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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:07 am    Post subject: Dodgy peat moss Reply with quote

I see Alan Titchmarsh has gotten himself into a ball of trouble.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you explain???
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies, forgot to add the link.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2919176/Titchmarsh-s-compost-avoided-Garden-expert-s-new-line-sold-Waitrose-condemned-review-Which.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For many of us, Alan Titchmarsh is the go-to gardening expert, a font of knowledge about making things grow.

But when it comes to making compost, it seems he is not quite the master we might assume.

Consumer magazine Which? Gardening has condemned his commercial Peat-Free Multi Purpose Compost - part of a gardening line recently launched by Waitrose - as a product to stay away from.

In a review of 25 composts, Which? gave Mr Titchmarsh’s £3.50 30-litre bag a ‘Don’t Buy’ label. Experts gave his compost poor scores for seed sowing and raising young plants.

They said tomatoes, pansies, basil plants and pelargoniums all did badly in trials.

Ceri Thomas, editor of Which? Gardening, said on Twitter that the reviews revealed a ‘shocking difference between a Best Buy compost and a Don’t Buy’.

Mr Titchmarsh, 65, who made his name as a television presented in the 1980s on the long-running BBC Nationwide, last night rejected the criticism.

In a statement sent by his agent, he said: ‘The results obtained by Which? magazine do not accord with my own experiences at home which prove this compost to be the best peat-free mix I have ever used.

‘That’s why I was - and am - happy to it my name to it. Perhaps other gardeners are best advised to try it and make their own judgements.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2919176/Titchmarsh-s-compost-avoided-Garden-expert-s-new-line-sold-Waitrose-condemned-review-Which.html#ixzz3PYJO6vBB




You have to wonder is the compost that Alan gave the thumbs up to the same as the formulation that is being sold to the public.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the case I smell a court case on the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the case and it ends up in Court there will be a lot of Manure flying around,which will probably be of better quality than the Bagged stuff...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M'lord, I would like to call John Innes to the witness box.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or Lord Muck...
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