Bye bye bills!

Before anyone thinks I have gone off-grid (no, not yet!), I still have bills, although I was pleased that the gas was less this winter than last (because of the new French doors?).

Yesterday, I dug a trench for bokashi solids, which I had lined with old bills/invoices.

Nice to see the back of more divorce paperwork – and nice to see it being put to good use. If only I’d known that each Β£20 I spent on a letter would be feeding my daughter and I one day!

Anyway, after filling the trench with bokashi solids, there were still some left. So, I sorted out the lemon balm.

When it first arrived in the garden, I put the shoot in a pot. It’s now outgrown this pot but the roots are a thick mass coming through the holes at the bottom. I therefore decided to leave it in the pot and simply fill the hole with the fertiliser before putting the pot in it.

So, all in all, a productive day.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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15 Responses to Bye bye bills!

  1. A good bit of recycling πŸ™‚

  2. Linda Penney says:

    thank you for sharing Helen

  3. You made me smile, Helen. This is an excellent way to truly bury a part of your past, while at the same time, using it to start something new. That you’ll feed your family from the proceeds is even better. πŸ™‚

    • Helen says:

      I’m glad you appreciate my actions, Alys! The divorce was nearly ten years ago, so there is no emotion around it, other than some wry amusement 😊

  4. Clare Pooley says:

    Oh if only I had thought to do this with all my divorce papers! I just shredded mine. I have recently dug up my original lemon balm. It had got enormous and had taken over most of my herb bed. It produced seedlings every year and they are still appearing so I haven’t lost it completely!

  5. Interesting use of bills! πŸ˜ƒ and you sort the lemon balm out. I have some that needs some serious sorting ..

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