Garden wildlife photography competition

Running from 18th June - 20th August 2016
 
Scotland has an abundance of wonderful wildlife, many of which visit our gardens every day.
 
This summer, to celebrate our garden wildlife, we’re running photography competitions for both adults and children. We’ll be creating an exhibition in café Panola to showcase everyone’s work, and there are great prizes to be won! 
 
Competition prizes (For adult and childrens competitions)
1st Place: £50 worth of homegrown  plants
 
2nd Place: £25 worth of homegrown plants
 
3rd Place: £15 worth of homegrown plants,
 
To enter: Simply bring in your photograph to be displayed in the exhibition by 20th August 2016. We’ll be announcing the winner on the 21 st August 2016.
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Step by step guide: create beautiful hanging baskets

Add splashes of colour and interest to your garden this summer with beautiful hanging baskets. Our how to guide will show you how! 

Step 1
Use a good quality compost suitable for the type of plants you want to grow. We recommend Levingtons multi purpose - £6.49. 

Step 2
Add water retaining granules and slow release fertiliser to help reduce watering and ensure your plants are fed all season long. We love Moisture Control £4.99 and Miracle Gro's all purpose/continuous release - £4.99

Step 3
Make sure you use the right plants for the location of the container. For example, sunny or shady conditions. 

Step 4
Choose colours that complement or contrast each other, or create a container of all one colour like white with variegated foliage colours for interest.

It’s always nice to have a colour-coordinated scheme. It doesn’t matter what the theme is as long as it works! For long trailing habit petunias give masses of long lasting colour! We love bacopa, it has smaller flowers but masses of them in white, pinks, lavender and blues. Calibrachoas are like mini petunias and some of the new double varieties are just gorgeous. Verbena gives a lovely fine textured leaf and lots of interesting colours and bi colours to fit any planting scheme. For the finishing touch we always recommend adding some foliage colour - we particularly like silver dichondra and nepeta, as well as helichrysum.”

We've currently got an amazing range of plants in stock, as well as everything you'll need to create beautiful pots, containers and baskets! 

Bedding packs: £3.49 or 4 for £12 

10cm basket plants: £1.69 or 6 for £7.99

1L basket plants: £3.49 or 2 for £6

Basket plant kits (3 colourways) £8.99

Planted containers and hanging baskets: prices start from £6

Pop in today to take a look! Don't forget we're open until 6pm every weekday throughout May and June.

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Bedding & basket plants

Don't miss out! our bedding & basket plants are looking wonderful just now and are perfect for adding spashes of summer colour to your garden. All home grown here at Pentland Plants (the biggest nursery in Scotland!), there's a huge variety to choose from and some great offers available!

Bedding packs: £3.49 or 4 for £12 

10cm basket plants: £1.69 or 6 for £7.99

1L basket plants: £3.49 or 2 for £6

Basket plant kits (3 colourways) £8.99

Planted containers and hanging baskets: prices start from £6

 

Pop in today to take a look! Don't forget we're open until 6pm every weekday throughout May and June.

 

 

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FREE tomato plants for children this week!

This week is British Tomato Week! To celebrate, we’re extending our tomato plant competition. Children are welcome all week to pop in and plant their own tomato plant to take home. Just ask a member of staff!

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It's time to create your perfect garden

This month is a really exciting time. It’s time to create your perfect garden, and we have everything you need!

From making an inspiring patio to fun and dramatic foliage plants, there are so many lovely possibilities.

We currently have, direct from the grower, Royalty Hydrangeas, such as Grafin Cosel Violet, which offer distinct foliage and flowers. Our Hydrangeas start at £7.99 and perfect for placing in a pot or border and the flowers can be enjoyed all the way into autumn.

Other patio plants include the fabulous Alstromeria. At £15.99 you can’t beat the wonderful range of colours and you can cut the flowers for the house too!

Foliage plants are always interesting and you can use them to dramatic affect. How about a tropical theme or Jurassic? The world can be on your patio. Plants start at just £6.99 for the lovely Fatsia japonica or pick a beautiful grass. Hakonechioa macra ‘Aureola’ is one of our favourites. It forms a graceful weeping hummock and looks great in a pot.

We always pride ourselves on our Acer collection. They are a tree for life and deserve to be selected well, not just a supermarket after thought. We have a beautiful range just now starting at £19.99. We also have larger specimens for instant impact.

Bees are our focus this year and we have lots of plants that are bee friendly. Ranging from £3.99, lets help our wildlife and create a haven for them!

Our homegrown spotlight plant this month is the Gaura. So beautiful! Like butterflies dancing in the wind, it flowers all summer. At £3.99 it’s a must and we’re predicting high demand. Get it while stocks last!

It’s the perfect time to plant shrubs and herbaceous. They provide structure and all year interest to a garden. For scent we recommend a Philadelphus or for bees Spirea firelight. They start at only £6.99 and are an investment that look better every year.

For more advice and recommendations, pop into or outdoor plant area and have a chat with Andrew and Jayne. They’ll be happy to help!

 

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