Many people in the UK will already know what this post is about from the first picture!
In case you don't there is a wonderful company here in the UK that will post you live composting worms! Wiggly Wigglers
is just that. After a long and very cold Winter here in the UK my kitchen compost bin is practically void of worms. I think they emigrated to somewhere warmer. There are usually hundreds in there.
The postmark on the package gives you a clue what's inside the parcel when the postman delivers it.
Nicely packed in a bag containing some dry compost.
One pound of worms! A mixture of different types of composting worms ready to munch their way through my kitchen waste and turn it into rich garden compost.
But composting worms weren't the only wriggling thing I found in the garden this morning.
I went to pick this one up from the patio when one end of it appeared stuck to the ground...
A leech !!!!
I have no idea where this came from, we don't have a pond and neither do any of the neighbours. I hope there aren't any more.. I am reminded of a scene from 'The African Queen'
where poor Humphrey Bogart was covered in the nasty little critters. Does anyone know if this is a native inhabitant of a suburban London garden?