APRIL 2014 NEWS.
Garden Re-leaf Quiz results
Congratulations to the Windy Millers quiz team who triumphed at our Quiz evening last month. Nearly a hundred contestants joined us for an evening of fun and fundraising. Poplars Pantry provided a Jacket Potato supper as questions were read out by David Tennant, Alastair McGowan and Jude Law. We raised over £1000 for the Greenfingers Charity to build magical gardens in Children’s hospices across the UK. Well done and Thank You to everyone involved.
Easter Opening Times
Easter is a very busy time at Poplars. We serve over ten thousand customers in just three days if the sun shines. We do recommend you shop early to avoid the queues if you can. We are open on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday from 9am to 6pm. Please note that by law we must close on Easter Sunday.
Trugreen Lawn Experts
Steve from Trugreen will be at Poplars on the 5th and 6th of April as well as the 12th and 13th of April to answer all your questions on Lawncare. If feeding, killing moss and scarifying all sound like too much work then Trugreen have a solution for you with a programme of lawn treatments to make your lawn the envy of the neighbours. Pop along to find out more.
Plant of the Month – Rhododendrons
If you like spectacular flowers in the spring the Rhododendron is the plant for you. These showy blooms range in colours from white through to purple. Ideal for woodland gardens, borders and small varieties can also be planted in containers. Some have glossy evergreen leaves while the deciduous varieties have the most delightful autumn colours of red, yellow and orange. Some have the most wonderful scent too. Just make sure you plant them in an ericaceous compost (that’s acid compost to you and me.)
Plant department facelift
Our outdoor plant department has undergone a transformation recently. You will find newly installed plant benches that are easier to shop and browse. Wheelchair users also have better access to our popular bedding plants and more space to wander through the colourful displays. The new feature walls allow us to showcase some of the very best plants available where we can show you perfect plants and perfect planting containers side by side. We think it all looks very colourful.
New in store –Yankee Candles
Regular visitors to Poplars will already have seen our new range of candles from the Yankee candle company. Prices start from just £1.99 and we stock a full range of sizes up to and including the large candle jars at £19.99. The range of scents are simply divine – it’s no wonder Yankee candles are so popular.