Welcome to our green news page with regular updates from Geoff Day, our Environmental Advisor. Hear all about the steps we’re taking to become a more eco-friendly business, from sustainable sourcing to developing the woodland on our island home. As always, we welcome your feedback – simply leave a comment on any blog post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- The Isle of Wight red squirrelThere are precious few locations left in the UK where red squirrels are able to thrive, but – thanks to the three or four miles of sea between us and the mainland – our Isle of Wight home is one of them. Unfortunately the red squirrel has become near extinct in the UK, with its [...]
- How to make a tree live foreverWhen I was young, I spent a great deal of my time playing in our local copse – all the kids in the neighbourhood did – but it never occurred to me to stop and think what the word ‘copse’ meant; to me it was just woodland. It turns out it’s from the old French [...]
- The Green House – phase twoWe have now pretty much completed our move into the new phase two of The Green House, and are starting to settle into our office area with its views over our woodland and across the valley where Ryde town is situated.
- Feed the birdsI’m sure it won’t have escaped your notice that the UK is experiencing a very mild autumn this year.
- Sheer Skin Tint: Reduce, Re-use, RecycleWith the launch of Sheer Skin Tint, we’ve made available samples of all three shades, so you can find the right one for you before you buy the full-size version.
- Our bees summer holidayLast Saturday we took our bees from The Green House for a short holiday.
- Plastic and our environmentWhen it comes to the environment, plastic gets a raw deal – often being blamed for using up our petrochemical oil stores, filling up our landfills and poisoning our soils.
- Easy guide to compostingCompost is plant matter broken down by the action of bacteria, fungi and minibeasts like worms and millipedes.
- Our bee diaryIn the summer of last year, we established a beehive at The Green House. Bees play a vital part in so much of our food production.
- A sweet treat for our Liz Earle beesOur bees feeding on the sugar fondant on top of their hive.