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!

Thursday 2 July 2015

Plants in the post

I was excited to receive some plants to review in the post today - Unwins sent me three Salvia Katy Glen plants  which arrived in a small cardboard box

Salvia ‘Kate Glen’ is exclusive to Unwins and the  pink flowers are held on tall, dense spikes that will bloom all summer long, gradually deepening to a glowing violet, providing an ever changing display of colour. 

It’s drought tolerant and frost hardy so is perfect for a garden in full sun with free draining soil. As well as the colour changing flowers it also has deliciously scented , so an added bonus!
I am looking forward to seeing how these grow in my newly planted up south facing summer perennial bed by the patio. The scented leaves should add to the overall perfumed effect I hope!

You can find out more information about these plants, along with ordering details on the Unwins website   here

The small but healthy looking plants have been potted on into individual posts and I will plant them out in a few weeks when they have grown a little larger.

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