About my garden

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Somerset Compost Champion

I recently went on a Compost Champion training day. This was very exciting for me. It was even the day before my birthday so I regarded it as a birthday treat. I think my children thought I was a little bit mad but I had a great day, met some interesting  people and came away believing that I did know a lot about compost.
There is a science to it but at it's simplest, if you leave a pile of garden waste it will turn into compost - eventually.
So I decided to blog about how I get on making my compost. And as I take plenty of photos of my garden, there will be a few of those mixed in!
The Somerset Compost Champion scheme is designed to train people to go out and encourage anyone who is interested to recycle their kitchen and garden waste into usable compost. In that way we can enrich our gardens for free and reduce waste going to landfill. In Somerset we have garden waste collections and also kitchen waste collections but of course it is better if we can reuse it ourselves. I have to admit to sending shrubby waste and weeds off with the council.

Here is my vegetable garden:
I have four compost heaps:
Two wooden home made ones and two black daleks:
It's such a satisfying thing to do, I hope you'll have a go.


  1. Oooh you clever girl. I do compost but I don't know how good it is. You garden is massive. I love your teepees. What do you use them for?

    1. Thank you. The garden is quite big but I think the photos make it look larger than it really is. I grow sweet peas on the teepees. We bought them from a local willow weaver. I have them growing in pots and I'll plant them out soon.
      I am working on some posts about how I make compost so I hope you'll come back and look and let me know how you get on with yours!


Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
I'm sorry if you have trouble with leaving your comment, thank you for persevering.