August Diary entry 1
A busy week didn't see me doing any serious gardening but put a pair of secateurs in my hand and the plants better look out! Deadheading is always a must to keep some colour going in the borders and I find it a relaxing, fairly speedy job, weeds have been removed where necessary and straggly summer growth on shrubs and climbers removed.
All this means the compost has been full to the brim with prunings from a silver leaved shrub and a choisya along with some tomato plants that didn't make it to the veg patch. Softer green growth and dead-headings have all been added too.
Miraculously each time I lift the lid on the compost it has shrunk just enough for the next amount of garden waste. Thank you slugs (I have a lot of really big ones in the heap this year!), wood lice, worms and the rest! Annie