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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Why do you need to use Roundup?
    Have you read about the impact of Glyphosate on bees?
    Best you do, especially if you're considering siting a bee hive in your garden.
    I had not. Thank I definitely will tonight!
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    Generally speaking with compost and other organic matter its best if you can to keep the acid type stuff (which is the sort you have) separate from the more general sorts. The reason is that some plants only grow well with an acid medium to grow in eg blueberries, and other plants don't eg cabbages.

    If I was in your shoes and needed to move the existing heap I'd still try to keep most of it separate by doing something like putting it in a 1 ton builder's bag and dragging that off out of the way somewhere.

    Obviously all this depends on amounts, a few odd bits aren't worth worrying about and can just go in to a general heap.
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    Most of that detritus looks dry so I woud be having a bonfire and then spreading the ash from that on the garden borders.

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    I worked from 11am till sun down today, shredded about 250 litres worth of wood chippings and made a new surface for my 3 council bins. Still going to take me a week or so to clear the stuff that can be shredded, then I will look at detritus properly, could I sieve it and add the sieved product to my compost bin and then burn the rest? If so what thickness gaps in the wire do I need for making the screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
    I worked from 11am till sun down today, shredded about 250 litres worth of wood chippings and made a new surface for my 3 council bins. Still going to take me a week or so to clear the stuff that can be shredded, then I will look at detritus properly, could I sieve it and add the sieved product to my compost bin and then burn the rest? If so what thickness gaps in the wire do I need for making the screen?

    Thanks.

    Hi Icarus, I wouldn’t burn any of it. It’s useful organic matter and when you are as short as I am for topsoil and compost etc, you realise how valuable it is. I would pile it up, dampen it down and mix with greens, shredded paper and household compostable waste, let nature do its work and you will have some good material.

    Kind Regards.............Rob
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    As Dynamite had said don't burn any of your material if you have doubts about some being dead add it (along with any other weeds and roots that you don't want to add to your compost) to a container of water and leave for a few months and by the summer you have a ready all round feed for your garden, but remember it will need to be diluted, by a 10 of water to 1 of your solution and it may smell a bit
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