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Our Tip-Top Bird Box Tips!

By Rob Gale Today
  • Bird boxes should face between north and south-east.
  • Place nest boxes at least 2 metres above the ground to protect against predators like cats.
  • Most species of garden birds prefer to nest in isolation, so place your boxes at least 15 metres apart. Sparrows, however, are communal, and like to nest in adjacent boxes.
  • Avoid any disturbance in the spring or early summer. Disturb as little as possible at other times as birds often like to roost in nest boxes, especially in the winter.
  • If you would like to clean out your bird box in preparation for next year’s nest, do so around September time to be sure that all nesting activity has finished.

View our full range of nesting solutions here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/birdcare/nesting....

Treat your Mum like the Queen She is with our fresh Mother's Day Flowers (and Save 15%)

By Rob Gale 5 days ago

We’ve got arrangements for all tastes and budgets – no two Mums are the same! https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/mothers-day-posy-natural.html


Mother’s Day is not far away, but believe me, it will be here before we know it! So why not beat the rush and get your flowers ordered nice and early – and save yourself 15%?!

Our Range is all Pro-British which means that they all feature British grown stems (containing British Flowers, British Foliage, or Both!).

To save 15% simply add one of the following products to your cart and input the code MUMSTHEWORD at the ‘My Cart’ Screen.

How about a Delightful hand-tied Arrangement of mixed flowers and foliage – Including Roses?

Baroness Posy – £35

£29.75 with Code!

Our Top 10 gardening jobs in February

By Rob Gale 7 days ago
  1. Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover. This is a good way to give your broad beans a good start. Try the broad bean variety masterpiece green longpod.
  2. Chit early potato tubers (ie. get them to sprout) and take the opportunity to get some varieties that you haven’t tried before. There are loads of heritage British potato varieties that taste delicious and look lovely, so hunt them out. Keep them in the cool and light. You don’t want to rush them as it will be a while before you plant them out.
  3. Net fruit and vegetables if you don’t want to share them with the birds. Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches.
  4. Clear the weeds as they start to show. Now’s a good time to get at bindweed roots, but be careful not to disturb roots of other plants. Burn any white rooted bindweed as it will simply re-grow if composted.
  5. Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering. Cut as close to the base as possible. Doing it now before the crowns have started to grow means that you can get nice and close and avoid leaving last year's stems as jagged obstacles.
  6. Once flowering has finished, divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green'.
  7. Get that tidying done. Waste material from the beds should be gathered up and added to the compost heap rather than burned, as many of the stems may still be a winter home to insects. You can now rake clean in readiness for spring mulching and to make way for the bulbs.
  8. Start mulching once the ground starts to warm. A 5cm layer of weed-free organic matter will feed your shooting bulbs. Make sure you have already cleared the weeds or you will simply be creating a better environment for them to grow.
  9. Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges, wisteria and conservatory climbers. Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter.
  10. Plant your native or edible hedge before the sap starts to rise. Buy good quality British grown 1-2 year old ‘whips’. You’ll see good growth even in the first year.

Weekly Flowers - 11th February 2019

By Rob Gale 10 days ago

Introducing Our Posy of the Week – 11th February 2019

Our Posy of the Week this week has been created by our fab florist Kat in our Classic whites, creams and green style with an amazing hint of Blue and Purple! It includes Gyp, Iris, Roses, Alstro, September Flowers, Tulips and mixed foliages!


February in your garden

By Rob Gale 14 days ago

It’s time to get off the couch, already six weeks have passed since the shortest day and in the garden there are signs of the approaching spring. Snowdrops are out and bulbs are shooting up amongst the winter wreckage with increasing rapidity. The birds and wildlife are also more active as light levels and temperatures increase. So, it’s time to move on from indoor thinking, planning and biscuit eating and get outside as the garden is coming to life again

Don’t get too taken in by that bright sunny day as freezing spells could well return. Don’t risk any half-hardy or tender plants until you are sure the conditions are right. You might be surprised how the weather this month, or the preceding winter months, may have made ground water unavailable to plant roots. You should particularly check pots and any new hedging you planted in the autumn. It is important to only water (luke warm) when necessary as you do not want waterlogged plants at this time of year.

There’s a lot of pruning and cutting to be done in February, so oil and clean your secateurs and sharpen your pruning knife.

Weekly Flowers - 4th February 2019 - Our Valentine's Day Arrangements!

By Rob Gale 17 days ago

This Posy is perfect for those of you that are slightly less soppy romantic and more straight to the point - this Posy isn't out to Woo, it's out to seduce - and the deep reds and purples add to it's sultry feel! It contains; Red Roses, British Tulips, British Alstro, Purple Limonium, Hyacinths, Lisianthus and lots of amazing, Mixed British Foliage - all topped off with our Great British Florist box and tempting tissue paper!