Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Tuesday 12 June 2007

In the garden today...

Today I mowed the paths round the pool and down into the wood, the clearing under the big oak tree and all round the veg patch.

Round the pool
The pool

The view back to the wood

Into the wood

The clearing under the big oak tree

I filled up 6 compost bins with alternating layers of hay and chicken/ guiunea pig poo, grass clippings, paper and card bits and weeds..that will make a nice hot heap!

and I watered all the plants in the polytunnel ( but I do that every day) potted into final pots some more aubergine plants and a melon, tied up the cucumbers AND Mr cw watered the spuds ( so I can mulch with grass clippings tomorrow!)

phew! a busy day!


  1. WOW What a day's work...what's that blue sky thingy? Not seen one for ages!


  2. do the lawn clippings work well for the potatoes? It is time for me to plant my tubers, this weekend it is on the list!

  3. Hello - just having a browse at your blog - it is fantastic! I just learned that i can put the mess that the Guinea Pigs make in my composter, which is great.

    Your garden is fantastic and i have really enjoyed reading all that you have to say.



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