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Conifers – disposing of

by Diane - June 14th, 2012.
Filed under: General Gardening.

If you have conifers you want to get rid of then you can either send them off in your council’s green waste bins or try to compost them at home. The branches are tough and take a long time to rot down. If you have a quiet corner to use then try to shred them as finely as possible and make a compost heap. If you don’t then you can burn them but they will burn brightly. They will make an acidic compost – but that can be useful if you want to grow things like blueberries.

A long lasting mulch of shredded conifer material could be used on paths. It’s acidic nature will suppress weed growth in theory so could be very effective!