Shamrock Irish moss peat
Posted 01 November 2009 - 21:12 PM
'Shamrock Irish moss peat in bales is pure peat taken straight from the peat bog, screened and packed.'
Posted 01 November 2009 - 21:30 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 21:38 PM
One of my local hardware stores had two large pallets of Shamrock and Westlands peat last time I visited. I bought three bales of Shamrock. Hopefully everyone will have been buying the Westland so there will still be some nice Shamrock peat left next time I visit
Have been using it for years, unfortunately its getting hard to find around here.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 22:08 PM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:58 AM
I don't think the Westland has had adverse effects but now I'm worried and would like to get Shamrock even if I have to pay for delivery.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 17:47 PM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 19:17 PM
My VFTs were suffering, but they were all rinsed and repotted in Shamrock. They all turned out fine.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 21:16 PM
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 16:44 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 00:01 AM
Used "Shamrock" mainly over the last 30 years with very little problems. Could not find any a few times and what ever else I tried has just not been as good!! Either full of bits of wood and paper waste, or, like other with 'Westland' I've ended up having to re-pot everything due to heavy losses
The only info I've been able to find is that some mediums (inc peat) MAY contain wetting agents. This could explain the rapid water-logging and plant rotting?
Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:30 AM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:28 AM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:45 AM
I think I'm more inclined to believe the email response in the following post:
Went to garden center to day and ask about Westland peat moss and the man at the shop said where is not a wetting agent in the peat moss and its 100% Irish sphagnum peat moss and he has sold the moss for over 40 years.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:46 AM
Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:32 AM
This is the latest brand I tried, its seems to be full of non peat stuff though, spending ages taking all the crap out. Its easily obtainable for me but I wouldnt buy it again for a while. Hopefuly I've just had a bad batch but quality seems pretty poor to me.
Yeah, my local garden centre had Arthur Bowers instead of Shamrock at the weekend. Seems to have a few twigs in it, but seems fine.
Packaging emphasises that nothing extra is added at all and that it is 100% moss peat. No idea why such a big company as Westland contaminates their product with filler.