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all l have is weeds in my compost bin. l was going to empty it today but the rain has not stoped so l am hoping that l can do it on saturday
My compost bin has worked very well over the years but this year it is jammed in the middle,inspite of hefty blowsdownward.I now have to scrape away from under with a trowel !!!
Great blog post. Thanks.
I might try to plant left over seed potatoes in one of my larger compost bays, using well rotted manure through straw and hemp. Fingers crossed.
I have a pile of old bits of wood next to my compost bin and last year I found 2 toads sheltering there, with yellow stripes down their backs. My slugs have not been so bothersome this year, so my old bits of wood are there to stay.
I often find slow worm nests in mine. I count myself very fortunate!
Never thought about toads or frogs in my bin,so thanks for warning,i shall be more careful now.
Finding wildlife in the compo bin is the worst thing in the gardening day, oop t'lotty. I have found bumble bees, a rats nest, sow bugs, (wood lice) and a multitude of wrigglies, crawlies and buzzers. I HATE causing distress to the wee critturs, but as there are some 6 bins, barrels, tubs and bins for compost making, I do have a choice of compost to use. No toads yet, but an occasional froggie goes wooing out into the damp nights from a bin quite often. I think a second pond is called for, for the use of toads, should they desire. I would also welcome newts, sober preferred !