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!

Sunday 7 July 2013

Message on my bottle

The first parcel which arrived yesterday was a very special bottle of washing up liquid from Ecover UK :-) Can you see why it is special?

Thank you Lauren from Ecover HQ, I have used a bit already and it smells lovely :-)

As you may remember, I am off to Hampton Court Flower Show sometime this week, thanks to some tickets given to me by Ecover UK. I can't wait to see The Ecover Garden and meet designer Matthew Childs :-) I have spent a very hot couple of hours online today making sure I have all the trains worked out; yesterday we went over to Malvern and I gave my friend Maria her tickets just in case we get separated - I don't want for her to not be able to get on the train!

I am a bit concerned about the heat we are expecting this week  - travelling for 4 hours each way on trains and underground in this heat is not something I am looking forward to, but it is such an adventure to be going somewhere so exciting that I am sure I will manage :-)


  1. Tempertures are set to reach 28 celsius here in Ireland. It's a long journey on the heat but I'm sure it will be worth it. Enjoy!

    1. It was worth the (very long) journey but it was very hot indeed.

  2. Personalised! Brilliant.

  3. I hope you have a lovely day.

    1. I did! It was great :-) but very very very hot.


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