Bark Chippings, £15 for 360 litres @ Wickes (C&C)
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Bark Chippings, £15 for 360 litres @ Wickes (C&C)

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Found 26th May
Buy 4 bags for £15, equivalent to £3.75 per 90l bag.

This is super cheap.

Free delivery when you spend £75, I think, or click-and-collect.
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It’s not as good quality as the Westland one - I’ve bought both recently and got more of the Westland bags on the way
Good find. Caveat: Wickes price their bags on volume 'when filled'. In reality, it settles and the air is squeezed out so you get a LOT LESS than the 90L advertised. I know first hand as found out the expensive way when calculating how much material I needed for the volume of space via several online calculators, once spread it's around 50% of what it should be.

It may be the same for Westland and other suppliers, if you are buying in any meaningful volume for a landscaping project get the dumpy bags which I subsequently purchased and net out much closer to the online volume calculators - circa 90% effective as calculated.
Edited by: "nick1098" 27th May
So you're buying a lot of air? Whenever I've bought bark from B&Q, it's compressed so tight into the bag that it's quite hard to break up by hand.
It’s supplied by Westland
terriclarkfan45 m ago

So you're buying a lot of air? Whenever I've bought bark from B&Q, it's …So you're buying a lot of air? Whenever I've bought bark from B&Q, it's compressed so tight into the bag that it's quite hard to break up by hand.


What it means is the bags are sold as 90 litres 'when filled' which also includes A LOT of air / space. The bag is then packed so you are actually receiving around 45 litres, not the 90 litres advertised.

Its clever sleight of hand, Wickes are not incorrect to say it's 90 litres when filled....but you are actually only receiving 45 litres, in my experience.

Personally, this kind of marketing is unethical in my view, retailers should sell responsibly. Where is the limit otherwise? Add extra air when filling the bags so it's now 250 litres 'when filed'?
40 litres £2 aldi and Lidl
lreadie2111 h, 59 m ago

It’s supplied by Westland


It might be but I’d bet it’s their lower grade stuff as the wickes branded version is not the same quality.
adamsedge6 h, 47 m ago

40 litres £2 aldi and Lidl


I bought a bag of the Lidl version and it’s better than Wickes own but it’s not as good as Westland version.

I’m paying more but the difference is noticeable.
You might want to speak to your local tree surgeon, as we give ours away for free!

Granted its not "bark chippings" but it is wood chippings!
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