Posted: 25/05/2012 at 10:55
Compost seems to get worse every year. Having had trouble with Levingtons MPC (I complained to them but was told their compost was good and only contained permitted recycled material) I tried J.Arthur Bowers last year. It was terrible! Useless. Had the worst crop of tomatoes I have ever had.
This year tried Levingtons again (all I could get locally). Says on bag "Levingtons MPC with added John Innes. Enriched with recycled material" Besides the usual old roots (some still growing) it contained bits of plastic and wood and lots of small gravel. I have already lost two lots of tomato plants in it this year.
I make my own compost but have to use bought as well as my soil is heavy clay. I am 77 and have been gardening since a child so I do not think I am a novice.
Yes, I think we need a champion to take up our cause - someone like Alan Titchmarsh.