Compost v topsoil

Compost won 2-1 on penalties- after extra timeimage

Was there something you wanted to ask Lorraine?image

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  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    image Have to say that did make me chuckle.

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  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I believe she may be asking which is better to plant in. I had a  lady come in to my Garden Centre the other day, and she swore by using Top soil for the big container she was buying to plant in. 

     

    I guess this could be a good discussion as I have only used Compost for Pots

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    believe it or not the best results iv had in pots so far has been 40/40 molesoil / topsoil and 20 fine grit,iv been out collecting molesoil again today, i dont know what the old mole does to it but it just works so well, and free

    Cheers Alan4711

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    I guess its the soil left after a mole has fecked up someone's golfcourse or lawn ,don't have them in Ireland thank God

    Derek

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    So we have your snakes, moles, Terry Wogan and Jedward-anything else you dont want?image

    Any roadup-come on now Lorraine -what is it you want to know?-we will not bite -promiseimage

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    for some reason Brumbull they live all around our allotments but have never yet been onto any, they never cause any probs and  just supply us with wonderfull mole soil

    honestly its brill brum

    Cheers Alan

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506
    sotongeoff wrote (see)

    So we have your snakes, moles, Terry Wogan and Jedward-anything else you dont want?image

    Any roadup-come on now Lorraine -what is it you want to know?-we will not bite -promiseimage


    Sotongeoff , you can have every Politician we have and the Bankers

    Derek

  • Topsoil is not supposed to be used in pots because it hasn't been sterilised. However, for long term planting, I use about half and half topsoil and compost and take my chances with disease. I haven't had any problems so far. It contains more nutrition and doesn't go hard, and it is more substantial for larger plants than compost. because it si heavier, it makes a more stable base for tall plants than compost. If I wanted good drainage, I'd add grit.

    I'm bracing myself to be shown to be an idiot, and probably I should just use the right grade of John Innes, but this does work quite well for me.

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