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!

Monday 1 July 2013

And the winner is...

Ok,  the Hampton Court tickets/Ecover giveaway is now officially closed. Many thanks to Ecover UK for offering the tickets and a Gardeners Pack as prizes.

This morning I wrote down on a slip of paper each name from the list of those who entered, folded it and put each one inside a (clean!) compost caddy.

  I then shut my eyes and, with Compostman there as a witness :-) drew out the first slip of paper

 Then the next and finally the runner up.

So ( cue drum roll...) the winner of the first pair of tickets to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is...

 The winner of the second pair of tickets to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is...


and the runner up, who will get a goody pack of Ecover products is...

Congratulations! And commiserations to those of you who did not win.

If PixieMum, Sarah and Julie you could all email me (compostwoman@the-compostbin.com) with your real life names I can then forward your email on to Ecover UK HQ and they will sort out the tickets or the parcel of goodies.

And when you go, make sure you visit The Ecover Garden and look around the Inspire Zone :-)

Thank you all so much for joining in and sorry to those who were not successful this time. But keep your eyes on The Compost Bin as I may well have more goodies to give away in the future :-)


  1. Trying not to get over excited as my name is uber common, is Sarah me??

  2. Yes! Congratulations :-) Email me your name and I will forward it to Ecover who will make the arangements with you :-)

  3. Haha.... I love that you put the names in a compost caddy :-)

    Well done to the winners, I hope they have a wonderful day.


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