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COME AND SEE DUNSCAR THE SNOWY OWL

We’ve booked Dunscar, our sponsored snowy owl to return to meet our customers on the Glorious Twelfth.   He will feature prominently with his friends from the Barn Owl Bill Trust on Sunday 12th August.  Volunteers from the Trust will give a presentation on owls and the work of the Trust to rescue them between 1pm […]

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Congratulations to Becky

We extend our congratulations to Becky Finley, one of our student staff, who has just completed a degree in English Literature at Oxford University and gained a 2.1 honours degree.  This is an incredible achievement and has involved much hard work and commitment.  We are all very proud of her.  Becky started working for us […]

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Cook Shop Sale

Summer still seems some way off so it still seems too cold for salads and barbecues.  Indeed one of our best sellers in the Cook Shop at present is the slow cookers.  So, if you are still cooking hearty and warming Winter dishes we have some pantastic deals for you.  From now until the weather […]

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Oak Furniture Sale

We are currently holding a sale of oak furniture.  Until closing time on Tuesday 15 May 2012 we are offering 20% off all pieces of oak furniture on our shop floor.  We are also offering free delivery to all homes within the local area.  Our next container arrives on Wednesday so we need to make […]

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Who’s been kidding about?

Spring is our favourite season at Dunscar.  It traditionally heralds new life and we enjoy seeing the plants budding up and the arrival of several new bird chicks at the centre.  Customers were given a sure sign that Spring is here when Plants Advisor, Laura Wilson, brought in two new arrivals to see where she […]

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We are now very busy bees

We have now started to keep its own bees in a bid to encourage our customers to plant more bee-friendly gardens.  For some time we have been concerned about the decline of the bee population in the UK and in 2009 we started a campaign to save the honey bee.  Some scientists estimate that as […]

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Orla Kiely coming to Dunscar!

Well actually she is not coming personally, but we are pleased to announce that from mid March we will be stocking several products from her home range.  Orla is an Irish designer and Masters graduate of the Royal College of Art in London.  Her work is famous across the World and according to Kiely, her […]

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Blooming good prospects for new staff

You could be forgiven for believing that the retail sector is in dire straits when you consider the amount of news coverage devoted to the supposed “doom and gloom” on the High Street.  Our experience is rather different.  In the 10 weeks leading up to Christmas we were fortunate to achieve successive weeks of record […]

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Poinsettias and Christmas Trees now in stock

Our poinsettias and real Christmas trees are now in stock.  The poinsettias are locally grown and are famous for their quality and longevity.  Indeed one customer reported that her’s was still going strong this past Easter! Our range of fresh Christmas trees comprises Nordmann Firs and Fraser Firs.  Neither variety readily drop its needles as […]

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