New range of house plants

We're delighted to have a wonderful new collection of house plants available. We have a broad number of varieties to suit all homes, including  flowering, green and leafy plants, succulents, cacti and large floor standing ones. You'll also find the popular air plants in stock, which are so easy to care for!

Here's a sneak peak at some of the new plants you'll find in the annex at Pentland. We have lots of lovely pots and watering accessoies too! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork and Stornoway black pudding Scotch eggs

 

This week’s recipe is David’s Pork and Stornoway black pudding Scotch eggs! We'll be serving this dish from our specials menu on Saturday. Why not try making it at home. It's quick and simple and tastes delicious!

Ingredients

1 x lb pork sausage meat

2 x slices of Stornoway black pudding - finely diced

4 x soft-boiled eggs

Salt and pepper

Plain flour/ 1 egg and a little milk for egg wash

Breadcrumbs

Oil for deep frying 

 

Method

Mix the sausage meat and the black pudding together, then season

Split into 4 equal portions then flatten with your hands to form a saucer size pattie

Place the egg in the centre then gently wrap it round the egg until it is completely covered, then chill in the fridge

Once chilled, roll in the flour, egg wash and then the breadcrumbs 

Deep fry for 8 to 10 minutes ensuring the Scotch egg is cooked completely 

Serve with fries and a freshly prepared salad

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New: Autumn plants

Autumn plants

 

Our brand new collection of Autumn plants are now on sale. Selected personally by David; we have some beautiful varieties available, including:

Viburnum Tinus and Skimmia Rubella

Camellias

Convolvulous

Choisya

Cyclamen Hederifolium

Choisya and Gentians

Skimmia Rubella, Reevesiana and other varieties!

We have plants to suit a variety of gardens. Pop in and have a chat with a member of our team to find the perfect plants for your garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's time to plant spring bulbs

 

It’s time to plant... spring flowering bulbs! Now is the perfect time to get bulbs planted in your garden. Whether it be for beds or pots, we have a fantastic selection available. Pop in and have a chat with our staff if you need any pointers on what to plant and where.

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We're dog friendly!

 

We're proud to be a dog friendly garden centre. Dogs are always welcome and we are always delighted to meet our customers four legged  fury friends! Recently, Carolyn Spray was asked to write a piece for a well known pet publication, so we thought we'd share a few snippets with you as to how our dog friendly garden centre has evolved over the years... 

'I have had dogs all my life and get really frustrated that so many places don't allow them. Although it’s improved in recent years, there’s still far too few places you can take dogs in the UK. I spend my life looking for shops and cafes to take my Beardies to! I’m off on a motorhome tour of the North Coast 500 - around the top of Scotland in October, and hope to take the dogs to as many venues as possible during my holiday.

I feel there should be absolutely no reason you can’t take dogs into shops and cafes, it should be entirely up to the owners to make that decision. I think a lot of garden centres and other shops don’t realise you can have dogs in restaurants and cafes just not in places like kitchens where food is actually prepared.

At Pentland Plants we have lots of dogs visiting on a daily basis and we love it! In the cafe there is an area for dogs, a play area for children and that leaves plenty of space left for those who want to avoid either, or both! We understand that some of our customers are a bit scared of dogs or even allergic so it’s only fair to have designated areas.

We have lots of goodies in the cafe on our doggy menu so that owners can treat their dogs! We have Snuffledog beer, Barking Bakery cakes and cookies, Kelso & Titch biscuits, Petface bone shaped biscuits, Frozzys frozen yoghurt - and we sell lots! How could you bring your dog out with you to a cafe and not include a wee treat for them? :)

Our lovely pet area is filled with a large collection of different biscuits, chews and treats, toys for outdoor and indoor play, beds and coats, basically all the accessories a dog could need!
I guess a lot of what drives our pet department's success is that I buy what I want and need for my own dogs, which is always a good way to run a business I think!  If the owner/ buyer is passionate about a product it really shows.

We run lots of events at Pentland throughout the year, including festive dog photography sessions at Christmas time, where we have Nadia from Yellow dog photography attend. She comes along for a day or two and we create a lovely festive backdrop for people to have photos of their dogs taken. It’s grown in popularity year on year. I think last years was the best, so I'm looking forward to coming up with a new idea this year! We also had a selection of taster sessions at the garden centre this spring including basic obedience, trick training, brain games, reactive dog and agility. They were all sold out very quickly, which was great and we had huge waiting lists!

I'm so pleased how our business has evolved over the years to enable us to become one of Midlothian's go to dog friendly destinations. We're looking forward to hosting more fun events in the future and continuing to develop the range in our pet department. Exciting times ahead for sure!'

 

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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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