May 2013 NEWS.
Our General Manager, ALASTAIR JACKSON & one of our Leisure Assistants, MIKALA CORNWELL are doing a Charity SkyDive! This will take place on SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2013 at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough. They are jumping in aid of the CLIC Sargent charity. Mikala's Godson Rhys was just 4 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Thankfully, Rhys is now fighting fit and is a very cheeky 5 year old! Because of this and many other fantastic reasons, Alastair & Mikala have chosen to do their skydive in aid of CLIC Sargent, the Children's Cancer Charity.
To learn more about the fantastic work CLIC Sargent do, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
If you’d like to sponsor their brave efforts then please call one of them on 01525 872017 to find out more.
Give it a Go.
Our fantastic series of free talks continues with in house expert Rachel talking about how you can encourage more wildlife into the garden. Learn how to encourage Bees, Butterflies, Moths, birds, small invertebrates and all manner of creepy crawlies into your outdoor area. Rachel will be sharing her knowledge on the 22nd of May at 11am with her presentation expected to last a little under an hour – so you won’t be late for lunch! As ever its free to park, free to get in and free advice. We do have a limit on numbers so please call Rachel on 01525 872017 or email email@example.com to reserve your place.
10% off Oak Furniture in May.
There is currently 10% off all marked prices in our conservatory Oak Furniture range. This solid oak, super stylish, chunky furniture is already great value for money but with an extra 10% off in May it gets even better. There is a superb range of furniture to choose from. Pop in soon and pick up a bargain.
At Poplars you will find a new range of Jams and Pickles. Our buyer has been busy tasting hundreds of jams and pickles and we are delighted to bring you the results. We have tastings most weekends so why not pop in and see the lovely Tracey and sample her jams and pickles.
Who’s that Girl?
All Poplars staff now wear a new name badge – so you know just who you’re talking to. As well as our staff’s name we’ve also shown which department they work in. So if you need gardening advice our plant team are the guys to talk to. If you need some help choosing some new garden furniture or a lovely new BBQ then just ask one of the leisure team. We hope you find all of our staff friendly and approachable – we think they are a lovely bunch!
10% Day – and Late night opening too.
We know you love a bargain so how about this one – and only you get to hear about it. On the 9th and the 30th of May we are giving you 10% off everything and we are extending our opening time until 8pm both days. You won’t get a better opportunity this year to stock up on plants, compost, hanging baskets, gro-bags, seeds, furniture and just about everything else we sell. We’ll also give you 10% off in Poplars Pantry as well (9am - 5pm). The only items excluded will be gift tokens, gas, garden buildings and Abbey World of Leisure. There are no vouchers, nothing to print – just 10% off all day long for those lucky customers who are in the know.
Ex demo buildings for sale.
Our garden building display is in need of a makeover. So we’ve decided to sell off the demonstration buildings at great prices. If you are willing to dismantle it and take it away then you can grab an absolute bargain. All the buildings are two and a half years old and in excellent condition. All have been displayed outdoors and with a quick coat of paint they’ll look as good as new. We have a couple of summer houses, a few sheds, a workshop and a potting shed with a half glazed roof.Just pop in or phone Alastair, our general manager, for more details.
World Bonsai Day.
Saturday the 11th of May is World Bonsai Day. A small event that gets bigger every year! Our local expert John Trinder from Bedfordshire Bonsai Club will be here all day to offer advice on all aspects of growing these beautiful miniature trees. John would be delighted to introduce you to the wonderful world of bonsai growing if you are thinking of getting started. Equally John would love to meet anyone who is enthusiastic about bonsai, wanting to learn more or join the club. They are a friendly bunch of enthusiasts who just love sharing their knowledge.