RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Next weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch January 25th + 26th

All you need to do is spend an hour counting the birds that visit your garden

Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside. That’s why it’s so important to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch to keep an eye on the ups and downs of the wildlife where we live.

The more people involved, the more we can learn. So, grab a cuppa and together we can all help to give nature a home
For more info visit
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/how-to-take-part/

To help entice any birds into your garden why don’t you check out our bird feed, feeders and habitats

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with 20% off at the moment, it needn’t cost a fortune to attract some wildlife in your garden.

We also stock lots of insect and other animal habitats.

Last year i did the survey with my children and they had lots of fun.

Have a fun weekend

Tom

November Newsletter

Original Organics Newsletter

Exclusive Christmas Offers  for all Subscribers

Welcome to our November Newsletter

With just 5 weeks till Christmas we have stacked this month’s issue with great offers and gift ideas to hopefully tick off some people on your list.

Our Christmas Shop is now live and has received some positive feedback from customers who have really enjoyed the easy navigation and gift ideas we have put together for the whole family.

With lots of new products added especially for Christmas, you might find that special something you’ve been looking for!

See Christmas Shop

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gift Sets

Bokashi Gift Set only £11.95
Includes; Bokashi Bran, Sawdust and Nuggets

Children’s Wildlife Gift Set only £19.49
Mix and Match three products from a range of Naturalist Sets, Habitats and Bird Feed

Wormery Gift Set only £22.95
Includes; Worms, Worm treats, Lime Mix & Moisture Mat

Bird Table Gift Set only £24.95
Includes; A traditional Bird Table and 4 types of Bird Feed

View All Gift Sets

 

Christmas Shop Categories

Gift Sets

Special Gifts

Stocking Fillers

Gift Vouchers

For Her

For Him

For Children

Habitats & Feeders

Winter Gifts

Booster Sets

Visit Christmas Shop

 

Exclusive Offers

Gift Vouchers 10% OFF

Buy a £10 voucher for only £9
Buy a £20 voucher for £18
Buy a £50 voucher for only £45
Buy a £100 voucher for only £90

Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber Offer, only available through this link.

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100L Slim line Space Saver Water Butt Kit

Normally £38.99, for you only £34.99

This slim space saving water butt is one of the most popular water butts. With a 100 Litre Capacity, this thin butt will stand easily in a small or restricted space. Includes Stand & Filter.

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The Original Wormery

Normally £55.95, for you only £49.95

The Original Wormery is our best selling all-in-one Wormery.

Featuring double brass-aeration vents, a high-quality rubberised lid seal and integrated, patented, drainage system, The Original Wormery is particularly stable and built to a very solid finish.

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200L Garden Lake Water Butt Kit

Normally £56.95, for you only £53.95

A very durable Water Butt with wood grain effect and barrel banding effect impressions. Includes Stand & Filter.

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315L CompoSphere Rollable Tumbler Composter

Normally £99.95, for you only £69.95

The CompoSphere has a unique spherical design and boasts a generous 315 Litre capacity. Featuring a tread, with gripped ridges for easy rolling around the garden to mix the contents, thus accelerating the speed at which the waste inside turns into great compost.

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Tips

Virtual Charity Gifts

If you want to try something different this year then why not try a virtual charity gift.
Lots of organisations offer a customisable e-card or gift card which will tell the recipient what you’ve bought on their behalf.
With Gifts ranging from feeding a family to helping shelter a homeless youth.

Read More

JT’s Blog

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly……

Now is a wonderful time of the year for me. I enjoy making ‘foodie’ presents to add to other gifts. These extras are always well received and the empty jars and bottles returned to be refilled the following year. For some years my fiery pickled onions have been firm favourites, but this year chutney, wholegrain mustard and pickled beetroot join the ranks along with hedgerow jam and flavoured oils.

With this final job of preserving some of the home-grown produce I feel the gardening year is winding down. We still have brussel sprouts in the garden along with carrots, apples and a few potatoes, but all the hard work is done for now. The compost bins are pretty full from the final tidy up. The lawn has had a ‘high cut’ to tidy it and the paths and gutters swept in readiness for the winter weather. (A really useful present last year was a gutter-cleaning kit).

Speaking of presents……if you have a keen gardener or virtuous recycler in the family how about considering a wormery as a gift? I still find mine magical….in goes food scraps, cooked and raw and out comes beautiful potting soil. All done by Tiger worms!

Have yourselves a happy, healthy Christmas.

Competitions

Win a Deluxe Bird Feeding Station Gift Set

For this month’s competition we want your top tips for attracting wildlife into your Garden!
The best ones will make it onto our website in a new guide on attracting wildlife into your garden.

In less than 400 characters tell us your top tips for attracting all types of wildlife into your garden, from birds to toads and hedgehogs to foxes. All tips are welcome and you may submit as many as you like.

Our staff will shortlist the top tips and they will be added to a poll for you to vote on.

You can email your entry to: competition@originalorganics.co.uk – or post a hard copy to us at Original Organics Ltd, Wildlife Competition, Unit 9 Langlands Business Park, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 3DA.

Closing date for entry is 30/11/13

October’s Competition Result: Leaf Composter Kit

The winner is Ms ChanTang from London

See Results

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Virtual Charity Gifts

How about trying something different this year, instead of buying a physical gift that might never get used or even worse,  thrown in the back of a wardrobe, how about buying a gift that really matters.

A Virtual Charity Gift is a donation from you on behalf of the person you are buying the gift for, for example, you want to buy Fred a gift for £10, but he already has a wormery, 2 water butts and a brand new wooden composter! You go to one of the following websites, purchase a virtual gift and the recipient receives a gift card saying what you purchased for them.

OXFAM

Here are some gift examples from Oxfam Unwrapped 

Feed a family for £7 –  Safe Water for 10 people for £10Educate a child for £19School Supplies £8

UNICEF

With UNICEF Inspired Gifts your gift really does reach and help the vulnerable children.

The concept is simple, select a gift, personalise a gift card and UNICEF delivers the gift.

Here are some gift examples

Philippines typhoon emergency gift £18Warm winter clothing for a child £37.50Deliver a Baby £24.50

Centerpoint Gifts – give homeless young people a future

Centrepoint Gifts allow you to give your friends and family something truly meaningful.

£5 Christmas Dinner – £10 Christmas Gift – £30 A Bed for a Night

A great way to support a Charity is to buy your Christmas Cards from them.

The National Autistic Society

Whether you’re looking for a traditional card or something a bit different, you’re sure to find something in the wonderful Christmas Card Collection from The National Autistic Society. And don’t forget that by buying and sending the cards you’re raising awareness of autism and helping them to achieve there vision of a world where everyone with autism gets to live the life they choose.

WWF

Another option is to Adopt an Animal,  from as little as £3 a month you can help protect your selected species and their habitat. Choose from 12 animals including Snow Leopards, Tigers and Polar Bears. Receive a cuddly toy animal, gift pack and three updates during the year.