Following on with the theme from last week, garden waste is not just leaves, its all the arisings that we have collected all year and now sit in a corner of our garden. Perhaps the fire that was to be burnt is now sitting sodden and useless until next year when it’s finally dry again, perhaps the compost area is just a pile of green waste.
Well it’s a good time to sort this out, rent a chipper from the local tool hire company and turn your fire heap and mixed pile of rubbish into a good mulch for the beds, get some old pallets and build a new compost heap for the summer ahead. Although of course Mow-N-Bow can always do this for you.
During the year I have turned the compost heaps of grass mulch and other soft arisings for my clients at Mow-N-Blow and will give the heaps one last turn, and next to them get the leaf mulch heaps ready for their two year turn around, eventually going back on the beds for that little extra blanket before it gets really cold.
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business