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Just dug out my compost heap, didn’t touch it last year so it had 2years to rot down. Only a gardener could get a “’high” from a great pile of lovely black crumbly compost!
Going to make my own mix this year. Last year had a disaster with a bought bag. It looked like composted C. Leylandii & nothing would grow in it. I think that the Councils sell it to some compost companies. Everyone takes to the local tip, everything that they wouldn’t dream of putting on their own heap & they rot it down at high temp & then sell it. I think you should be able to see inside the bags when you buy compost.
What a blessing to have a dry day & a bit of sun. I bet you’ve all been busy also.

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Sounds great feverfew I love it when OH bags ours up ready for me to use.

16 Feb, 2014

 

Lol Snoop.
Well done Feverfew. Mine just isn't rotting at present - the bin is full instead of gradually going down and making more room at the top. Never happened before, but hey, new experiences all the time. Black and crumbly sounds good. I've been using J Arthur Bowers compost this last couple of years and found it better than most.

16 Feb, 2014

 

Yes it was grand to get out and do some work and actually see an improvement.
I do get a feeling of satisfaction when a bin is ready for using but Feverfew I am afraid although I do turn them regularly they wont be emptied until its a lot warmer outside. Well done you though..

16 Feb, 2014

 

Some gardeners cover their compost bins with old carpet.
Keeps the material and worms warm.

17 Feb, 2014

 

I did buy some J A Bowers compost after the disastrous cheaper one & it was ok. Pity I haven't got a bit of old carpet , it's just what I need now to finish the job. Thanks for all your comments.

17 Feb, 2014

 

Oh it was lovely yesterday wasn't it, but today has been awful again ... I hope there are no floods where you live again !

I have bought compost from out tip, and it was fine. I don't buy it now though, because like you say, there's no telling what they put into it.

17 Feb, 2014

 

(Mouldy dreams of having neighbours that wouldn't complain about a wee compost project. Sigh!).

17 Feb, 2014

 

Sorry that your neighbours are the sort that complain Mouldy.
The river here keeps overflowing the flood plains but the roads have stayed clear & I haven't been cut off as I was at Christmas. We have one fine day then the next rain again & the garden looks pretty sodden.

18 Feb, 2014

 

There's just nowhere convenient to put it, Josee, unless it's directly under someone's window (Who shouted "Do it!"?), Lol, or on the pathways.
We've had a mostly dry day, so far, but it's only about noon, so I'm expecting a blizzard or heatwave later on. ;-)

18 Feb, 2014

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