Discoveries in the garden

Discoveries in the garden

The b/f and I discovered this lurking behind the hibiscus and some other bushes at the back of our garden (you can see said bushes in the photo). I was intending to buy a compost bin almost identical to this! I dragged it out of the garden - it's covered in spiders and cockroaches and snails and god knows what else. Some genius had put a plastic bag and a can in it and there was a bit of mulch left in the bottom, which is just sitting in the garden now. Now, to get rid of the bugs on it, should I just give it a good hosing and pick the snails off? Should I use flyspray? Or will that leave nasty chemicals in the mulch? And where should I put it? Light? Shade? Soil? Grass? Concrete? Any advice would be great. And my herbs have picked up after a cool change in the weather and good watering. The sage and parsley look a lot better now, the coriander is still a bit yellow and limp, I hope it picks up. I have to restrain myself from using it and pulling off all the leaves before the poor plant has time to establish - I LOVE coriander.
pesky pole, please help!

pesky pole, please help!

Dudleya?

Dudleya?

I think she’s dying, and container garden happiness

I think she’s dying, and container garden happiness

Time to move the Seedlings??

Time to move the Seedlings??

Its an addiction

Its an addiction

My lovely garden-both veggie and roses…

My lovely garden-both veggie and roses…