Garden and Plant Newsletter | June 2024

Hello friends of Cam Home & Garden

We hope you’ve enjoyed the sunshine this week, and that your garden is enjoying the rain it’s getting at the moment. In this newsletter we’re sharing information about:

  • our eco-refill range of cleaning products
  • ingredients to make your own eco-friendly household cleaning liquids etc
  • non-plastic range of items – wood and natural bristle brushes, for example, and beeswax coated fabric wraps as an alternative to tubs to food in your fridge.

Ecover and other brands of cleaner

We have refill stations for many Ecover and other brands of cleaning fluid and can refill containers with your chosen detergents. These include:

  • Laundry liquid
  • Washing up liquid
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Fabric softener
  • Delicate laundry liquid
  • Floor soap
  • Hand soap

How does it work?

You bring in a rinsed out and clean container – we refill it (measuring exactly how much it contains) with your chosen cleaning fluid and charge you for it by the millilitre. Reusing containers like this reduces plastic waste and keeps plastic from landfill or from expensive recycling processes.

rows of shelves with cleaning fluids in bottles on them, and below that in front of it a set of boxes containing large dispensers of cleaning products which can be put into your own jars etc.
Our extensive collection of ecological cleaning products, and our refill station

Ingredients for making your own cleaning fluids

The popularity of DIY cleaning products has grown in recent years – and we can see why! It puts you in full control of the chemicals in your home, and ensures you know exactly what you’re using to wipe down work surfaces, scour sinks and clean toilets. And it’s also good for the environment… Our range of ingredients (which you can mix yourself) includes:

  • Citric acid
  • White vinegar
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Soda crystals
  • Baking soda
  • Borax substitute

If you’re not sure where to start, or would like to expand your recipe collection for cleaning products, then check out Nancy Birtwhistle’s book ‘Clean and Green’ which has 101 recipes and suggestions.

Brushes, buckets and more

Wide selection of cleaning items such as natural bristle brushes, plant loofah scourers, recycled paper tissues, bamboo cloths etc

We have a wide range of brushes, scourers for pans, surfaces, sinks and ovens.

Gleaming galvanised steel bucket with four natural bristle, wood handled, brushes resting on it.

Non-plastic alternatives to many household items can be more durable (metal buckets, for example), and see many years of use. Brushes made from natural bristles and wood will eventually decompose, avoiding expensive and complex recycling processes.

A set of 2 'loofco' branded washing up pads made from natural Loofah Plant with a paper wrapper around the package.

We stock loofah scrubbers from ‘plant loofah’, as opposed to marine loofah, which are better for the environment than plastic AND still get your pans nice and clean…

Garden furniture

We still have a wide range of garden furniture in stock or for online ordering – drop by for a look and ask questions, or check out our full range of outdoor products online.

Wooden bench on a stone floor, in front of a wooden fence. Selection of garden items such as bird feeders and nest boxes on it, surrounded by plants.

Keep in touch

If you have any concerns about how to access the shop or place orders for delivery please ring us:  01223 660685 or 07845 964013

Warmest wishes


…and the Cam Home and Garden Team

Shop in store

Come and browse our well stocked store at 127 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1XE. You will be surprised what you can find on our shelves.

We can help you find what you are looking for, even if you’re not sure, and can offer advice on growing your own, home brewing, DIY, and more!

Reserve and collect

Are you after something specific? Call or email us and we will reserve it for you, ready for collection.

If you want something that is not in stock, we will order it for you. We partner with suppliers to offer more than 20,000 product lines and can track down what you need, saving you time looking. Just ask!

Ask us to deliver

It’s easy to get your shopping delivered to your door. Phone or email us with your order and we will send it round to you.

We offer free delivery north of the River Cam and serve Cambridge, Milton, Histon, and Impington.

Latest catalogue and offers

Our virtual catalogues show current offers but by no means all stock that we have available in the shop. And we can order many more items in - just ask!

You can also order online - for delivery to our shop or direct to your home!

Get in touch

The best way to check prices, availability and ask questions is to ring us on 01223 660685 or email us

We can often put an item aside for you to collect, and we can also deliver - just get in touch and ask.


Check out our two friendly Facebook pages where you can see latest news, get stock updates and ask questions.

Shop online

A selection (but by no means all) of our products can be bought online at for home delivery or collection from our shop.

We stock (and can order) in a much wider selection in our shop - so if you can find what you're looking for just ask us anyway.

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