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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:45

It is very moist outside. 

Might stay in bed!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 21:40
I hope you all appreciated my not putting up big photos of my mass of wriggling worms (nor the 500g of mealworms that walked themselves across the bench!)

I didn't want to upset OL!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:54

Yay!! The worms DID arrive!

THE DANDELION PROBLEM

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:08

Pauline, I have similar issues. I'm seriously considering a hip flask to help "lubricate" the joints before I try to get back up

Gardening buddies

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:43

We've a robin nesting I suspect in the garden hedges. It is funny to be out digging in the garden to have to stop as you're worried you're going to catch this little bird with your shovel as it sits up close as it can to get the worms as they appear in the turned earth.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:35

Just checked the tracking device. They HAVEN'T left it by the gate as requested (I left a secure box to put them in). Looks like I'll have to hope they left a "collect from here" note as I'm worried if they don't redeliver tomorrow morning (unlikely being a Saturday) the poor devils will NOT be happy waiting until Monday!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:32

Perhaps soup wasn't the best of words! The vegetable scraps have started to break down and go soft rather than their perky little selves. I'll be sure to add some cardboard in if it looks too damp.

I'm not sure I'd be too impressed at being thrown in a box and bounced around in the back of a van!

will my new four tier plastic greenhouse work same as a glass one?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:15

What are you hoping to grow in this plastic greenhouse? Fruits? Veggies? Where are you based

I think if you explained why you need to be heating a plastic greenhouse we might be better able to understand and help you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 13:09
Edd wrote (see)

Hi Clarington. 

Yes i will be around today (In and out for coffee)

Great news about the worms arriving today. 

You have a can-o-worm system with a tank for drainage at the bottom (leave the tap open at all times unless it gets to dry). You start at the next level up and work upwards from there. Hope you have aged bedding material ready to put the worms in when they arrive.  Looking forward to any questions you have.

Enjoy

Edd.

Edd. I was going to skim the top off the compost bin (been in there well over a week and looks a delightfully nasty soup) to act as a starting base for them. Does that sound about right? I know they come with some form of bedding too to act as a starting point. I must have spent hours on You Tube watching videos but I know I've still so much to learn!

KEF wrote (see)

Cool, dark & damp here.   GH open half way here Clari, sure yours will be okay.

Suppose I'd best do my ironing

Hopefully. At least the plants have had chance to harden off slightly so I am not too concerned. The weather report isn't looking promising for this weekend - I'm blaming OL she was worrying about hot summers and empty water butts!

I've a second batch of tomato seeds to plant this weekend but aside from the wormery I can't see much less getting done in the garden.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:18

Oh Mike someone upstairs really is doing their best to test you aren't they. But just remember - they wouldn't be testing you if they didn't think you strong enough to over come it.

I hope your daughter finds somewhere new to live soon, perhaps there are greater plans ahead for her and her wonderful children. Do they live near you currently?

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