Deans’ Nursery and Garden Centre
is a well-established family business on the Harwich/Bromley Road from Elmstead Market which has a wide range of locally sourced products. They grow a lot of plants for sale and offer bark, topsoil and mushroom compost in bulk.
According to the time of year they have:
a wide range of seed potatoes; onion and shallot sets; all types of fertilizers; strips of veg plants; herb plants; fruit trees and bushes. All these are offered with a 10% discount for CAA members (with your membership card).
In bulk (no discount but very competitive prices), they have:
organic mushroom compost; enriched topsoil, soil improver; bark chippings; vermiculite and perlite. (Bring your own bags for smaller quantities, or ask about bulk delivery to your site.)