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Adz15978

What compost?

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Last year I used westlands with added John inns with good results. Do I stick with it or do the cheaper brands compete? 
asda have 3 for £10? Or aurthur bowe at £3?

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I think Clover is running the show at the moment if you can get it, fairly cheap too. B and Q verve is alright for planting outside in holes or mixing in but gnats inside. I microwaved some for planting seeds last season, it was a little hot so second batch of seedlings i mixed with poundland coco and it worked a treat

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another for clover here i heard what blackpoolbouncer had to say about it and must say my plants love it

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Thanks guys I’ll check it out.  So they do smaller bags than 75l? Might be tricky for me transporting to the plot

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Yeah. I like the clover. I live near a nursery, and the 75 liter bags of clover cost about the same as the dinky little bags of stuff you get at the supermarket. They also fly-tip used pots of all sizes, in the woods surrounding them. I occasionally go and tidy up some of the bigger ones :D. I strain out some of the bigger pieces of stuff, for seedlings. I dunno if the stuff is sterile or not. I never really read the bag. This year, I think I'll cut it with some coco for seedlings, but it seems pretty light. I've not seen any signs of toxicity, even in autos.

 

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No need to cut it for seeds.

 

Clover rocks and I'm glad people here are using it now. There are some awful compost on the market but clover is lush

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Clover is good stuff, hardly any lumps with a riddle, healthy plants no probs. I use it where I can, with weed and other plants i grow in my garden. Only problem is it's not always that easy to get hold of.

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9 hours ago, Adz15978 said:

Thanks guys I’ll check it out.  So they do smaller bags than 75l? Might be tricky for me transporting to the plot

Why do you bother? Isn't the ground your planting into good enough,if you alter the structure of the soil in the plant hole you can create an inbalance and inadvertently turn your planting hole into a well/sump,better to replace the natural soil into the hole imo.

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2 hours ago, MK11 said:

Why do you bother? Isn't the ground your planting into good enough,if you alter the structure of the soil in the plant hole you can create an inbalance and inadvertently turn your planting hole into a well/sump,better to replace the natural soil into the hole imo.

Plot is heavy clay so grow in towers. 

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6 hours ago, Dark Mavis said:

Yeah. I like the clover. I live near a nursery, and the 75 liter bags of clover cost about the same as the dinky little bags of stuff you get at the supermarket. They also fly-tip used pots of all sizes, in the woods surrounding them. I occasionally go and tidy up some of the bigger ones :D. I strain out some of the bigger pieces of stuff, for seedlings. I dunno if the stuff is sterile or not. I never really read the bag. This year, I think I'll cut it with some coco for seedlings, but it seems pretty light. I've not seen any signs of toxicity, even in autos.

 

Just checked website quiet a few suppliers local to me. 1 nursery 2 min from my house I didn’t even know existed 

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4 hours ago, Adz15978 said:

Just checked website quiet a few suppliers local to me. 1 nursery 2 min from my house I didn’t even know existed 

They'll probably sell it way cheaper than supermarket stuff, too. I paid about a fiver for a 75 liter bag 2 years ago. It's probably 6 or 7 quid by now, but the same bags are £12 online at all the named outlets seen them stocked at. The bag fits into a PLCE bergen just fine, so it should squeeze into any large backpack. You just gotta squash the sides in. They might even have a delivery service.

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1 hour ago, Dark Mavis said:

They'll probably sell it way cheaper than supermarket stuff, too. I paid about a fiver for a 75 liter bag 2 years ago. It's probably 6 or 7 quid by now, but the same bags are £12 online at all the named outlets seen them stocked at. The bag fits into a PLCE bergen just fine, so it should squeeze into any large backpack. You just gotta squash the sides in. They might even have a delivery service.

I’ll give it ago. Worst case I’ll split it into 2 vin bags/rubble sacks and transport that way

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6 hours ago, Adz15978 said:

Just checked website quiet a few suppliers local to me. 1 nursery 2 min from my house I didn’t even know existed 

 

Have just looked on their website and see that at 2" away you did better than me.  I'm aware that my location could be triangulated to pinpoint me but I'll take the risk: The top of list three suppliers local to me were: Rochester, Kent, Taunton, Somerset and Brae, Shetland Isles between Scotland and Norway....

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6 hours ago, Socksnsandals said:

 

Have just looked on their website and see that at 2" away you did better than me.  I'm aware that my location could be triangulated to pinpoint me but I'll take the risk: The top of list three suppliers local to me were: Rochester, Kent, Taunton, Somerset and Brae, Shetland Isles between Scotland and Norway....

Triangulated? Nah. It's just compost. Garden centers would all go out of business if all their customers were getting raided just for buying a bag of compo. I think the tax payer would have something to say about it too, since the police are always complaining about being under manned. Also, you'll never get a warrant to kick someone's door in, just cus they bought a bag of compo. Insist on getting receipts. Nobody thinks you're doing something illegal if you get receipts.

 Or you could just use a different voice each time you buy some

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2UTsthOfiE

 

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Indeed, I am not worried! Triangulating those three locations would not be very informative - one could get a precise centre but assuming that the compost bandit is not exactly in the centre (he'd be bobbing about on a boat in the N Sea somewhere off Berwick on Tweed), but somewhere within that triangle, that is about ?40-50 million people in the frame!  Apart from S of Taunton-Rochester, the SW peninsula, Liverpool, Wales and, interestingly, almost the entirety of Scotland, most of the UK's population centres are encompassed by it.

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