United Kingdom: Peat supplier blames summer rains for shortage

Guardian: Britain's biggest peat supplier has warned that the awful summer could leave garden centres struggling to grow enough plants, after admitting it had been unable to harvest the nation's waterlogged bogs. William Sinclair Holdings issued a profits warning on Tuesday, saying it had only been able to achieve about a fifth of its normal annual harvest of about 570,000 cubic metres of peat. "With the lousy sunshine we haven't had five solid days of sunshine to allow the [harvest] cycle to take place,"......

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