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Sheeps Wool Uses?
I have been offered a bag of sheeps wool - I have heard its good as a hanging basket liner, does anyone have any other ideas for using it in the garden? I understand it is also used as part of a peatfree compost, can I put in my compost bin too? All ideas welcome!



Is this wool straight from the sheep’s back and not been scoured(cleaned) if so I would be very careful I have worked in the textile industry and the guys who cleaned the wool had to have various injections for things that can be caught from fresh sheep’s wool. But that was 25 years ago so thing have changed so I could be wrong.

8 Jul, 2010


Should be okay to compost just don't add too much at any one time. A company is making a compost of sheeps wool and bracken saw them at Gardening Scotland and they have us a sample bucket of the one for ericaceous one - we've not tried it yet. What we saw was very good and friable and had no smell at all.

8 Jul, 2010


thanks both of you-I have now got the wool and it is brown cos its from a rare breed. Somehow I think it would be a shame to compost it so I am thinking of getting a wire frame like those that are used for topiary and see how that might look!! Anymore ideas would be gratefully received.

10 Jul, 2010


i used it to line hanging baskets looked great.

10 Jul, 2010

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