Garden and Plant Newsletter October 2023

Hello friends of Cam Home & Garden

It’s getting spooky! Time for some Halloween craftiness…

Pumpkin carving fun!

You’ll need a strong ice cream scoop for hollowing out the flesh, and some sharp knives, or maybe a skewer or a screw driver, to decorate your pumpkin… We have them all in stock – just drop by to pick up what you need.

Here is a great video from YouTube to give you ideas:

3 Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Halloween | Hobbycraft
Embrace the fun of Halloween with these easy pumpkin carving ideas, perfect for you to recreate at home! This pumpkin carving tutorial features a ghost desig…
3 Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Halloween | Hobbycraft
Embrace the fun of Halloween with these easy pumpkin carving ideas, perfect for you to recreate at home! This pumpkin carving tutorial features a ghost desig…

What to do with the innards?

No need to waste the flesh of the pumpkin – there are many ways you can turn it into a tasty meal. Check out these recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin and ginger jam and roast pumpkin slices with feta and thyme.

We have all the knives, wooden spoons, bottling jars, roasting dishes you need – just drop by! Or you can browse our range online and call us to order.

wooden spoons on a chopping board

Leaf rakes, garden waste bags, and gardening gloves

A bit of tidying now will keep your garden looking good over the winter – and it’s not too late for some bulbs to go in. We have a wide selection in stock and are happy to advise on how deep to plant them and which areas of garden they would be most happy in.

Get planting now to enjoy some bright splashes of colour for 2024!

We also have leaf rakes, brooms, bags for collecting leaves or weeds, and warm gloves…

red tulip on green leafy background

Protect your garden furniture

Wooden benches, chairs and tables need a bit of protection from the winter – a coat of teak or linseed oil or preservative paint is advised at least once a year.

Steve’s chair leg tip!

Steve, our colleague, has a clever trick – fill a yoghurt cup or margarine tub half full with teak or linseed oil (yes – we sell both!) and stand the legs of your garden furniture in it one by one for a few hours each. The oil will soak up into the wood and give the feet of your wooden furniture protection from winter damp.

Furniture covers

You can also extend the life of garden furniture with rain proof covers in a variety of sizes – some are even large enough to cover several items with one cover.

Order Christmas trees and wreaths early!

Do you love that smug feeling of having got ahead of the game? Order your Christmas tree and Advent wreath now and tick it off your list early!

We have gorgeous trees from 4 foot to 6 foot in height, and stands to hold them up securely. Ring us or text us on 07845 964013 to place an order – or drop us a line via our website’s contact page.

Add some sparkle…

You can browse our Christmas range of lights and decorations – contact us and we’ll order items in for collection or delivery.

Christmas baubles and foliage

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Check out our Facebook page, or phone 01223 660685, for more details on our latest stock.

Too much to carry?

Don’t forget that you can come by bike or on foot to choose your shopping: we will deliver heavy items direct to your home. Free delivery on any products if you spend £25 or more!

Warmest wishes


…and the Cam Home and Garden Team

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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.


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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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