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The Essence of Gardening in 12 Objects: 1

Inspired by recent examples of ‘capturing the essence’ of things by crystallising them into a dozen or so objects, I thought I’d do something similar for gardening. 238 more words


Compost Pit

The Fairfax Blog was contacted by a resident who wanted to alert everyone in The Fairfax Building that there is a new building amenity–a compost pit. 407 more words

The Fairfax Building


I had better turn the compost too.

Two piles have been fermenting for almost 2 years and will be ready in spring for spreading over the vegetable plots, but now they need a bit of mixing and aeration. 44 more words


Secretaries' Day

Extract from my latest book – M for Misc…

Threnody Higginbottom is my secretary. I call her Miss Smith. She files everything under M for Miscellaneous. 256 more words

Secretaries' Day

Cow's Stomach Compost

Today’s ‘compost review’ courtesy of the wine critic persona found in the oddest of places.

I today sampled a very young and imbalanced compost pile, the content of which reminds one somewhat of what one expects the content of a cow’s stomach to hold. 134 more words


It has been cold and the ground froze pretty deep. Now it has warmed up again, and I can rake leaves while I wait for the ground to thaw out enough to finish digging. 25 more words