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How Green Is Your Shopping?

How Green Is Your Shopping?

16th August, 2018 by

At Earnshaws we are proud of our environmental and sustainable credentials, so we were intrigued to hear about Giki – an app that makes shopping for responsibly sourced food a whole lot easier!

Watch out for Holly Blues and Red Admirals!

Watch out for Holly Blues and Red Admirals!

20th July, 2018 by

Sir David Attenborough launched the Annual Butterfly Count today. Why not get involved and see how many butterflies you can count in your garden, in 15 minutes, then record them online.

Summertime Tips for Looking After Your Garden Wildlife

Summertime Tips for Looking After Your Garden Wildlife

16th July, 2018 by

Britain has had an unbelievable summer so far, with this year’s heatwave being the longest since the scorcher in 1976! We are all learning to bear up under this heat, but how is the wildlife in your garden surviving? Here are some tips to help care for your garden’s wildlife this summer…

Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners

Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners

12th July, 2018 by

So far this summer, the only thing the younger generation seem to be talking about is Fortnite, the online battle royale game that has taken the world by storm. But, with all this amazing weather across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, it would be great to get them off their consoles and into the garden.

Add Value to Your Home With a Garden Makeover

Add Value to Your Home With a Garden Makeover

27th June, 2018 by

Are you overlooking the opportunity to add value to your most valuable asset with an easy and rewarding garden makeover?

Get Your Greenfingers Ready For Britain In Bloom

Get Your Greenfingers Ready For Britain In Bloom

19th April, 2018 by

The latest series of Britain in Bloom will be appearing on our screens again, starting weekdays this week at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

Sainsbury’s Help Birds Survive the Icy Blast

Sainsbury’s Help Birds Survive the Icy Blast

28th February, 2018 by

Sainsbury’s have recently published a very useful infographic to help our feathered friends and the environment.

Good Luck to our Winter Olympians

Good Luck to our Winter Olympians

9th February, 2018 by

As we look forward to the Winter Olympics and wish Team GB “Good Luck” here is a brief history of ski manufacture – with special emphasis on wood of course!

Looking after our feathered friends

Looking after our feathered friends

9th February, 2018 by

Winter is the time we most need to look after our precious indigenous and visiting bird populations – so stock up on bird feed and bird care products at your nearest Centre, to help them through the coming cold snap! The 14th of February is also the start of the 21st annual National Nest Box Week, when people across Britain are encouraged to put up a nest box and provide a family home for our birds.

Love a wood-burning stove? You will love our firewood and logs!

Love a wood-burning stove? You will love our firewood and logs!

11th January, 2018 by

Now we are in the depths of winter, the welcoming glow and crackle of logs burning in the hearth seem very appealing indeed. If you are thinking of buying your own wood-burning stove we have some handy tips and advice for you.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

3rd January, 2018 by

Traditional real Christmas trees are fully recyclable, and once shredded, the chippings are used locally in parks or woodland areas.

Wildlife Gardening in November

Wildlife Gardening in November

6th November, 2017 by

Wildlife gardening can be very rewarding and it involves using a corner of your garden to make an inviting environment for wildlife. Britain’s 16 million gardens cover approximately 2 million acres which is potentially a lot of space to create these vital refuges and breeding grounds.

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