Gardening shops for potting compost

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Tuesday 27 April 2010 11.06am
Hi there!

An elderly friend of mine who lives in SE11 near to the Waterloo area has been searching for potting compost far and wide but to no avail. Anyone know of any shops/ outlets where she might some, please?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks ☺
Tuesday 27 April 2010 11.29am
you can buy stuff that is recycled from veg/food waste at the council recycling depot off Walworth Road - 5 for a big bag if I recall
Tuesday 27 April 2010 11.31am
Thanks - that's a good idea - I'll let her know...
Cheers ☺
Tuesday 27 April 2010 12.16pm
B&Q on the Old Kent Road. Their multi purpose compost is usually cheaper and it came out tops in recent surveys. I use it all the time.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 12.17pm
Great! Thanks! Another good idea I can pass onto her ☺
Tuesday 27 April 2010 12.28pm
There always the garden center in East Dulwich (, although it can be more expensive than B&Q.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 1.19pm
the household section of the Tool Bar on Lower Marsh usually have some - no idea how the cost compares.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 1.20pm
Please make sure it is 'Peat free' the companies that extract it were given licenses when it was extracted by hand in sites of Special scientific interest - now they dig it on an industrial scale, ruining the habitat of loads of threatened species including butterflies & birds.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 1.23pm
Thanks everyone - I wills end all your ideas onto her!
You have been very helpful!
Tuesday 27 April 2010 2.37pm
And, at this time of year, it's not unusual to find it at petrol stations.

...if you press it, they will come.
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