Linda Armstead

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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 18:55

Thanks for all your ideas and advice.

I'll see what I can do about the article,  Alan. Ironic timing....esp as I've now go GW subscription! Maybe I can look on-line for article.

I'm intending to see if our Recycling Officer (Guernsey) has any tips and shall go along with the farmers and local dairy idea.... we also  need to work on rainwater harvesting!!

Hope you all have a good gardening year and make lots of wonderful compost!


Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:26

I do like the wormery idea. Kids love wiggly things -even if they do squeal when thet see the squirming!

Seems a cheat to compost off site - worth thinking about though.

Also think about chicken wire, but having seen the tenacity of local rats I think they'd just climb up it!

Thanks for your views.


Posted: 31/12/2012 at 16:54

I want to choose a compost maker. There are some specifics needed though!

I work in a primary special needs school and we are working through the RHS benchmarking. We are keen to compost,  however, the school site joins both fields and a hotel complex. From there any ground based compost bins have attracted unwanted guests (rats).

That means we need another solution - hence I'm thinking of  tumble composter....... but which one?

We need one which is

  •  not expensive [cheap!]
  • VERY stable
  • easy to tumble and empty - our pupils have various mobility problems
  • long-lasting (axis reinforced?)

There seem to be many available but without advice from folk with experience choosing the right one is tricky.

Anyone out there got any advice?


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