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Have to agree with Brumbull, Verve was the worst compost I have ever bought,used it in hanging baskets last year it was the worst display I have ever had . Just full of twigs and rubbish.
Here's a thought. Has anyone ever stopped buying compost from GC and made there own and been 'self sufficient'?? I normally buy what's on offer at B&Q. Not there own brand though. It would be good to be able to make enough compost without buying it
Miracle grow potting compost.
Just got 4 bags and it is good stuff, but at £20.00 for the four and only 40lt bags a bit expensive.
I like miracle grow and asdas compost
I wouldn't buy B Q Verve multipurpose compost again, especially if it's for sowing seeds, bought a few bags last year and it had a lot of pieces of wood in it, the biggest being a 2x1 8inch piece with 2 big rusty nails in and also bits of plastic and metal, a friend had similar problems with it bought at another time and store, and i trusted the 'Which' reviews!
I/M WITH BRUMBULL. I,VE USED HUMAX LAST 3 YEARS FROM MY LOTTY ASSC.5QUID 60 LTRS. BRILLIANT. YOU GETS WHAT YOU PAYS FOR CHEERA.
I MEANT 50 QUID not 5 whoops
The problem with a lot of mass produced peat free growing media is that it contains a percentage of green compost from large waste management companies. This material generally conforms to the BSI PAS100 specification but is frequently too "fresh" for use in bagged products. This reduced stability quickly locks up the fertiliser in the mix vastly decreasing shelf life. It also has a higher risk of containing physical contaminants such as plastic (+Other contrary material as mentioned above) - unfortunately we aren't the best at properly segregating our waste for recycling in the UK!
Anyone tried Durstons? Never heard of it before but it is offered for delivery by my milkman. 2x 40ltr bags £7 or peat free 2 for £9