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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:56 am 
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Can any green-fingered person recommend a good garden Compost product I can buy in ?

I used to buy a product called "Dug" regularly and was pleased with that (apart from being a bit whiffy)
Haven't used anything for about 5 years and am noticing the difference this year (hot weather/lack of rain doesn't help), and more trips with the watering-can.
Where areas of soil in the garden aren't like concrete, it's like dust.

I know some Councils sell it as a by-product of their park & garden maintenance (mine doesn't), the obvious first stop would be the B & Q's and Homebase's but the Review's aren't that positive likening it to bark-chippings.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:03 am 
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Well I donkt dont if youll have it down where you are but I by in a companies comseted call grow wise and they do a 125lt bail.
and thats a mox of peat and green waste.
But I would proberley advise to go for a compost with less peat and more green waste in. I think westlands do one for something with the name jack in it that mght be better for the job you looking for.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:57 pm 
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Hi blondie,

Thanks for your input, I guess at 125lt a time you should know what you're talking about !

I shall certainly Google & review those, at the moment I feel like I need to cover the whole lot with at least 6" of the stuff, it looks like it needs it.

But then I'll have to dig the whole lot in (that should be fun in this weather!)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:01 pm 
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maybe even add some well rotted manure in there to that will bulk out the soil and help with moisture as it rots and feed your plants to


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Sorry Steve I can't help here we have cows and horses so go for the natural stuff :laughing-rollingyellow:

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cricketerry wrote:
Sorry Steve I can't help here we have cows and horses so go for the natural stuff :laughing-rollingyellow:

How'd they like to have a free month's holiday spent in a London back-garden ?

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