The latest news, events and tips from our team

Exciting new gifts

We have a fantastic new collection of giftware and clothing in store!
Find the perfect gift or a treat yourself. From the latest spring/summer fashions, to pottery, books, accessories, homeware and houseplants, there's something for everyone! 


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Pretty planted containers

Brighten up your doorstep or patio with one of our pretty planted containers. Homegrown and planted right here at the garden centre, they're bursting with beautiful homegrown blooms and are available in a range of sizes and colour schemes. Pop in and pick up yours today!

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Mother's Day afternoon tea

**Special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea** ONLY £18.95 for two!

Celebrate Mother's Day at Pentland Plants. We'll be serving a very special afternoon tea, all homemade in our kitchen. What a treat!

Here's what you can look forward to:

- A selection of freshly prepared sandwiches
- Mini chocolate choux buns
- Macarons
- Fruit scones
- Chocolate brownies
- Fruit tartlets
- Pot of tea or coffee

Served: 12pm - 4pm. NO NEED TO BOOK!

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FEBRUARY – Lets get planting indoors!

We’re all itching to get out into the garden, but the garden won’t be ready for weeks yet. So let’s look at indoors and get organised for the coming months.

February remains a great month to buy seed potatoes, get them chitted  and planted. We have a great variety in store and a helpful ‘pick-up guide’ for the beginner. Here at Pentland Plants we encourage our gardeners to get involved and get growing. It’s not just satisfying to see something grow from a seed but the end result is ultimately rewarding.

Seed sowing is well under way in February. But it’s not too late to get started with your seed packets and propagationequipment. We stock everything for the windowsill gardener to the greenhouse enthusiast. If you’re using a greenhouse don’t forget to fumigate it before placing out your freshly planted seed trays! 

Houseplants are a favourite and their popularity has exploded over the past couple of years. Houseplants add atmosphere, colour, improve air quality and can provide a range of mental and physical health benefits. At Pentland Plants we always stock a selection of the best houseplants. Did you know indoor plants such as Weeping fig , Boston fern, Aloe Vera , rubber plants and  mother in laws tongue improve the air quality help us sleep!

Houseplants look complete dressed in a suitable pot. It used to be that the most common container was the clay pot, but today we have a selection of decorative pots to choose from which are available in an almost infinite variety of materials, types, size and colour. 

Choosing the right pot is very important but so are the compost and feed. Houseplants are individual and so are their needs. Plants require different types of nutrients but don’t let this faze you as we are here to help you select the right product to keep your plants blooming and looking great.

Not all houseplant require compost , air plants originating from South America a very much back in vogue…. There exotic looking foliage and  flowers make them intriguing and a popular plant to grow in the home and conservatory. 

Herbs are back in store and we have a great variety whether you use them for their aromatic qualities or the culinary table. 

So, lets get planting and creative…. Our team are here to answer your questions and help you with new projects and ideas.

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Know your tatties

Fancy growing your own potatoes this year? Now is the perfect time to get started and we have everything in stock that you'll need! Get to know the varieties available and find out which potatoes will be best for you in our handy guide...

Maris piper

Good all rounder. Dry, floury, creamy white flesh. Good flavour. 
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October
Great for chipping and baking!

King Edward

An attractive potato. Yellow skin with pink eyes. Creamy white flesh that rarely discolours on cooking.
Good for boiling / chipping and great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October

Pink Fir Apple (Maincrop)
Firm fleshed, nutty flavour. Best sliced and cook the unpeeled tubers as you would for new potatoes. Excellent boiled or for salad use in winter

Plant March / April. Harvest in September / October

Red skinned, pale yellow firm flesh. Good all round cooker. Rarely discolours after cooking
Plant March / April. Harvest in September / October

Red skinned, good all round cooking qualities. Suitable for boiling, baking and Chipping
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October

Very attractive potato with good cooking qualities. Good salad potato
Great for boiling
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Golden Wonder

Pale lemon flesh. Great flavour. Ideal for soup, chipping and baking.
Plant in March./ April. Harvest In October

Rocket (1st Early)
A very early maturing variety and an excellent yielder. Round, white fleshed tubers which are resistant to blackleg. 

Good for boiling and baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in June / July

Arran Pilot
(1st Early)
A white, almost greyish white fleshed variety with a firm waxy texture that does not disintegrate on cooking. Pleasing flavour. 
Good for boiling and baking
Plant in March. Harvest in July

(1st Early)
Produces a lot of small pale yellow fleshed tubers. Excellent flavour. Great salad potato and superb blight resistance. 
Plant in March / April. Harvest in July / August

Red Duke of York
(1st Early)
A very deep red early potato which is softer and more moist than white Duke of York
Great for boiling
Plant in March / April. Harvest in July / August

(2nd Early)
Pale yellow fleshed. Firm, dry texture. Excellent flavour, great baker. A good table potato, at it’s best before Christmas
Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Maris Peer
(2nd Early)
Creamy white flesh. Good salad potato. Throws plenty of small potatoes. Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

(2nd Early)
Creamy flesh. Dry texture. Good flavour. Purple eyes. Ideal show potato
Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

(2nd Early)

Excellent cooking potato. Great for salads. Low dry matter which means it is less likely to ‘boil away’
Great for boiling and baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

New to growing vegetables? Need a little help on where to start? Please just ask a member of our team. They'll be very happy to help! 

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