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B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 20:42

Good Man. No profits for the evil multi-nationals in that !

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 04:58
lucky3 wrote (see)

After being part of the thread  of Bad composts I have found this email address on this site , if anyone needs it  :

 gwletters@bbc.co.uk

Maybe if we sent them an email ?


I have now sent emails to both  gwletters@bbc.co.uk and gardeningdilemmas@bbc.co.uk

 I would encourage you all to do the same.

GC

 

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 04:42

Well it was almost a cleaned up version !

the bbc email should read 'gardeningdilemmas@bbc.co.uk'

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 04:38

I copied and pasted the above from my email to the bbc. Non of the rubbish about fonts was apparent when I sent the message. Below is a cleaned up version:

I keep trying diffent options to highlight this compost issue. Yesterday I found a bbc email address <a href="mailto:" target="_blank"><span style="color: #172d02;">'gardeningdilemmas@bbc.co.uk'</a> and sent the message below. Maybe if you guys send messages to this same bbc email address someone will actually open one of them, look at this forum and possibly take some action ! (I did include my personal contact details in the original email to the bbc).

 Please see the link below to your BBC gardeners world website which explains problems and frustrations being voiced by genuine, experienced and honest gardeners in the UK.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/bandq-mpurpose-compost-issues/2516.html

 Neither trading standards or the suppliers are willing to help us (Believe me I’ve tried!). We are constantly being told it is not the compost that is a problem, but our ability as gardeners.

We need someone to champion this cause. This issue really needs to be exposed by one of your high profile gardeners. All of their good work promoting gardening, falls at the first hurdle if we can`t get the compost that is fit for purpose !

Many gardeners are experiencing plants being totally destroyed by this nasty stuff being sold as compost, and is simply not fit for use in the garden.

Please, Please ,Please help expose this scandal.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 04:24

I keep trying diffent options to highlight this compost issue. Yesterday I found a bbc email address 'gardeningdilemmas@bbc.co.uk' and sent the message below. Maybe if you guys send messages to this same bbc email address someone will actually open one of them, look at this forum and possibly take some action ! (I did include my personal contact details in the original email to the bbc).

<span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">"Please see the link below to your BBC gardeners world website which explains problems and frustrations being voiced by genuine, experienced and honest gardeners in the UK.

<a href="http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/bandq-mpurpose-compost-issues/2516.html"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;">http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/bandq-mpurpose-compost-issues/2516.html</a>

<span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">Neither trading standards or the suppliers are willing to help us (Believe me I’ve tried!).     We are constantly being told it is not the compost that is a problem, but our ability as gardeners. 

<span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">We need someone to champion this cause. This issue really needs to be exposed by one of your high profile gardeners. All of their good work promoting gardening, falls at the first hurdle if we can`t get the compost that is fit for purpose !

<span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Many gardeners are experiencing plants being totally destroyed by this nasty stuff being sold as compost, and is simply not fit for use in the garden.

<span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Please, Please ,Please help expose this scandal.

<span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> GC

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 08:29

I used 2 large bags of Durstons MPC yesterday.Only found about a dozen small bits of root/ twig. I think this company may actually know what they are doing and may even have some form of quality control.

Here is a link to their website http://www.durstongardenproducts.co.uk/products.html

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 15:34

I have tried B&Q customer services and also dealing direct with the store I purchased from. Please see first page of this discussion.

I am not a scientist, but I do believe someone knows what a multi purpose compost, or any other compost,  should and should not contain to provide plants with the correct nutrients for heathy growth. How on earth can we prove it is the compost rather than our lack of ability ? 

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:57

Sorry all the above should have read:

"I spoke with the Institute of Trading Standards  yesterday. All they would do is spout my rights and tell me I would have to prove the B&Q compost was the cause of my destroyed crop. I would then have to make my complaint to B&Q customer services with the evidence"

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:47

I have just purchased 4 x 70L bags of Durstons MP from a local timber yard for £11.50. I used Durstons 2 years ago and had very good results.

As per Excitable Boys comments on 04.05.12. it does look really good, it also smells sweet and has no big lumps of wood, plastic or other debris (so far). However there are no "Peat Free" statements on the bags that I can see, so I guess it contains some peat. Of course I am like the majority of the gardeners concerned at the impact of using peat based composts, but I need to get my remaining 50+  toms potted on.

I spoke with the  yesterday. All they would do is spout my rights and tell me I would have to prove the B&Q compost was the cause of my destroyed crop. I would then have to make my complaint to B&Q customer services with the evidence.

I also tried calling my local trading standards office but got fed up with being N°99 in the que and hung up

I am now heading outside to speak with my tomato plants. I am sure I will get a more sensible response than from the Institute of Trading Standards !

Cheers GC

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 13:50

Yes Marshmello it does say "GLASS".  I don't quite understand it. I can only guess the world has officially gone mad !

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