During October…

I’m planning on doing a much needed revamp of the compost heap and shed area.  The three pallets used as sides for the compost heap will be replaced by new ones ( see below right) which I acquired earlier in the year.  Hopefully I can leave the heap, which is now just about full, alone and won’t have to empty it. The now leaning shed stands on a pallet (see below left) which will be replaced by two concrete slabs which I’ve got tucked away, which means I’ll have to empty then move it.  Plot neighbour John has said that I can use one of his nearby sheds to store stuff in, and I’ve also got the okay to use part of the next door plot to put the old pallets on until they’re burnt. I’ll be removing the blackthorn tree which has become too big and a nuisance with shoots coming up all over the place.


I’ll be doing the work as and when, weather permitting, which will be easier than trying to get it all done in a few days.

Have a good week!

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20 Responses to During October…

  1. CJ says:

    Sounds like a good plan, you’re very organised. It will be lovely when it’s done. I could do with some similar replacement of wood in the garden too, but it might have to wait until next year. Hope there are some dry days for you to get going with it all. CJ xx

  2. Jo says:

    It’s a good time of year to get jobs done, the plot will have slowed right down and the weather won’t be quite as bad as it will be in a month or two. I always found plot neighbours to be very helpful when help was needed, either with muscle or for practical things like storing things.

  3. Liz says:

    Projects! Sounds as though you’ve planned well ahead and I KNOW the completed jobs will be perfect. Good time of year for this.

  4. Daisy Debs says:

    Pallets can be so useful …occasionally they get washed up on our local beach ! 🙂

  5. Dealing with the compost is on our list too, but I’m not promising it will happen in October!

  6. snowbird says:

    Here’s hoping for some good weather so you can get it done.xxx

  7. menhir1 says:

    ‘Scuse me for my confusion, but didn’t you buy a new shed; is the one shown, and if so what will it stand on?
    You seem to have a fair bit of laborious work to do. It looks like there’s a stack of wood being got ready for bonfire night…..or maybe not.
    I don’t know anything about Blackthorn. From what you say, it could be a messy aggressive growing plant. The other possibility is, that is could be a bush more suited to a field.
    Hope the weather is kind to you so you can cross those jobs of the list. xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I’ve only got the shed shown, and I’m replacing the now rotten wooden pallet it stands on with a couple of concrete slabs.
      I’m hoping that it won’t be too laborious, and I may well burn all the old timber, etc. on bonfire night.
      If left blackthorn will grow into a tree and spread via the roots, which is why I’m getting rid of it.
      Thanks, I hope so. xx

  8. mamacazz says:

    You will have your hands full over the coming months, Mike,.
    Hope it’s not too unpalletable!
    Or wet Plant rice is it gets too swamp-like!

  9. It does sound a good plan, it will be great when it’s done 🙂
    I will keep my fingers crossed for good weather, although we seem to have a lot of rain at the moment!
    Take care

    All the best Jan

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Well, now that I’m (finally) commenting after all the work is done, I can see you had a bit of logistical planning to do. Nice to have good plot neighbors.

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