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    • jim8888
    • By jim8888 16th Mar 17, 8:06 AM
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    Bark Chips for Garden
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    Bark Chips for Garden 16th Mar 17 at 8:06 AM
    I'm looking for a big quantity of bark chips - or alternative suggestion - for my garden. Any suggestions on a good supplier would be appreciated.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Mar 17, 8:15 AM
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    May be worth including your location too as I know a good shop that delivers locally to me but its not a national chain.
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    • BargainGalore
    • By BargainGalore 16th Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    Try local sawmills they often sell them or sometimes local traders that fell trees. My friend got a tonne from a tree feller last week for £10
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 16th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
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    My local council occasionally sells off "second hand" bark chips that are "past their best" from parks, playgrounds etc., but perfectly good for domestic use. If you don't mind the stuff not being pristine, it can be a very cheap way of getting hold of it - if your council offers the same thing ( I've no idea how widespread this practice is ).


    But if you can find someone like BargainGalore has suggested, you're laughing - blimey, £10 a ton, that really is a bargain
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    • BargainGalore
    • By BargainGalore 16th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
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    Yes it was Ebe. It was freshly chopped up mostly bark with some green bits from conifers but they had so much stuff to cover there allotment they ended up giving rest away
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Mar 17, 11:25 AM
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    With bark chips, be careful of cheap brands.

    Some of them contain something that can give you flu-like symptoms. This happened to a friend of mine. In very small print on the bag there was a bit of a warning, but she didn't notice it until after she had been ill.you wouldn't think to, heck bark chips for something nasty, would you? Nothing seems more natural.
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 16th Mar 17, 11:43 AM
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    With bark chips, be careful of cheap brands.

    Some of them contain something that can give you flu-like symptoms. This happened to a friend of mine. In very small print on the bag there was a bit of a warning, but she didn't notice it until after she had been ill.you wouldn't think to, heck bark chips for something nasty, would you? Nothing seems more natural.
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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 16th Mar 17, 1:29 PM
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    I loved having bark chips on my garden. Until I wanted to remove them and found out the local cats had been using it as a giant litter tray Now I've got slate chippings instead.
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    • Kered
    • By Kered 17th Mar 17, 8:06 AM
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    I had bark chips in my garden for a while until I discovered 2 different ants nests I removed the bark and was never bothered with ants again.
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