Massive pile of chippings

Ive just chopped down a horrific leylandii hedge in my garden and chipped the whole lot of it...question is, what to do with the chips ? I’ve made a few paths round my raised beds, but I wondered what to do with the rest! Any suggestions welcome ?
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,254
    Keep it in the pile and add to your garden over the next couple of years. We did the same. 
    Add some and mix in to your compost heap. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • John MacJohn Mac Posts: 19
    Ok, I was worried it might be too acid...although I did think it might be good to cultivate into this years potato patch

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 5,433
    You can use them as a mulch perhaps? 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=979
  • John MacJohn Mac Posts: 19
    Excellent link, thanks very much! Think I’ll use it to mulch my veg beds then! 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,254
    Which was what I said.  Just keep it and add it gradually, it will soon rot down and disappear I wish we still had some left. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,254
    Probably not good on the brassicas patch, they won’t grow in acidic soil, you’ll need to lime the ground, but everywhere else in small doses will be fine. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Rik56Rik56 WiganPosts: 294
    Crikey.. I'd pay for bags of that!
  • Tin potTin pot Posts: 1,059
    Mulch for blueberries, hydrangeas?
  • John MacJohn Mac Posts: 19
    Lyn said:
    Probably not good on the brassicas patch, they won’t grow in acidic soil, you’ll need to lime the ground, but everywhere else in small doses will be fine. 
    Think I’ll keep it for the potatoes! And maybe round the base of my beans when they’re established a bit
  • John MacJohn Mac Posts: 19
    Rik56 said:
    Crikey.. I'd pay for bags of that!
    Shame you weren’t nearer I get loads of it, this lots just from my own hedge that I’ve taken away, I’m a forestry contractor and we chip everything not wanted on sites...huge piles of it everywhere !
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