew Holden said...
"Great product and well blended. Very happy this will be just the job to tackle our clay soil."
Star Rating 5
Mike said...
"A very fast and efficient service the compost was delivered early the next day. I am using it to breakup heavy clay soil. I will probably be ordering another 2 bags later in the year. "
Star Rating 4
S Phillips said...
"This was ordered online and arrived a few days later. Delivery was prompt and efficient (driver very friendly) and placed exactly where want it. Can't claim to know too much about compost but we wanted to improve a heavy clay base and this seems to have made a dramatic difference. The only issue was we didn't order enough so have since ordered a further 2 big bags. No hesitation in recommending."
Star Rating 5
Kevin Harney said...
"Fantastic service and a fantastic product. In many years as an keen amateur gardener I have not seen any compost as good as this."
Star Rating 5
Debbie said...
"Excellent service. Black gold looks very good! Very nice delivery driver, skilled at dropping in correct place. Thanks."
Star Rating 5
Jennie said...
"Fantastic compost, used product for many years with great success all around the garden. Excellent delivery service."
Star Rating 5
Dr.S.Sivayoham said...
"I have been using black gold for my garden for the past several years and i am convinced that it gives a great boost to my plants. I have no hesitation in recommending it to fell gardeners."
Star Rating 5
John said...
"Delivery process excellent Manure component seems fine.will use again definately. "
Star Rating 3
Sarah Bradley said...
"The delivery company were great once we had agreed a date they called me to let me know when they were setting off. The compost looks great, well rotted and its now on my allotment - time will tell whether it gives me a great crop!"
Star Rating 4
I Shaikh said...
"Good price and delivery. Product very well blended. will use again as price and product very cheap"
Star Rating 3
lily said...
"Good products delivered on time at a fair price. "
Star Rating 5
paul said...
"the products ordered were delivered promptly and Sammy the driver was very helpful and friendly and the products were just what I required to complete my garden product."
Star Rating 5
Elizabeth said...
"Excellent service when delivered driver very polite and helpful product was amazing would definately use again."
Star Rating 5
janine said...
"loved the product very quick delivery"
Star Rating 5
David said...
"Great quality compost and very competitive price. I have bought several bags for my vegetable patch and they are always consistent and very easy to work with"
Star Rating 5
R Dayment said...
"Fantastic compost. I have used on my garden for several years now and have seen great benefits to my plants"
Star Rating 5
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