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!

Monday 25 February 2008

No wonder I feel tired!!

Have just completed a major overhaul of the "Bamboo" shrub bed.

Here are some pictures of the hard work, I have not pruned and cleared this bed to this extent for 7 years as I have either been too unwell or too busy or the weather has been too dreadful in previous years.....but this year the weather is kind, I am feeling a little stronger day to day AND am actually ahead of the outside jobs list for once!!

So.......I dived in armed with loppers and the shredder, to tackle the very overgrown Bamboo...and rake up all the dead stuff...and prune the various shrubs back into some semblance of submission....

And this is the end result...for now at least! I have to fork it all over and plant up some Crocosmia Masonorum and various Cordylines and Lavenders and other plants, but for now....Job Done!!!

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