Posted: 26/06/2016 at 22:16
If it's rotted it can go straight on the soil but if it is fresh, bung it in with your compost. You don't need to get too hung up on this brown green thing, as long as it is uncooked plant waste it will all break down in time. I am not keen on dalek bins because the secret of good compost is turning it and mixing it up, again and again. Soft green leaves rot fastest, chunks of wood can take years so the best way is to break up your material into smaller pieces, leaving wood and wood chips in a separate bin but coarse stems, plant leaves, peelings, grass and so on in your main bin. Leaves from trees can go in, especially if you chop them up, but they will make the very best compost if you put them in a wire sided container and just leave them alone for a couple of years. As you have seen, some people add cardboard and paper and Bob Flowerdew wees in his bins, but I tend to stick to plants!