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.

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Sunday 25 May 2008

Busy making more beds....

This is the rather messy area I constructed some raised beds in earlier on in the year...its all a bit overwhelmed with comfrey at the moment!

So I decided to clear it up, use some of the comfrey in the compost and add another raised bed there.

The tools I used...no petrol powered tools used today!
The bed where I have some Early spuds and some Artichokes growing...now visible as the comfrey has gone!

This last picture is of the main veg garden with some of the carrot bed snugly covered up to protect it from the carrot fly!

Other woman make beds in bedrooms...I make them outside to grow veg in :-0 !


  1. What a big improvement - a day well spent.

  2. Blimey! Your early potatoes are so much further on than mine. I should really make more of an effort earlier in the year, the last two years I've been really late with everything...Slowly does it was my motto...*WAS*...

  3. Ah well...some of them have been eaten by eel worm...due to being in during the very wet weather.so you win some you lose some.......


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