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10 Reasons why you should buy your Birdfood from Wiggly Wigglers?

By Rob Gale Yesterday
  1. All Wiggly Birdseeds and Feeds are mixed and packed here on our farm. #fromfarmtofeeder
  2. Farmer Phil grows nearly all the cereals that go into our mixes right here on our Duchy Farm in darkest deepest Herefordshire
  3. Where possible we source our seeds and feeds as near to the farm as possible (please note we can't grow peanuts :) #birdfoodmiles
  4. We offer the utterly amazing Subscribe and Save - which means your birds get fed regularly and you save pennies #subscribeandsave
  5. We don't add any cheap filler to our mixes - they are all good quality and packed with nutrition for your feathered friends #goodies4birdies
  6. We’ve been growing and selling birdfood for over 15 years!
  7. We’re a google certified store – which means that google can attest to the fact that we are just fab!
  8. Your money will go into the British farming industry, which in turn helps out the british wildlife!
  9. With all of our experience we really do know what your birdees like best - Our birdfood mixes have been put together to get the best possible outcome for you and your garden birds!
  10. We keep altering our prices to make sure you are getting the most for your money :)

View our full range of Wiggly Birdfood online at https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/birdfood.html

#grownnotflown Seasonal Arrangements from The Great British Florist - 19th August 2019

By Rob Gale 3 days ago

All our fresh flower arrangements are over on our sister site The Great British Florist

Our cutting patch supplies many of our blooms here on the farm and we use a network of other British flower farmers which deliver direct into our farm floristry. We design and put together each individual posy from the mix of seasonal scented flowers which are then despatched via courier on a next day delivery service. We despatch Monday – Thursday so deliveries are between Tuesday and Friday to ensure your flowers are always fresh.

If we need to supplement our flower supplies we only use stems that are sourced in near Europe so that none of our flowers are flown in from overseas. We promise that this arrangement will contain as many British Flowers and/or Foliage as possible, often 100%. You will always have our British Grown Stem Count to rely on which is marked on each delivery note and when it’s possible to send 100% UK grown flowers you have our commitment that we will do just that.

Colours and designs will vary according to the season and what’s available at the time you order. What is guaranteed is that no two posies are ever the same and that all our posies are delightful.

Below we've got a preview of what we've been sending this past week (from 12th August) as an example - remember these arrangements will always vary on what's best in our floristry on the day!

Common Wormery FAQ's 1

By Rob Gale 5 days ago

Which worms are used for composting?

Our composting worms are a mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability. Available with or without bedding. These types of worms are productive at consuming organic leftovers. Common garden earthworms don’t perform as well in the same conditions.

How long does it take to compost one full container?

Creating quality composts takes approximately 2-3 months. It mainly depends on the number of earthworms and the quality of “food”.

Is the composting method different at the beginning from later on?

Yes, and it’s very important to remember this. Give your worms enough time to settle and reproduce, don’t swamp them with food from the get go. You will know that the earthworms are well adjusted when they begin to process the food you give them more quickly and you will also be able to feed them more often.

Should I rake through the compost regularly?

Not at all. The nosy among you beware and also make your children understand this - it’s not useful to disturb the compost, particularly during the initial breeding. Add the food to the top. This prevents you from disturbing the worms and disrupting their homes – they only lay eggs in specific places. You can carefully rake the compost if it appears too wet or lacking air.

Can I leave for a longer holiday?

A holiday is no problem. The worms easily manage even a two-week fasting. However they can survive without food upto four weeks.

If you're looking to get started with Worm Composting, please Wiggle on over to https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/wormeries.html and take a look at our Urbalive Worm Composters - everything you need to get going from just £129.95!

Wiggly Seed Spotlight: Niger Seed

By Rob Gale 6 days ago

This seed is especially loved by goldfinches and Siskins. It is very small, but high in oil, so ideal for smaller birds with small beaks and a high metabolism.

As it is so fine it's not recommended for use in conventional feeders, but we do stock a few different varieties of Niger Seed Feeders. The best way that we have found to feed it is by growing some Teasel and adding a sprinkling to the dead heads in your garden.


Why buy your Birdfood from Wiggly Wigglers? All Wiggly Birdseeds and Feeds are mixed and packed here on our farm. #fromfarmtofeeder

6kg £19
12.55kg £28

https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/niger-seed.html

Which Birds can you expect to see?

By Rob Gale 8 days ago

Here in the UK, the most likely visitors to look out for in your garden are House Sparrows, Starlings, Blackbirds, Blue and Great Tits, Robins, Greenfinches (Pictured Below) and Collared Doves.

In many gardens you’ll also find Dunnocks and Chaffinches hopping around on the ground below the birdtable and, if you live in a wooded area, you may be lucky enough to see Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches (both of which entertain us in the Wiggly Garden) and Coal, Marsh or Long-tailed Tits. All of the Thrush species—Fieldfares, Redwings (Pictured Below), Blackbirds, Mistle and Song Thrushes—visit gardens for fruit and berries.

Siskins (Pictured below) and Bramblings can be regular visitors during the colder months and Blackcaps are becoming regular visitors to some birdtables in winter, so keep an eye out for them too. You may even see Sparrowhawks, Kestrels and other raptors in search of prey.

And finally… if you live in the South East of England you may well see feral parakeets!

These birds will need feeding... Pop on over to https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/birdfood.html for our full range of Birdy treats

#grownnotflown Seasonal Arrangements from The Great British Florist - 12th August 2019

By Rob Gale 10 days ago

All our fresh flower arrangements are over on our sister site The Great British Florist

Our cutting patch supplies many of our blooms here on the farm and we use a network of other British flower farmers which deliver direct into our farm floristry. We design and put together each individual posy from the mix of seasonal scented flowers which are then despatched via courier on a next day delivery service. We despatch Monday – Thursday so deliveries are between Tuesday and Friday to ensure your flowers are always fresh.

If we need to supplement our flower supplies we only use stems that are sourced in near Europe so that none of our flowers are flown in from overseas. We promise that this arrangement will contain as many British Flowers and/or Foliage as possible, often 100%. You will always have our British Grown Stem Count to rely on which is marked on each delivery note and when it’s possible to send 100% UK grown flowers you have our commitment that we will do just that.

Colours and designs will vary according to the season and what’s available at the time you order. What is guaranteed is that no two posies are ever the same and that all our posies are delightful.

Below we've got a preview of what we've been sending this past week (from 5th August) as an example - remember these arrangements will always vary on what's best in our floristry on the day!