Where to buy compost online to get your garden ready for summer

Anya Meyerowitz
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This is where to buy compost online. (Getty Images)
This is where to buy compost online. (Getty Images)

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Back in 2020, a combination of the coronavirus outbreak and good weather turned the British public into green-fingered gardeners.

Now here we are, 12-months on and things are looking very different, but our love for our gardens remains unchanged.

With lockdown restrictions soon beginning to lift across the UK, and spring on its way, we're about to spend a lot of time in our gardens - so now is the time to tend to those beds and create the most hospitable environment for our blooms, vegetables and plants.

If you’re keen to spend the last few months of lockdown creating an oasis in your garden, then using compost (made with materials 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.

The best places to buy compost online

Crocus | Shop here

With over 30 options to choose from, Crocus sell a wide range of specialist compost as well as more mainstream options for those who want to just give their vegetable patch a bit of a boost.

Our top pick: Westland multi purpose compost with John Innes pouch | £17.97 from Crocus

Primrose | Shop here

From bulk bags of 750L to 4L multi-purpose compost and varying quantities in between, Primrose's range of compost is carefully curated to offer the green-fingered an all-encompassing range.

Our top pick: Pro-Grow Peat-free Multi-purpose Compost 50L | £14.99 from Crocus

Amazon | Shop here

Amazon has a huge selection of compost, which you can buy in bulk or single packs and get delivered the next day with Amazon Prime. Top tip: keep an eye out for its deals and discounts, as you may be able to get yourself some top-rated compost at a greatly reduced price.

Our top pick: Miracle-Gro EverGreen Complete 4in1 | £26.95 from Amazon

Blooming Direct | Shop here

Blooming Direct is another great one-stop shop for all your gardening needs, including highly recommended compost.

With over 2,000 reviews, the Premium Professional Compost Blend is made from the highest quality ingredients and the exact formulation is trialed, tested and scientifically proven to encourage plants to grow optimally and reach their full potential.

Our top pick: Premium Professional Compost Blend | £17.99 from Blooming Direct

Gardening Direct | Shop here

Gardening Direct offers a huge variety of compost options, with several sold out at the moment, including the popular Brick Coir Compost, which is environmentally friendly and from a sustainable source.

Free delivery is available for orders over £50.

Our top pick: Brick Coir Compost | £6.99 from Gardening Direct

Sutton Seeds | Shop here

Sutton Seeds has everything you need to give your garden a makeover for spring, from seeds and bulbs to high-quality compost.

Case in point: The Grochar compost nourishes young plants and boosts healthy root formation helping them to 'take' quickly when planted.

Our top pick: Grochar Seed Compost | £11.99 from Sutton Seeds

Robert Dyas | Shop here

You may have forgotten about the UK hardware retailer, but it actually is a little-known saviour for DIY and gardening products that have sold out elsewhere.

Plus, you can choose from either free click and collect or fast UK delivery, so you could be potting your plants by the weekend.

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

B&Q | Shop here

Who remembers the virtual queues trying to get onto the B&Q website last year? We certainly do.

So, if you want to bag a few things before the summer rush we suggest you add a few bags of its affordable compost options into your basket ASAP.

Our top pick: GoodHome Multi-purpose Compost 20L | From £4.45 from B&Q

Wickes | Shop here

Wickes boasts a wide range of compost, from multi-purpose to all-plants, with all sorts of multi-buy deals on offer, but you'll need to be quick as it's selling fast.

Next day delivery is free on all orders and a one-hour click and collect service also comes free of charge.

Our top pick: Wickes Multi-Purpose Top Soil - 25L | £3.50 from Wickes

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