October 2015 NEWS.
Plant of the Month – Conifers
Conifers are available in a wide range of shades, textures, shapes and sizes. When planted they can create height and add exciting form to any garden. From a small balcony with room for a container, to acres of grounds with space, conifers can add something truly special to any front or back garden, patio, doorstep or driveway. Also being hardy, low maintenance and easy to care for, conifers are the ideal choice for the novice gardener. Conifers provide structure in the garden and provide a perfect backdrop for other plants. Conifers also make fantastic hedging plants.
Product of the Month – Garden Blow Shredder Vac
The Handy Garden Blow Shredder Vac has a 2600 Watt motor and a 35 litre collection bag. It comes complete with a 6 metre cable and a shoulder strap for comfort. Vacuum fallen leaves and shred them to reduce waste 10:1 – which helps speed up the rate of decomposition. Flick a switch and the vacuum turns into a blower. Great for blasting the autumn leaves off the lawn or driveway. In store now priced £39.99.
Garden Job of the Month – Lifting Dahlias and Cannas for overwintering
Wait for the first frosts to hit your Dahlias or Cannas. When the foliage turns black the tubers or rhizomes are ready for lifting. Cut back the stems to 15cm (6”) and carefully turn out pots or fork out of the ground. Remove all remaining soil. Turn tubers or rhizomes upside down to drain any excessive moisture for approx. 2 weeks. Then label and place them in a wooden box in vermiculite or dry coarse compost. Store in a dry, cool and frost free place and check regularly through winter for any rot or mildew.
Poplars Pop up Pantry
New venue – new menu. There is still plenty to tempt you in our temporary coffee shop from breakfast and light snacks to Paninis and jacket potatoes. We also offer a delicious range of soups, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls and slices of pizza. Why not choose one of our naughty range of cakes to accompany a fresh pot of tea or a freshly ground coffee. Don’t forget we have £1 off a slice of cake this month just for privilege club members who present their voucher or use their smartphone code. Poplars Pop up Pantry can be found amongst the Christmas displays – just turn left upon entering the building and pop down the stairs, or the ramp.
We know it’s too early for some and not soon enough for others. For some of our customers they really do wish it could be Christmas every day and they are already counting down the days. Poplars’ Christmas displays officially open on Saturday 3rd October. The main themes for 2015 are “Ice” a classic blue and white theme, “Hunters” a lovely mix of bronzes, browns and greys, “Reception” the first theme you will see with a mix of golds, silvers and black and finally our traditional display of greens, reds and gold.
The Car Buying Shop
You can sell your car quickly and conveniently at Poplars. Located in the yellow cabin in our main car park is "The Car Buying Shop." It really is a very quick and easy way to sell your car. You simply park your car anywhere in the car park, pop in to their yellow office where they will give you a "free" no obligation valuation on your car. The team work really hard to beat any genuine valuation and you can often get more for your car than simply trading it in. If you’re happy with the price offered and want to go ahead with the sale, they’ll simply transfer the funds (at no cost to you) there and then, straight into your bank account. If you need a lift home they’ll do that as well, provided you live locally of course! You can also get a free valuation online at www.thecarbuyingshop.com or call them on 01525 303908. Why not get a free, no obligation valuation for your car next time you shop at Poplars.