Yay my worms for our new Wormery arrived by post yesterday, sooo exciting!
I ordered a starter pack for £25 from Original Organics, makers of our second hand Wormery bin. First thing was to moisten the block of worm bedding which is coir made form the outside of coconut shells, I just let it sit in a bowl of water till it softened up then in to the bottom of the bin for lucky worm to live in.
Then the exciting bit, opening the bag of worms!
And thats it, they go in the bin with a handful of wilted lettuce to get them going and leave them to settle in, super easy! Who new a box of worms would be this fascinating!
I managed to catch flu at the end of March but despite that we got away for a week up to Shropshire to visit family, we picked up a few little treats while we where there, especially as I popped in to The Beatnik in Shrewsbury, my fav shop!!
I picked up a Keramic West German plant pot, I wanted one to go on my little G-Plan shelving unit in the hall, its pretty narrow so have been looking for a small one for ages.
We also got this cool vintage style clock for the kitchen, we have many many clocks but most are actually vintage and dont currently work so thought it was about time (ha!) we had one that was useful. Rich has assured me he will one day fix all the clocks for now Im used to check the time on my phone!
Richards mum also picked up up this table cloth as an easter prezzy also from Beatniks.
Ive been able to spend so much more time in the garden this month, the longer evenings and warmer days are sooo nice, it reminds me why we are so lucky to live where we do!
This weekend I managed to pick up a second hand wormery from Gumtree, a bargin at only £12, they are £64 new! It didnt come with any worms so Ive sent off for a starter kit, hopefully this will help us to recycle all or kitchen waste and give us some great organic plant feed, Im also excited about the idea of getting worms through the post! Next on the wish list it chickens!
We do already compost as much stuff as possible, my bins where totally full so I emptied one and finally got round to mulching my raspberries and strawberries, a bit behind with this but its the first chance I've had when I've not been ill!
The willow fence behind also got a trim and tidy, its leafing up again nicely. Im so pleased we did this fencing method, it continues to look good and give us a surprising amount of willow off cuts that can be either used to make plant supports or dried and use as starting sticks for the log burner.
The fanned fruit trees up on the lawn are all ok but one, the cherry which seemed fine all last year suddenly died end of the summer, I waited till the spring to see if it might come back but no, fire wood! So I've replaced it with an Apricot, I have never successfully grown one but really wanted to try again. Ours is from the wonder Victoriana Nursery Gardens, their stuff is always the best and I love coming home and finding a 'Live Plants' parcel waiting for me!
I've also been scattering a lot of wild flowers seeds form them as well, anything bee friendly we try to cram as much in as possible.
Ok this doent look terribly impressive right now but trust me by summer it should be all Poppies, Love in the Mist and Cornflowers. I also got send some Seeds for Bees from 38 Degrees in support of protecting British bees so they have gone in too. You can never have enough wild flowers!
We have already had a lot of bees and a few butterflies in the garden Ive noticed and the few plants Ive got that are in bloom seem to be attracting them.
Hopefully lots more happening in the garden over the next month, see you soon!
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