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By Danbys

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I have an active compost heap on the go nice and hot , I have been using a wood chipper in the garden to dispose of willow saplings Q. Can I mix the wood chippings in with the compost



I suppose you could,but personally I don't think I would add them to mine..probably just they breed like..well,willow saplings ! :o)

29 May, 2013


Why not do as i do with the chippings,
Use them for a winter mulch,
They'll give you much more value that way by keeping the roots etc free from freezing conditions.

29 May, 2013


"Thank you" both in that case I will keep the chippings dry until the winter then use it as mulch.

29 May, 2013


Dungy's suggestion is a much better idea..:o)

29 May, 2013


I'd put them in bags keep them damp and let them 'rot' for a bit, like you would with leaf mould. If you keep them dry when you put them on the beds they will deplete the soil of nutrients initially as they start to decompose.

31 May, 2013


Thank you "Seaburngirl" I think I will need at lest two of those big one tone builders bags but will perhaps give it a try.

31 May, 2013

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