Garden Worms for raised beds. When you make a raised bed often you add new soil and compost and adding worms will help with drainage, aeration and fertility. For the average-size raised bed starting off with about 50 garden worms and 250g of composting worms should be a great benefit.
Your worms will need to go into the soil within 48hrs of arriving so be prepared for when they come. To use; dig a golf ball size hole every sq meter and pop in 5-8 earthworms in each hole then gently cover over with soil.
It is best to add the garden worms to the area in the morning as they are light sensitive and this will encourage them to burrow down quicker and this way will stop any birds from taking them.
(You can also add some Composting Worms as well to improve your top soil)
Our garden worms replenish tired and impoverished soils the natural way... with lots of extra worms. Every earthworm in your garden acts as an intelligent micro-plough, aerating, draining and feeding the soil as it goes.
Our Garden Worms can also be used to re-introduce worms into the gardens on new housing estates, where building work has driven off the native worms. Restock with Garden Worms and help ensure the survival of your expensive new planting.
Use these Lob worms (Lumbricus terrestris) to increase the numbers of worms in your garden. Deep burrowing garden earthworms such as these improve your soil from the bottom up and also encourage wildlife such as birds and hedgehogs to visit.
Every worm in your garden acts as an intelligent micro-plough, aerating, draining and feeding the soil as it goes. Earthworms do not have teeth, but use a gizzard to grind up pieces of food.
Please note these earthworms / earth worms are native to the UK but they are produced in Canada for a Worldwide (HUGE) market that is mostly fishing. Most of them come into Europe on a ship but some are airfreighted if there is space on a passenger plane so this carbon footprint can be borne in mind when you purchase.)
In terms of safety and pathogens the worms are our native species of Lumbricus Terrestris and the reason they are harvested in Canada in Ontario is because when we exported them over there many many years ago they loved the Ontario soil and the crops they grow out there and thrived and unlike here do not have natural predators.
The worms go through the Canadian system for health certificates and then they are put into a sterile carrier which and are fully tested and certified for plant health and via Defra.
Adding over 50,000 worms to The Eden Project when it was first built. They realised the need to radically improve the soil both inside and outside the Biomes. We added garden worms which will burrow to over two metres and composting worms for the top few inches.
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(Next Day delivery is £5.95)
*GB mainland only and other exclusions apply. Please see below for full details.
|Royal Mail (Live Orders)
|Next Working Day Delivery
|Mainland UK (excludes highlands)
|Falkirk, Aberdeen Perth Kirkwall Paisley and Inverness Areas (not islands), Isle of Man and Isle of Wight
|For Scottish Islands, Outer Hebrides, Kilmarnock area, Paisley area, Chanel Islands and Northern Ireland
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
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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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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you need any further information.
Why add garden worms?
Improved nutrient availability
Worms love dead roots, leaves, grasses, manure and soil. Their digestive system concentrates the organic and mineral constituents in the food they eat, so their casts are richer in available nutrients than the soil around them. Nitrogen in the casts is readily available to plants. Worm bodies decompose rapidly, further contributing to the nitrogen content of the soil.
Worm casts release four times more phosphorus than standard surface soil. Plants love them too as they are a brilliant environment for root growth, they can also help roots penetrate deeper to more nutrients and moisture.
By burrowing in the soil, worms loosen and aerate the soil and greatly improve soil drainage. Soils with earthworms drain up to 10 times faster than soils without earthworms. In zero-till soils, where worm populations are high, water infiltration can be up to 6 times greater than in cultivated soils.
Improved soil structure
Worm casts help to rebuild topsoil, they can also store moisture without it dispersing - greatly benefitting plants.
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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