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peteSpeteS Posts: 963
Has anyone else had issues with Westland compost of late. I've bought a few bags recently from my local GC, mainly JI No3, and a special rose compost, and every one when opened was the same...dry arid brown colour, with a light very loose texture, almost like a multi purpose in fact. I don't know whether the GC have had a duff batch or this type of compost is going to be the norm in the future.

JI. No3...very unlike any JI No3 I've used in the past...dry, loose and pretty useless for it's intended use I would say.


  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    Hi Pete, having tried a range of different MPCs (including cheap ones, organic ones, you name it) I now stick to Westland Jack's Magic. It has a good texture and no funny things in it. Other makes I've had included plastic, or were really woody, fit only for mulching. I also use their JI3, and find it really good. It has a very friable texture so is easy to work with, but once watered, really becomes water-retaining and loamy. Not able to take photos just at the moment, but will try later.

    Suspect it is just a bad batch?
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 963
    @Pianoplayer...the reason us gardeners have always chosen JI3 has been for it's longevity in a pot, you could have confidence in it year after year, alas not so with the concoctions I've bought recently. Unless it was actually part of a duff batch, I'll take it back tomorrow and see what they say.
  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    Indeed - no good, if you don't have confidence in it. Hope you can find an alternative.
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