Tag Archives: compost

A waste of money?

After waxing lyrical about my bokashi composting system in the early days, I am now ready to accept its downside and move on. The final straw came this morning when I emptied the bottom of the regular compost bin to … Continue reading

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New toys

I’m glad I’ve been on annual leave over the last few days, whilst we’ve had a short heatwave in Britain. I’m also glad to have picked up a new spade and a fork from my dad, as he does a … Continue reading

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Nearly ants in my pants

As it started to spit with rain this evening, I suddenly remembered that I had planned to take out the almost finished compost from the bottom of the bin and transfer it to the finishing off bin. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Harvesting what I can

The rhubarb isn’t growing very well this year. I put it down to the crown only being rehomed in its new spot in March, so its roots couldn’t develop in time. Never mind, it is good to have a rest … Continue reading

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Itching to get in

This morning, it was chilly in a nice way, the kind of early cool with the promise of a warm day to come. Perfect for the jobs I had planned in the garden. Although the wind was a bit stronger … Continue reading

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All because of four beans

I’m doing a little experiment: four broad bean seeds have been planted straight into the raised bed. Will they germinate? Who knows – but with a large packet of seeds, there is nothing to lose by finding out. As it … Continue reading

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Composting Champions

The weekend started with the shocking news that one of my colleagues had died on Wednesday evening. She was only young with a daughter my own daughter’s age, so there is a great deal of sorrow in my heart at … Continue reading

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Carbon sequestration and compost

I could have been wrapping Christmas presents but with my half day’s annual leave I decided to take advantage of a lull in the rain – the sun even came out! – to get out in the garden. Years ago, … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t!

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 … Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic?

Last night, I had a two-hour blast of painting the new fence but had to stop because of the light faded. So, this afternoon, I nipped out to finish the panel I’d given up on yesterday. Rain had been forecast … Continue reading

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