MARCH 2015 NEWS.
Plant of the Month: Pansies and Violas
Pansies and Violas. Two of the most popular selling bedding plants available today. They both bring an abundance of colour in the Spring which makes them ideal for containers, baskets, borders and troughs. When planted with Primroses, Forget-me-nots and wallflowers they will give a fantastic show of colour.
Product of the Month
Smart Garden eye catching glass birdbath with peacock design. UV and weather resistant as well as easy to assemble. Glass bowl sits on a metal stand 50cm tall and 35cm wide. RRP £29.99. Our price £19.99.
Car Park Works
Our car park extension is now almost complete and ready for use. There are still some new trolley bays to install and a few signs to erect. No more parking on the grass or struggling through the mud! All visitors to Poplars can now park in comfort on a clean and level surface.
Garden Releaf Greenfingers Quiz
Friday the 27th March at 7.30pm is quiz night at Poplars. Our Learning Zone will play host to up to twenty teams. Entry is £30 per team of four and includes a two course supper. Quiz contestants are invited to bring their own nibbles and drinks. All monies raised will go to the Greenfingers Charity to build magical gardens in children’s hospices across the UK. If you would like to enter a team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1581 a map maker by the name of Ralph Agas was commissioned to make a map of the village of Toddington for the Lord of the Manor. The original map measured around 20ft by 12ft and was used to calculate the various taxes and charges that the Lord of the Manor levied upon his tenants. The map was cut into twenty sections and now sits in the archives of the British Library in London. We have photographed the map, stitched it back together and recreated it in full colour in our Learning Zone. With kind permission of the British Library of course! We will be holding a special opening on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of March when the Map can be viewed in all of its glory. We would be delighted to show you the map and explain a little more about this fascinating document.
Local lawn experts Steve and Les Graves will be here at Poplars on the 14th/ 15th of March as well as the 28th / 29th of March to answer all your lawn questions. Trugreen South Bedfordshire, to give them their full title, are experts in feeding, scarifying, weeding and maintaining lawns. Why not pop along and have a chat about your lawn this month.