The remains of a lavender bush had been sitting in my shed for a couple of months or so. I knew what was going to happen to them but needed to find an opportunity to get it to a friend with a wood-burning stove.
Today, this opportunity presented itself, as I had a dental appointment – the first in almost two years – and my friend lives not too far away from the surgery. She is generally concerned about my driving that extra mile or two to visit after the dentist’s but on this occasion the lure of apples as well as kindling must have proved too tempting. Or perhaps the desire to sit on a bus to meet me elsewhere was dampened by the surge in Covid cases.
In any case, I was more than happy to play the delivery driver, especially as I got to have a pleasant stroll by the River Aire along with equally pleasant conversation. And in due course the kindling will undoubtedly come back to me for soil improvements.
Indeed, I collected a bag of it today. So, this is in the shed along with another which had been donated earlier in the year. I try not to overwhelm the compost bin with too much ash in one go but some of it will go in the new raised bed, the construction of which edges ever closer as the garden vegetation thins.