Composting

Organic mulches provide a roof over the factory of life – the soil. Edited version of an article published in ‘Simply Vegetables’ spring 2013, magazine of the National Vegetable Society This article combines two of my passions, wildlife and composting. The value of mulching around trees, shrubs, hedges, herbaceous plants, etc., is well documented and should […]

“All my articles and videos, available free, are funded by my  teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Please help by spreading the word and forwarding this link to your friends and colleagues. http://nurturing-nature.co.uk  Thank you” George Pilkington A whole universe of life in compost heaps and  wormeries It may look like dead and lifeless […]

Waste Buster Worm Tower Don’t have room for a compost bin or a wormery? Want to recycle your food waste and make a valuable enrichment to your garden soil? Then the Waste Buster Worm Tower is ideal for you…   Waste Buster Worm Towers house earthworms in your soil as they feed upon your kitchen […]

Speke Hall gets into making garden compost! The National Trust’s Speke Hall in Liverpool is a magnificent Tudor house, one of my preferred National Trust properties. A lot of work is undertaken keeping it a popular place to visit. But behind the scenes there are many activities that go towards helping keep Speke Hall and […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. “Hi ,  I’m Walter the Worm and a member of the Waste Buster gang. I used to live in a garden compost heap. I lived here all my life, from egg, to baby worm, teenager, adult and […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Speke Hall in 2011 started work on a walled Victorian kitchen garden. Being a compost fanatic, I decided to make some compost bins from whatever materials were found lying around on site! With the help of […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Several years ago, whilst working for Warrington Collegiate Institute and later Mysercough College, as a gardening tutor, I was seconded to the Walton Lea Project, a project that provided supported employment training for adults with learning […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. A few species of UK earthworms, many used rightly and in some cases wrongly for composting purposes! Dendrodrilus rubidus This small earthworm ranges in colour from dark red to pink on the upper surface, being paler […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Primary schools in climate change triumph 2:30pm Wednesday 1st June 2011 I was delighted to be asked by Warrington Borough Council to give a talk about worm composting to pupils from Bewsey Lodge Primary School and […]

Worm composting All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Ecologist………..27th January, 2006 Worm composting is fun and easy. George Pilkington offers some advice and encouragement for those wishing to take it up. ALL ABOUT WORM COMPOSTING Worm composting your BDW uses no energy […]