Archives - September 2017

  1. Can Plants Really Improve Productivity?

    It's no secret that plants and flowers can brighten up our home and, subsequently, brighten our mood. In recent years it has also come to light that the introduction of plants to a work space, be it a home office, showroom or call centre, can actually help to keep employees motivated. Greater levels of concentration, productivity and job satisfaction as well as lowered levels of stress are just some of the reported benefits of keeping the workplace filled with pretty greenery, claims which are backed up by scientific studies . So it seems as if plants really can improve productivity as well...

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  2. When is Grandparentís Day 2017 in the UK?

    Celebrated in the USA since the late 1970s, Grandparent’s Day is a comparatively new celebration here in the UK. It was introduced by the charity Age Concern in 1990 and, since 2008, has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October. As such, Grandparent’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday the 1 st of October this year. In its original American incarnation, Grandparent’s Day came about as a way to honour the elderly and grandparents in general. Marian McQuade founded the holiday in an effort to raise awareness of the “strength, information, and guidance older people can offer...

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  3. Plants and Flowers that are Poisonous to Animals

    Despite the fact that lots of plants seem fine for people and pets, the reality is that you can find plenty of these plants that are nothing short of poisonous for pets to begin with. With that in mind, we created a quick list to show you what flowers are harmful to pets, so you can keep your beloved animal away from danger. Aloe Vera Aloe Vera may be great for burns, but it’s toxic for a lot of cats and dogs, as it can lead to tremors, changes in the urine colour, anorexia, vomiting and even depression. So yes, this can be rather problematic for most pets, which means that you have to avoid...

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