Sign up to our newsletter to get £10 off

Unfortunately we are currently out of live mealworms and mini mealworms due to a national shortage. We are expecting this to last for at least another two weeks but as soon as they are in stock we will have them back online here, so keep checking back on the web for any updates. We do have stock of dried mealworms and live waxworms which your birds will both enjoy.

Swipe to the left

Ecover

Sail Away with me...

By Heather 8 years ago

It's always important for us at Wiggly Wigglers to try out our products but I have to say when we started to sell Ecover I wasn't that keen. I liked the blurb...
Ecover is an international company active in the production of ecological detergents and cleansing agents. It was founded in 1980 in Belgium. Ecover has been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering company, it marketed a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem.
But, what dear heart if your whites come out grey... or you smell just a bit off... and people can't bear to say...
But there were three things that changed my mind.
1: Mrs Dowell in our office uses it (and her whites are white)2: I tried it myself and Farmer Phil did not complain..and3: The highest rated B and B in Shropshire (according to Tripadvisor) uses it herself (Karen Thorne Hopton House B and B)
Here's what she said...I run a luxury B&B with lovely white sheets so have always avoided green products. However I decided to give them a go. I'm now very happy with Ecover Laundry Liquid which I use when the washing is quite dirty ( otherwise I use my ecoballs )]
So that's it - I have been powered by nature since then!
Anyway turns out Ecover have a racing yacht and invited both San and myself from Wigglys to be the fifth man in the Extreme Sailing at Cowes! Whoohooo! (Must be spending too much!)
Along with us went Rach (who had a lovely bus ride round the Isle of Wight as we lived it up on the yacht and at the bar) and also the team from So Organic and Jamie and Jonny from one of our favourite companies - Abel and Cole! (Good Buzzy Bee event lads!)

Before we got on, the tune "Sail Away with me honey..." was gently playing in the back of my mind...
Once on board with Mike Golding, two Olympians and "Animal" it ranged from "Eternal Father strong to save" to "Hold on Tight to your dream..."!!!


Things got quite hairy out there... I'm not entirely sure of what was going on but I know this: One boat crashed.Our boat sails started making a noise and our boys had a bit of a rumpus about this and the twirly thing (I think)There was some waving of flags and shouting.The boat tipped from this side to that and our job was to crawl from one side to the other and try not to get in the way!Tacking was less violent than jibing...and lastly it was FAB! A mixture of speed, salt, beer, freedom and friends. A very good day!
PS: Thank you to Ben from J P Morgan who gave the three of us a lift to the fish and chip shop in Southampton too!!!
PPS: If you would like to be powered by nature too you can get all your ecover supplies from here (!)
PPS: You can pronounce ecover as follows:Eee coverEh co Verrrehco VerrrDoesn't seem to matter!

No more Ecover REcover refills

By Heather 9 years ago


We had a wonderful scheme to refill your 5 litre bottles of ecover....
But all good things have to come to an end, and Ecover have been looking at improving their packaging. Soon, all the 5 litre bottles will move over to compostable, recyclable packaging-  which is indeed wonderful. Not only that, soon Wiggly Wigglers will be selling larger sizes (15 litres) which will cut down even more in terms of wastage and transportation.
However, as they are now phasing out the large barrels (that we fill your refill from) I am afraid we can no longer offer refills to purchase....Ahhhhh BIG SIGH!

You can still buy cost effective Ecover in 5 litres from ourselves here, and as soon as we get the new packaging we will bring those online...

In the meantime Keep Green and Keep Clean!

Here's what ecover says about using Grey Water in your garden:

Can I use grey water for plant and garden watering?

Grey (waste) water is safe to use for to water your plants and garden. However we recommend that if possible you allow the water to 'settle' for 2 - 3 days first. During this time the process of biodegradation will have already started to happen, minimising further the impact to the environment.

So, dear reader we need ideas and tips to pass to folks to reuse their 5 litre ecover plastic bottles.
Tip One: From Rachel. Use your old ecover bottles to tap off your worm liquid into from your can-0-worms! Like it! More please...

Read More Posted in: Ecover

Ecover Bargains

By Heather 9 years ago

The View from Hopton House Bed and Breakfast

We have some of the bestest from the westest prices on Ecover online at the minute. Most folks are charging £18 plus for Laundry Liquid and ours at at pre Christmas prices - £16.50. We have to put our prices up a bit and this will happen on or around 20th March 2009, which is when our new catalogue hits the doorstep. So dear heart:
if you want to be mean :)and keep green and clean..
Yers the link!
For those of you who are not totally if its any good, San at Wigglys uses Ecover tablets for Alex (and he is a very enthusiastic cyclist) and I use Ecover for Farmer Phil's workwear...


Karen Thorne wrote this 5 star review on 16 July 2008
I run a luxury B&B with lovely white sheets so have always avoided green products. However I decided to give them a go. I'm now very happy with Ecover Laundry Liquid which I use when the washing is quite dirty ( otherwise I use my ecoballs )
PS Her B and B is fabulous and is in Shropshire - check it out here.

Top five tips for a greener workplace

By Heather 11 years ago


Here are my top five tips for reducing the quantity of waste that would otherwise find its way into a landfill site. Many people are environmentally aware at home, but somehow it slips by the wayside at work.


  1. Shred all paper and either re-use as pet bedding or add to a composter or wormery. At Wiggly Wigglers we use all our shredded paper as packing material in our parcels and actively encourage customers to compost it. If you have confidential waste, consider using a company like Enviroshred who feed pulped paper waste to worms and the resulting compost can be used in the garden.

  2. Buy your milk from your local milkman. Not only does your milk have less food miles, but the average milk bottle can be refilled up to twenty times before it wears out, saving lots of unnecessary waste.

  3. Instead of throwing all those bits of lunch waste, apples cores and banana skins etc into the bin, put them into a wormery or bokashi bucket. A bokashi bucket will even deal with those leftover bits of meat/fish sandwich, sausage rolls etc. Great garden compost and a liquid feed for free for any green fingered employee prepared to take it home.

  4. Keep recycling bins close at hand for items such as plastic, glass and cans

  5. Try to use environmentally friendly products, such as Ecover for your hand wash, washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets and recycled hand towels.
Here is an earlier post that we did about Bokashi and also have a look at Mark Eccleston's blog The Green Fingered Photographer to read about his Bokashi experiences. To have a look at a wormery setup check out Tractorboy's blog at Green Jellybean.Have you got any hot/innovative tips to share with us?

Top five tips for a greener workplace

By Heather 11 years ago

Here are my top five tips for reducing the quantity of waste that would otherwise find its way into a landfill site. Many people are environmentally aware at home, but somehow it slips by the wayside at work.