Posted: 24/05/2012 at 18:39
I suspect this is a typo, and it should read grass, not glass!! As even decent quality books these days have glaring typos I suppose we cannot expect much from labels like this.
Returning to compost, I have got some B&Q multipurpose with peat, a step backwards as I had not used peat for a few years, but the peat free this year was impossible. It is not quite a bad so far as some of you have found. I suppose it varies from batch to batch and maybe where it is made. I never use compost straight from the bag, always mix several things together in a huge plastic tub called 'Mum's mixing pot'. I add JI seed or 1 for weight, vermiculite for drainage and grit as well. So far so good. There have been unacceptably large bits of hard bark, the odd stone, twigs etc., in it, but I suspect that unless you are a commercial gardener that's what is going to happen as these rules have been dumped upon us. As ever the rules are changed without any discussion as to whether the item will be fit for purpose when used - as if a money counter would care! They will do when in the future we all stop buying the products. I will not buy council made compost as I do not believe they get it hot enough to kill pernicious weeds, and I know that is what I put in my garden bin. Anything useful goes into our own compost heap.