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New exciting plants this weekend!


We've been busy over in Holland this week personally selecting a large collection of exciting new plants for our customers. They'll be arriving / on sale at the garden centre from this weekend! Here's a sneak peak at some of our favourites from the trip:







Verbena bonariensis

Pop in to the garden centre and take a look! Not sure what would work well in your garden? Need a little advice on what to plant where? Please just ask a member of our helpful staff.

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It's National Children's Gardening Week!


26th May - 3rd June is National Children's Gardening Week! 


What's on at Pentland: 


Plant your own herb container:

Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June, 9am - 5pm 

To celebrate National Children's Gardening Week we're welcoming children of all ages to come along to the garden centre and plant their very own herb container! 

Growing herbs is a great way for kids to get involved in the garden and we have lots of lovely herbs they can choose from, including Thyme, mint, oregano, basil and curry plants! 

Cost: Just £5, which includes a bell pot, compost and 4 herb plants.

Pop along to the outside plant area any day from the 26th May - 3rd June between 9am and 5pm.


Children's Afternoon Tea:

Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June, 12noon - 4pm 


As part of our National Children's Gardening Week celebrations, our popular children's afternoon teas will be back on the menu again in Cafe Panola! 

Children can enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious homemade afternoon tea complete with juice in a tea pot! Always a hit with little ones and a great way to spend time on a sunny afternoon.

Our afternoon tea includes: 
Mini sausage roll
Mini cupcake

(Cost: £5.95. No need to book!)

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2017 Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards

If you have a spare moment, please vote for us in the 2017 Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards for Best Garden Centre! We would really appreciate your vote!

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This week's plant offers

Add instant colour and interest to your garden.  We have a HUGE collection of high quality plants available at Pentland this week and some great offers!

New Guinea Impatients 1L - only £3.99. 10cm - £2.49 each

Basket plants 1L - just £3.49. 10cm - 6 for £9.99 or £1.99 each

All indoor water features - only £29.99!

Bedding packs - 4 for £12 or £3.49 each

Non stop begonia packs - £3.99 

Small Trixi hanging pots - just £6.99

Herbs - £1.69 or 6 for £8.99

** Don't forget, we'e open until 6pm weekdays throughout June. Why not pop in on your way home from work and grab some lovely plants?! **

Not sure what to plant where in your garden? If you need a little help and advice, please ask a member of our knowledgeable team who are more that happy to provide guidance and inspiration. 


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June gardening tips

June is an exciting time in the garden when all of the big, blowsy flowers start appearing. With the warmer weather, you can really start to enjoy the summer colour from your beds, pots, containers and hanging baskets. If you haven’t planted yours yet – we have a fantastic range of our homegrown plants to add the finishing touches to your garden this summer.

As for the rest of the garden, here are a few key jobs for the garden this June to help ensure it’s looking its best.

Deadhead plants and regularly water and feed containers & hanging baskets. Make sure you keep newly planted trees, shrubs, perennials and rock plants watered in dry spells while they get established.

Mow your lawn often and feed the grass with a liquid lawn feed if you feel it needs a bit of a green-up.

Propogate shrubs and roses by taking softwood cuttings, and prune training, climbing and rambling roses.

Pinch dead flowerheads carefully from plants and tidy up perennials once they’ve finished flowering.

Perenials will help to keep weeds down, but continue removing the unwanted ones as they appear.

Now’s the time to clip any fast growing hedges to keep them looking neat and tidy.

If you’ve got a veggie patch, this month you should be looking to sow things like lettuce, rocket, spring onion, radish, oriental leaves like pak choi and chinese cabbage, maincrop carrots, peas, swedes sweetcorn. French and runner beans, courgettes, squashes and pumpkins.

During the dry/warmer weather, keep any fruit trees and bushes well watered.

If you need any advice or inspiration for your garden, please just ask a member of our knowledgeable team. You’ll find them in the annex or outdoor plant area at the garden centre and they’ll be more than happy to assist.

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