Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:19
Bookertoo says it as I feel.
I bought a few tons of recycled compost from council some 5 years ago. Most of it was not composed well at all....bits of wood, plastic, polythene and goodness knows what else. Would not buy it again.
My fear is just as bookertoo has said that the stuff sent to be recycled will contain serious perennial weeds....maybe knotweed...that will infest my own garden.
My own garden compost is safe. I have bought in tons of mushroom compost as well as farm manure and this is likely to be better. Used loads of seaweed in the past.....this is by far the best of all compost I think.
Bags of mpc too are not great...ranging from ok to poor. I use them for temporary potting. John innes composts usually are very good.
So, in answer to the question I would go,for John innes or trial and error on mpc. Buy small amount of mpc and see if it looks and feels good. If it is then use that