Books at Cafe Panola

Next time you pop in for lunch or a cup of tea at Cafe Panola keep an eye out for our book area. We have a lovely selection of gardening reference books to enjoy whilst you have a drink or a bite to eat. They're full of hints and tips, gardening knowhow and inspiration. Perfect for planning your spring/summer garden! 

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How to create beautiful containers

Pots and containers are a great way to brighten up your outdoor space; whether it be a large patio area, or a small balcony, it's easy to add lots of colour and interest.

Below, Carolyn has noted her top tips for planting a container to be proud of:

 1. Use a good quality compost suitable for the type of plants you want to grow. For example, for a rhododendron or pieris use ericaceous.

2. Add water retaining granules and slow release fertiliser to help reduce watering and ensure your plants are fed all season long.

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

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.

We've got some excellent plant offers on just now at Pentland. Our high quality homegrown packs of bedding plants are currently only £3.49 each, or 4 for £12.

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