The compost heap project is progressing. I have concreted in the four posts that mark the corners of the first area, and marked one with the Hand of Sauron to ward off evil spirits.
The sides are being prepared, the idea being to create a faintly rustic effect by using the old unfinished oak fence panels. They don't look very promising (they're starting to rot), but I'll dry them off, slather them with wood preserver, and paint them with green Cuprinol on the outside, and black creosote on the inside. The far plank on the trestles is as rescued from the garden, the near one has been worked on to take off the worst of the surface rot.
You can see the current compost heap behind the posts. It's big. Once the new area is properly in place I can shred the outer layers of compost and deploy the good stuff underneath around the garden.