Last week saw a birthday here and the occasion of the (almost) completion of the dream structure.
Work had started way back in the new year
Getting everything square and level
Bit by bit
Charles Dowding of No Dig fame and a compost wizard as you can read here
These are his compost bins and we have always dreamed of emulating them
Now that dream was coming true
We couldn’t wait to start using them even before they were finished
Then the roof started going on
A big overhang at the back will provide tool storage
Not quite finished but convincing enough to celebrate a birthday
Finishing touches will include water collection and, of course, adding the name plate: “The Dowdings”
We have the blessing of the man hiself:
A birthday is always an upside down kind of day – such as starting with a special radish breakfast
and this birthday is always marked by a walk up the hill, looking down on where we normally are
and getting closer to things we normally see in the distance – this ancient holly stands out from far away
but getting close shows its girth and age
We discovered some things we can’t see from our patch
and brought back some treasure
5 thoughts on “Birthday Bins”
Wow!! These are seriously impressive! The royalty of compost bins!
Happy birthday xxx
Thanks for the birthday wishes.
Monty Don, eat your heart out! These are amazing! Belated birthday greetings too.
Come to think of it, Monty Don talks about garden compost a lot but I don’t remember ever seeing his compost heap on TV – do you think he is hiding something?
Monty’s bins have been featured over the years on the TV – they’re impressive in size, but are fairly standard in construction. Nothing like your “Dowdings”!