About my garden

Monday 25 August 2014

Ants have vacated.

Rose 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Forgive me if I've posted this photo before but it's so lovely it deserves to be in every post. It started in flowering in June and is still going in bursts now in August.
So my workout for the weekend was to empty a compost bin.
I decided it was time to empty the black bin I mentioned back in July and I'm happy to say there was not an ant in sight. So I did the right thing just to wait until they moved on.
I dug out a bucket to see what it was like:

It is quite well rotted and very few worms are present, so that is a good sign. They have moved on too - hopefully to the bin next to this one! 
I had a go at riddling some of it but it was quite wet so I collected it up in five sacks and stacked them just inside the greenhouse door where there is a little bit of space.
It will dry out a little there and I may have a go at riddling the rest of it or, as crops come out of the vegetable garden, I may just layer it on the surface and allow the worms and weather to work it into the beds. 
I have one of the wooden bins to empty too but I'll save that for another day. 

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