18. Mar, 2017

Composting bramble and blackberry

Blackberries enter the composting chain when we are clearing an overgrown site to make a garden or when pruning a plant grown for fruit. The thorns make the plant difficult to handle when composting and the previous years growth will be dry and hard  and as a consequence very slow to decomposting in the compost heap. A new page at www.carryoncomposting looks at composting  bramble and the advantages of shredding the plant. Its use in making a Dead Hedge is also considered as this offers both a wildlfe haven and a easy to build screen for the composting area.