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!

Saturday 20 December 2014

LAST DAY to vote for me in the Plant Me Now hanging Basket competition.

Ok lovely blogging friends - I made it to the final of the @PlantMeNow design competiton with my insect attracting hanging basket design!

Thank you if you voted for me in the semi final and PLEASE do so again in the Final, share with your friends, tweet the link etc etc My design is Summer Scent-sation

Here is the link to vote

Plant Me Now competition voting page on Facebook 

If I win this competition my design will go into production in 2015 and be offered for sale by Plant Me Now :) I don't get anything from the sales, just the honour of being the winning design and the knowledge that my insect attracting hanging basket design will be on sale :)


  1. Done, fingers crossed for you:)

  2. Oh gosh ..... it's so close. My vote got you ahead ... but only by ONE vote. It was 62 verses 63 when I left. Fingers crossed. xx

    1. The vote shuts at Midnight tonight! How can I get more votes?


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