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 12 May 2019

New polytunnel!

Finally! After much hard work (mostly by Compostman) and a huge amount of sorting out and clearing out all the contents of the polytunnel, taking off the old cover, digging out the sides, waiting for a calm day to put the new cover on (just Compostman and I, and it was hard work!)

New geotextile floor, new stable door and window system at far end.

It's finished!

Now to put all my stuff back in (!) and fill it with the plants waiting in the Gabriel Ash coldframe (see here  A tidy garden and a full cold frame)

and I'm slowly putting back pots, bags of growing medium, and getting the buckets and trays ready to put out the tomatoes. But that is for tomorrow.


  1. I have often wondered if I should have a polytunnel. For the moment everything is planted outside, and is open to the elements and bugs.

    1. I find it essential, a giant potting shed/woman cave as well as growing space. Also really useful to work in on cold days in the winter :)


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