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July 2018

Weekly Flowers - 30th July 2018

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

Introducing Our Posy of the Week for Week Commencing 30th July 2018

This summer we are celebrating the beauty of British Blooms with our Posy of the Week arrangements! This week our posy contains Pinks, Allium, Feverfew, Stocks, Eryngium and Alstro. All hand-arranged in our farm floristry with a heavenly bundle of variegated greenery.

New Workshop Dates for 2018 - Including Festive Wreath Workshops!

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

Our Workshops take place at Lower Blakemere Farm, in Blakemere (Halfway between Hereford and Hay-on-wye), Herefordshire. We have ample parking and will provide tea and cake. We run courses from our stables building which has been lovingly converted into a classroom/ floristry. You can also purchase flower directly from us after the course as well as browse a few of our products.

Composting worms LOVE that kitchen waste!

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

Composting with worms is called vermicomposting and is perfect for dealing with all of your kitchen waste. Our new Wormeries are called the Urbalive Worm Composters!


Your wormery can deal with all of your kitchen waste. This includes cooked food scraps, veg peelings, tea leaves, coffee grounds, bread, pasta and rice. You can also add vacuum cleaner dust, hair, wool, cotton and egg shells.

Never add dog or cat faeces to your wormery as these contain pathogens.

However, manure from your vegetarian pets, such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be added to your kitchen waste to make great compost.

Where should wormeries be kept? In the summer a shady spot is best and in winter a garage, shed or greenhouse is perfect. If you have limited space a balcony, porch or yard are ideal as healthy wormeries don’t smell.

Onions and citrus fruits increase acidity so you should avoid adding these to your wormery. High acidity levels will kill composting worms and adding anti-acid lime mix will help to keep a healthy balance.

Remember to add plenty of cardboard and paper (25-30% of everything you add to your wormery). It provides fibre for your composting worms and adding shredded paper helps to prevent identity theft.

Moisture mats should be placed on the top of the freshest waste in your wormery. Worms breathe through their skin, which needs to be moist to enable an exchange of air.

Significant improvements in the health of your composting worms can be achieved by adding Bokashi waste to your wormery. Introduce Bokashi waste gradually and build up over a period of time.

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Weekly Flowers - 23rd July 2018

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

Introducing Our Posy of the Week for Week Commencing 23rd July 2018

This lovely Posy is has been created from 100% British flowers and foliage! Our wonderful Kat has included; Pinks, Scabious, Alstro, Crocosmia, Allium, a range of fresh greenery and lots more – all in a delightful mix of bright colours!

Help, my wormery is too wet!

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

One of the most common queries we get here at Wiggly Wigglers is about moisture levels in wormeries.

When a wormery is placed outside water can penetrate the lid via the ventilation holes, so it is always preferable to either store it under cover or put a rain cap on the lid. However, water is also being produced inside the wormery. The moisture content of the food waste being added to the wormery is 80-90% and, in addition, water (along with carbon dioxide), is produced as the worms and micro-organisms break down the waste.

Whilst the water that has passed through the wormery provides nutrient-rich worm tea (diluted 1 part to 10 with water makes a great liquid plant feed), too much water in your wormery is not a good thing for the general health and wellbeing of your worms.

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To prevent the contents of your wormery getting too soggy, you should add plenty of dry material (25-30% of the total waste added) in the form of paper shreddings, torn and scrunched up newspaper and cardboard, such as egg boxes and the insides of toilet and kitchen rolls. Not only does this prevent the wormery getting too wet, it also provides the worms with a valuable source of fibre.

If the wormery is already too wet, empty the sump tray and leave the tap in the open position. In addition, add plenty of paper (scrunched up newspaper is particularly good) to the top of the compost/food waste in each layer of the wormery, but don’t disturb the compost by mixing the paper in.

Order our the latest worm composting solution, the Wiggly Urbalive here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/wormeries.html

Weekly Flowers 16th July 2018

By Rob Gale 1 years ago

Introducing Our Bouquet of the Week for Week Commencing 16th July 2018

Our Weekly Bouquet this week has been created to have a wonderful mix of colours and fragrance. It's also chocked full of amazing flowers like Alstro, Lilies, Peonies, Stocks, Campanula, Roses and, as always, lots of fresh foliage! It's wondrous and a little bit wild!