Posted: 13/09/2017 at 08:43
Yes. If they have been shredded, mix them up with grass cuttings (beg off neighbours if you have to. ) You may need to do a double mix. Ie mix the shreddings with an equal quantity of grass cuttings. Let it heat up and cool down. The pile will shrink in size. Then mix the pile up with another equal quantity of grass cuttings. Conifer shreddings take longer to compost than softer stuff like elder or buddleja, but it makes a good mulch for under shrubs when you have done.