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I make no apologies for including this picture every garden should have a compost bin. It is the engine that recycles the prunings in as little as three months, once it has started to work properly. It is what keeps my garden growing exceptionally well with little or no fertilizer. To speed the proces the prunings are shredded and some of the compost from the bottom is added to the fresh prunings. All living things can be added to the compost, but to avoid blowflies meat should not be added. I stick to garden and kitchen vegetable waste. Airation is important and grass cuttings should be mixed with other twigs or the compost might go slimy and not degrade properly. I disguise the compost bin by the use of a Yew tree growing in a pot.

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