Peat free compost

...that's not extortionate. What options are there?

The only comparable option I can find to the 120 litre bags of regular MPC I get for £8 is B&Q's 3 x 50 litres for £10

https://www.diy.com/departments/verve-peat-free-multipurpose-compost-50l/1585958_BQ.prd

The reviews are poor though.

Posts

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,558
    I made the mistake of buying some once when it first appeared in B&Q - never again
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,332
    I'm afraid I too found Verve peat-free almost unusable - and I'm not that fussy! Miracle Gro, Gro-sure and New Horizon have all been good.
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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 411
    Got one bag of b and q peat free to try and it looks the business. Actually seems to be even finer texture than any regular MPC.
  • SlumSlum Posts: 257
    I've tried Sylvagrow for the first time this year and it is excellent. I've also made my own from a mixture of topsoil, coir and green waste. This requires a bit more effort but has also worked really well. 
  • PicidaePicidae RutlandPosts: 667
    In recent Which test reports the highest scoring peat free compost was from Waitrose. It was excellent for seed sowing and fair/good for containers. The price is reasonably low.
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