Posted: 19/04/2012 at 16:49
I used B&Q peat-free compost some years ago and found it to be pretty useless. In my opinion, most of these peat-free MP composts are failry poor, especially for seed sowing. Some of them are so bad they must surely infringe the Trade Description Act. Why we gardeners have to be penalised when Ireland still burns thousands of tons of real peat in their power stations is beyond my understanding.
Anyway, I have been using Homebase MP compost for a few years now and have found it to be reasonable and reliable, and if you sieve it first, not a bad seed compost. New Horizon MP (composted bark judging from the smell) is OK for potting-on, but to be honest, I wouldn't use it on its own. It's great as a soil conditioner though (if a bit pricey)