Best and worst seed and potting compost

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,760

    I've almost always used Levington, but I did try verve a few yrs ago - complete rubbish - literally - bit's of blue plastic and broken glass in it, the bags weighed a ton and the muck inside weighed as much as lead.

    Another problem is old compost. I' find if I buy early in the year sometimes what I get is obviously last years stuff - black, heavy and doesn't smell too good.
    I leave it as late as possible before ordering these days

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,287

    http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/westland-multi-purpose-compost-with-added-john-innes-50l

    This is what I used last year. It was buy 2 get 3rd free, even better value this year.

    I shall be stocking up.

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,287

    tsk @ self. New Horizon works out at 3 bags £11.98 ( buy 2 get 3rd free)

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,727

    I don't like New Horizon Hosta, Wyvale is cheaper at the moment with [email protected] 20.00.

    Years ago, my mum used to use Levingtons, the one for trade, could only get it from one little nursery as he ordered it for himself, her baskets were absolutely beautiful, all from seeds.

    its not as good now, I don't use it.

     

     

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 10,532

    Me too hosta

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Verve from b&q is the worst I've tried.

     

    agreed, dry and junk

  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 542

    See that wickes own brand is 4x70L for £15 believe peat based I wonder who actually makes it !

  • B3B3 Posts: 10,532

    It was ok a few years ago but last time I tried it, it was c##p. I think these places source whatever's cheapest year on year

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,727

    Could be worth a try that Jeff. You can always mix a little bone meal in, not for seeds or first potting up though.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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