Posted: 19/08/2012 at 14:16
Trouble with Asda is that it is now wholly owned by the huge American company, Wallmart - who treat their emplyees and suppliers dreadfully - so they went with Nestle and Dole into my little black book of no-no's. However, this is not rthe forum for that rant. Regarding composts, all have been far poorer than of old, some B&Q rather better than some - I got some of last years stuff and that was OK. Their version of John Innes was OK, but their specialised orchid compost is nothing like any orchod compost I have seen before - just dark dusty stuff, none of the lumps and bumps orchid compost usually has. For weight in pots and baskets this year I have used JI No1 half half with multi purpose - worked well so far. Mind, with all the rain we had earlier, watering ifn the earlier stages was much easier! Have noticed some lightweight composts about, not tried yet but maybe will for some pots, mixed with loam based - must be better to carry home at any rate.