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Streetwize Accessories garden accessories

The Ace Supply Company Limited (trading as Streetwize) , now in its 34th year of trading, is a major national UK distributor of car accessories, caravan and leisure accessories and garden solar Lighting and Solar Water Features, all distributed under our Streetwize, Leisurewize and Gardenwize brands.
 
Highly successful at distributing to major National Retailers, Wholesalers, Independents, TV Shopping and Mail Order,  we operate from our 100,000 sq. ft warehouse in Manchester, where we store, pack and send out over 1000 different ranged items.
 
We are now looking to expand into the Garden Centre sector as we feel that the ranges we carry, fit well into this marketplace and there is much opportunity. Accordingly , we are looking for distributors and new customers from those areas. 

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red squirrels in the garden



The red squirrel population is rapidly declining, but if you're not ready to say goodbye to these beautiful creatures just yet, there are plenty of ways you can encourage them into your outdoor space. Here, Kathryn Eccles from pet supply specialist Millbry Hill, discusses how to attract red squirrels to your garden. 
Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) are hard to miss with their characteristic fiery red fur, bushy tail and large ear tufts. And, while these remain among one of our best-loved woodland animals, the reality is that the red squirrel population is depleting rapidly. In fact, Woodland Trust reports that since grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) were introduced in the 1870s, the number of red squirrels has dropped from approximately 3.5m to between 120,000–160,000. 
While these are now considered a highly endangered species in Great Britain and Ireland, there are still some ways you can attract red squirrels. Here, I will be sharing what we can do to help red squirrels and welcome them into our gardens.

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Jostaberries

With the new Confi®Berries from Lubera, the essential characteristics of jostaberries have been decisively improved, growth has been significantly reduced in two varieties, and the fertility has been considerably enhanced in all three varieties so that the new Confi®Berries now come much closer to the original vision:

• The Confi®Berries are thornless
• Two new varieties, Jodeli and Jofruity, have reduced growth and much better fertility. Although Jogusto still grows slightly stronger; the fertility is also significantly increased

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New Horizon peat-free compost

Westland Horticulture will launch the biggest ever advertising campaign for peat-free compost this spring, investing £1.5million in a New Horizon™ TV campaign.

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Poddy & Black garden footwear

Started by sisters Vanessa and Justine in early 2019, Poddy & Black is the modern woman’s answer to stylish garden footwear.  After years spent in the fashion industry and frustrated by the lack of choice, these 2 decided it was time to start a brand that gives confident creative women the opportunity to express themselves and have some fun  - even when its muddy or raining!
The young business currently offers 3 styles with cheeky names ( the Clever Clog, the Bossy Boot, and the iconic Half Cut) with new styles and colours coming for 2020. Made of natural rubber and lined with recycled cotton, delivered to the customer in fully recycled packaging the footwear is also kinder to the environment than many other products in this category.

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Thermacell Halo Mini turn on over garden

Are your Summer days ruined by those pesky mosquitoes and midges?  Enjoy the outdoors and your garden midge free thanks to Thermacell’s Halo Mini. 

Standing at only 16cm tall, the Halo Mini sits discreetly on your garden table, on a wall or anywhere near where you are based.  It will silently create a dome of protection measuring approximately 20m².  Anyone inside the protected area will be safe from midges and mosquitoes, even your pets are protected! 

One major benefit of the Thermacell units is that nothing is in direct contact with your skin, so no messy sprays or oily lotions – perfect for the kids or anybody with sensitive skin types.  With no noise and no scent whatsoever, allowing you and your friends to kick back, relax and focus on more important things – like which playlist you should choose for your party or which nibbles to go next. 

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Dog eating No-Hide® Chews - a healthy alternative to rawhide

Earth Animal’s range of revolutionary dog chews — which are already a huge hit with US canines and their health-conscious ‘pawrents’ — are now available to our four-legged friends in the UK.
The award-winning No-Hide® Wholesome Chews are the healthy, hand-rolled, and heavenly alternative to rawhide. They’re made with just six simple, natural ingredients: brown rice flour, organic eggs, olive oil, banana, pineapple stem and agar-agar (vegetable gelatine) — plus, one flavour-bursting protein. And, they are the first of their kind.

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Valentine's Day dangers for cats and dogs

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year, when tokens of love are shared by romantic partners and friends alike. Unfortunately, in all the excitement, we can often forget how toxic human treats can be for our furry friends, and distractedly leave them within the reach of our pet’s inquisitive noses!

Dr Jessica May, lead vet at digital vet service FirstVet, sheds light on the romantic foods, flowers and trinkets that are dangerous for our pets

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Emma Bryan Greeting Cards

Emma Bryan is an independent greeting card publisher supplying contemporary paper goods to businesses around the world.  Emma’s hand-painted illustrations and distinctive colour palette are at the heart of her business and her designs are full of pastel hues, hand-painted florals, and inspiration from the natural world. 

“I’m surrounded by British birdsong and flowers all day in my garden studio, so it is no wonder they find their way into my designs but I enjoy exotic flora and fauna too.  I live in an area of Surrey which has the largest population of wild parakeets in the UK, and they often descend on the garden en masse, disturbing the usual quiet visitors. It won’t be long before they make it into a design, I’m sure!”

A former graphic designer, Emma followed a long-held dream to retrain as an illustrator in 2016, and after an art retreat to Sardinia in 2017, found her way into the friendly world of greetings cards, rather than publishing, as she had envisaged. 

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