Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:42
Kevin, I think you may be muddling bought-in compost with what you make yourself.
It's a shame they are both called compost. They are not the same.
If you have bought bad compost, take it back to the shop where you bought it and complain. That is who you have the contract with; they must give you your money back or whatever the remedy is. Do not forget to say you go on Gardening Message Boards and you will be publicizing their carp compost.
I have to say that rubbish bought-in compost is the result of gardeners claiming they want peat-free and various rules about land-fill etc, etc.