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May 2009

Wiggly Hay Festival Winners

By Heather 10 years ago

In our last e-news and Facebook News we held a competition for tickets for several events at Hay Festival. Here are the winners - congratulations all. See you there and dont miss the Wiggly Garden (stand 30) when you come.

* Event 66
*Dan Pearson*: /Garden Inspiration
and the winners were Tom Short, Nick Holmes and Michelle Chapman

* Event 155
*Stephen Anderton and Charles Hawes* /Discovering Welsh Gardens
and the winners were Revd Chris Colton and Rita Chamberlain

* Event 340
*Tim Birkhead*: /The Wisdom of Birds
and the winners were Caroline Langdon and Norma

* Event HF38
*Leo Hickman*: /Will Jellyfish Rule the World?
and the winner was Sue Robertson

* Event HF27
- *Olly & Suzi*: /Wild Art Wonders
and the winner was Sarah Cooper

Well done all, and thanks to everyone for entering.

Tour the Wiggly Garden on The Wiggly Podcast

By Heather 10 years ago




Podcast 182 After last week's noise and bustle, it's a much quieter show this time around. Heather and Richard tour the Wiggly Garden visiting the pond, the wildflower meadow, the secret orchard, the tulip cutting patch and the vegetable garden, with side trips to the beehive, the shed and the greenhouse. It all goes so well that there's no time to hear the pieces the Team have brought along about chickens and local food. Still, Monty manages to slip in a quick Montycast. Listen carefully at the end and you might just hear the honeybees in the background: a taste of things to come next week...

Plant of the week - Bats in the Belfry

By Heather 10 years ago



I've asked Rob - our wildflower guru to suggest a Proper Plant of the Week and ensure its a corker for bees, here's what he says:
"Dear HeatherWe've given mention to Nettle Leaved Bellflower or Bats in the Belfry on numerous occasions and as it comes close to flowering, it is worth having a place as plant of the week. I have it in my garden positioned as one of the first wild flowers as you aproach the flower border, a good example for everyone on how a wild flower does not look out of place and can enhance the flower garden. Planted now for four years they have grown larger than any I've seen in the wild, each produces several flowering stems every year and are a favourite of bumble bees. Best Wishes Robert "

And here's a few facts on Campanula trachelium
1: In the wild Bats in the Belfry is found in woods or hedgerows but in your garden full sun or partial shade is fine.
2: Flowers late summer.
3: The bellflowers are violet blue and a bit hairy!
Look out for them this week as they are Deal of the Day on the Wiggly Homepage

Free Tickets to Hay Festival...

By Heather 10 years ago

We have several pairs of free tickets to events at Hay Festival. If you would like to go into our draw for tickets all you need to do is sign up for our e-newsletter Wiggl-enews which is packed full of offers and gossip and handy hints!

Wiggly Wigglers at Hay Festival

By Heather 10 years ago




Wiggly Wigglers at Hay Festival
Press ReleaseFor immediate release Wiggle your way to Hay This year there is a Wiggly Garden right in the middle of Hay Festival… Can you come? We’d love to tell you all about our garden. There truly has never been one like this before!! We promise! Some Wiggly Garden Facts:

  • We have 100 Wellies from Joules Clothing (thanks Joules!) all planted up for Bees, Fruit and Veggies and lots more…
  • There’ll be chooks too!
  • Come and learn how to undo a Gunny Sack
  • Delve inside a wormery – we’ll have 2000 worms working in our garden
  • Terry Walton from Radio 2 will be in our garden on 27th May explaining how to Grow Your Own Credit Crunch Lunch!
  • Richard from Wiggly Wigglers will be talking about the birds and the bees! (hehehe and composting!)
  • Rachel from Wiggly Wigglers will show you how to sprout! (Beans)
  • Last year Hay was so so wet, we have made a Rain Garden to deal with run off (it’s a bog with special native plants)
  • Rosie from Wiggly Wigglers will show you how to put together a hand-tied English Bouquet
And if you tell us when you are coming we will furnish you with a wiggly button hole.
We’d love to see you there!
Heather and the Wiggly Team PS …and we have cider and crisps and local wine and apple juice to taste – YUM! For more information contact:
Heather Gorringe heather@wigglywigglers.co.uk 07966 287 939
Rachel Harries rachel@wigglywigglers.co.uk 07989 518 711
Richard Fishbourne richard@wigglywigglers.co.uk
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