Posted: 15/11/2013 at 13:12
We also have beech trees bordering the garden and end up with HUGE amounts of beech masts everywhere. Much better than mobile phone masts though
When I've managed to inadvertently plant them during potting on of small plants they do grow quite well, even if planted a long way down so I'm not sure they'd make good drainage.
I have potted some up and sold the small trees in 3" pots at charity events and the bull and chaffinches love them. It keeps the small birds going well over the winter.