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Poundland Multipurpose Compost

Are Poundland no longer stocking their Multipurpose Compost, I believe it was made by Moreland.  A search on their website doesn't list any compost at all, and the branches I've looked into only have the Coir blocks. Some staff don't know I'm talking about, or just say "It will be in on Saturday, or next week" but it never arrives. It's Easter after all, one of the most important dates in the gardening calendar, and they don't any stacks of compost for sale.

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    I've no idea but Aldi have tons of compost in stock at the moment.
  • Mike FridayMike Friday Posts: 72
    But is it any good, or just like many others that are not exactly flavour of the month.
    A search on Aldi's website brings up no compost results at all; Compost caddy, and multipurpose ladder being listed. B&Q GoodHome Peat-free Multi-purpose Compost smells exactly like Miracle Grow's Premium All Purpose, which suggests both are from the same source, but Miracle Grow has additional slow-release fertiliser added. B&Q GoodHome has some pretty rotten reviews on their site.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    Aldi have it in store at the moment, lots of it. I assumed you were looking for compost that could be picked up in town rather than needing a trip out to a GC or ordering online. If you want a good one get Sylvagrow.
  • Mike FridayMike Friday Posts: 72
    I tried one branch of Aldi but no compost, so I'll try another one over Easter. I don't drive, so am limited in distance. I tried another branch of Poundland, but their security guard reckons they've stopped selling it, as he was looking for some himself. In the past their compost seemed to contain some peat, as it was finer than the others, which was ideal for seedlings etc. I tried sieving some of the B&Q stuff but it's so fibrous that very little passed through the mesh.
  • Chris318Chris318 Posts: 2
    Stacks by the exit in Chorley, Lancs. 


    Gave it a fondle and it felt okay(!). By which I mean it wasn't just lumps of ground up tree waste, which too much modern 'compost' is. Even branded stuff. 

    Anyone who's bought some confirm it's any good?
  • Mike FridayMike Friday Posts: 72
    Chris318:  GGrrrr..  'You lucky people' as Tommy Trinder used to say!
    Yes that's the same make that we used to buy in the past. But we get fed up with traipsing from store to store and getting negative answers as to when they'll be getting any supplies. Very frustrating.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,131
    The staff often don't know what's coming in until it arrives. Someone must have access to the stock control computer but I don't think it's the shop floor people.
  • Chris318Chris318 Posts: 2
    Chris318:  GGrrrr..  'You lucky people' as Tommy Trinder used to say!
    Yes that's the same make that we used to buy in the past. But we get fed up with traipsing from store to store and getting negative answers as to when they'll be getting any supplies. Very frustrating.
    So is it good compost?
  • MrMowMrMow Posts: 68
    It would still be better than the Homebase stuff I used.
    I never knew retirement would be so busy. :smile:




  • Mike FridayMike Friday Posts: 72
    Chris318 said:
    So is it good compost?
    From what I can remember from the last bag I bought, it was 'finer' without all those larger bits that a lot of composts have in them. But, undoubtably, this was due to some peat in the mix.



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