Let’s Build A Compost Bin!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the compost bins at the Priory (see "Composting the Priory") and was inundated with one request for more information on how I built them.  So, for what my carpentry skills might be worth, here we go.   A couple of years ago, I picked up a copy of … Continue reading Let’s Build A Compost Bin!

Composting the Priory

I like making compost bins.  I can't seem to stop.  Stick me in a garden and before you can say, "Sticky Toffee Pudding," I'll have knocked up a range of 'bins.   Whether you want me to or not - I just keep on building them: whether at the other garden I tend; in my … Continue reading Composting the Priory

Super Evolving Foxgloves

So.  Having burnt my foxgloves (moderate oven, 72 hours), I re-sowed some fresh seed into the same half tray, watered them, popped the tray in a plastic bag and placed on the floor under the bench (away from the heater).  And when I looked yesterday there were three young foxgloves still alive!   How did that happen?  … Continue reading Super Evolving Foxgloves

Compost, Compost and Yet More Compost

A great deal of my time at the Priory is spent  gazing into the middle distance and humming, is spent dealing with the huge amount of grass clippings, leaves and general garden waste that the grounds produce.  All of this precious resource had, during previous years, been dumped in one enormous heap.  Rabbits burrowed and … Continue reading Compost, Compost and Yet More Compost