Yesterday, I posted a similar shot to this:
However, instead of snow, the sun was now shining. So, almost by instinct, I was out in the garden, tending to the patch where I had put down extra cardboard and compost in a second attempt to quell the grass which had preceded it.
I was somewhat bemused to find that inspite of the snow, sleet and rain that the compost was quite dry. I realise that the building is likely to shelter the front garden but it just shows how important aspect might be when planning a garden.
That said, everything seems to be doing very well in the front. No doubt all the organic matter that has been added will be holding moisture as well as adding nutrients. But I was a little sad that my fine (textured) compost was being used for what is essentially an ornamental patch rather than one for growing food.
The bright side, of course, is that ornamentals have other important uses – apart from the pleasure they bring. Not least, they can be composted to!!!