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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Cypress hedge cuttings. Reply with quote

Can anyone advise on the suitability of using shredded cypress hedge cuttings as a mulch in the garden? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would let them decompose for a few weeks turning them occassionly if that is feasable before adding them to beds.they should increase the soils acidity and only mulch to a max of 2 inches deep so as to allow air through
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great thanks!
I was concerned about the acidity but letting them decompose first makes sense.
I have just 'trimmed' a cypress hedge from 14 feet down to a more manageable 7feet, so lots of mulch Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you call that trimming i would hate to see your roses after pruning lol
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry , I'm sure they'll grow back Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with forest flame. Compost the clippings for about two months to avoid the leeching of chemicals from the wood which can harm plants it is spread around.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the advice Cooler. Much appreciated!
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