Speke Hall in Liverpool is a magnificent Tudor house, one of my preferred National Trust properties. A lot of work is undertaken keeping it a popular place to visit. But behind the scenes there are many activities that go towards helping keep Speke Hall and its beautiful gardens well worth a visit. It is a hidden jewel and people do forget about it when it is almost on your doorstep!
Composting at Speke Hall. One of my favourite activities, producing compost in a short time from waste vegetables, grass, weeds and cardboard. An activity that goes on behind the scenes helping to keep Speke Hall beautiful!
The material was collected from the kitchen garden and cafe at Speke Hall, piled here ready to be processed by myself .
More material was collected, now the process can begin!
Now a few more steps are needed for the composting process to start its magic ….
The magic can start now…..let’s have a look at it after just one week.
Notice how much it has shrunk by volume…..the magic is working!
The process is certainly working just look at the steam……
Lets have a closer look…..
It hardly looks recognisable after just one week.The compost is used on the vegetable growing plot at Speke Hall with many of the vegetables making it on the plate in the cafe at Speke Hall, helping you to enjoy good home grown food as part of your visit! Staff, volunteers etc., can now all compost away recycling weeds and vegetables from the cafe!
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