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B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:13
Liz Burr wrote (see)

My mother and I bought Growmore compost from Homebase this year, this too is questionable. Mother topped  up her raised beds, it started to rain heavily so came inside. Two days of rain before a revisit to the beds. Full of seedlings, weeds. A week later and her peat pots were growing fungi, pushing her expensive seeds out of the pot. Mine grew moss within a week of transplanting my stock. the compost was very fibrous, and looked more like bark chippings than compost. What's going on?  When revisiting the garden centre at Homebase, many bags have been split with compost being dragged out of the bag, none even remotely resembled the compost of old. Is any manufacturer still making traditional compost,  or is this a sign of things to come?

I had the same problem with growmore compost a couple of years ago and did compain and was told told to post the seedling to headoffice and I got the results back a couple of weeks later and was told the seedling were wheat.

This is all what was said and was not given a refund or anything else.  

Unusual request

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:06

why not do it the old fashion way using wood and putty.

this would be the cheapest way.

Removing Slabs; Putting down a Bed

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:20

Try this link.

you will also need to think about drainage,will the water drain away easy if you leave the slabs in the ground.

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:07

I too have had a few issues with T&M  and I am still waiting for a reply off a email I sent two weeks ago.

I have spent a couple of hundred pound with them and I am not using them again.

The plants and shrubs I have ordered are all small and very poor.

I ordered a tree peony and it was broke this was back in march and am still waiting for a replacment,I am also waiting for dhalias which I was told would be delivered in march.

I now use jparkers and I must say the plants are a lot better. 


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:53

you can get them off the above web site

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:34

I use a fiskas only just got it and have used it and it does pull the full root out

Conifers perishing?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:30

ericaceous compost for conifers?

not sure but I think this is wrong.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:22
chicky wrote (see)

Danny - what a cute smile ! Bet she keeps you entertained 

Her interest in gardening is amazing for a 4 year old,
she will be the next carol klein

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:06


This is my sons back garden which took my 6 months to transform.

It had 30 tree stumps in and was covered in ground elder,I now use it as my allotment 


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 18:40


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