Archive for December 16, 2014

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We will be open the following days and hours over the Christmas period. Royal Mail and DPD will be collecting from us on the days we are open and orders will be despatched. Some stock may be affected by our suppliers being closed.







Despatch of any orders will be confirmed to you by e-mail.

Tuesday 23rd – Open 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 24th – Open 9am – 12pm

Thursday 25th – Closed

Friday 26th – Closed

Saturday 27th – Closed

Sunday 28th – Closed

Monday 29th – 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 30th – 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 31st – Open 9am – 12pm

Thursday 1st – Closed

Open from Thursday 2nd January as normal.


May we also take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

– Homecare Essentials team

How to protect your feathered friends this winter

Wild birds in gardens are susceptible to a variety of diseases, such as salmonella in winter. Larger numbers of birds visit gardens for our food supplies and fresh unfrozen water.

The diseases can spread quickly if droppings are left to mix with the food. If eaten, a birds resistance to illness decreases, making them vulnerable and in most cases they don’t survive.

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How to prevent this?

Bird tables and feeders should be disinfected on a regular weekly basis using an appropriate sanitiser such as Garden Genie’s Bird Table Cleaner and Sanitiser or Bird Feeder Cleaner and Sanitiser, followed by rinsing and air drying before use.

Cleaning equipment should not be used for other purposes and should be kept and used outside. Rubber gloves should be worn and hands should be washed after cleaning bird feeders/tables.