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Green Rosie

What to do with leylandii woodchip?

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

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

I would only use as a pathway material. Smile
Green Rosie

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

Anyone want a load of woodchip? Rolling Eyes Laughing
12Bore

Free delivery? Razz Laughing
Green Rosie

Nah - free to collect though Wink
earthmamma

Free accomodation? Laughing
Green Rosie

Through HelpX - yes Wink
earthmamma

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

Through HelpX - yes Wink


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

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

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

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