Joy be upon us; I have bought a compost bin and jolly wonderful it is too. We have a council bin for green waste which I'll continue to use for grass cuttings and the stuff that won't compost so well and I'll keep all the best things to feed my compost bin. God, it's exciting being me.
In other gardening news I have a man coming in late August to do some digging and to bring some soil and stones. The stones are for what is called a rockery in English but in German is a Steingarten, a stonegarden. As far as I'm concerned rockeries belong with bungalows and hydrangeas in Frinton. So I will be doing that annoying thing that I criticise everyone else for and will use the German word instead of the English word because it doesn't sound so elderly. Yes, I know this is indeed rockeryist of me and at this point I should claim that I do know rockeries and I don't have any problem with them but I just don't want one in my garden. However, given that almighty slope that I have it's the only thing that I can afford to have to grow things in. So, my Steingarten will be here in September along with soil and I'll be able to get this garden growing.