Seasonal nursery staff vacancy

Seasonal nursery staff required. Temporary Position.

Vacancies are available at our nursery for people to help grow young plants.

We have various jobs, from sticking cuttings, to running transplanting machines, moving plants, watering, picking and packing.

We are looking for quick manual workers with nimble fingers.

You will be fully trained on the jobs we are offering.

We need successful candidates to work 5 days out of 7. This will include some weekend work.

Part-time workers are also required, however we are looking for people to work regular part time hours and days agreed in advance.

Immediate start. Hourly rate £7.83

We are located on an easy bus route from Edinburgh - 37/47

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Please specify in your CV if you are applying for full time or part time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Join us on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January at 2pm for Pentland Plants 'Big Garden Birdwatch'!

Alie will be giving you some great ideas on how to get the birds flocking to your bird feeders, whatever your outdoor space.

Find out how to create the perfect haven for birds and why we should be encouraging wildlife to our gardens.

 

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2019 - Join the fun

The RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch takes place this January. Sign-up today to request a FREE postal pack, or take part online and get access to Big Garden Extra. Here you can access exclusive articles, downloads and celebrity interviews. Once you've signed up, you'll also benefit from 20% off in our shop and FREE delivery*. 

Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/?fbclid=IwAR1iLkaEOEu16f6h2EVBWsZVM7IF928BEPzW2UMIGiB3WNLG_k9XbI9CnNM#wgY5g62hQ6krvsMe.99

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January in the garden

JANUARY Snowdrops are beginning to emerge, scented winter flowering shrubs are coming into the fore and Hellebores begin to show their faces in the shadiest patches of the garden.

One of the first jobs for the gardener is forcing (known as chitting) seed potatoes. Pentland Plants have the first delivery of potatoes mid January where you will find everything you need to get started. Remember to place the seed potato eye upright on a tray in a light, cool, frost free place. Getting in an early crop can see a first harvest by the end of June. 

With a good selection of seeds in store, January is the month to plan this year’s crops and flowers for the season ahead. There are many seeds suitable for propagation in January and sowing them indoors now will allow you to transplant once the weather warms up. 

A great variety of houseplants are available at this time of year, but reduce watering as plants aren’t growing much and leaves don’t lose moisture in cool conditions. Speak to one of our experts who will advise you on how to best care for plants in your home.

Now is a great time to get your greenhouse ready to house this year’s seedlings and crops. Use a Greenhouse fumigator which will eradicate any dormant red spider mite, flying and crawling insects. A good greenhouse disinfectant can be used on benches, tools and is suitable for cleaning capillary matting and any irrigation system.

So together let’s get this season off to a Blooming great new year… we have expert advisers in store on hand to help you plan ahead! 

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SALE now on!

Don’t miss out on our spectacular big brand January sale with 50% off selected clothing, Christmas and giftware! Pop in and grab a bargain while stocks last!

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Miniature Donkeys

Thank you to everyone who came and visited Penelope and Rebecca in December - the beautiful miniature donkeys from The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary!
We're delighted to announce that we raised over £1200 for the charity. Thank you all for your donations and support! 

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Where to find us

Pentland Plants Garden Centre
Pentland Mains
Loanhead
Midlothian
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895
info@pentlandplants.co.uk 

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Opening hours

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

Open late till 6pm weekdays

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