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Caring for garden furniture in winter

Up to now, we’ve had a very gentle transition into winter. While this may mean we are very unlikely to have a white Christmas, it has given us a little more time to get the garden in order before the big freeze! Garden furniture is often left to the last minute – if not forgotten…

Keeping pets safe over Christmas

Everybody loves the festive fun of Christmas, but did you know it also brings with it many potential hazards for pets? To help prevent your pets falling ill or having accidents over this holiday, we’ve put together a few pointers to keep in mind. Firstly, think about your tree! Make sure your tree is placed…

Finding the perfect Christmas tree

While you may think it is a little early to be putting up decorations and lights or sending out cards, selecting your Christmas tree now will help keep any worries at bay and ready for the festivities. Here at Myhills we’ve put together a few pointers to help you choose your perfect tree. Surprise surprise,…

Chicken keeping in winter

As with all pets, chickens need special attention during the winter months to help keep them happy and healthy. Here at Myhills, we have drummed up with a couple of handy pointers! Dietary changes First things first, how much do your hens need to eat in winter? Chickens are tough animals and naturally well protected…

Winter checklist for horse owners

Horse owners can’t avoid it any longer – the weather will turn and owning a horse will get harder. But with each winter that passes, you’ll pick up time saving tips and tricks that make the season much easier to handle – this Myhills checklist shares the very best ideas. For those with horses at…

Jobs for the garden

While it may seem strange to be planting things at this time of year, with winter on the horizon, it is actually the perfect time to prepare your garden to be full of blooms come spring! First things first, get on top of any weed problems you may have. Many weeds continue to grow during…

Helping your pond through winter

With the temperatures starting to drop, those of you with ponds will need to start thinking about ways to prepare them to withstand whatever winter brings. One of the first issues is temperature – especially if you have a pond that is a home for fish or wildlife. As ice forms on top of a…

Wise about winter walking

With fewer daylight hours as we head towards winter, it is more than likely those of you with dogs have either had to rearrange when you walk them to make the most of the light, or find new routes that are safely lit. If you live in rural areas or need to walk your dog…

No fear from fireworks

With bonfire night soon to be upon us and fireworks getting stocked in shops, have you spared a thought for how you can help your pets cope? With such acute hearing, the sights and in particular the sounds of fireworks exploding can be traumatic for all animals, so it is worth preparing for any event…

Happy pets at Halloween

Halloween can be a scary time of year for our pets – especially dogs and cats. With unannounced knocks at the door, visitors of all sizes dressed in scary costumes and loud noises from the street, Halloween can be confusing and frightening! However with a few small changes to your routine, you can help keep…