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Wall climbing worms

last night after really heavy rain all day, I went out late at night to the garden with my new little gardening mate Ripley before she settled down for the night. 
‘I have a bed running along the side of my house which I put in two years ago using sleepers and filled with top soil. 
‘I have been putting in worms as and when I find them as there didn’t seem to be many in the top soil. 
‘When we went out I noticed, for the first time ever, loads of worms climbing my house wall. I have never seen owt like it before. I all of a sudden thought - what if I have brought in flat worms with a new Passion flower I had planted the week before. But these were normal earth worms. 
Anyone seen this before? 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,806
    Yes, worms are absolutely brilliant climbers, especially when the weather is wet.

    The have little bristly hairs and lots of nice gooey slime which both make climbing really easy.

    I have found them up in trees.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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