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September 2009

dark berries

By Heather 10 years ago

thank you maud hartley on whose grave i have at last found some respectable brambles! collecting them was a treat -- i must have got about 2 punnets but not without considerable odd looks from passers-by. i dunno but i guess it's the ultimate compost?

autumn must be here because i've been missing canada and craving carbs. a blackberry crumble with some lovely cooking apples did the trick. i use weetabix crushed up to add a bit of crunch to the topping.

have any of you got leeks as young as mine? at the DIY shop about 2 weeks ago i saw a box and decided to wack them in amongst my green manure (courtesy of my Wiggly seed box) -- i'm a bit dubious about whether they will survive but as veg go they are pretty stiff-upper-lip so no doubt they will be fine. or at least they won't complain too loudly.

as october is just around the corner i'm kicking myself that i didn't get growing pumpkins -- i'm not really sure where they might fit in our classic victorian terrace garden. ideas welcome. i saw an amazing display of hanging gourds in london once....i'll get there -- now let me see if i can find you a picture...

Mutant mistletoe

By Heather 10 years ago


I just had to share this crazy picture of Wiggly Wigglers' mistletoe berries just starting to do their stuff from Antony Martin. Berries are available anytime but we won't despatch til Feb 2010.

Wedding Flowers

By Heather 10 years ago

Lovely note we've had in today - congratulations to the happy couple too!

Hello there


We just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for our amazing wedding flowers. We have been to about 15 weddings over the last three years so we wanted something different and eco-friendly. We were astounded to see the fantastic flowers you sent for us for our wedding on 1st August 2009. The flower girls magic wands were beautiful, the bridesmaids wrist coursages and buttonholes were perfect, the posies we ordered as thank yous for the mums were so lovely in the little jam jars and my brides posy was just what I wanted - natural and beautiful. I have never seen so many beautiful flowers as those in the cut flower boxes - they were the freshest flowers we have ever seen. We truly can't thank you enough. They were just what we would have picked if we had come to wiggly ourselves! They were such good value for money and all with a clear conscious too. We will send you some photos as soon as we have some.

Thanks again so much. We will most definitely be recommending wiggly to everyone!

Warmest wishes

Gorringe on Twitter for Farmers

By Heather 10 years ago


My list of "things I would like to do before I am dead" includes having an article in print in the Farmers Weekly (plus speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, and mastering heelies, ballooning over Kenya...and several others...)
Anyway, this week I have a whole column in The Farmers Weekly to encourage Farmers to Tweet.
It may not be as eloquant as Mr Naylor's effort but it is the page before...
If you want to find Farmers on Twitter follow @followfarmer

FREE Organic Veggie Seeds from Wiggly Wigglers

By Heather 10 years ago

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