Friday, 9 December 2011
Winter and Christmas Tips
JOBS FOR THE GARDEN
Brush off any snow from conifers,and building such as greenhouses
Check any supports and fence panels while the plants in front of them are without leaves.
Make sure you feed the birds daily and ensure they have fresh clean water.
Now is the time to think about ordering seeds and new plug plants for next year
Tidy out the shed and clean all pots and trays ready for the new season.
Stuck for a Christmas present for someone why not plant a tree for them - between November and March is a good time to plant a tree in this country or why not have a tree planted in another Country where it will reach maturity much quicker because of the Climate so help the environment sooner. Check out our Wikaniko shop for more details.
With the cold weather and the central heating indoors Winter can be a harsh time for our skins. Add that to late nights and lots of socialising and partying including alcohol its no wonder our skin suffers.
Alcohol in products can leave the skin feeling very dry so best to choose skincare products without it.
Always use a good moisturiser to help protect from the elements.
Keep a lip balm with you and apply it regularly to protect your lips.
Use hand cream regularly to keep your hands soft and supple and wear gloves to protect them when outside.
We have a lovely natural range of skincare products in our Wikaniko shop.
PETS AT XMAS
With all the excitement at Christmas it can easily be forgotten that Pets can get themselves into all kinds of trouble. Thank you to our local Vets Wendover Heights in Wendover for the following information in our local magazine.
Xmas Plants like Holly, Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Lillies and bulbs can cause problems to Pets if eaten. Cats in particular are susceptible to lily pollen poisoning which they can pick up when grooming off their fur and feet. Its best to cut out the stamens in open flowers.
Pets shouldn't eat chocolate especially dark, high cocoa)
Fruit cake and mincemeat
Grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas
sweets and chewing gum (containing xylitol an artificial sweetener)
Onions , leeks, shallots, garlic and chives
Something i was totally unaware of until an article was posted on my face book wall is that Rock Salt and anti freeze during cold weather can also cause our animals problems, see the daily mail article HERE from last year.
We wish everyone a very Happy and peaceful Christmas.
Debbie and Gary and family
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