Tag Archives: Green Johanna

A scream in the garden

Friday was an unexpectedly sunny day but cool enough for some heavy-duty work in the back garden. In view of the recent rat activity in the dakek compost bin I was keen to eliminate the issue. Having made the holes … Continue reading

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Steam

What makes you happy? Regular readers may be familiar with one of my passions: making compost, especially when the process is going right. So, I was very pleased the other day when I went to turn the contents of the … Continue reading

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An altogether better place

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver is perhaps one of the most intriguing books I have read this year. It was lent to me by a distant neighbour in Altofts, near Wakefield. Having now finished this book and duly returned … Continue reading

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Not used for a year

How often do you do a job and then wish you’d done it differently? In my case, the Green Johanna has turned out to be in the wrong place. First, I damaged to top growth of the hazel next to … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Post to the rescue

Over the weekend, I did some work for Zero Waste Leeds. They had asked if I could make a video of my composting system – and upon hearing that I wrote a blog, they asked if I could do a … Continue reading

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Eight years

Today, I received an email from WordPress, congratulating me on blogging with them for eight years. Goodness, these eight years have passed quickly and WordPress has become such a fixture in my life, I really can’t imagine not blogging now. … Continue reading

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The claims and the reality

The Green Johanna website claims that the compost bin can produce the most fantastic compost in six weeks. Now, such a short amount of time is immaterial to me but quality is a different matter. The blurb I received with … Continue reading

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No pear tree this year

My plans for a dwarf pear tree have floundered this year. What with the bumpy start to the year for myself as well as the weather, the pot I was going to use for the tree is still full of … Continue reading

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A new way of turning

I vow every Monday to start the morning by reading a book but it rarely happens. Something always seems to get in the way. Today, was different and I luxuriated in the peacefulness of my latest tome without a shadow … Continue reading

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Blue glass

There isn’t much to report about the garden, apart from the fact that the Green Johanna seems to be working. Since Monday, the heap has gone down by about a third – I’ll have to check the dalek to compare. … Continue reading

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