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Composting Worms

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£15.50

Our composting worms are a mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability. Sometimes composting worms are known as tiger worms, brandlings, reds and dendras. All work really well in your wormery and we use a mix as some worms prefer slightly more acidic conditions so a mix is beneficial.

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Each species of worm is a surface litter worm meaning unlike the usual worms you find in your garden (lob worms - Lumbricus Terrestris) surface litter worms like reds and dendras like to work in the top few inches of the soil which is perfect in your wormery. They're found naturally in a manure heap or on the forest floor.

These worms are fast breeders, they mature in a matter of weeks and can lay an egg every 10 days or so are prolific at eating, composting and breeding. Available with or without bedding.

Note that all our worms are now sold by weight. 1kg of composting worms contains approximately 1600 to 2000 worms.

You can add extra worms to your worm composter but when you start a new kit it's best to add a coir bedding block as well.

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Our standard delivery charge is £3.95

(Next Day delivery is £5.95)
 

*GB mainland only and other exclusions apply. Please see below for full details.

AreaStandard DeliveryRoyal Mail (Live Orders)Next Working Day Delivery
Mainland UK (excludes highlands)£3.95£3.95£5.95
Falkirk, Aberdeen Perth Kirkwall Paisley and Inverness Areas (not islands), Isle of Man and Isle of Wight£14.95£3.95N/A
For Scottish Islands, Outer Hebrides, Kilmarnock area, Paisley area, Chanel Islands and Northern Ireland£19.95£3.95N/A

All our orders are now despatched from our farm here in Herefordshire and so we’ve made a few changes. We will always despatch orders as soon as possible, but we do offer a next day delivery service (some restrictions apply) for those urgent orders.
 

Wiggly Standard Delivery (3 - 5 day delivery) £3.95 within mainland Britain

If you don't mind when your order arrives... (within reason of course) Choose standard delivery and we will despatch your order with the best option for us. This may be APC Overnight, DPD or Royal Mail. You need to allow 2 - 5 days for delivery, and we can post to anywhere in mainland Britain. See below if you are in Highlands and Islands.
 

Next Week Day delivery for £5.95 to mainland Britain

If you need a guaranteed Next Day delivery then please choose the Next Day delivery option. If you order on a Friday then the delivery will be with you on the following Monday. Please note there are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays. You must order before 1pm for your order to be sent to arrive the following working day. If you order after 1pm then your order will be shipped on the next working day.
 

Important - Highlands and Islands

IF your order contains JUST live worms and is under 2 kilos - whether that’s composting worms, wax worms or mealworms you will have the option in the checkout to choose standard delivery at £3.95. This is because we can use Royal Mail for this service. Otherwise you will see the extra cost options for a courier to deliver your package – please note there is no guaranteed next day service to these areas so please allow extra time and track your package for information. 

 

For Falkirk, Aberdeen Perth Kirkwall Paisley and Inverness Areas (not islands), Isle of Man and Isle of Wight the charge is £14.95

Postcodes:

AB37-38 AB41-56 FK 17-21 IV1- 40 IV52-54 IV63 KW1-14 PA21-40 PA80 PH15-50 IM1-9 IM86-87 IM99 PO30-41) 

 

For Scottish Islands, Outer Hebrides, Kilmarnock area, Paisley area, Chanel Islands and Northern Ireland the charge is £19.95

Postcodes:

HS1-9 IV41-56 KA27-28 KW15-17 PA20 PA41-78 PH42-44 ZE1-3 BT1-99 JE1-5 GY1-10) 

 

REFUNDS POLICY

 

Damaged or Faulty Goods
In the unlikely event that you receive an item that is damaged or faulty, we can offer a full refund within 60 days of the customer receiving the order. We simply require photographic evidence of the damaged/faulty item with tracking number within 7 days.

To return a damaged or faulty item is free of charge, please contact wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk with your name, address & order number and our customer service team will advise on the easiest way to send.

Once the item has been received and inspected by our customer care team, you will be notified that a refund has been issued and feel free to order the item again from our website.

In the case of LIVE WORMS these can’t be returned so in the unlikely event that they have arrived damaged please take a photo on the same day and send that photo straight away to our team wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk with a description of what the problem is and ensure you include your name, address and order number.

Once the photograph and description has been looked over by our customer care team they will get back to you to advise or issue a replacement or refund.

 

Returning an Order
Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. We get that. If you’ve changed your mind and want to cancel your order, we ask that you contact our sales team and return the item in its original packaging within 60 days to:
Wiggly Wigglers Lower Blakemere Farm, Blakemere, Herefordshire HR2 9PX

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to cover the cost of returning unwanted items, so the postage cost of returning these items is the responsibility of the customer. Please ensure that you obtain proof of posting as items being returned are the responsibility of the customer until the items reach our farm.

Once the item has been received and inspected by our customer care team, you will be notified that your refund has been issued. Please note the item must be returned with the original packaging, as new, unused, and free of defects.

Of course if you cancel your order before the items are shipped out a refund will be issued right away.

 

Please email us at wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk if you need any further information.

Q: What type of worms are suitable for composting? A: Red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) are the most popular composting worms. They are efficient at breaking down organic matter and thrive in compost bins.

 

Q: How do I start a worm composting bin? A: Begin with a suitable container, add bedding material (shredded newspaper or cardboard), and introduce red wigglers. Provide food scraps gradually, and maintain proper moisture levels.

 

Q: What can I feed composting worms? A: Worms enjoy fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, and small amounts of non-oily, non-citrus kitchen scraps. Avoid dairy, meat, and oily foods.

 

Q: How much should I feed my composting worms? A: Start with small amounts and gradually increase as the worm population grows. Worms can eat roughly half their weight in food daily.

 

Q: How do I maintain the moisture level in the worm bin? A: Keep the bedding damp, similar to a wrung-out sponge. Mist with water if it becomes too dry, and add dry bedding if it's too wet.

 

Q: Can I use regular garden soil in a worm bin? A: It's better to use a mix of bedding materials like shredded newspaper and cardboard rather than garden soil. Worms need a light and fluffy environment to thrive.

 

Q: How often should I harvest worm castings (vermicompost)? A: Harvest the worm castings when they accumulate in the bin, usually every few months. Remove finished compost and leave a portion for the worms.

 

Q: Is there anything that should not be put in a worm composting bin? A: Avoid adding meat, dairy, oily foods, citrus peels, and pet waste. These items can attract pests or create imbalances in the bin.

 

Q: Can I keep my worm bin indoors? A: Yes, worm bins can be kept indoors, such as under the kitchen sink or in a utility room. Ensure 

proper aeration and manage odors by maintaining a well-balanced bin.

 

Q: How do I troubleshoot common issues in a worm composting bin? A: If the bin smells bad, reduce moisture and adjust the food-to-worm ratio. If worms try to escape, check for acidity or excessive heat. Adjusting these factors can resolve common problems.

 

Q: What do I do with the liquid collected in the worm bin (worm tea)? A: Dilute worm tea with water and use it as a nutrient-rich liquid fertiliser for plants. It's an excellent organic supplement for garden and houseplants.

The Wiggly Story: Bringing Your Garden to Life.

Nestled in the heart of rural Herefordshire, within The Duchy of Cornwall estate lies Lower Blakemere Farm – the cherished home of Wiggly Wigglers and founder, Heather Gorringe. From its humble beginnings on Heather’s kitchen table over 30 years ago, our small but dedicated team is working hard on a legacy of sustainability and regeneration. Our farm isn’t merely a plot of land; it’s a dynamic hub where we’re aiming to balance food production with biodiversity and since we started our regenerative journey there’s a real focus on improving soil health and sustainability. Beyond our own endeavours, we’re passionate about sharing best practices and developing products designed to Bring your Garden to life.

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At Wiggly Wigglers, it’s not just about sales (though we appreciate your orders and support for the farm!).

We’re here to offer a range of sustainable solutions that add fun to composting, boost biodiversity, and make bring your home and garden to live, whilst making the world just a little bit greener.

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