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No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:35
I know this subject has been approached before but I need a sensible and intelligent answer. Right, for many years now as I dig over my veg patches and empty the contents of my compost bin there are no worms. Can anyone tell me why and what can I do to remedy this problem? Thank you.


Posted: 02/12/2012 at 15:39
Thanks everyone for your helpful replies, I have seen snowdrops in pots in garden centres but due to the cost of them I thought I would buy the bulbs this year and plant them in pots myself. I agree with the suggestions about planting them in the green after flowering and if successful I will buy a lot more bulbs next year as I have a large space to fill.


Posted: 01/12/2012 at 16:36
Hi Lyn, I have won 3 items over about 3 years from gardening books to DVDs. But nothing big, I would like to hear from someone who has won something worth hundreds of pounds. Keep the faith Lyn.


Posted: 01/12/2012 at 16:20
Hi. I bought a pack of 25 Snowdrop bulbs a couple of months ago and potted 5 bulbs into 5 x 3" pots and they are now about an inch tall. I plan to plant them out early next year and hope they flower, has anyone tried this and what success have you had? Do they need a spell of cold weather at any time during their growth in the pots?


Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:42
Hi seamus8,

If you go to the problem solviing area of the forum and on page 2 under cats, you will find my question similar to yours with a range of ideas. I particulaly like the fuschia cutting idea as this puts on new growth, apparently.


Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:09
Carolinesmith Thats a good idea about using fuschia prunings as I have quite a lot, also a good way of propogating. Thanks for that.


Posted: 26/09/2012 at 12:18
Thanks, as we live near to a wooded area I guess strong twigs will do the job.


Posted: 26/09/2012 at 11:22
Thanks for your suggestions ilovemontydon I have a rather large area of garden so thats a lot of bamboo canes. I am gradually close planting the area which seems to work, but it is between the roses where the problem mostly is so will try the cane idea there.


Posted: 24/09/2012 at 14:10
Hi, I have a BIG problem with cats messing on my garden. It doesn't matter if the soil is freshly dug or not, does anyone have a proven solution? Thanks.

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 11:48
Can anyone give me advice on deterring cats from messing on my garden. It doesn't matter if it is freshly dug soil or not they will find a spot. Thank you.
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