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 5 April 2015

Early April in the garden - making good use of my @GabrielAsh11 cold frame


Tomato plants growing well in the @GabrielAsh11 cold frame

Good for the strawberry plants as well !

Full to bursting with plants :)

it was a cool but sunny day here today

I am so busy in the garden and polytunnel at the moment I have not time to even blog a lot! I am so sorry if I have missed comments or not replied but it *is* a very busy time of the year :)  



  1. I noticed that you hadn't been blogging much recently. Welcome back! Jx

  2. Glad that you are just busy, not unwell:)


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