Beech Tree Nut Husks as Mulch?

We have three huge beech trees in our garden which generate enormous amount of spent husks each year which we gather up and put in the garden waste bin. However, I was wondering if there was any reason not to put these on the borders as a 'mulch'?

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 5,027

    My woodland border has a mulch of large 'nuggets' of ornamental pine bark. 

    I throw a lot of spent beech husks on there where they sort of blend in with the bark. That border is intended to be quite natural and look a bit unmanaged and the husks and nuggets look appropriate.

    I think they could look a little messy if you used them on a neat ornamental border. They'd be fine at the back or hidden under shrubs thoughimage

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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