compost bin on stone flags
I am a complete novice at all things gardening but would like to do my bit for the struggling bee/butterfly population.
I am not working due to long term ME/CFS problems so money and energy are both in short supply.
Growing veg though desirable is not really practical given the long periods of time i am confined to bed. ( often for weeks at a time )
I have a small front garden 3.20m x 2.10m recently populated with bee friendly, easy sown flowers. I will need advise on this later.
I have a rear yard paved with flags and currently hosting a number of pots and containers, also populated with recently sown bee/butterfly wildflowers. I am after some advice on the setting up of a compost bin on my paved back yard.
I was thinking of purchasing a 220litre plastic compost bin( 740 x 740 x 900 ) and siting it on a raised bed.I was going for this option as my health issues need a composting system that is cheap and energy/time lite.I was thinking of using the following to build the bed.
I was going to build it 1m x 90cm. Is this large enough to host the plastic bin?
Do i need to put anything down to protect the newish Indian flags that have been laid? How do i prevent soil/excess water from leaching onto the flags?
What material should i use to form the base?
What else do i need to consider?
I am also looking at setting up some raised beds for growing bee/butterfly friendly flowers some time in the near future so any advice on this is most appreciated.
I would also appreciate any spare materials for undertaking these projects.
Many thanks in anticipation.