Best Supplier Of Compost 2021

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        @Cuttings :dunno:

        "Can you get Durstons compost in your area?, its probably the best budget compost, or Violet farm, is ok, these 2 brands are Somerset based, and mixed on the levels around Glastonbury, so not sure if they are available near you, so would become expensive via mail order, in this area they will deliver bulk 1 tonne bags or palleted bales, maybe there is somewhere near you that does the same."

        I've done a lot of research over a long time trying to find a local or on-line reliable supplier of bulk Peat Added Compost and found none. I would not, though, even buy non peat added compost in bulk on line as there is more than a real danger of buying rubbish, and having several 1 ton bags of rubbish on my driveway is not something I relish.
        Also, a 1 ton sack is not exactly manoeurable and trying to get it into my garden storage area would be a real task. I can store and stack Verve 125litre bales easily in my Garage and in the side passage between the House and Garage. Moving a bale of compost with a Porters Trolley is far easier and convenient than digging into a 1 ton bulk sack and transporting it around in a Wheel Barrow.
         
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        I understand @ARMANDII, I do not realise sometimes, other areas do not have the same access to a wide range of compost as we do here, with portbury and Avonmouth docks, where a large amount of Irish compost is shipped in and distributed from, and the peat bogs and compost manufacturers on the Somerset levels, where in a 4 mile radius there are 12 companies, that you can just pull in buy, but also stems from a vast disliking of large companies that are purveyors of mediocre tat, I would like to point out, that I am not a snob, but have also been involved and witnessed the results of compost trials, including chemical analysis, far longer than the which magazine tests. It is a good job you are improving the Verve compost, but do understand, with the reduction of available outlets, and the ever increasing prices of larger garden centres, some have limited choice.
         
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          I never thought you were, Cuttings, but one thing that you are is a hardworking, experienced, knowledgeable Nurseryman and Retailer and I tip my Hat to you.:love30::thumbsup: [​IMG]
           
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