Round the garden in 80 days #54

Now, you are possibly wondering what the following photo is all about?

It’s soil, I hear you reply!

And yes it is but, even though the shot doesn’t show it very well, it looks like a pile of worm casts. I’ve been aware of the strange phenomenon for a few days now and it seems to have grown since I first noticed it.

What puzzles me is that, if it is worm casts, it is a much bigger mound of them than I’ve ever seen before. Could there be a worm as big as a snake living under there? Or perhaps what I’m looking at is something altogether different.

Anyway, whatever it going on is hopefully good for the soil. And if you are interested, here is what the RHS has to say about worm casts: RHS on worm casts.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #54

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Well goodness, how can you resist digging down to see?

  2. Fascinating. I enjoyed the linked article as well.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    It certainly looks like worm casts. maybe a clutch of worm eggs has hatched there recently. Like Cathy I would be tempted to dig and find out but it is probably best to leave it all alone – my curiosity is no excuse to interfere.

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