Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:57
The past couple of years I've found compost variable and bordering on very poor from a number of different places ranging from stores to GC's, containing nails, plastic and bits of garden fences.
If there isn't a bag of compost already split, when buying bigger bags I ask to split the bag to check the contents. Me thinks, if the shop has confidence in their products, they should be happy to let you see what's inside. Only ever done it with the intention of buying at least 3 bags though and take my chances with grow bags, but now initially just buy one, if it's good quality go back and buy more.
Murphy's seems to be consistantly good.