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Shell on Earth Recycled Whelk Shells for Plants
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We were pretty excited when we first came across Shell on Earth. As keen (obsessive?) plant growers, both indoor and out, we're always on the look out for innovative new products which will aid us in our constant repotting of plants. This piqued our interest for a couple of reasons. Firstly, these are a pretty great alternative to grit or small pebbles that can be used as both a drainage layer, or a decorative topper (or mixed in with your soil if you need a gritter soil). Secondly, these make a natural weed and pest repellent, marvellous news for anyone trying to grow veg (or hostas...) at the moment. And thirdly the whelk shells used to make Shell on Earth are a bi-product from the whelk industry in Wales. It's estimated over 5000 tonnes of waste shells are generated by the fishing industry each year. Shell on Earth contribute nothing towards that. Any non shell organic waste they have is turned into biofuel. 

Each hand tied paper bag of whelk shells contains approx 3.5kg of shells. We use them a lot on cacti and succulents but they are suitable for use with all plants.

COVID-19 Delivery Update: We're currently dispatching twice weekly with orders usually being dispatched within 2-4 working days. Most orders are arriving within 3-6 (working) days of being dispatched, however we advise allowing at least 10 working days. Express delivery is not currently available, however if you are buying a gift and need it to arrive by a certain date please email us - we can usually assist. You can read our full Covid-19 Update here.

Standard delivery within the UK Mainland is £4. Orders usually arrive in 3-5 working days (but can take longer during busy periods). Delivery to all other UK locations can take an extra 1-2 days. All UK orders above £75.00 qualify for free delivery. For small items (cards, tea towels etc) that can be sent as a large letter, postage is just £1.50.

We also offer free local delivery - please enter code SE15 within the SE15, SE16, SE4 or SE14 post codes

We have temporarily stopped shipping internationally.

We want you to be delighted with your order, but if for any reason you are not then you can return your order to us within 30 days of receipt for a full refund.  Please send to:

Albert & Moo
44 Manwood Road

Unless your items are broken or faulty, you will be liable for the return costs to us. If your product has arrived damaged please send us a photo via email to and we will advise you further.