Hand pick your real Christmas tree

Our real Christmas trees have arrived and they are looking magnificent!
Come and select your own quality Christmas tree this year from the outdoor plant area at Pentland Plants. 

Our potted and cut trees are the finest quality, sustainably sourced and are grown in Scotland! Our cut Nordman Firs don't drop their needles, so are the perfect choice to see you through the festive season!

We have trees in a range of shapes and sizes so there really is something for everyone's home this Chrsitmas.

 

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We're recruiting! EPOS Administrator job opportunity

(Full Time)

Job Role

A fantastic career opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced EPOS Administrator to join our large and still growing Garden Centre. As an integral part of the team you will help to drive the business forward with our  EPOS system. Providing support to the Garden centre manager, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills as you work on variety of projects.

Main Responsibilities will include

You will report directly to the Garden centre Manager assisting in day-to-day duties of managing a busy Epos system.

  • Data input/integrity checks.
  • Goods in/out
  • Report analysis.
  • Stock taking.
  • Tills

Skills Required:

  • Experience of working in a stock management EPOS role ideally within a retail environment.
  • The ability to work independently on tasks assigned to a high standard.
  • You will be analytical, a problem solver and have great investigative skills.
  • You will have a right first-time approach and a can-do attitude.
  • You will be computer literate with a good knowledge of Excel.
  • General IT knowledge.
  • Experience of working with stock control databases would be advantageous.

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, up to 28 days holiday and staff discounts. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

To apply:

If you would like to be part of this forward thinking family owned business please send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pawfect Christmas Treats

We love dogs at Pentland Plants. They’re always welcome in our cafe, and our pet area is bursting with toys and treats; tried, approved and given the paws up by our own dogs, Sula and Pip! 🐾 
(I’m sure many of our latest goodies are at the top of their stocking list this Christmas!) 🎄 

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Visit miniature donkeys, Penelope & Rebecca

We are so excited to be welcoming Penelope and Rebecca, the sweetest miniature donkeys, back to Pentland Plants this Christmas! They are from the Donkey sanctuary at St Boswells in the Scottish Borders, and will be helping to raise money for the sanctuary, which will help care for the many donkeys who live there.

Please do pop in and say hello! Everyone is welcome. 

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The story of the Pentland Plants Poinsettia

It's one of our favourite times of the year, when the nursery is full of colour with over fifty thousand home grown Poinsettia plants.

It is a little known fact that we at Pentland were one of the first nurseries in the UK to grow the now ubiquitous Poinsettia. 

Poinsettias are part of the Euphorbia family and known as Euphorbia Pulcherrima. Joel Robert Poinsett introduced the plant to the US in 1928 He was a botanist, physician and the first US ambassador to Mexico. 

In the early 60’s David Spray's Father, Joseph, read about them in an American journal and had some sent across from California. In those days we bought in dry woody plants which we coaxed back to life to produce cuttings. Today, with modern technology, we import soft green cuttings from Ethiopia.

In its native Mexico they are a wild plant growing up to 3 m and the coloured parts are not actually flowers but modified bracts or leaves. The actual flowers are the yellow cyathia in the centre and when it is in full flower you can see the bottle brush flower covered in pollen. We treat them with growth retardant and pinch them to keep them compact.

The cuttings arrive in July and are potted into 13cm pots in a very special open compost with lots of food and trace elements included. They are pinched to produce side shoots and spaced out regularly to give a good all round shape. They are grown in a warm, bright, draft free glasshouse and watered and fed until they change colour in November. 

We supply garden centres accross the country with this wonderful plant, which comes in a variety of colours such as whites, pinks, variegated and burgundy.

Many people don't realise that they can actually be kept well after Christmas as a normal houseplant too! They make a lovely gift at this time of year, but also a nice treat to add a splash of colour to your home. 

Join us on our FREE guided Poinsettia walks. Click here to book your place: https://www.pentlandplantsgardencentre.co.uk/events#moreevents

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Pentland Plants Garden Centre
Pentland Mains
Loanhead
Midlothian
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895
info@pentlandplants.co.uk 

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Monday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 5pm

Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm

Christmas Opening Hours:
Closed: Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's Day

May - June

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