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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 27,292

    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: 27,292

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

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,048

    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: 16,620

    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: 587

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

  • B3B3 Posts: 16,620

    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: 17,048

    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. 

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 935

    Unfortunaly since Peat is not  normally used in seed and potting composts  the quality has dropped, I never understood why people used peat directly onto gardens that was a waste, but for container plants it was the best, though I use a 70/30 mix of good garden soil to my own garden compost for ground containers, also for planting seed runner beans in pots to plant out in the garden whne the fear of frost is over, not happy with what I see as peat alternatives.

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