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!

Friday 4 April 2008

Random photos from the garden

I LOVE this time of year.
Our garden looks at its best in the late spring and early summer( although I am working on planting up more herbaceous perennials in the beds)

I wandered around in the sunshine today, listening to the birdsong, watching compostgirl on her bike in the sunshine, and took a few photos of the lovely flowers in the garden.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed looking at the originals!!


  1. Great stuff!
    Tis my favourite timeof the year too.
    I have some new bulbs to plant and also am ordering some bluebells soon for the area under the sycamore tree.

    Great stuff!


  2. Wow CW, AWESOME playlist!!
    You may wish to lend an ear to Blackfoot, Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Fairport Convention...to hunt the black hare will really make you smile!
    (Chris's oh)

  3. Thanks Mike!

    I will look on playlist .com to see if any are on there ( I can only pick whats on the list, sadly...)

    As I have lots of those bands on vinyl...( wow, showing my age or what!!)

  4. I love Bluebells Mrs N!!

    Our wood is now very blue...I MUST get a photo of it to post for you all to see!


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