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Is Verve Bark from B&Q safe to put under blueberries?

I am planting new blueberry plants and would like to know whether it's a good idea to put some bark under - was thinking this one from B&Q - Verve Large Bark:

Is it safe - non toxic?

Thank you.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965
    I did buy verve bark some years ago. Looked very nice on the picture but when I opened the bag it was mostly crushed branches with some bark chips.
    I should have learned my lesson with their rubbish compost :)

    I've read that mini pine bark chippings are good for blueberries, but I'm sure the above would be ok as a mulch, but maybe a different brand, unless it's improved since I bought it
    I grow mine in pots and haven't used any topping - lovely crop this year and still going strong
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    edited July 2018
    I used quite a lot of Verve branded bark last year, approx 20 bags  of the stuff, at the time I thought it was fine.  This year I bought 1 tonne bags of bark from a nursery, there is no comparison between them, and the awful smell from the Verve stuff wasn't in the new/better bark, which smells more earthy/natural.
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