Compost, compost and compost

Despite it being a mostly rainy week I managed to dig out and sieve a barrow load of compost from my own heap on two mornings.  I used one out on the plot in various areas, the other I bagged for use later on.  Not surprisingly the robin was around most of the time and I had to keep stopping to check where he was.

On Tuesday afternoon I helped to unload, move and stack ten pallets of bagged multi-purpose compost, horse manure, grow bags and more which was the horticultural society’s annual bulk delivery.  Thankfully it didn’t rain, the lorry arrived on time and there were plenty of people to help.  Two hours, including a break for tea and biscuits, saw it all done for another year.

At home I’ve sieved a bag of bought potting compost which I’ll be using to start various seeds, including some flowers and the tomatoes,  off in pots on the windowsill.  I hope to start sowing these during next week.

It’s been a typically damp and dull Easter weekend with the outlook remaining unsettled until mid-week, then drier and noticeably warmer.

Have a good week!


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37 Responses to Compost, compost and compost

  1. Lucky you guys with all that lovely compost and manure. I find it tricky in our small urban garden to store big bags and worse of all, they are so heavy and awkward to lift or carry so I find it a struggle to fill all my pots but hey ho, must be done. Any ideas for how to make it easier would be gratefully received. Best wishes, Julie

  2. Jenny says:

    Happy Easter, and let’s hope the weather improves soon. 🙂

  3. CJ says:

    Love the photo, compost is pure gold isn’t it. I’m eyeing up my compost bin this morning and wondering whether today is the day to empty it and spread it over the raised beds. I need some potting compost, but I’m not keen on lugging it home from the garden centre. Well done on sorting out the Horticultural Shed’s supply for the year, a job well done. Have a lovely weekend Flighty. CJ xx

  4. Jade C says:

    Wow! The compost looks so deliciously nutritious. Perhaps I should make some for my planters but on a much smaller scale.
    Thanks Flighty. Have a good week to you too.

  5. menhir1 says:

    The daffi banner is a really bright and cheerful header, especially with all the odd weather and long winter we’ve been having.

    I am surprised to see you could still sift compost Mr f. Everything earthbound here, is totally sodden and in many places, boggy. Xxx

  6. Jo says:

    It’s sounds like you’ve had a busy but productive week, and that’s a job well done. No wonder Mr Robin was following you around, I’m sure he was rewarded with some tasty worms from the compost.

  7. That is good looking compost! I can’t wait for it to warm up and starting sowing too. Xxx

  8. Zoe says:

    I’ve been out of the loop but I’m glad to return to the gardening blogging world and find you’re still plotting. I’m catching up on your blog now (and dreaming of better weather!!)

  9. Caro says:

    Sorting out the compost bin is top of my agenda today; I noticed the top bit hasn’t rotted down at all so I’m going to hope the rain stays off and empty the bin completely. I don’t think I’ll have enough good compost to bag any but will sieve and spread what I can. Here’s hoping for some drier weather! xx

  10. karen says:

    Your compost looks fab. Mine are still waiting to be emptied. Honestly the weather has been non stop rain. Can’t get on the garden at all. Anyway, your daffodil headline looks so cheerful. I’m just going to tidy my potting shed – again! It’s the closest I can get to being outdoors. I shall put the radio on and sweep madly! Enjoy your week Mike. Karen xx

  11. Chloris says:

    That looks like good stuff. There’s nothing like homemade compost. It feels like a magic trick.

  12. Liz says:

    Compost and horse manure — brown gold! You were busy with the Horticulture Society’s bulk supplies. Tea and biscuits well deserved. We have an up and down forecast here this week– some days near freezing. Hope your weather is more conducive to plotting.

  13. Job well done. Happy Easter Flighty. Rain rain go away.

  14. snowbird says:

    Your compost looks mighty fine to me! Lovely that the robin keeps you company as it

  15. Katherine says:

    Not a good spring for the gardener

  16. nikkipolani says:

    Many hands make light work. Especially when it comes to big deliveries!

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