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!

Wednesday 5 March 2008

Random pictures from my garden

This time of year there are many lovely opportunities to take photos in my garden

and here are a few things which caught my eye today in between me digging the garden and helping mr cw to prune apple trees..........

A VERY early Fritillary!

A Fabulous rainbow.

Wild daffodils around the base of a Silver Birch tree.


  1. Phew I have finally updated my blog with 5 postings and noticed your comment. Your herbs are doing well and I will be potting them up this weekend to take up the allotment next week after this bad spell of weather.

    You have some beautiful photographs on your website, I am also very jealous of all that homegrown lush compost you have! Hopefully we will both have a great growing year :)

  2. Ooooooooooooooh! Great pics.
    I am sowing a wild flower meadow when the wind dies down and the rain stops!

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  4. Hi Salena and Mrs N!!

    Thank you for the comments..I carry my little digital camera with me outside and snap "before and after " shots...how sad is that!!

    I am sure we will all have a good year growing stuff!

    ( I have a good feeling....)

    Mrs N a wild flower meadow sounds lovely...will you post some pics on your blog?????



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