My neighbours are no doubt wondering why I chose today of all days to do two hours work in the garden. It is cold and raining – usually the way when I want to turn the compost heap.
Unusually, I remembered to take a before
as well as an after photo.
This is to illustrate the increasing bareness of the garden, though it doesn’t show as much bareness as I would have expected.
I would also have expected a lot more compost ready for the finishing-off bin but then most of it is still where the heap had been until earlier this morning. I’d like to call it ‘mulching’ but, in reality, this part of the garden is going to have a lot more done to it in the coming months. So, I doubt very much the compost will be a top dressing for any length of time.
One thing that amused me was how spongy the soil has become with all the rain we’re now getting. A far cry from the concrete of the summer. That does at least mean that digging the ground for the pond should be less of a trial. I’m now waiting for the rhubarb to fully retire for the winter in order to crack on with that, though.