Wood burning

Old Arthritic marcOld Arthritic marc Birmingham Posts: 248
Last week I burnt a lot of wood and a conifer and I was wondering if the ash minus the nails could be used around the garden. I'm 99% sure it's no but just checking. Oh and a small amount of the wood was emulsioned. Probably crazy but you never know 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,794
    I only ever put bonfire ash in the compost and mix it it, as the emulsion is water based I don’t suppose it will hurt.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Old Arthritic marcOld Arthritic marc Birmingham Posts: 248
    Thank you Lyn. Say hello to me mother if you see her she on holiday in Devon at the minute 😂😂
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,260
    I used to put ash around the garden but it looked ugly and was messy so I don't now, but sometimes I put some in the compost, like Lyn.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,842
    All our wood ash from the log burner and from garden bonfires gets mixed into the compost heaps.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,794
    Thank you Lyn. Say hello to me mother if you see her she on holiday in Devon at the minute 😂😂
    I certainly will, if she’s in Morrison or tesco I may bump into her😀. (If she’s not been blown away in the gales) 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,219
    Lyn said:
    Thank you Lyn. Say hello to me mother if you see her she on holiday in Devon at the minute 😂😂
    I certainly will, if she’s in Morrison or tesco I may bump into her😀. (If she’s not been blown away in the gales) 
    I might bump into her if she's in Waitrose. I'd not set foot inside Tesco, ever!!
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 12,794
    Neither do I, they deliver it for me. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 1,797
    Every once in a while, a small heap of ash appears in a flower bed at the park where I'm a volunteer.  We assume it's the mortal remains of some flatdweller's beloved pet.  It doesn't seem to do any harm to the plants.
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