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ian mcdonald

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Wool compost
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:47:45 PM »
I have recently been given a bag of Wool Compost for Seeds. I thought that the compost would be quite coarse but it is a fine texture and light in weight. I will be trying the compost for alpine seed sowing. The manufacturers are Barker and Bland, near Penrith in Cumbria. The compost is made of wool and bracken and does not contain peat. Looking at the compost it has the best make up of any previous composts I have seen. Previous peat containing composts I have tried over many years have resulted in the compost in the pots being either too wet or too dry, resulting in a poor germination rate. I would prefer a loam only seed compost but these are difficult to track down and garden  centres complain about the weight of the soil composts.

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Re: Wool compost
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 03:49:42 PM »
Sounds promising, Ian. We'll look forward to seeing the results and hearing your conclusions.
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Re: Wool compost
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 04:21:52 PM »
I have found out that the composts are made by Dalefoot. There is a list of stockists on their site.

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Re: Wool compost
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 05:43:40 PM »
I have used this compost.  It is very moisture retentive being derived partly from wool.  Its very good (though expensive) so I use it sparingly ...
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