Came down to try and complete the assembly of my third compost bin. Before I started it was obvious the wind last night had wrought havoc all over the site. Greenhouse frames and net cages turned over, shed roofs removed, greenhouse panels stoved in and netting blown around.
I was lucky I had only a netting tunnel that had been dislodged and took a moment to re-peg it over the hoops. With help from a young neighbour a couple of net 'poly'-tunnels were returned to their rightful plots, Having been blown onto neighbouring plots. A greenhouse with plastic panels like mine had panels split and one blown in but there was nothing immediate we could do.
Then I returned to the job of completing the compost bin thinking all I needed to do was screw the panels together. However, I soon realized there was more to it.
First I need to add back braces to the edge of two panels to take the corner screws. I also had to dig out and level the ground and line it. The recommendation is 10mm strong square wire netting, small enough to keep rats out but very expensive. (£50 for 6 metres only 90 cm wide at Homebase, Castle Lane.) Instead I plan to lay small (2'×1') slabs with narrow gaps between as I'm assuming worms will find their way through the gaps.
By the time I had levelled the ground it was time to go home leaving the final assembly to my next visit -again!