Free and easy.

Spring has sprung and today I decided to tackle the compost heap. I have 2, next to each other made from old pallets and covered with plastic.

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I emptied the first and used it to mulch under the shrubs and over the perennials. Throwing all the uncomposted bits back into the empty bin. I would like to tell you that I carefully weeded everywhere first but I’d be lying. Trouble later but looks good for now!!

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I had lots of help from the girls.

Miss C appeared just as I was flagging with some much needed sustenance in the form of hot buttered toast. I shared it…. Really I did!

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Hubby had been busy cutting up all the wood we have had laying around weathering all last summer.

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Doesn’t it look good. All neatly stacked and ready for next winters warmth.

We finished the work with a quick weed of the new veggie beds.

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Hubby built them last summer. I filled them by riddling a huge area of leaf mould from the bee garden. I dug so deep I actually found a crazy paving yard underneath it all. Perhaps more about that another time should I get around to doing anything with it.
I’ve planted them with onion sets

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And some strawberry runners I found under the blackcurrant bush.

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So that was today’s work. Free compost from garden waste, free wood from friends, free strawberry plants I didn’t know I had and a bag of onion sets from Poundland.

£1 in cost. High in effort… Perhaps not so easy!!!!

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