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March 2019

Weekly Flowers 25th March 2019 (Our Mother Earth Mother's Day Range)

By Rob Gale 4 months ago

Introducing Our Posy of the Week – 25th March 2019 - Our Mother Earth Posy

The predominant colours for this sweet Posy are delicate pinks, and peaches! Delightful, and practical - your mum can just unwrap her flowers and place in a jug, or a large vase. We promise that this arrangement will contain British Flowers and/or Foliage. The amount will depend on design and season and will be stamped on the packing or box.


Our Posy of the Week


Introducing Our Bouquet of the Week – 25th March 2019 - Our Mother Earth Bouquet

You will know if your Mum will love this design the moment you see it. It's just absolutely lovely. The predominant colours are delicate pinks, and peaches and this generous bouquet will be perfect to fill a large vase. Delightful, and practical - your mum can just unwrap her flowers and place in a jug, or a large vase. Minimum flower miles! #grownnotflown

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What are beneficial insects?

By Rob Gale 4 months ago

Beneficial insects are those which are helpful to us in some way. These include well-known flower pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, and those which are natural enemies of insects that we consider pests. Common examples of predator species are ladybird (larvae and adults) and lacewing larvae Natural enemies are an important component of integrated pest control. In your flower and vegetable gardens, for example, adult and immature ladybirds can quickly reduce a population of aphids, eliminating the need to apply chemicals.

Our range of purpose built bug boxes provide the perfect habitat to help ensure a constant and ready supply of insect predators to deal with your garden pests.

Siting your Bug Boxes

• Fix your box on a south/south-east facing wall, fence or tree. This ensures the larvae have the full benefit of the sun during development.

• You could put your box in amongst bushes or climbing plants or leave it fully exposed.

• Fix your box out of the reach of potential predators like badgers. Between 1 and 3 metres high should be fine.

• Replace the stems only when you’re are sure that the larvae have vacated them (usually around May/ June). Ensure that the mud/leaf plugs, made by the parent bees, have been broken as they emerged.

View our Full range of Bug Habitats here https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/wildlife-garden/h...

Weekly Flowers 18th March 2019 (Our Wonder Woman Mother's Day Range)

By Rob Gale 4 months ago

Introducing Our Posy of the Week – 18th March 2019 - Our Wonder Woman Posy

If your mum loves bright and cheerful colours - she will enjoy this posy We all know flowers can never clash - Mother Nature sees to that so this arrangement is bursting with a riot of colours and looks amazing. The flowers will vary but will always be within this theme and equally as lovely. This posy includes alstroemaria, tulips, hyacinth, anemone, ranunculus and mixed foliage. We will hand-tie the bouquet and wrap it in brightly coloured tissue and brown paper. The whole thing is finished with a rafia bow and comes in our simple black and white box.

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Introducing Our Bouquet of the Week – 18th March 2019 - Our Wonder Woman Bouquet

This longer stemmed bouquet is perfect when you want to send a real Wow factor. The flowers will vary but will always be within this theme and equally as lovely. This bouquet includes alstroemaria, ornamental cabbage, lisianthus, bloom and mixed foliage. We will hand-tie the bouquet and wrap it in brightly coloured tissue and brown paper. The whole thing is finished with a rafia bow and comes in our simple black and white box.

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Dried Flowers for Mother's Day!?

By Rob Gale 4 months ago
Our Dried Flower Posies and Wreaths are a great alternative for giving your Mum, this Mother's Day with a rustic and vintage feel. Not only are they cost effective, our dried arrangements will last so she can enjoy them afterwards. They are full of a whole range of dried flowers, grasses and other treats like Oats. These arrangements are bold and hand-arranged in our Farm Floristry to stay looking amazing for a while!

#somethingforeverymum

PLUS SAVE 15% WHEN YOU ORDER BEFORE 11TH MARCH
To save 15% simply add one of the following products to your cart and input the code MUMSTHEWORD at the 'My Cart' Screen.

DELIVERY for MOTHERS DAY - We have made this simple - just select the specific option at the checkout and we will deliver on Sunday 31st March. If you want delivery on an alternative date then please use the normal options.

Please Note: Unfortunately we can only deliver to a single address from each order - if you wish to send to two different people you must complete two different orders and pay shipping twice.

Can we really make a difference to the UK's Wildlife population?

By Rob Gale 4 months ago

It is a well-known fact that much of Britain’s wildlife – from hedgehogs to bullfinches – is suffering an alarming decline in numbers, and as gardeners we have to take some of the responsibility. Despite our best intentions, we green-fingered types are in danger of harming the natural environment by creating ‘manicured’ gardens rather than ‘wild’ ones. In many cases we aspire to smooth stripy lawns, which we water and spray with chemicals that have long been banned in the agricultural world. We plant double begonias, which may look wonderful but provide no nectar for bugs and butterflies, and we bound our properties with larch lap fences instead of wildlife friendly hedges. As 12.5% of available land in the UK is made up of gardens, you can start to realise what a fantastic contribution we can make as individual gardeners to that wider environment. A natural garden is important if you care about the future of our country’s wildlife population. All manner of creatures will buzz, beetle and scamper into your garden if it provides food, shelter and nesting sites. Not only will insects, birds and mammals benefit if you create a wildlife-friendly environment, you will benefit too: you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are doing your bit to boost the numbers of native creatures and you’ll also get enjoyment from watching many and varied species feed and nest in your garden.

March in your Garden

By Rob Gale 4 months ago

The old saying that ‘March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb’ is certainly true; it is the transition month from winter to spring. For the gardener and wildlife enthusiast it is an exciting month watching the first shoots to show and listening to the early dawn choruses of

the garden songbirds. By the end of the month the long evenings will have arrived, and if you’re lucky you may have spotted your first Swallow. The time to sit back and relax is now definitely over, so get out in the garden and start tending it. It is the time for a thorough spring clean; weed and dig over your borders and clear paths of any slippery moss. These may be boring tasks but if you don’t get on top of the garden now (especially the weeds!) it will be a nightmare for the rest of the season. Your efforts now will reward you and your garden visitors for the rest of the year. By mid-March hopefully frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks.

It's time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, final cutting back of winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden. After a wet winter a lot of nutrients may have been washed out of the soil, so some added feeding could be necessary. Leaf litter, well-rotted manure and home-made composts can all be useful soil improvers without having to add chemical fertilizers.

As temperatures rise and rainfall lessens, the soil begins to drain and become more workable, but be careful not to damage the soil structure by working soils that are too wet. Frosts can still be a hazard, so stay vigilant and keep vulnerable plants protected at night if frost is forecast. March winds are also notorious for their ferocity so check exposed plants are well supported. Clean and repair your garden tools, book the lawn mower in for a service and check garden furniture for any rot. When it is warm enough, treat sheds, fences and trellis with wood preservative. A sprayer may help with tricky trellises.