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Bark mulch

i just bought some bags of bark mulch from B& Q to mulch my beds. The smell was so strong I had to drive with the windows open. What do they treat it with, because that surely is not a natural smell of wood?


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,558

    It depends what tree they came from as some barks do have a strong natural perfume.   

    Check the bag labelling carefully before spreading on your garden in case they have been treated with some noxious chemical that will damage your plants and/or soil.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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