Posted: 20/10/2014 at 17:52
"putting worms from the compost bin into the borders is a bit of a waste....."
Debatable but it does depend on how you do it. If you are trying to build up decent borders (as I am in the process of doing ), some excess worms.....those few recalcitrant individuals who drop onto the ground when the lid is lifted.......can be incorporated into your borders along with some of the organic matter in which they have been living. I certainly wouldn't advocate hoofing all the worms that collect on the lid out into the garden...........my post probably didn't make that clear My method of rehoming my excess worms is just my experience but composting is an interesting subject ( well, it beats what's on TV these days )
I would add that I have only be using the Dalek type bins ( without a front opening either) for a couple of years.....prior to that, I always had the more natural "heaps" along with Wormeries