Garden Update: Compost!

There are few greater pleasures than creating “something from nothing”, maybe that’s why I get such pleasure from taking the lid off the compost bins each April to reveal the black gold inside them!

This year the worms have done a particularly good job at turning cabbage leaves, carrot tops, weeds and cardboard boxes (amongst other things) into the perfect mulch for the raspberries, dug into the sweet pea beds I expect a riot of colour and I have even been known to sieve it, bake in the oven and use to coddle young seedlings!

I love my garden, much neglected over the winter I am finally able to spend time out-of-doors. We sit and watch the blue tits and goldfinches raid the bird feeders, the robin follows us around as we dig and plant.

On days like this, all seems right with the world and life is good.

T x

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  1. Hope you have a blooming good crop of fruit and flowers – looking forward to seeing your sweet peas! Love em!
    Ali x

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  2. Tracey

     /  April 25, 2013

    I am very excited about the sweet peas this year, they smell so lovely and last for ages!

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