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What to do with Shreded branches

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 10:41

Newb - you can go for either of your options - but I think a lot depends on the size of your shreddings. If you've essentially ended up with wood chippings  (ie quiet large pieces - the size of small stones) I would use it as a mulch in the way Dove suggests.

If what you have is more like chopped up twigs and straw it will be an excellent 'brown' addition to your compost bin. If there is a lot you can store it in a dumpy sack to add between layers of green stuff when the garden starts producing that.

I use my shreddings every year. They heat up and compost down beautifully

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Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:11
Lantana says:

I'm on my way too. Got an unopened bottle of gin if anyone's interested .....

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 Whaaat? An unopened bottle - blimey - send it on over Lant. Won't be unopened for long...

Joyce - very large wedge of Christmas cake on it's way to you. Hope you don't mind that it's not iced or marzipanned - we only like the cake bit. Usually have it with a slice of mature cheddar or wensleydale to add to the calories

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:05

Sounds good. Every cloud eh Matt?

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Posted: 11/01/2017 at 17:47

If you have got the lurgy Clari - sharing it with 400 children doesn't sound like a good plan...

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 17:27

Kettle's on (not a mystic one though) - anyone else for a cuppa? Need something to wash down a slice of one of those yummy looking cakes (chocolate for me please...)

Sounds like you're having a lovely day Runny

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 12:08

First rule of matrimony Matt - your wife is always right 

If that's been caused by gales you might be able to claim for a new one under your home insurance - dig  out the policy and have a good read. Some will cover - some won't.

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Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:36


Glad your 'puter is sorted out Liri. Always a worry when something like that happens. Knowing a tame techie person is a good thing!

Bit of a rough night. Couldn't sleep 'cos of sore throat & headache & just feeling a bit strange. Thought maybe I was starting with The Lurgy - but this morning I'm just tired from lack of sleep & otherwise ok. Still think this current bug sounds a lot like what I had 2 years ago. Took weeks to shift it completely but I'm hoping it's left me with some defences to avoid this one.

Off to SM soon - then time to do our accounts - deep joy!


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Posted: 11/01/2017 at 10:24

Morning everyone

Happy Birthday RB - have a good one! πŸΎπŸ°

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 18:41

Oh heck BL - I did that just before Christmas. Troublesome tooth is now 80% filling and is on it's final warning before a crown.

Hope you get mates' rates  

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 18:28

Didn't get lost Hazel - I've been busy practising whistling. Guess what? - I also sound like a kettle coming up to the boil - and another dribbly chin here too Did manage one mini-whistle. Shouted "Yay" - which promptly meant I displaced fingers & tongue and haven't been able to realign them since. Glad OH has gone to work and can't see what I'm up to.

Re cupboards. I wouldn't say I'm a true hoarder but I dig out some towels to recycle at the local stray cats home. They were wedding presents - this year is our 30th anniversary...

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