Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Some of the more retentive amongst you may remember that we got ourselves a composting bin during the summer in an effort to reduce the number of visits we had to make to the tip/dump/genbrugsplads through the year.

This weekend represented a milestone in our composting journey as we were able, for the first time, to use our own compost (we did have to buy some as well unfortunately) when we planted the new bushes.

It was quite a relief that the smell was not too over powering and nothing jumped out at me.

So as it is planting season in the garden, what else should we put in? The idea is to make the corner with the raspberries and blueberries earn it's keep so I have suggested a gooseberry bush. Any other fruit growing suggestions are warmly welcomed...


  1. That bin looks like a Darlek doesn't it.

  2. Anonymous1:14 pm

    I intend to grow raspberries, gooseberries, red & black currants in my soft fruit bed, when G tells me where I am allowed to squeeze it in to this little garden.
    Ir does look somewhat like a darlek.
    Don't all bins?
    You need a drain plunger on the side. Shall I source one?

  3. William had some difficulties deciding the place for the raspberries - this is the second time they have been moved. Since he was involved in moving them this time rather than just picking the spot for them I hope they will stay now!
    The wife

  4. Anonymous7:54 pm

    When we bought this house it had two composting bins - I sold them!
    There is no R in Dalek.
    You will need nets to keep the birds off red berries