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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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, 18 May 2012

A wander around my garden

 I think our garden looks at its best at this time of year - lots of early summer flowers are in bloom and everything looks lush and green

Finally the rain stopped and I could mow the grass!

I love this north facing boarder, it is full of aquilegias, iris, tree paeonies and all sorts of lovely flowers

I am in the middlle of digging out and restocking this east facing boarder, lots of new plants waiting to go in - when I have a few spare moments!

Still have patches of wild flowers in the lawn, so I do not mow them but leave them be.

I love Honesty :-)

Another tree paeony - they seem to do really well in our garden, such exotic looking blooms!

The last of the bluebells, still bravely flowering in the wood

And I couldn't resist bringing some of the flowers inside


  1. I am in envy of your peonies, they are a favourite of mine along with roses. I think I'd have nothing but those two flowers in my garden if I could get away with it! Thank you for the garden-walk!


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