Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Feed the birds...!

The weather has certainly turned very cold and frosty and our little feathered friends may need a little extra help with food at this time of year. It is worth remembering though, that although winter feeding benefits birds most, food shortages can occur at any time of the year. By feeding the birds all year round, you'll give them a better chance to survive the periods of food shortage whenever they may occur.

The RSPB recommend the following advice during autumn and winter - 
"At this time of year, put out food and water on a regular basis. In severe weather, feed twice daily if you can: in the morning and in the early afternoon. Birds require high energy (high fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights. Use only good quality food and scraps.
Always adjust the quantity given to the demand, and never allow uneaten foods to accumulate around the feeders. Once you establish a feeding routine, try not to change it as the birds will become used to it and time their visits to your garden accordingly."

Greener by Nature has some gorgeous bird houses and bird feeders to put in you garden, take a look.............


Friday, 17 February 2012

Time for a catch up...!

Goodness! Where has the time gone? It has been a while since we last posted on the blog!!

2011 ended on a real high for Greener by Nature, with our best ever Christmas trading. It definitely seems as if the 'ethical shopping' message is getting out there. It really is becoming so much easier for everyone to find that green and ethical alternative.

We received some great press coverage again, with three of the products that we sell being featured in Dec/Jan issue of The Green Parent magazine, one of our most favourite publications. 
The amazing eco-friendly Presso Espresso Coffee Maker was featured in the House and Home section of the Green Gift Guide - it uses no electricity other than that needed to boil a kettle for hot water!  

Also featured in 'Five of the best kitchen composting systems' in the Eco Living section, was the very smart compost tin, with a real retro feel - far too smart to hide away under the sink!

Finally in the Green Gift guide for 'Green Parents', the beautiful Preeti droplet earrings made a perfect stocking filler for under £10.....

If you haven't discovered this magazine yet, you really must take a look. Packed full of highly informative information and articles all with the purpose of helping with natural parenting and greener living, all with the family at it's core. And if that's not enough, it simply a really good read!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Trolley Dolly Shopping Bag - Special Offer

With the intorduction of a single use carrier bag charge from 1st October 2011 here in Wales, Greener by Nature are offering £5.00 OFF Trolley Dolly Bags until the end of September. Normally £29.95, this means you can 'bag' one (excuse the pun!) for just £24.95. There are five great designs to choose from. Designed to get a realistic-sized supermarket shop back home without using a single plastic bag, here are the details of what is inside -
What's inside the 19 bag pack?
9 x carrier bags
1 x bottle Bag
8 x fruit and veg net bags
1 x handy outer pack
1 x handy token/keyring

The interior bags are even colour coded to help you pack easily! There are also loads of handy extras on the outer pack, like a shoulder strap, pen, list, card and phone pockets, and a large zipped pocket for your keys and wallet.

Click here to take up this great offer!!

Offer ends 30/09/2011

Theatre -in-a-Box in Juno Magazine

A big thank you to the lovely team at Juno Magazine, who have featured our Theatre-in-a-Box, in their 'Natural Toys' feature. They have described it as "an absorbing toy" and they are not wrong. Inside there are characters, scripts, tickets and different scenes for children to colour and customize as they wish. The box turns inside out to become a three-dimensional stage with pillars and slots for changing the scenery. It is great for children of all ages. What's more it is designed and made in the U.K. using sustainably sourced cardboard.

Recent Press Articles

We have been lucky enough to have been featured several times in the press lately......

Firstly, check out our beautiful solid pewter light pull for £11.95, featured on Daisy Green Magazine. Pewter is perfect for use in the bathroom as it is completely rustproof. It is also completely recyclable. Many thanks girls!


 Next, our gorgeous and quirky 'Pintie' milk jug was featured in The Green Parent Magazine. It is made from a recycled vintage milk bottle from the days when they used to carry advertising and is £19.95. It gives a great retro vibe to any table!! Big thanks to Melissa and the team at The Green Parent.
House Beautiful magazine were good enough to suggest that their readers try out bamboo duvet cover, in their Living Well News feature. Many thanks guys! We also have bamboo fitted sheets, and bamboo pillowcases to complete our range of bamboo bedlinen. Available in Single, Double and King Size and made from 100% woven bamboo, the fabric has an incredibly fine twill weave. Bamboo has the benefit of being cool in summer yet cosy and warm in winter and has naturally occurring anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also more absorbent, yet quicker drying than cotton. For a truly luxurious sleeping experience bamboo really offers so much more.....don't you deserve a little everyday luxury?

Daisy Green Magazine Competition

Congratulations to Jackie Hutchinson, Jim Osman & Emily Hamilton who were the winners of our competition, run in conjunction with Daisy Green Magazine. Each is the lucky recipient of a set of our bamboo towels. Hope you love them as much as we do!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - April 3rd 2011

Are you searching for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Here at Greener by Nature we have a whole host of ideas to inspire you. Here are some of them below, but you can check out our dedicated Mother's Day department to see more.....!
What about some pretty amber coloured glass earrings as featured in The Green Parent Magazine this month. They come with their own natural cotton drawstring presentation pouch.
£8.95 + P & P

Another great idea could be the fantastic Trolley Dolly Shopping Bag. Designed by a busy mum who felt that there must be a better and more organised way to get her supermarket shopping home without the need to use any plastic bags. Did you also know that the Trolley Dolly Bag has been independently assessed by to leave half the carbon footprint of a cotton bag and 20x less than plastic ones? There are several designs to choose from and what's even better is, that we have a Special Offer of £5 off until April 3rd.

Special Offer £5 Off - Normally £29.95, Now £24.95 (until 3/4/11)
We also have some beautiful pure linen scarves in a selection of lovely colours, which would look fabulous with any outfit. Linen is a wonderful fabric as it can be wonderfully cool in warm weather but also very warm in cooler weather, so makes the perfect choice that can be worn all year round!

£14.95 + P&P

£16.95 + P&P