Posted: 20/07/2017 at 14:41
Josusa, I got the drift of your post and it was done in my time by some, not good for the woodlands. Brought up on smallholdings and farms we always had plenty of compost with horses as well as other animals plus all the green waste that went into the midden to rot down I learned the best ways to make compost. We had masses of trees along the Mill Lane where we lived and it was my job to bag the leaves up, hession sacks back then and put them in the wire baskets we rotted them down in.
Hot boxes were erected in February and topped with our leaf mould mixed with loam for early strawberries and seed planting plus Dads melons before they went in the greenhouses. Dad was a keen gardener, had to be in war time, "if you cannot eat it or sell it do not grow it" but he had his own favourites. Many of the plants I have are his old favourite Peony, Lily's, Carnations to name a few although Chrysanthemums were too much bother, Dad grew them to show and often won with his.
I pop in to the board now and then when something gets my interest not too often now though, the old school of gardening appears to have gone to instant everything and I am not instant anything. A good garden is hard work, short cuts mean doing things twice at least but doing it right the second time. I think my time has gone, even my Daughter has laid a plastic lawn for ease of maintenance, I change my will tomorrow.
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