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Composting at Chelsea flower show

Celebrity cleaning expert Aggie MacKenzie was getting her hands dirty in aid of home composting at the Chelsea Flower show this week.

Home cleaning expert Aggie MacKenzie and her compostables

As one half of the “How clean is your house” television show duo, MacKenzie is known for converting dirty householders into clean ones, and hopes to have the same effect on gardeners by getting them to compost their garden waste.

Lending her support to charity Garden Organic’s exhibit at the show, MacKenzie said: “Everyone should clean up their garden by creating a compost heap – it’s the easiest way to recycle your green waste and it’s much better for the environment too.”

This year’s Garden Organic exhibit includes a larger than life compost bin overflowing with rotten vegetables and dead plants, and an opportunity for visitors to play its Virtual Compost Bin Game, aimed at deciding what can and can’t be composted.

Recent research by the charity has revealed many British gardeners may be missing out on the benefits of home composting as although 76% recycle their garden waste, only 40% feed their soil with garden compost.

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