We look in horror at news of the destruction of The Amazon but we have problems much nearer to home. The destruction of peat boglands in UK and even more in Ireland for use by gardeners. Peat bogs store vast amounts of carbon which must be kept in the ground to avoid contributing to climate change. For this reason many large gardening groups such as RHS have given up using peat. We gardeners must follow their example and look for alternatives which are just as effective.