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Old 28-04-2009, 11:56 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
Gordon H[_3_] Gordon H[_3_] is offline
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Default To compost/mulch or not to compost/mulch

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I've lopped some branches off a Sitka spruce and have put everything
small enough through a shredder.


What experience here can I draw on, please?


There are no termites on the isles ... I hope. (Incidentally, NZ
flatworms seem to have died the death this past chilly winter).

I use chipped conifers for paths (ideally, lying on top of carpet
with a canvas back) and it lasts for years;


I beat you by nearly two hours. :-)

which tells me it wouldn't do much good in either a compost heap or as
a surface mulch to feed soil and plants

Janet.


Smells nice to walk on though...
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