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Has anyone used B&Q verve peat free compost and how was the growth performance Cogie


  • Yes, used it last year and have some more this year. It's been absolutely fine for me but other folk have not had good experiences I believe. Try a bag and see? I've also recently got some Lidl seed compost and it is lovely stuff at a lovely price image

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I won't even be touching the stuff, let alone be buying it. image I use Humax.

  • chicachica Posts: 252

    i also have used the b&q one and was also fine for what i wanted it for and i would buy it again

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,865
    I have recently bought morisons own, it was discusting, i have put it on the garden for a soil improver,

    I have taken brums advise and bougt 4 bags of erin exel for 18.00 and it really is excelent. I shall be using this from now on.

    I did try the verve, damp heavy and went mouldy on the top of pots even without watering it, had lots of hard lumps in it and bits of stick. Wouldnt buy it again, i thought it was nice at the beginning, then i saw how it progressed,
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    Arthur Bowers multi-purpose is rubbish this year. It is  about 50percent shredded bark and pieces of plastic. I took up an offer of 5 bags for £15 and it was utterly disgraceful the kind of stuff in the bags. I am going to use it as mulch when the weather improves. total waste of cash.image

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I've never seen Humax in any of my local centres - loads of the other crap. But my allotment shop stocks it and is very popular amongst us gardeners.

    Here's a link to a stockiest I've found online.

    I'm off to the garden soon and I'll checkout which type I have. Although I'm almost sure its multi and I gets used for sowing right to filling baskets/pots.

    I'll take some pics of it's consistency and content - it's good stuff !! image

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Third comment down Brumbull

    marshmello wrote (see)

    I won't even be touching the stuff, let alone be buying it. image I use Humax.


  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Agree with you on the liddle seed compost £1.50 for 20 litres i am very pleased with it. Its good stuff.

  • How do a get rid of my  woodlice and slugs my garden is plaque with them

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Absolutely Brumbull - when you've spent a lot of money on nice seeds, the last thing you want to do is sow em in crap compost. I pay only £4.50 for a 60 ltr bag, so it's not badly priced...well not for me.

    As promised - I had two different sorts - the visuals say it all. 





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