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Coir and where to buy it

Some years ago in a previous garden I used coir to provide structure to the heavy clay soil. It worked really well. It was available at most local garden centres at reasonable prices, but I've found recently that I can no longer find it. I've asked at a couple of my regular haunts and they say it's too expensive. Monty still uses it, so it's obviously still available, and why has the price hiked up? It's a byproduct so more environmentally-friendly than peat. AND where can I find it?


  • SlumSlum Posts: 372
    I get mine from an ebay seller. 
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    Home Bargains sold blocks of it for under a pound last time I looked.
    SW Scotland
  • Posts: 127
    Wilkos I think, but EBay probably the best bet
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I'm keen on fair trade so I buy mine online from Traidcraft.  
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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,239
    I read somewhere that it used to be a by-product but now they're actually growing coconuts to produce it. That's why it's more expensive now.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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