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Diatomaceous Earth (DE Powder)

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Diatomaceous Earth (or D.E. for short), is a big name for an amazing product with a long, long list of uses.

DE is, in fact, the fossilised remains of countless millions of microscopically tiny unicellular plants, called diatoms, that live in every sea and lake. DE powder is produced by grinding DE bearing rock into a fine, white powder that is used around the world to undertake all sorts of tasks from purifying water to polishing metal!

Although these may seem very different problems they can all be solved in the same way: by absorption. The intricately woven shells of the diatoms in the powder act as a super sponge, soaking up huge amounts of water and oils and their associated smells.

This makes it particularly beneficial for controlling odours and moisture so flies are less likely to be any problem. Simply use the puffer nozzle in the 100g bottle to add a light dusting of DE powder to the top of the wormery's contents. This is the best method we know of for keeping flies away from a Can-O-Worms or Worm Factory.

It has dozens of other uses too.

Mix it with compost and it will improve the compost's moisture retention and nutrient uptake. Add it to animal feeds to help keep pets and stock healthy. Or even treat pet and livestock bedding with it to reduce odours. Please note, that people with lung diseases should avoid breathing-in the DE dust.

Plants have stronger roots and top growth and greater fruit yield while seeds coated with DE may germinate sooner (proven in Market Garden trials)


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.

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


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


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