PENTLAND PLANTS BLOG

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This weeks exciting plant offers

The very highest quality plants to make your garden beautiful.
 
Brand new to Pentland this week are stunning varieties of herbaceous plants, shrubs and climbers, plus a huge collection of our famous home grown seasonal bedding plants. The weather is warmer, the days are now longer and with this weeks exciting offers it's the perfect time to start planting.  
 
Azaleas, 2L and 5L 50% off marked price
Clematis special: 2 for £10! or £6.99 each
Bedding packs, 4 for £12 or £3.49 each
Basket plants, 1L £3.49 each
Basket plants, 10cm, 6 for £9.99 or £1.99 each
Geranium bedding packs, 4 for £9.99 or £3.49 each
10cm Basket plants, 6 for £9.99 or £1.99 each 
Herbs, £1.69 each or 6 for £8.99
Tomato plants, 10cm just £1.49 each
Strawberry plants, £1.99 each, or 6 for £9.99
Veg packs, £2.99 or 4 for £10
Nemesia 1ltr 3.49 or 2 for £6
Anemone Harmony 1.5ltr just £4.99
Beautiful planted containers from £9.99
Acer Atropurpureum 3ltr special offer £14.99 (normal price £19.99)
Dianthus 10cm pots, 3 for £6 or £2.49 each 
 
Not sure what to plant where in your garden? Do you need some advice on where to start? We're here to help! Please just ask a member of our talented team who can help with garden design inspiration and recomendations. 
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Become a Garden Circle member!

If you're looking to get the most out of your garden this year, you'll love our Garden Circle membership! It's FREE to join and there are some excellent benefits, including:

  • Receive a membership card for 10% off ALL plants
  • Earn up to 2.5% reward points on all purchases*
  • Special offers & regular newsletters
  • Be first to find out about exclusive tours round our high tech nursery and the Christmas Poinsettia walk
  • Receive invites to demonstrations and workshops

To join and take advantage of the benefits straight away, simply fill in a form at the counter at the garden centre.

 

*Excluding gift vouchers. See website for full terms & conditions

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Job vacancies

We have three exciting job vacancies at Pentland just now. If you feel that you have all of the skills required for either, then we'd love to hear from you! Please send your CV to c.spray@pentlandplants.co.uk

(Please note we can only reply to applicants we require in for an interview)

Pastry Chef (Daytime hours) 

We are looking for a talented and creative pastry chef to join our team. We bake nearly everything from scratch including, traybakes, scones, cakes and desserts! 

If you want to show off your talent and skills to a new audience then this is the job for you! 

The position is full time and will include at least one day at the weekend. 

We offer a competitive rate of pay, free parking, Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Day off and 28 days annual leave plus a share of the tips. 

Start date immediate 

Barista/Cafe Assistant

We are looking for an experienced and talented barista to join our friendly team. You must be able to make excellent lattes and cappuccinos etc and be great with customers. Latte art would be an advantage. 
You would make and serve coffees and teas, take hot food orders, use the till and when quieter take food out. 

We offer a competitive rate of pay as well as snacks and drinks whilst at work. 

You also get a staff discount throughout the cafe and shop. 

We require someone 5 days a week including weekends 

You must have an excellent understanding of English 
start date: Mid may 

Garden Centre Assistant
Do you enjoy gardening and have an interest in beautiful plants? Are you looking to take the next step in your retail career?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly person to join our garden centre team. 

Duties include: 
Serving at the tills 
collecting plants 
Helping customers 
Helping price and display stock 

You would need to have retail experience and be great with customers. Any plant knowledge, especially bedding plants, would be an advantage, as would knowledge on the chemicals and fertilizers and other general garden centre goods. 

We offer a competitive rate of pay. 
start immediate 




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New plants just in

We're really excited here at Pentland as Spring is here, which can only mean one thing - beautiful new plants! Carolyn and David have recently returned from Holland, where they personally selected a huge range of exciting new varieties, which are now available at Pentland. 

Here's a peak at what plants you can expect to see when you come in:

Paeonies
Magnolias
Lavender
Forsythia
Clematis Montana
Chaenomeles
Buxus of all shapes and sizes
Pieris
Prunus triloba
Lilacs 
Wisteria
Dicentra 
Plus, our very own homegrown plants

We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge from years of experience as growers. As well as the 50 million plants we grow on site each year, we work with Partners around Europe to offer our customers the very best quality plants season after season. 

Unlike the big garden centre chains, we're independent. We're not fixed to any particular supplier with contracts and red tape and a limited range. We work with a whole host of suppliers - cherry picking only the best new, exciting and much loved varieties of plants to then offer our customers.

You're always guarateed to find something that little bit special for your garden, from our local, Edinburgh based garden centre.   

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Our delicious coconut & cherry scone recipe

After many busy hours of hard work in the garden what better way to reward all your efforts than with a cup of tea and a freshly baked scone?

Our delicious coconut and cherry scones are a firm favourite with many of our customers, so we thought we'd share the recipe for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients:

475g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting

Pinch of salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

80g diced butter

100g glace cherries

100g desiccated coconut

30g caster sugar

2 eggs

200 ml milk

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7

2. Put the flour, salt and baking powder into a processor. Add the butter and process, and then add the cherries, coconut and sugar.

3. Beat the eggs together and pour in the milk (put a little aside for glazing the scones later). Add the egg/milk mixture a little bit at a time to the ingredients to create a soft dough.

4. Place onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of about 3cm. Use a 6cm cutter to cut out the dough.

5. Place the scones on a baking sheet and lightly brush with the extra beaten egg/milk mixture. Bake in the oven for about 12–15 minutes or until the scones are risen and golden.

Leave to cool on a wire rack. To serve, cut in half and spread with strawberry jam and top with whipped cream.

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Pentland Mains
Loanhead
Midlothian
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895
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