In relation to my recent blog with reference to compost. My council take away garden rubbish and cardboard in a new wheelie bin, but (at the moment) there is no charge to do this. The compost in question was a bag that i had purchased from a garden centre, Westlands i think, and luckily i had only purchased a couple of bags. There were lumps of what looked like cardboard in that compost, i shall avoid westlands compost in future!
I had read in The National Begonia Society booklet, in some articles that other growers had sent in and had been printed, about some government rules that compost being sold was supposed to have some waste in it. Unfortunately i must have thrown that copy away now, as i can’t find it (or i can’t see for staring!).
Reading some of the comments that were kindly left to my last blog, i am wondering about making some compost myself. My garden is a small one and has been slabbed down for a path, greenhouses and cold frames. I am unsure as to whether a compost bin would work on slabs, if it would there will be room for one. I will need to find and purchase some books on the subject, and read up on what to put in a compost bin. I have no grass cuttings, mostly Begonia leaves as they have been going down, although most have now come off. Maybe some of the compost from this season would be ok to put in a compost bin, or would that need to be sterilised? I shall have to find out.
Thanks for the idea, I shall be looking into this.
- 27 Nov, 2007
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