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there's a worm at the bottom of my garden

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hatstand Fri 21-Jan-05 20:18:45

well, a kilogram of them, to be precise. And they're more at the back door, rather than at the bottom of the garden (not that there's much difference). Have had great fun this afternoon setting up my wormery - got it for Christmas and worms arrived in the post today. Me and dds were up to our elbows in "worm soup". It's ok - that's soup for the worms not made of worms. It was coconut fibre and water, but lots of fun and very messy. Had to ask the plumber (they do have some uses)to empty the bag of worms in as couldn't bring myself to do it. Thankfully he had one himself (a wormery) so didn't think I was a total loon.

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:22:08

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paolosgirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:35:06

Did it work, scalty? We have the most horrendous clay soil, and I did think of getting the worms in...

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:38:26

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paolosgirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:44:07

It sounds like it's worth a try. We did try mixing in soil improver, but tbh the soil is so sticky and heavy it was nigh on impossible to dig it in very deeply at all. I was kind of hoping I could let the worms do the hard bit! Where do you buy worms from?

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:45:16

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scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:48:04

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paolosgirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:50:14

Lovely, thanks! That's a site for my favourites now

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 20:53:39

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paolosgirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:00:46

I must try the slug pellets. I bought some organic ones from a garden centre, which were completely ineffective - the slugs hopped over it and devoured my seedlings

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:05:05

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paolosgirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:08:32

LOL!! The slug nematode things sound fab, and the site has lots of other lovely things that I'll try. I really fancy growing some fruit this year, although I'm not sure if I should get the slug problem sorted out first. Why do you use cat food for slugs?

hatstand Fri 21-Jan-05 21:10:59

paolosgirl - my worms came from - another great site. The nemotodes sound good - I might give them a go

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:14:42

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scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:21:38

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charleypops Fri 21-Jan-05 21:52:53

We have loads of slugs - I'm always standing on them in my bare feet in the kitchen in the early mornings. They ate all my lovely herbs last year. I haven't the heart to kill or even hurt them though. My gran says put salt around this years' herbs and that will stop them without hurting them. Does anyone know if this will work?

scaltygirl Fri 21-Jan-05 21:56:27

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charleypops Fri 21-Jan-05 22:47:39

Ok, thanks Scalty, I'll do a surf x

Sorry to but in!

gingerbear Fri 21-Jan-05 22:50:38

hatstand, was it from Wriggly wigglers??

hatstand Fri 21-Jan-05 23:16:12

yes it was gb

JanH Fri 21-Jan-05 23:20:38

Improving clay soil .

You want grit and humous (sp?) as well as worms for clay.

gingerbear Sat 22-Jan-05 17:45:35

hummous???? (with pitta bread and a side salad?)

gingerbear Sat 22-Jan-05 17:46:24

I want a wormery too from wiggly wigglers
Am saving pennies for one.

BethAndHerBrood Sun 30-Jan-05 22:40:50

and his name is Wiggly Woo!!!!!

BethAndHerBrood Sun 30-Jan-05 22:41:28

I can't believe nobody put that already!!!

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