SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWS.
Plant of the month: Chrysanthemum
A stalwart of any autumn display with its spectacular show of flowers which can almost obscure its foliage. They are easy to grow, Ideal for borders and patio containers. Flowers appear from mid-August until first frosts and they will do it all again next year.
Product of the month: Westland Autumn All In One Aftercut Lawn Feed and Mosskiller
For a strong and healthy lawn an autumn feed is essential. A Spring and Summer feed promotes strong green growth. An autumn feed promotes strong root growth and helps condition the lawn ready for the winter months. Apply by hand, using gloves, or through a calibrated spreader. A 5.25kg box will feed a lawn of 150 square metres Ė thatís about 15 car park spaces. Use pesticides safely Ė read the label before you buy.
Spring Flowering Bulbs Now in Stock
We now have a wide range of Spring flowering bulbs in stock ready for planting. Daffodils, Tulips, Snowdrops, Crocus, Hyacinths and hundreds more are all in perfect condition and beautifully packaged and presented. Flower bulbs really do offer some of the best value flower power. A tub of dwarf narcissus costs only a few pounds to plant but will reward you year after year with colour.
Nature Reserve News
The meadow has just received itís annual cut and the hay has been taken to a local farmer. It is always cut late to allow the wild flowers to ripen their seeds which then drop out during harvesting. We also took the opportunity to use some of the new mown hay for strewing over an area of bare soil where some wheel ruts had been repaired so that the seeds could germinate and recreate the sward.
Next month Peacockís Auctioneers will be visiting Poplars on the 25th of October as we hold another popular valuation day. Experts can offer advice and valuations on jewellery, collectables, antiques and artworks. Held in Poplars Learning Zone from 10am. Arrive early to avoid queues.
Calling all Quiz Champions
How is your Quiz knowledge? Following the success of our Spring Quiz evening earlier this year on Friday October 24th we are holding a Charity Quiz to support the Rotary Foundation and its efforts to end polio now. Cost is £7.50 per head for teams of four. Poplars will supply a two course supper, just bring your own bottle and any nibbles. Contact John Little to book your place or for more details firstname.lastname@example.org