Overcast and freezing weather was no handicap for the workers in PTC's garden this weekend. One Chris busied himself emptying the 2011 compost bay in its entirety! He mulched borders all round the garden with the contents which he estimated at about 2 1/2 tons. As if that was brilliant enough, he then began moving the most recent compost from its bay to the adjacent bay. This means that all the new compost is in the bottom and the oldest stuff is on top and 1 bay is now completely empty. Chris also repaired the centre dividing panel which had bowed and was leaning over under the weight. This meant driving in four 8' stakes to brace the dividing panel which should prevent.
|2012 compost being turned & moved from left to right for next year|
While composting manoevres were in progress, Chris G and I were making trellis panels from roofing laths. I think we hammered in 428 nails for each panel. Curving the tops was the tricky part as thin strips had to be glued together and clamped in place round a form. We needed 8 hands each to do this! Unclamping and reclamping long and very springy individual sections sections of lath was not the easiest job in the world!
|Newly emptied bay & repaired divider|
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