In fact, my drive to get things DONE is excalating.
At first glance it looks as though I've created a huge mess, when actually this is the result of my efforts to free my rotary clothes line (windy-drier) from the surrounding trees.
Yup, I was up with the birds this morning sawing off branches.
He didn't like my method of creating compost - which was to collect kitchen scraps in a plastic bag, tie a knot in the bag - and then chuck it in the garden. Or get The Jord to chuck it in the garden...
He didn't tell me it was the wrong thing to do per se, just gave me a very confused look whenever he saw one of the packets.
So, this morning, I decided to free the compost bin that we inherited from the previous tenants (it had a tree growing out of it...) and while I had the handsaw in the general vicinity, I carried on sawing.
As you can see, I did manage to free the compost bin and move it.
This was it's previous spot - see the little stump?
My mother just informed me that it was an avocado tree.
I've lived here two years now and they still haven't broken down.
Not too bad...
And then added a thin layer of the old compost as a bit of a starter.
And then went hunting for the packets that The Jord had hidden.
I'd say it was like a treasure hunt, but it really wasn't, the contents of some of those packets were slimy and smelly - not treasure just yet!
I'll spare you a photo of that.
Needless to say I added another layer of leaves after putting the slimy scraps in, just to try and contain the smell!
Any other tips for getting a good compost started?