woodchip

Gardener′s Bothy Woodchip - a chip off the old block!

Woodchip makes excellent mulch for garden borders, helping to suppress weeds and conserve moisture in the soil. It is a mixture of chipped twig and leaf, a by-product of our forestry operations that has been left for up to six months to partially compost.

We can also supply a chip made entirely from round wood (no twig or leaf) that is suitable for garden paths.

ItemCost
Chipped Wood - bag£4
Chipped wood £40
Composted woodchip - bag£4
Composted woodchip £40
  • It is advisable to apply partially composted woodchip as a mulch due to the microbial action of composting generating heat. If uncomposted material is applied as a mulch around plants, the heat given off can quite literally scorch and even kill plants. In addition to this, nitrifying bacteria tend to migrate to the mulch material and metabolise this organic matter, as a result reducing the usable nitrogen available in the soil for plants.