Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Scotney Castle - Kent

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_19111.jpg - Today was the day. Off to Scotney Castle at Lamberhurst in Kent, to view the rhododendrons and azaleas for which the gardens are justly famous and to find out how they manage their composting requirements.
Major problem, guys. The rhododendrons aren't out yet and there was not one person thereRead more...

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Tools For Sale

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_0306.jpg - Yes, we have tools for sale at last.
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I was a retailer for years, firstly as a small independent and, before my retirement, as Retail Manager for a very successful charity. When I left, there were 7 shops with a huge warehouse which also supported aRead more...

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Worm Farming in Schools - Inspiring Students

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1-IMG_0810.jpg - Takapuna Beach
Today, we are welcoming a guest blogger, Lisa Stephenson from Auckland, New Zealand. Lisa is a teacher in an Intermediate School (11-13 years) in Takapuna, a community on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. It is a wonderful place to live, right on the seaRead more...

Friday, 10 April 2015

GARDENGEAR - Welcome to our store

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/1-IMG_6371-e1417216545200.jpg - Welcome to garden gear, our specialist store which we know will be of value to you. Here you can check out a selection of books, tools and accessories to make your composting adventure more successful, easier on your back and much more enjoyable.
To access garden gear, you can either:
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

How to Breathe Life This Spring into your Tired Garden Soil. (Courtesy of Old World Garden Farms)

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/12-gardening-331986_1280.jpg - Making compost for improving the quality of garden soil is really what composters who garden are all about. If you do not garden, but are still a compost-person, likely you are motivated by wider thoughts of re-cycling, and composting efforts may be part of a broader spectrum of activity. InRead more...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Unsuitable Compost Ingredients

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/black-87832_1920.jpg - Learn which materials are unsuitable compost ingredients.
The following is a list of items that you should not use as composting ingredients. Some experts say you should not attempt to compost these materials in a domestic situation unless you are very experienced or are using a specialistRead more...

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Catastrophic Compost Problems

http://clevercomposting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/1-IMG_6712.jpg - Compost Problems - Tips for dealing with catastrophe in your compost.
Although a vast amount of scientific research has been and is being done in the fields of domestic and commercial composting, on a domestic level at least, I do think of it as an art. It's a bit like cooking really, atRead more...