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I'm not the person to ask! Sat down in the garden yesterday and read the instructions inside the wormery lid. They have obviously survived despite my care, not because of it!
Trouble is, if they get waterlogged for too long the roots are starved of oxygen and they die.
Due to my failure to put the wormery in the greenhouse during the winter, it stood outside through all that bad weather, and it is thriving. I removed a lot of stuff yesterday to mix with compost for my tomatoes and had to pick out lots of worms.
I would not respect the opinion of anybody that recommended Russian Vine. Ditto Leylanndii. Apart from the most obvious disadvantages, they are depressing, especially if they are near the house.
There is already a thread called Make do and Mend on Problem Solving.
Unless they are thick limbs I don't think they are rot-resistant at all.
I know that oak fence posts last for a very long time, but they are made from a different part of the tree, if that makes sense.
A male holly?
Take one pair of scissors. Go out at night with a torch and cut them in half. They will be gone by the morning. No pellets, no cost. Result.