I’ve gone ahead and bought a new compost bin.  I’d thought about it last year, but winter wasn’t the right time, and I had nowhere to put it.  But with new plans afoot for the shadiest border, now seems the right time to buy it and construct it.  And here it is!20190428 (1)

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First, some brown paper that will be torn apart and scrunched to fill the bottom of the bin when it’s assembled and in place.

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When assembled, the bin is 60 x 60 centimetres square and 83 centimetres tall  (24 x 24 x 32 inches) and produce 300 litres of compost, though I’m not sure how long that will take.

I’m sure there could have been a better-sized box to send it in!

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All the pieces are there, and there is no damage that I could see.

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But it’s going nowhere, other than back in the box and into the conservatory, until I’ve demolished part of this wall (nearest existing bin) and removed plants and soil.

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Then, with a bit of luck, it should look like this . . .


. . . and then I might buy a second one!