Above is what I would call an impressive compost pile. At about 18′ tall and growing, the intent is to go up the ladder and dump at the peak. I’ve been up that ladder a dozen times already with no mishaps yet! Speaking of impressive, this slug, seen this morning, measured about 4″ long and I almost picked up a different, 6″ version of this later this morning that I thought was debris!
After general clean-up (sweeping, tidying, light deadheading) in my two assigned gardens, I moved on to processing bulbs (above) for their big Plant Fair on October 3rd and 4th. These are bulbs that were lifted from the gardens or taken out of containers. I processed a couple hundred and then was shifted to work on changing out a pot display with Jonny, Susan and Thies. Directly below is Susan heading off with the first batch of potential candidates. The pots are changed over many times during the year and a stock of many, many containerized plants is held in reserve to use in these artistic arrangements. With Jonny as lead, the four of us worked well together to create an engaging combination. Below are some of the highlights of this fun task. At the end of the day, we all helped Fergus and Rich fork recently cut hay in to the trailer and haul it to another pile. One of the things I appreciate the most is the willingness of everyone to help each other out. They are a tight knit group and it shows. Again, glad to be hear and some additional photos are further below….I felt my age today but didn’t want the youngsters to know it! Good exercise for sure!