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Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 11:21 am    Post subject: What to do with leylandii woodchip?  Reply with quote    

The back of the 4x4 is currently full of leylandii woodchip. What's the best thing to do with it. Is it any good as a mulch or will it release odd things into the soil and kill my plants?

derbyshiredowser



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 824
Location: derbyshire
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi I chipped 26 compost bags of it last year and I use it as chipped bark paths around 2" thick over ground cover fabric. It seems a bit to fragrant and oily to actually use round plants.

earthmamma



Joined: 01 Jan 2012
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Location: West Wiltshire
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would only use as a pathway material.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks folks, that's pretty much what I thought .... and we have no paths that need mulching.

Anyone want a load of woodchip?

12Bore



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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Free delivery?

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nah - free to collect though

earthmamma



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Free accomodation?

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Through HelpX - yes

earthmamma



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oow, what a useful site ahve added it to my favourites for future reference.
Ta muchly.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 12 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
Through HelpX - yes


I shouldn't have clicked that link. And then gone looking at Australian organic farmsteads....

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8027
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have used it on our beds (we had 2 large leylandii trees removed) and it has been fine. You need to leave it for a few weeks to be rained on and it tends to neutralise.

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
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Location: SE London
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 12 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My allotment neighbour used it to mulch his strawberry patch last year, and it didn't seem to do any harm.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 12 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It went on a friend's woodland garden paths in the end.

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