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Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 17:57

Hi Lyn, Bilje, thanks for your response. Tootles, thanks for the photo. I will give a beehive bin a try.

Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:30

Hi Lyn, thank you for quick response. Just one more question - do I need to paint inside of the wooden bin before I start using it? I'm a bit worried the wood may rot (together with the kitchen waste I'm going to put) over the years?

Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:12


I'd like advice on a suitable compost bin for my small garden. It's 10m x 10m and elevated about a foot from the patio. I've read a lot (not all I'm afraid) of the threads about the compost bins in this forum but have not found what I am looking for. Because my garden is small and elevated, I am reluctant to go for an unsightly plastic bin (daleks, as frequently referred to in the forum). Also I have no tree or shrubs to hide a bin. From what I've read in the forum, it seems the wooden beehive bins are not as efficient as daleks. Does anyone have a beehive bin or have used it and can tell me if it'd work in a shady corner of my garden?

Orchids - getting them to flower again

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:31

My orchid is about three years old and developing new flowers third time. I think it likes where it is - sunny windowsill close to a radiator.

Wide and short garden - very shady.

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 14:40

I do sympathise with you susan_lily because my garden is square (10m x 10m) but also elevated. It's bordered with laurels on three sides and just lawn in the middle, which has been overtaken by moss. Peckie's garden sounds really nice but I am not sure if that design will work on an elevated garden (about a foot above patio level). I want to re-design the garden but don't know where to start and engaging a garden designer will be too expensive. Sorry about moaning, not giving advice.

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Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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