I’m grateful to what I imagine were lots of readers of this blog, as well as others, who signed the e-petition calling for the repeal of the Weeds Act 1959. Thank you. If you didn’t sign that one earlier then please have a look at it now even though it has passed the important 10,000 signature barrier already.
Let’s get another good environmental e-petition over the line!
I remember talking to Richard Benyon when he was Defra minister about measures to encourage the phasing out of peat in compost and he was fairly sympathetic – but nothing happened. Maybe as a trusteee of Plantlife the ex-minister’s views will have hardened up over the last nine years or so.
But it makes sense to ban the use, sale and extraction of peat for compost – as the petition says. I believe that most of the peat in garden centres etc is sourced from abroad, my recollection is from eastern Europe but I may be wrong, so you can help someone else’s peatbogs and plants by signing this petition. Please do – click here.