Composts & Bark

John Gunner & Co. LTD have been providing our clients throughout Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Central London, with the finest composts for over 100years.

When you decied to use composts or bark they do a lot more than just keeping your garden beds looking nice, below are some of the benefits:

  • Bark helps keep weeds down, and those that do emerge can be easily removed.
  • Bark and composts provide insulation to the roots of plants from both excess heat and cold throughout the season.
  • Composts provide nutrients to the soil as it gradually breaks down.
  • Bark & composts retains moisture which helps plants through dry periods.
  • Bark or composts can help prevent soil erosion.
  • They act as a buffer for the soil from rapid temperature change.


All of our composts and bark are delivered using our own fleet of modern environmentally friendly (Euro 4 and above) HGV vehicles. We also have a small 7.5 tone tipper lorries for delivering materials to sites where access is limited. Alternatively we have onsite loading facilities for customers with large trailers or appropriate vehicles. We understand that in some circumstances composts or bark products need to be contained neatly onsite and using a tipper lorry is not appropriate, in this situation we can deliver our bark or composts in 1 tonne sacks that can be craned off our vehicle using its own onboard lifting equipment - all our drivers are fully qualified and insured to carry out this task.

For our customers convenience we are able to deliver onsite not only Monday to Friday, but also on Saturday mornings until midday.



    This product originates from green waste.  It is then composted in accordance with PAS 100 composting standards to produce this very Fertile Organic Compost, which is then sieved at 10mm.  This product can be used for mulching soil conditioning as a growing media etc.  This product is peat free.

  • ORNAMENTAL BARK - (8 - 25mm)


    This decorative Bark to predominantly pine based and is used by both households and prestigious landscaping projects where quality is the most important consideration.

    Ornamental Bark
  • PLAYGRADE BARK - (10 - 30mm)


    Conforms to BS EN1177 for pay areas.  This quality pine based bark is specifically selected and graded to fulfil all the requirements of a loose filled impact absorbing surface.

    Playgrade Bark