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Emptied the compost heap onto the most recent rose bed

13 Sep 2017
Sunny 20°C / 68°F

and was reunited with my wall paper scraper and hand brush, that I use to clean out the chickens, and my long lost kitchen scissors! I’m still missing a small vegetable knife and zester!


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Isn’t it amazing how tools disappear into the compost! I love the political comment on your compost pile – compost is too good to be referred by that ‘politician’ but the sooner he is compost the better.
Has your garden expanded in the last few years? I don’t remember it being so large.

Posted on 14 Sep 17 (3 months ago)

We are very even handed in naming the compost heaps(!)…..so much more fun than just giving them numbers :))

Yes, the garden is a bit bigger than it used to be. The cottage came with a side garden and a narrow front and back garden. A few years ago we had the opportunity to add a bit on to the back, and it grew into Over the Fence. We had no particular plans for it but now that I work less it has become a bit more organised and is Everything is Coming Up Roses.

Posted on 15 Sep 17 (3 months ago)

I’m absolutely convinced that eventually a tool tree will grow from all the various trowels, snips, and screwdrivers I’ve lost or buried in the garden. Not to mention the keyplant.

Posted on 19 Sep 17 (3 months ago)

Over the years my list has included Matchbox cars, marbles, small sandpit toys, potato peelers, teaspoons, small vegetable knives, and one hand fork!

However, the compost does grow great vegetables in spite of all the extraneous matter!

Posted on 21 Sep 17 (3 months ago)

Continuing with home made compost…… The dogs are driving me up the wall now I have started to put it on the new beds, they want to EAT it ???!!!!! and of course roll in it!
We are having quite a power struggle over its ownership!

And yes guess what, Jap? I’ve just retrieved a hand fork from the next bin along!!! No marbles yet…..I’ve still lost those(!)

Posted on 22 Sep 17 (3 months ago)
Posted on 20 Oct 17 (about 1 month ago)

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