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Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:24

Durstons seed and cutting compost seems very nice. Crumbly and fine. Also appears to stay damp quite well. Time alone will tell how it is for the thing it is actually designed for....seed germination and growth But one or two are popping their heads up.

GW mag this month has a very interesting trial on seed and cutting compost. Very interesting results

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:26

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

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:15

Finally checked the runner bean pots today...absolutely no sign of seeds at all. Mystery! One pot alone had the remains of a seed which was soggy. I shall try again - in different compost of course - and if these do not grow it will be buying ready grown plants which will be rather annoying.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:15

Honestly! what is a gardener to do??? Well at least it gives us all something to conflab about

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:23

I too have noticed white fungus in bags of compost...not the verve too dry! I'm afraid I carried on and used it anyway.

In past years I have found Westland very good. It really is a lottery isn't it.

I am very envious of fidgetbones if your tomatoes are 2ft high. Mine have been incredibly slow to get going this year...compost or weather?

Beans: runners & climbing French also soooooo slow. Some still have not sprouted after 3 weeks. Guess they probably won't now. Disheartening but then that's gardening, ups and downs in equal measure

Honeysuckle leaves brown &shrivelled

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:00

looks like it is some kind of leaf blight judging from internet searches. This plant has been fantastic for the last 5 years or more so it will be a real shame if it is turning up it's toes.

Honeysuckle leaves brown &shrivelled

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 17:06

My lovely large flowered honeysuckle seems to have succumbed to some  sort of disease. The leaves have suddenly that black/brown spots and the. They shrivel and die. Is it terminal? Would I prune off affected shoots?

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:18

Well I bought some bags of verve because the other stuff I bought was so bulky and lumpy it would have taken an age to sift it. totally unsuitable for my small seedlings in pots. The verve is lovely...crumbly, fine and my only worry is that it will dry out quickly.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:15

Festooning? Sounds lovely....but what is it?


Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 10:08
Many thanks. Yes Man of Kent I knew I was taking a risk with nipping off the tips of a couple of branches. We shall see whether I have been foolish. Patience needed then Netherfield. Maybe this will be the year
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Honeysuckle leaves brown &shrivelled

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