JULY 2014 NEWS.
Plant of the month: Thyme
Thyme is a great herb to have growing in the garden in a container, border edge, herb garden or as groundcover. With its attractive foliage and delightful flowers it’s a must for any garden and it’s also very easy to look after. Thyme is a hardy perennial herb, so can survive throughout the winter months and for several years. Thyme is highly aromatic and releases a wonderful scent when trodden on. Some low-growing varieties of thyme can be used as an alternative to a lawn. Fresh thyme is widely used in the kitchen too – so why not grow some in a pot either on the kitchen windowsill or by the back door!
Product of the month: Hozelock Flexi Spray
The Hozelock Flexi spray is our product of the month for July. The attachment fits onto the end of a standard garden hose using hozelocks standard hose end attachment. What makes flexi spray different is the bendy hose that connects the spray head with the trigger. This allows the gardener to use one attachment as a lawn sprinkler, a hanging basket watering lance, a standard spray lance or as a fixed sprayer attached to anything you can wrap the flexi hose around. With four different spray options the flexi spray has a whole host of applications in the garden. RRP £39.99. Our price £24.99.
New Shed Range
Our new range of Garden Buildings have arrived in the outdoor display area. If you are looking for some extra storage or just somewhere to escape from the other half, well look no further! All buildings are made to order by craftsman from AJ sectional buildings, who have been manufacturing garden buildings since 1982. All sheds are made from quality tongue & groove shiplap board and use heavy duty green mineral felt roofing. Most buildings come with lock and keys and use 2’’x2’’ & 2”x1” planed internal framing. 18mm moisture resistant caber flooring (on most models over 8’x 8’) and toughened safety glass is standard on most models. Better still they all come pre-treated with wood preservative and are delivered and erected by the expert installation team. All you need to do is make sure there is a suitable base available and maybe make their guys a cup of tea! All the buildings are available in countless size options, so you can maximise the use of storage space in your garden or create a feature building in your garden. You can specify the location of doors and windows too to get the layout you want. The ordering process is simple, once you know the style and size of building you require, you pay a 20% deposit when placing the order at Poplars information desk. AJ sectional buildings will then manufacture your building, then contact you prior to delivery to collect the outstanding balance. Most buildings are installed in approximately four to six weeks (but please check when placing your order.) For more information call us on 01525 872017 or pop in and pick up a brochure from our information desk.
New Delivery Van
We’ve had a delivery of our own just lately. Our new delivery van arrived last month. Our long wheel base, high roof Ford Transit is ready and waiting to deliver our great products to your door. Regular users of our delivery service will already know that we deliver within 10 miles of Toddington – any quantity – just one price - £9.99. Our sign writers will be giving the plain white van a makeover with Poplars colours and logo. If you see our van on the road why not give our driver a wave!
HAST Art Exhibition
The Harlington Area Schools Trust will be exhibiting pupils work from the 5th to the 13th of July. Students from the 13 schools in the HAST pyramid have been busy drawing, painting, sculpting and creating their exhibits under this year’s theme of “Travel and Food.” The exhibition will be open every day from 10.30am to 4pm.
The Big Draw
On Saturday the 12th of July we once again host our very own Big Draw event. Several artists will be on hand to help everyone get involved and either learn to draw or improve their drawing. This event appeals to young and old alike. We would like everyone to make their mark on one giant piece of paper to create or very own big drawing. So pop along, pick up a pen and have a doodle! This year’s theme is “It’s our World.” For more information on the big draw campaign visit www.campaignfordrawing.org.
Jacuzzi Spa Baths arrive at Poplars
Abbey World of Leisure have just taken delivery of their latest range of hot tubs from Jacuzzi. These premium spa baths are top of the range and benefit from incredible design and build quality. Using Jacuzzi’s patented PowerPro jets designed to stimulate and deliver maximum hydrotherapeutic benefits the J-480 has 52 different jets. Jacuzzi hot tubs are available in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles. To find out more pop in and speak to Abbey World of Leisure or give them a call on 01525 875599.
During the first half of July we will be serving freshly toasted Paninis in Poplars Pantry. This is a trial to test a new piece of catering equipment. The turbo toaster is designed to heat and toast a Panini in 90 seconds. We have selected a delicious range of fillings and we are pleased to offer our Paninis at an introductory price of just £4.99 each. Do let our staff know what you think if you try one.