PENTLAND PLANTS BLOG

The latest news, events and tips from our team

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Here at Pentland we are passionate about plants. As one of the largest growers in the country, we strive for the very highest quality; supplying vibrant, healthy plants suitable for Scottish gardens. 

You'll never find sad or sorry looking plants at the garden centre, and we're proud to have nearly 100 years of knowledge behind us, ensuring the very best products for your garden.

Here is a collection of some of the beautiful plants you'll find at Pentland this month...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Build your own fairy garden

The summer holidays are almost here, so we wanted to share with you a fantastic gardening project that the kids will love! Miniature fairy gardening!
It's a really fun way to introduce children to gardening, as they can be as imaginative and creative as they like! 

Find out where to start and how easy it is with Carolyn's step-by-step video guide.

View video here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XAqrkJUSa4

Don't forget, we're open until 6pm weekdays throughout June. Pop in and have a chat with a member of our knowledgeable team who are always happy to help. 

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This week's plant offers

Add instant colour and interest to your garden.  We have a HUGE collection of high quality plants available at Pentland this week and some great offers!

New Guinea Impatients 1L - only £3.99. 10cm - £2.49 each

Basket plants 1L - just £3.49. 10cm - 6 for £9.99 or £1.99 each

All indoor water features - only £29.99!

Bedding packs - 4 for £12 or £3.49 each

Non stop begonia packs - £3.99 

Small Trixi hanging pots - just £6.99

Herbs - £1.69 or 6 for £8.99

** Don't forget, we'e open until 6pm weekdays throughout June. Why not pop in on your way home from work and grab some lovely plants?! **

Not sure what to plant where in your garden? If you need a little help and advice, please ask a member of our knowledgeable team who are more that happy to provide guidance and inspiration. 

 

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A step by step guide to creating containers

Containers are a wonderful way of adding colour and interest to patios and doorsteps, but if you're a little unsure where to start, what plants to choose or how to go about planting up a pot, then our video is worth a watch. 

Carolyn shows just how easy it is to create a container that will look stunning all summer long. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph4L6L04PNU

Don't forget, if you need a bit of help or inspiration, pop in and have a chat with a member of our team. They'll be happy to help you. 

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June gardening tips

June is an exciting time in the garden when all of the big, blowsy flowers start appearing. With the warmer weather, you can really start to enjoy the summer colour from your beds, pots, containers and hanging baskets. If you haven’t planted yours yet – we have a fantastic range of our homegrown plants to add the finishing touches to your garden this summer.

As for the rest of the garden, here are a few key jobs for the garden this June to help ensure it’s looking its best.

Deadhead plants and regularly water and feed containers & hanging baskets. Make sure you keep newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials and rock plants watered in dry spells while they get established.

Mow your lawn often and feed the grass with a liquid lawn feed if you feel it needs a bit of a green-up.

Propogate shrubs and roses by taking softwood cuttings, and prune training, climbing and rambling roses.

Pinch dead flowerheads carefully from plants and tidy up perennials once they’ve finished flowering.

Perenials will help to keep weeds down, but continue removing the unwanted ones as they appear.

Now’s the time to clip any fast growing hedges to keep them looking neat and tidy.

If you’ve got a veggie patch, this month you should be looking to sow things like lettuce, rocket, spring onion, radish, oriental leaves like pak choi and chinese cabbage, maincrop carrots, peas, swedes sweetcorn. French and runner beans, courgettes, squashes and pumpkins.

During the dry/warmer weather, keep any fruit trees and bushes well watered.

If you need any advice or inspiration for your garden, please just ask a member of our knowledgeable team. You’ll find them in the annex or outdoor plant area at the garden centre and they’ll be more than happy to assist.

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Loanhead
Midlothian
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895
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