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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Monday 4 March 2013

what is growing at the moment in the garden

Seeing as so many of you mentioned my Snowdrops, I thought I would take you on a little walk around the garden and show you what is growing at the moment...

 Snowdrops along the edge of the gravel

Cassi Cat sniffing the flowers

Out on the front road and more snowdrops along our verge

Back inside our garden and I heard buzzing...and spotted this lovely bumble bee on the honeysuckle.

She was moving purposefully from flower to flower, getting valuable nectar to fill her tummy and give her energy

Leaving the bee behind, here is an old cider mill, again surrounded by Snowdrops

Corner of the garden looking out of our front boundary hedge onto the lane. More Snowdrops, and lots of Daffodils popping up now. And a Primrose in the bottom right corner.

A splendid Hellebore under a tree

 Turning away from the lane now and heading across the garden towards the veg plot and wood.

The remains of a Silver Birch carries some interesting fungi.

 More Snowdrops - it has been a really good year for them I think.

I hope you all enjoyed the look around my garden.


  1. Your Snowdrops look great. I love the way you've got them edging the paths. It's great the way they spread in clumps. All looks so pretty.

  2. Those snowdrops look amazing :)
    It's always good to see the bees busy this early in the year too.
    Thanks for sharing


  3. Gorgeous snowdrops - and I am so pleased to see the winter honeysuckle - what a great plant!

  4. The Lonicera Fragrantisimma is always a lovely sight at this time of year and attracts lots of emerging Bumblebees :-)

    The snowdrops are really good this year, I am most impressed with them - the crocii are slow to get going yet, though.

  5. The snowdrops look lovely. Were they there when you moved in? We haven't got any in the garden and I'm thinking of introducing some for next year. Seeing yours might well have inspired me to do it.

  6. Matt some were there already but we have added and moved around a lot.

    We have quite a few snowdrops, daffs and bluebells in an area of the wood which is to be dug up and levelled so if you want to come and dig some up "in the green" you are welcome to do so - we are not that far away from you?

    email me if you are interested.

  7. Thank you, that's very kind. I've dropped you an email.

  8. Thank you for the snowdrop walk. Very pretty.
    Love from Mum

  9. OH I did enjoy that stroll THANK you ...and to think we just had another big snow storm here Friday ~sigh


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