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July 2019

#grownnotflown Seasonal Arrangements from The Great British Florist - 29th July 2019

By Rob Gale 21 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 22nd July) as an example - remember these arrangements will always vary on what's best in our floristry on the day!

Composting with Bokashi Active Bran

By Rob Gale 22 days ago

Composting with Bokashi Active Bran is an amazingly efficient method of turning kitchen waste into a nutrient rich soil conditioner.

Bokashi acts in a different way from conventional composting: after a couple of weeks under the influence of the Bokashi Bran, your waste will have ‘pickled’. It might not look composted but, if you add it to a conventional composter or dig it into your garden, it will break down amazingly quickly. Even better, you will be releasing lots of beneficial micro-organisms into your garden where they will help to promote your soil’s health and fertility.

Composting with Bokashi brings one big benefit when composting indoors, for example in the kitchen: the housing is sealed up air-tight so that vermin are completely locked out.

Choose a site for your Bokashi Composter, most people use their’s indoors. It is quite safe to keep the Composter in the kitchen, that’s the most convenient location after all, but keep it away from radiators and direct sunlight.

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Want to start Composting with Bokashi Today? Why not order our NEW Bokashi Organico Bins: Available as a single bucket (£55) or a Value Pack (Two buckets with some bokashi bran £99)

https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/bokashi-organico.html

Where should you put out food for your visitors?

By Rob Gale 23 days ago

Many birds will happily eat from a birdtable, and you can lay out a wide variety of food there. Don’t forget though to put out a bit of food somewhere for birds who prefer to feed on the ground, like Blackbirds and Thrushes. Insect-eating birds, such as Treecreepers, are unlikely to visit birdtables but food can be pushed into cracks in the bark of trees for them. Wrens and Robins love Mealworms, which you can put out in a dish or place beside a wall, on a stump or along a hedge bottom. Finally, seed feeders can be hung in trees or on walls, keeping feeding birds safe from marauding cats.

Whatever your decision, our phone lines are open between 10am and 1pm each day (01981 500391) or order at anytime online at www.wigglywigglers.co.uk and we will send your birdfood order direct from the farm.

The 5 Tips for great Worm Composting 1

By Rob Gale 26 days ago

The following tips represent the result of a great deal of experience in worm-assisted composting. Please read them carefully and try to follow their advice. If you follow them properly you will have a contented stock of worms which, in due course, will produce for you a steady stream of rich dark compost.

1 Don’t try to rush things: it will take several months for the worms to produce their first Tray full of compost. Initially, when adding waste, do not add large amounts at one time, little bits of food at frequent intervals is the best recipe. However, worms can eat half their own weight in food every day so, as the kit becomes established and the worms start breeding, add more waste each day.Do not pile up fresh waste to a depth greater than 50–100mm (2–4”) at any one time. You can add waste as long as you can see worms working in the top layer of waste, just under the surface - within a few centimetres of the moisture mat.

Using your Bokashi Compost in the garden

By Rob Gale 27 days ago

After the Composter has been completely filled, the beneficial micro-organisms in the Bokashi take around two weeks to work their magic. After a fortnight has passed you can add the contents of your Bokashi Composter to a conventional compost heap or bury it directly in the ground. Beware if burying however, Bokashi treated waste is a powerful compost— it may be too strong for some new planting. The best course of action is to dig the compost into a bed, mixing well with the existing soil, then leave it for two or three weeks before adding plants to the bed.


Burying Bokashi Compost in the ground is an excellent way of promoting soil health, indeed the whole principle of beneficial micro-organ- isms was conceived of by Professor Higa as a way of returning goodness to soils that had been overworked and treated with artificial fertilisers. Fresh Bokashi Compost has a low pH (ie it is acidic) but it will neutralise (pH close to 7) after 7–10 days when mixed with soil.

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Want to start Composting with Bokashi Today? Why not order our NEW Bokashi Organico Bins: Available as a single bucket (£55) or a Value Pack (Two buckets with some bokashi bran £99)

https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/bokashi-organico.html

#grownnotflown Seasonal Arrangements from The Great British Florist - 22nd July 2019

By Rob Gale 28 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 15th July) as an example - remember these arrangements will always vary on what's best in our floristry on the day!


Hand-Tied Seasonal Garden Posy £35 + £5.95 DELIVERY


Hand-Tied Seasonal Garden Posy in a Bag £35 + £5.95 DELIVERY


Hand-Tied Seasonal Garden Bouquet £50 + £5.95 DELIVERY


Seasonal Box of Cut Flowers £35 + £5.95 DELIVERY


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