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i have pruned my leylandii back and have a lot of cuttings i do not have a compost bin but was wondering  as i am making raised beds can i place them at the bottom and put my soil on top for nutrients .  thanks

Emma Crawforth

Hello rubbersoul,

You would do better if you composted the leylandii first. To make a compost bin, have a look at our project. Cut the leylandii up if you can before composting, and mix it with softer matter, like kitchen waste. If you put plant material straight into beds without composting it first, you can upset the balance of nutrients in the beds.

Emma

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