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Duncan Blackwell
Got rid of 2 old and rotten planters that had Ivy growing in them. The soil seemed ok and the wood is rotting down very nicely. I've put the whole lot in a council wheelie bin. Will this just rot down to compost or do I need to do anything to help it along?

If you've put it in the bin for the council, it will have disappeared before you get chance to add to it

I had the same problem a couple of years ago..........if the planters are wood and they have already started to rot, a nice shady damp corner should see them provide a good habitat for garden creepy crawlies and you can always plant some ferns in or around.

Quick Duncan.....go and grab them back out of the bin

Duncan Blackwell
There wasn't much left of the wood to keep, I relocated the Ivy and was intending on reusing the planters, but I thought as I have a spare old (massive) council bin I would put the old soil in there so the other half can sort through and then I thought why not add the rotten wood. Plenty of worms in there too

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