We spent the day yesterday messing about in the garden. I am very proud to say that for a 'laid back' style garden it now has minimal identifiable (by me) weeds. I got rid of loads of sticky weed things, and bind weed, some nettles and randomly some grasses I'm just not keen on. I think grass in borders would suit a minimalist garden, but an overgrown laid back one. So it is on its way out.
We 'bought' brown bin from the local council this year, at a bargain of thirty five pounds which gives us two weekly collections of garden greenery. It's been brilliant so far, as I don't feel guilty (am imagining they compost it) for binning it yet don't need to deal with scary compost myself.
Although brave M did empty the blue bin of 'compost' that was left in our garden over two years ago by previous owners. Lots of recognisable tea bags, some bits of plastic bags and tin foil but some 'compost'. I don't think there were any rats, but there were certainly many small spiders. He put all this on top of the red ant nest we discovered (after some boiling water) so maybe...maybe with a bit more work we will actually have another vegetable patch and manage to grow some.
We have been eating the teeny lettuces I'm growing on my windowsill. Suspect they are only small as I accidentally got too carried away with the seeds and sprinkled too many. Nice though, although I did find out the reason some of the leaves are a little yellow is the soil may be lacking in phosphates. Now they sound appealing don't they? Anyone got an organic, non- creepy crawly way of adding phosphates in to compost/soil please?