bark chippings

jo m 1
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9:30 AM - Apr 06, 2004 #1

I need a LOT!
at 4 - 6 per bag, this is going to be ridiculously expensive I reckon we're going to need another 40 large bags at least
any suggestions for alternative suppliers, please? Local sawmills / timberyards only really do 'strippings' which are rather unsightly, so not really suitable - plus they only deliver by the lorryload ( loose!) which would be awkward to say the least!
We tried them on a couple of beds last year & the reduction in the amount of weeding was wonderful! We've just dug out another big flower bed & laid the sheeting etc, but we still need a lot of bark to cover it - it's a bit windy here!
thank you
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10:33 AM - Apr 06, 2004 #2

How about trying the Forestry Commision Jo or your local council and asking where they get theirs from.
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11:52 AM - Apr 06, 2004 #3

Try the local council. A friend of mine got 6 yards of it for nothing.
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1:16 PM - Apr 06, 2004 #4

Sorry...No idea but I like the idea of the forrestry commission. One thing I do know is that you want bark chippings and not woodchippings which don't last as long and as said...less sightly

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6:03 PM - Apr 06, 2004 #5

TMA Bark Supplies
Didn't see any prices, says they deliver throughout the UK
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These are not personal recommendations, just links I found

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7:21 PM - Apr 06, 2004 #6

How about local tree surgeons, they seem to chip most of their work in our area.......just a thought
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jo m 1
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8:30 PM - Apr 06, 2004 #7

thanks folks,
never thought about the forestry
the 'chippers' doing the roadsides just leave the spoils in big piles round here, but it's always in hugs lumps - not suitable for a mulch, I don't think
we had some tree surgeons here from Scottish Power, lopping our trees as they said they were endangering their power lines! They chipped the loppings, but again, it was left in big chunks
thanks sal - I'll have a wee nosey
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