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Valentines Week may be over...

By Heather 11 years ago

But our dear Wiggly Florists are steadying themselves for the flower moment of the year - Mothering Sunday. This year it will be 22nd March 2009.We were most pleased to number one with The Guardian for our flowers.

Wiggly on Radio One!

By Heather 12 years ago

Well, - as you will no doubt realise Wiggly Wigglers does get a bit of media coverage - this month we have been in The Telegraph, The Times and there is the most beautiful article on our http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/foundcategory.lasso?category_id=15 in Country Living which came out this week.

However Radio One has been surprisingly elusive - until that is our mention on the Jo Whiley show on Friday. She had a listener who had used ladybirds on her aphids and then Hannah from Hereford emailed her to say if other listeners want ladybirds - Wiggly Wigglers is where you need to go! Thanks Hannah. I checked it out on Listen Again after a friend told me all about it in the village last night. She's about the same age as me and is still a keen Radio One fan - I moved to Radio Two and Radio Four about fifteen years ago!

Flower Question

By Heather 13 years ago

I had an email recently from someone who wanted to know why The Wiggly Bouquets are not organic.
Well there's several reasons;
1. We dont use any pesticides on our cutting patch as a rule, but have never felt the need to actually be certified organic. The principal is in place, and thats it.
2. We use lots of foliage that is harvested from wild overgrown shrubs and hedges that we prune - this would be impossible to certify organic, but to my mind a great, natural way of re-using the best greenery possible.
3. We often buy in extra flowers and to me its much more important to support the local farmer than it is to specify organic - particularly on an item which you are simply not going to eat.
4. Flower Miles; The average bouquet gets flown thousands of miles whether organic or not, better to buy a seasonal bunch produced in the UK, - I reckon.

5. (I know, - I am biased but she did ask...)

Now, there are only so many rafia bows that one woman can tie in a day (!) and so if you would like to order a bouquet for Mothering Sunday (March 18th in the UK) please make sure you click sooner rather than later...