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Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

If your garden is on a hill and you are planning to build a compost heap, for heaven's sake don't put it at the bottom of the hill.

What goes in, drip by drip, takes months to build up. What comes out, in bags and barrow loads, takes only days to cart away.

We are both totally knock kneed and cross eyed with exhaustion after spending three hot and sticky days emptying the compost bin.

If only we'd designed the garden the other way round.......image

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • turmericturmeric Posts: 775

    When it's empty move it?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    Nowhere to put it now. All beautiful landscaped flower beds and stone patio and what we call "the lawn". image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 775

    Or start a new one at the top until the one at the bottom is emptied? 

  • turmericturmeric Posts: 775

    Ah.  Looks like you can cancel the gym membership then image

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,769

    We have the same ....who needs a gym subscriptionimage

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    It was OK when we set out the garden. We were younger and less embalmed in alcohol.

    This year I felt as if I was dragging Old Father Time, with his scythe stuck in the grass, behind me on every trip.

    Needless to say, the cure is more alcohol.image

    (Any excuse)

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    When they were up they were up

    And when they were down they were down

    And when they were only halfway up they were neither up nor down.



    Build it halfway up!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    There speaks the voice of wisdom.imageAnd possibly experience.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Pansy, I think Homer Simpson said something like, when proposing a toast,  "to alcohol, the cure for, and the cause of, all life's problems".  There is nothing better than sitting in your garden, with a nice glass of wine. If it is red, it is good for you, too. In fact, it is almost health food. That's my justification, anyway. Cheers! Hic! ????

  • The ???? is supposed to be a glass of wine. image

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