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Wiggly Fir Cones

Regular price

Earn up to: 25 Green Points

 40-50 Pine Cones

Fir cones (or pine cones) are the woody fruiting body and reproductive organ of pine trees. 

The way it works is that once pollinated the tree’s female cones develop as the seeds mature. The individual groves on the pine cone are called scales (and they do look like fish scales) and they keep the seeds secure and sheltered from the weather and predators until they have matured and it’s warm and dry – when they then open enough to release the seeds to grow into new trees.

Pine cones develop on several tree species here in the UK including Black Pine and Scots Pine - and if you ever get a chance to go to Andalusia in Spain look out for some whoppers – the Stone Pine produces cones about 15cm long.

Top Three Uses at home for your Wiggly Fir Cones.

1. Decorate your home

Fir cones are fabulous at Christmas and beyond. For a simple display place some in a bowl or vase – with or without fairylights. They bring the outdoors in, have a forest scent and look even better with a few mini baubles or satsumas… For the more creative types you can make table place names, wreaths, and garlands. In our world natural is best but if you like glitter and paint enjoy yourself and go wild J

2. Help your wildlife garden

Adding your pine cones to your bug hotel is a great way to provide a sheltered habitat for all sorts of bugs and beasties and in particular ladybirds love them. They also make a great mulch – whole or broken up – and they are a slug deterent as well! For the keen wildlife gardener make a pine cone birdfeeder <>

3. To light the fire or woodburner

Many of us are likely to use our open fires and woodburners even more this year – especially if we have an inexpensive source of wood. Farmer Phil always that firewood keeps you warm three times. You get warm when you cut it, warm when you split and stack it and then finally warm when you burn it. Anyway, you can mix wax with your pine cones if you like but if like me you keep things simple fir cones make a great fire starter instead of kindling. A totally unmanufactured way of helping light the fire and they look great in a box in your hearth (Obviously if you have a Labrador this won’t work as they take them and crunch them up on a daily basis…)

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.

Area Standard Delivery Royal 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 £3.95 N/A
For Scottish Islands, Outer Hebrides, Kilmarnock area, Paisley area, Chanel Islands and Northern Ireland £19.95 £3.95 N/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 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 3pm for your order to be sent to arrive the following working day. If you order after 3pm 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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