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Compost bin screening

03 October 2017 22:28:41

When I finally got around to tidying up the area beside the shed last autumn and made a proper planting bed, I was able to release the long-suffering Fatsia from its pot and get it into the ground.  It has really taken off this year and is starting to do a grand job of screening the two compost bins. 

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 04 October 2017 08:58:47

It looks great there. I gave mine away a few years ago, but I've recently been thinking I need to purchase another.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 04 October 2017 09:26:56

That is doing a great job, Joan and it will thrive in that area as there must be some leaching of nutrients from the compost bins.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 04 October 2017 10:41:39

Good when a freed plant really thrives. 

Scrubber Scrubber 04 October 2017 13:38:37

So much nicer than those hideous panels of 'greenery' And its enough just to screen them through the foliage. It softens the look of the bins so well.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 05 October 2017 00:38:58

That's a whopper! I got a little plant from Jackie earlier this year and it is still in a pot - but it looks like it will take off when it gets into the ground too! These are such exotic plants! And another season and you won't be able to find those compost bins :-)

Jackie Jackie 05 October 2017 07:45:26

That looks amazing Joan and as Hazel said it will cover that in time. Mine is looking great and I've another one that I'm planting on the other side as I've taken out a few plants that are getting their marching orders. ;) 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 05 October 2017 13:17:05

Ha Ha Jaclie - you could give twenty plants their marching orders in any of your borders without creating much space!!!!!!

Fleurette Fleurette 05 October 2017 22:40:51

What a really healthy fatsia, Joan. It looks very happy there, all shiny and glossy.  

I grew up with these in our garden and took a cuttting to Donegal.  A side shoot roots very easily, Jacinta.  

Joan, the Lass from Gracedieu, asked us about our dahlias.  I‘ve given my short list. Now I am wondering if you would like to see other compost bin screens?  If it isn't pouring rain tomorrow, I will take a picture of mine!  Isn’it the rain relentless?  I barely did any gardening in September, and eventually, I got out this afternoon.   

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 05 October 2017 23:02:41

My goodness! What a difference a few miles makes! I was painting my new Pergola all day today - even had to shed the layer of "autumn" gardening gear!!!!

JoanG JoanG 06 October 2017 20:23:33

Margot, you gardeners in Donegal have really struggled with the weather this summer and early autumn. September was not as nice as usual here but by comparison we can't complain and we've had a nice few days for gardening lately.  Yes, I'd be interested to see what others do to screen their compost bins.  My garden is small and, until the fatsia was planted, they were in plain sight! 


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