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Switch your plastic containers to reusable self-sealing bags 🔄

This will not only help you cut down on your single use plastic, but it will also save you space in the fridge and cupboard too!

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Daffodils announce the beginning of spring

  • They are one of the rare species of plants that are able to successfully grow through the snow.
  • Due to toxic sap in the stem, daffodil should not be kept in the vase with other plants.
  • Squirrels won’t eat daffodils due to these poisonous crystals — be careful to keep away from dogs, too.
  • There are at least 25 different daffodil species and up to 13,000 hybrids according to the Daffodil Data Bank.
  • Daffodils are surprisingly tolerant of cold, and they’re an ideal flower for novice gardeners

Plan ahead and buy yourself some daffodil bulbs, ready for planting in September. This will bring you beautiful flowers for next spring!

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Interesting Chicken Facts for Easter

Young chicks bring signs of easter and here are 5 fun facts to know, as well as how you can help them :

  • Chickens LOVE to sunbath!
  • They can pick out more than 100 different faces of their own species.
  • Hens are just like human mothers, they begin to teach calls to her chicks before they even hatch.
  • They have pain receptors that give them the ability to become distressed and feel pain.
  • In their flock they have whats known as a ‘pecking order’. This means they know who’s boss!

Over 1 Billion are raised for food in the UK, each year. If everyone was to cut their meat consumption, together we could help reduce the numbers of farmed animals across the world.

Becoming a vegetarian, even if only for a short while, can have massive health benefits too – why not give it a go

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Take a bag on your daily exercise

When out doing your daily exercise, be sure to take a bag along with you incase you find any litter. 

2,120,000,000 tons of waste is dumped globally, every year. 
Luckily green companies are working hard to become waste free! 

We all need to play our part, and litter picking is just one small action to help towards saving our planet. 

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Listen out for owls at dawn and dusk

Step out in to the garden tonight, just as the sun sets. If you sit quietly, you may be able to hear the sound of owls calling. 

Listen to the sound bite below to help you identify their call. 
You will have to be patient! 

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