Gardening

  • Solar Lights That Won’t Cost The Earth!

    If you’re looking to create a magical lighting effect in your garden this spring, we have a selection of great value solar lights sure to please.  We promise they won’t cost the earth and we mean that in more ways than one!

    Solar lights have certainly grown in popularity over the last few years. They can provide bright warm light, can be used to add a decorative touch to your garden, and they can also be used functionally to light up paths and patios.

    They're free to run, weather-resistant, and environmentally friendly, all due to the fact these lights are powered by the sun’s fantastic energy through a solar panel.

    Light Up Your Garden With Fairy Lights!

    Fairy lights continue to be in demand as their soft ethereal glow at night can create an enchanting ambience.  Poundstretcher’s 50 blue fairy lights are priced at an incredibly low price of £2.99 per pack and come available in both blue and white options depending on your preference.

    Our weather resistant LED fairy lights have auto on at dusk functionality and are a fantastic way to light up your favourite shrubs, garden walls, fences or add impact to trees.

     

    Or Why Not Add Some Snap, Crackle, & Pop?!

    If you want to add a touch of flair and fun to your garden, look no further than our amazing colour changing crackle solar ball! The decorative ball atop the stake comes with a bulb that changes colour on dusk to provide a colourful glow to your garden at night. Powered by the sun, you can enjoy a gentle rainbow of colours on night-fall with the satisfaction of only having paid £1.49 and no ongoing running costs!

     

    Add Some Light-Up Topiary To Your Landscape!

    Or, why not add some delightful topiary to your garden, or even outside your front door, with our amazing hanging solar topiary balls for only £7.99 each!

    Whether you wish to refresh your entrance way, garden or balcony with this outstanding piece of illuminating decoration, all you do is simply hang them to brighten up your outdoor areas!

    There's plenty more to see, so why not come on down to your local Poundstretcher today?! Visit our Store Finder to find out where your nearest store is (as well as opening hours and contact details).

    Also, check out our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages for more great deals, or why not show off your own solar light displays for all to see?

  • Give Your Garden Fence A New Look For Only £3.99!

    This spring why don't you get out in your garden and tackle some of the much-needed chores that may have been leftover from last year?

    Whether it's getting your hands dirty in the soil or adding some garden furniture, at Poundstretcher we have a wide range of gardening supplies.

    We have everything, from chemicals to solar lights. However, we're here to tell you about a fantastic bargain available in our stores. Ronseal at £3.99 each.

    That's right, one coat fence paint in 5 different colours; Harvest Gold, Medium Oak, Red CedarForest Green and Dark Oak!

    These 5 litre tubs of paint not only add colour to your fence or shed, but they also protects them from the elements and prevents them from greying.

    Suitable for use on new or previously stained sawn wood, it's always great to have your garden looking its best, and that can sometimes start with making sure all your wood surfaces aren't looking too shabby.

    Did we also mention it's safe to use around pets and plants, as well as adding a smart, stylish new look?

    Now, to give your fence or shed a good lick of paint, you'll need to use the right brush. Luckily, we also stock 4 inch Ronseal paintbrushes; wide, sturdy, and great quality. They're designed to cover large areas with both ease and speed, and all for £2.99 each!

    Get on down to your nearest Poundstretcher and see what incredible gardening bargains you could get your hands on! Where's your nearest store? Just use our handy Store Finder for all kinds of wonderful store-related information!

    Also, why not check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, especially if you want to share some of your amazing gardening pictures with us!

  • Get Ready For The Planting Season With Poundstretcher

    planting_blog_image

    Whether you’re a first time gardening enthusiast or a professional gardener, at Poundstretcher you’ll find all the gardening supplies you need to get your garden ready for the spring planting season, without having to break the bank to do so.

    With over 425 stores across the UK, we’re ready to serve gardeners across the country with a fantastic array of gardening products, starting with all sorts of seeds available from only 49p and all types of bulbs at prices as low as £1! Whether you’re planning on growing your own fresh produce or creating some colourful flower beds to enhance your lawn or garden, we’ve got you covered. Use our Store Finder to see where your closest Poundstretcher store is located.

    Once you’ve selected your seeds and bulbs of choice, it’s time to consider where exactly you’re going to plant them. At Poundstretcher we offer an entire range of superb planters and baskets, available in a multitude of styles and designs, and in all manner of colours!

    Also, to get your garden in a state to even start any gardening, you may want to do a little cleaning first. We offer gardening accessories such as rubble sacks, pop-up gardening sacks, and all sort of garden chemicals to clean your patio and driveway.

    To discover the rest of our excellent gardening range visit one of our Poundstretcher stores today, where you can also take advantage of special deals and offers! And, if you want to see our other amazing deals and bargains, check out our Facebook and Twitter!

  • Plan For Your Garden To Be Shipshape This New Year

    It’s almost February, and spring is getting nearer! Something that often proves particularly tricky to stick to during these cold, cold months are New Year’s resolutions.

    And one popular resolution is to get a certain part of the home looking a little fresher and neater. One of those in particular is the garden.

    As the days start to slowly become longer and the temperatures start to eventually get warmer (after all this icy cold weather!), there’s no better time to think preemptively about sprucing up your outside space and get it looking fantastic for spring and summer.

    To help you do this, you need a strong arsenal of garden tools, equipment, and items. Add in some motivation and a healthy appetite to get the job done and you’ve got a winning combination.

    Finding Ideal Outdoor Products

    One thing that can help make gardening easier in the year’s more pleasant months (weather-wise) is preventing any problems building up over the winter. We accept this is easier said than done, but small things can make a big difference and help stop difficult problems building up over the longer term.

    For example, using black disinfectant can keep surfaces such as garden paths, stables, and kennels looking clean and well all-year round.

    Equally, patios, decking, and paths have a lot to deal with in the winter. The prospect of rain and snow can make these areas of the garden look grubby quite quickly, so concentrated cleaners for these areas can help you stay on top of things. Having outdoor cleaners can make life a lot easier, so they’re always a good option to stock up on.

    And items such as drain cleaner can prevent unwanted build-up and potential water damage from occurring.

    Spring Into Spring

    Once the worst of winter is out the way, it’s time to start turning your thoughts on how to get that garden of yours looking as you want it in the springtime.

    Something that can really help with this is having a great selection of planters. These can house all those beautiful flowers and plants that give your garden the sense of peace and tranquillity you relish and really miss when winter is here.

    At Poundstretcher, there are a wide selection of planters in different shapes and sizes for you to take advantage of. We have 12” Santorini planters that offer a sense of Mediterranean chic and come in dazzling red, green and blue options. We also stock bronze barrel options, so there’s certainly a great selection to pick from.

    Keeping Things In Order

    Once your garden is looking great and all that hard work is starting to pay off, it’s important to keep it looking that way and prevent any further damage.

    While our cleaning products can help on this front, we have a range of products that can be really advantageous in many different ways. We stock pop up garden bags and heavy duty rubble sacks that can make doing the garden chores easier, while our long handle patio brush and other cleaning tools can get surfaces looking great in no time.

    Additionally, we have slug killer pellets that can keep unwanted visitors away, as well as animal repellent that can stop furry friends fouling on lawns and other areas of your garden.

    But that doesn’t mean you can’t welcome some visitors! We have a great selection of bird products including bird feeders and fat balls that will allow you to enjoy these feathered friends paying a visit.

    To take advantage of our full selection of excellent garden and outdoor products, be sure to find your nearest Poundstretcher store today and start planning your next trip. And also, why not head to our Twitter and Facebook pages for more offers, competitions, and much more!

  • 8 Stunning Plant Pots For Your Garden Under £8.00

    If you are looking for a great range of bargain-priced plant pots this year, why don't you pop to Poundstretcher? We have a wide selection of planters, pots, and baskets in many different colours and sizes, all of which would look fantastic in any garden or anywhere in your home!

    In no particular order and all falling under a £8 range (prices correct as of posting), here are our top eight picks:

    12" Barrel Effect Planter - £1.99

    Starting off on a rustic note, this 12" barrel-effect plant pot is ideal for adorning with vibrant flowers and budding bulbs. Can you just imagine it placed beside a bustling flower bed or on a patio with it being bathed in the summer sun? Its large radius makes it a perfect pot to use for creating stunning displays.

     

    13" Glazed Lady Planter - £4.99

    Next, why don't you take potting your plants in elegant style with this 13" chic glazed-effect lady planter? Coming in a range of colours (such as an earthy grey, a regal blue, or a lush green), this planter will bring a sense of sophistication to your garden, as well as being a beautiful place to display and nurture upcoming flowers!

     

    14" Glazed Bowl Planter - £4.99

    Liked the previous pot, but wanted it smaller and bowl-like? Then this 14" glazed-effect bowl planter is for you! Coming in an emerald green and sapphire blue, this magnificent planter will give your garden an exotic nature no matter where you place it. Front or back garden, by a door or sat by itself on the patio, this stout pot goes anywhere.

     

    12" Red Santorini Plant Pot - £7.99

    Why not brighten up your garden with this stunningly vibrant Santorini plant pot?! With a 12" radius and a contemporary leaf design, this pot comes in three wonderous colours: crimson red (pictured), royal blue, and forest green. This plant pot will bring sophistication to your outdoor space, whilst providing a great space to display your blossoming shrubs.

     

    Black Verona Planter - £1.99

    Nurture your plants with this black Verona planter. Simple, but sturdy, this stylish and sleek 25cm planter will fit right in with the earthiness of your garden. Its interesting shape and dark colouring will provide your flowers' colouring with the means to really pop!

     

    Dolomite Plant Pot - £1.99

    Now for some products on the smaller side of things. Beautifully crafted, this 14x14cm dolomite plant pot features a gorgeous lavender or butterfly design with a vintage effect. Whether placed up high or down low, these will provide your garden or home with that vintage chic feel.

     

    Small Hanging Metal Plant Pot - £1.00

    Continuing with small ways of displaying your beautiful flowers or herbs, these 15x10x15cm tin pail planters are just the thing! Available in four bright colours (red, blue, green, and yellow), and coming with a pot diameter of approx. 9.5cm, you can find the right planter to suit your home decor with ease. With an added hook attached, these are perfect for hanging on fences and walls.

     

    Silver Rim Metal Plant Pot - £1.99

    Perfect for holding your favourite potted plants, this 16x16cm tin pot is bright, bold, and durable. Coming in a range of colours (bright yellow, sea blue, lush green, apple red, and hot pink), these will last for years to come and accompany any flower or garden.

    Why not head on down to your nearest Poundstretcher and grab yourself a bargain garden pot today? Be sure to check out our fantastic Store Finder, where Google directions, distance, and opening times are just a click away!

  • Decorate Your Garden With Hanging Baskets This Summer

    Spring is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can slack with gardening in this delightfully warm weather! With help from Poundstretcher, why not create that vibrant garden paradise before summer officially hits? How? Well, just take a look at our range of outdoor gardening planters and hanging baskets for starters!

     

    Corn Rope Hanging Basket

    One great way to add some real life and colour to your garden space, or even just outside your front door, is this well-crafted and rustic corn rope hanging basket. Simply add any flower you desire to create a gorgeous visual display (within reason, of course, as no sunflower is going to look great sagging from a hanging basket).

    Whether you wish to keep it simple (as seen above) or if you want to fill it to the brim with as many flowers as possible, this 14-inch cone-shaped basket is a great start. The sturdy and durable metal frame will hold your flowers with ease, and with the plastic cover for protection, it will keep your flowers in perfect position.

     

    Rattan Hanging Basket

    Want an even more rustic charm for your garden? Well then, this rattan hanging basket is just what you're looking for! A classic garden basket, this will allow you to display your flowers and shrubs whether you suspend them from porch roofs, conservatories, sheds, balcony railings, ceilings, outside your front door, wherever!

    Complete with a large metal hook, this basket suspends from a classic link chain and is ready to display the prettiest of your flowers and herbs. It's simple, it's effective, and it's a bargain!

     

    Hanging Basket Wall Brackets

    Ideal to attach to the side of any house or wall, we have both 10-inch and 14-inch wall brackets to add a touch of nature to any and all aspects of your home. You can proudly show off your gift for gardening and will also bring that colour to your garden throughout the flower season.

     

    Hanging Basket Liners

    No hanging basket would be complete without an appropriate liner! Not only will these slot within your hanging basket, but it will aid your plant's growth. Sturdy and sound, we also have coco liners (coming in 12 and 14 inches) that will comfortably hold your flowers firmly in place, helping them to grow and develop into big, beautiful blooms!

     

    There's More Than Hanging Baskets

    Don't want hanging baskets but still want to show off your green fingers and have that vibrancy only flowers can bring? Well then, why not think about wall mounting with some of our Venetian wall planters or rustic heart garden wall baskets?

    Before the summer sets in fully, why not get out into the garden, get inspired, and add some hanging vibrancy! Want to find the quickest way to your nearest Poundstretcher? Just check out our handy Store Finder, where Google directions, distance, and opening times can all be easily accessible!

  • Our Top Pick Of Flowers & Veg To Transform Your Garden

    It's that time of the year, people! Time for those fingers to turn green and to get on out there into the glorious spring sunshine! The snow and freezing weather are behind us now (we hope), and with April nearing the half-way mark why not think about how to transform your garden into a lush paradise? You'll reap the benefits come summer when you can relax on the patio with vibrant colours and sights surrounding you.

    Now you can fall in love with your garden all over again, regardless of space. All you need is the time and the willpower to see things through. Here we have a few top choices of how you can change your garden with Poundstretcher's range of flowers and veggie seeds!

    Butterfly Garden Set - £1.99

    Decorate your garden with this gorgeous butterfly set, featuring a beautiful butterfly stake and a shake n' rake butterfly seed mixture, containing rainbow shades. The eye-catching butterfly stake is super durable and, paired with the butterfly-attracting seed mixture, your garden with be fluttering with butterflies in no time!

    It's a great way to attract insects to your garden, which has more benefits than simply looking pretty. With varied colours and flowers available, you can find the best match for your garden.

     

    Wild Flower Meadow Seed Mix - £1.00

    Or, how about bringing in a romantic wild meadow look to your garden with the Wild Flower Meadow Mix! It's a lovely combination of annuals and perennials that will flower throughout the season. It covers up to 20 square metres approx. With requiring direct sowing, they are quick to grow.

    Can you just imagine it? Your garden being allowed to flourish in a pattern of whimsical and pretty flowers in a mix of wild colours! It's stunning, it's beautiful, and it can all be yours.

     

    Vegetable & Flower Seeds Mix - 79p

    We sell more than just sunflowers, believe me. With your green fingers, you can fill your garden with huge, wonderful, and amazing produce/flowers by growing your own this season with our great range of seeds. We have a wide variety, whether you want to makeover your garden with dahlias, spice it up with some fiery chillis, or cool things down with mixed lettuce leaves. You'll get your dream Eden-like paradise at a fantastically cheap price.

    This isn't all we have to offer; there's plenty more to choose from. So, why not get out into the garden, get inspired, and transform yours into a relaxing haven! Then just check out our handy Store Finder to find your nearest Poundstretcher and grab some bargain supplies today!

  • Top 8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under £4

    With February almost over, the day to honour mothers and mothering figures all across the nation, Mother's Day, will be here! On the 11th of March, you don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a gift for your loved one. If you are on a budget and want a great bargain this spring, why not show them how much you care with some of our great gift ideas?

    Blue Butterfly Garden Set - £1.99

    Whenever you think of Mother's Day we are certain flowers come to mind, right? If your mother has some green fingers then surely growing her own is much better than simply being presented with a bouquet. That's where this butterfly garden set comes in!

    Containing a gorgeous blue butterfly stake and a shake 'n' rake butterfly seed mixture (containing blue, white, and purple shades), your mother's garden will become a haven for all manner of fluttering butterflies in no time.

     

     

    Indoor Grow Set - Oriental Lily - £3.99

    If an indoor growing kit is more your mother's type of thing then this oriental lily indoor growing kit is just the thing!

    With 3 lily bulbs, compost, and a ceramic planter, this perfect gift contains everything needed to grow your own beautiful lily. You can be sure this kit will produce fragrant dwarf blooms in soft pink shades.

     

    Double Oven Gloves - £3.99

    There's the old saying 'home is where the heart is', but with these 'home is where my Mum is' double oven gloves you'd be able to show her just how you feel about her. Beautifully designed with a traditional quilted floral design, these would make the perfect addition to your mother's home.

     

    Gift Set of 3 Candles - £2.99

    You can never go wrong with candles. They're a fantastic way of setting the mood in a home, letting some beautiful fragrance out, and also they make a suitable decoration. However, what if you cannot choose on just one scent? There's no need to worry about that, as this set of 3 candles comes in Fresh Linen, Strawberries & Cream, and Ocean Breeze!

    Whether they're used all at once throughout different rooms of the home or even used as replacements once one has run its course, it matters not with these unique and luxurious scents that are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

     

    Lila Grace Set of 3 Bath Fizzers - £2.49

    Who doesn't enjoy a good soak? Have your loved one take a fantastic and relaxing bath of pure floral indulgence with these Lila Grace Floral Bath Fizzers! With 3 scented flower-shaped fizzers of pure indulgence, you can be sure that important person in your life enjoys the sheer bliss on more than one occasion.

     

    Lila Grace Triple Hand Cream Set - £2.99

    Since it's still cold outside, why not make a gift out of this Lila Grace Hand Cream Triple Set? Scented with a pleasant floral fragrance, this wonderful trio of hand creams come in three delightful flavours (Parisian Lily, Vanilla Macraon, Peony Plum). Your mother will not only allow their hands to be nice and clean but also silky smooth and moisturised to combat the slowly-fading chilly conditions!

     

    Floral Organiser Notebook - £2.99

    If your mother is the type who loves organisation (or you feel she needs more of it) then this beautiful organiser notebook would make an ideal gift. Featuring a stunning floral design, it contains 4 sections: Addresses, Notes, To Do List, and Planner, so your loved one can stay super organised in style! The notebook also features a handy zip lock pocket for any loose bits and bobs!

    Mum Standing Wooden Plaque - £2.99

    If you wish to come right out and show exactly how you feel about your mother, why not gift her this wonderful wooden 'Mum' plaque? Featuring a cute scattered floral pattern (with a love heart and butterfly for good measure), the words 'If Mothers were flowers I would pick you' will surely make her day.

    There we have our top pick of bargain gift ideas for this Mother's Day! Just make sure you don't forget that the big day is Sunday the 11th of March! Jot it down on your calendar and head on down early to Poundstretcher for incredible bargains. Unsure where your nearest store is? Then just use our handy Store Finder to see directions and opening times of all the stores in your area!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook Twitter for fantastic competitions and more great gift ideas!

  • Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: May

    Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: May

    Greenfinger here, with more hints and tips to get your garden growing! This month we’re looking at what to sow and plant in… you guessed it, May! So get your gardening gloves at the ready and your trowel in hand, and take a look at the latest installment of Greenfinger’s guide to growing in…May!

    Flowers

    April showers bring May flowers, never a truer word was said! This glorious month is the perfect time to add a sprinkling of colour to your garden by growing Nasturtiums in pots scattered around your decking or front door. They're incredibly easy to grow, and with a sweet fragrance and vibrant flowers they're great for cutting and bringing inside your home. They're also completely edible and make a unique salad garnish!

    shutterstock_473536168

    May is the perfect time to directly sow Sunflowers. No matter how big your outdoor space is, these lively plants will add a burst of colour to your garden. They're also a great way to get the kids interested in gardening, just add a little pinch of competition and see whose sunflower grows the tallest! We have a great selection of seeds just waiting to be picked by you in your local Poundstretcher.

    sun

    Vegetables

    With the last of the spring frost hopefully behind us, it is time to get those beans a-growing. No matter what space you have they're really easy to grow in allotments or pots on your patio. From French to Runner, May is the month where beans thrive. As long as they have a sturdy support they'll soon start to entangle themselves around wicker canes and garden fences, growing up to 15 feet tall (if you let them!)

    shutterstock_152670374

    I know the dreaded festive season is a while a way yet but get those notoriously slow growing Brussel sprouts sown outdoors now and you'll be reaping the benefits come the winter months. Just watch out for pesky slugs which really pose a threat with the warmer weather.

    Herbs

    shutterstock_291433739

    Now is the time to really step up your herb garden whether it's in hanging baskets, window boxes or raised beds.  Chives, coriander, dill and parsley will flourish, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden with their pretty flowers and fresh scents. They'll also taste delicious in a whole array of dishes, coriander is particularly tasty in a Thai curry and dill in a creamy fish pie.

    Featured Recipe

    Aprons at the ready it’s that time again to revel in the delicious produce you have grown. As it is the season of the bean, I want to celebrate their versatility and fresh flavour, with a simple dish of runner beans with shallot butter - the perfect accompaniment to grilled fish or chicken.

    shutterstock_273324623 copy

    So if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug and want to try your hand at horticulture, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some supplies today!

  • Brighten Your Garden With Poundstretcher

    Brighten Your Garden With Poundstretcher

    It’s nearly May and we’ve got a spring in our step and our fingers are turning a lovely shade of green. The days are getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and we’re enjoying sitting out in the evenings – even if we are wrapped up in a fluffy jumper!

    So it’s time to fall in love with your garden or outdoor space again, and no it doesn’t matter how small it is you can still bring it to life with a few well-placed solar lights and garden ornaments. Whether you want to transform your balcony, window boxes or decking into a relaxing haven, here at Poundstretcher we have plenty of ways for you to brighten your garden.

    Garden2

    If you’re the type of person that can’t keep plants alive, maybe you’ve even killed a cactus in your time (you’re not alone), then our great range of garden accessories, including artificial plants are just the thing for you! Turn your garden into a Mediterranean paradise with our lemon tree or if you're a fan of more exotic climes our artificial orchid is perfect for you.

    fbook-lemon2 (3)

    Express your fun side and release your inner child with our adorable array of solar animals, charming windmills and sun catchers. Place them by your front door, in flower pots and flowers beds and watch as the animals come alive at night and the windmills turn in the breeze – the kids are sure to love these fun additions too.

    windmills group4

    Light up garden paths, front doors, pots, borders and more with our collection of solar lights. Whether your tastes are modern and elegant or more outlandish we have lights just for you. From crackle effect round stake lights and bollard style lights to impressive light up flowers and diamonds - all without annoying wires they’re sure to revitalise your outdoor space.

    tulips on background_1000x1000

    Why not create a real feature flower bed full of light up tulips? With their vibrant colours and realistic designs they’re sure to enhance your garden during the day and at night too.

    rose-day1000x1000

    For those looking for a more subtle way to light up their garden our super fairy lights are great for hanging in bunches, around trees or along your garden fence to add a touch of sparkle to your garden. They’re easy to install, weather resistant and automatically come on as the natural light starts to fade – perfect! Or how about a light-up topiary ball? With their compact design they're ideal for hanging outside your front door to add a pop of colour and style to your home.

    Untitled

    So if you’ve been inspired to get out in the garden and transform yours into a relaxing haven then head on down to your local Poundstretcher and grab some supplies today!

  • Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: April

    Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: April

    It's #NationalGardeningWeek and Greenfinger is here, with more hints and tips to get your garden growing! This month we’re looking at what to sow and plant in… you guessed it, April! So get your gardening gloves at the ready and your trowel in hand, and take a look at the latest instalment of Greenfinger’s guide to growing in…April!

    Flowers

    Is your lawn looking a bit patchy and neglected? Then now is the time to sow some grass seeds and help it return to it's former glory. It's so easy to forget about the grassy parts of our garden, but these need as much love and care as your flowers.

    shutterstock_305948510

    Gladioli are some of my favourite flowers, their distinct shape, height and wonderful array of colours make them perfect for planting along garden fences.  Their bulbs are easy to plant too, just make sure your soil is well drained and you're ready to go - easy!

    Vegetables

    With the birds singing, blossom blooming and the warmer weather floating in on the breeze it’s the perfect time to get your veggies growing. The season of fresh salad will soon be upon us – get planting lettuces, kale seeds and tomatoes ready to fill salad bowls at BBQs. Sow cucumbers towards the end of the month and they’ll soon be ready to adorn your salads and be mixed into your jugs of Pimms.

    shutterstock_302883647-1

    Don’t forget about the dishes you’ll be preparing come late summer and autumn though, now is the time to sow cabbages and onions ready for stews and soups. If you’re looking to add some colour to your meal times beetroots are the veg for you, and just the thing to plant this month as well. We have a great selection of seeds just waiting to be picked by you in your local Poundstretcher.

    tomss

    Fruit

    It’s just the month to get your potted fruit trees and plants growing – great if you have limited space as fruit will thrive even on your balcony! But don’t forget to protect your plum and pear trees from the icy grasp of spring frost that still comes a-knocking at night.

    shutterstock_187055042

    Herbs

    Those herbs you grew from seeds or bought can now go outside, into pots, window boxes or our Mini Wall Hook Planters.  I especially like to fill hanging baskets with hardy rosemary, fragrant mint and bright chives and watch as they thrive. Their small brightly coloured flowers will attract bees to your garden as well, so sit back and relax as you watch these marvellous creatures buzz around your herb garden.

    shutterstock_380719435

    If you’re fond of Italian flavours in your cooking basil seeds are also great to sow in April – truly versatile basil is wonderful in chicken, pasta and even strawberry based dishes!

    Featured Recipe

    Aprons at the ready it’s that time again to revel in the delicious produce you have grown. Herbs are a fantastic way to elevate a dish from tasty to delicious, and as I mentioned basil earlier I think we’ll use just that to make basil and tomato spaghetti – yum!

    Basil-With-PS-Logo (2)

    So if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug, and you want to try your hand at growing some greens during #NationalGardeningWeek, then pop over to your local Poundstretcher to grab some supplies today!

  • Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: March

    Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: March

    Greenfinger here, with more hints and tips to get your garden growing! This month we’re looking at what to sow and plant in… you guessed it, March! So get your gardening gloves at the ready and your trowel in hand, and take a look at the latest installment of Greenfinger’s guide to growing in…March!

    mixedflowers

    Flowers

    There’s no better way to add a splash of colour to your garden than with loads of gorgeous flowers! With so many captivating colours to choose from and all the weird and wonderful varieties to enjoy, who wouldn’t get excited about growing season? While all flowers have their own kind of beauty to offer the world, it can be really easy to feel overwhelmed with all the options when it comes to your own garden. But worry not, as old Greenfinger is here to help with all your gardening woes!

    As we get further into the year, the nights will get shorter, the days will get longer and the weather will get (a little bit) warmer - with all this comes way more flowers to showcase in your garden! If you’re a fan of all things weird, wonderful, and utterly exotic, then I suggest sowing some of these spectacular Passion flower seeds! Incredibly unusual but effortlessly beautiful, these stunning flowers are ideal if you’re looking to make a real statement in your garden!

    passionflower

    Passion flower

    But if you’re after something a bit more elegant, then the Himalayan poppy might be bit more your style. With its simply gorgeous deep blue shade and delicate floaty petals, it’s near impossible not to fall in love with this extraordinary poppy.

    blue-poppy

    Himalayan Poppy

    And for those of you who are fans of more traditional floral beauties, March is also a great time to sow “Night Scented” Stock flowers! Dainty, elegant and oozing with beauty, these little lovelies are guaranteed to be a welcomed addition to any garden!

    nightscentedstocks

    Night Scented Stock flower

    And let’s not forget the beautiful Busy Lizzie flowers! Bring a pretty pop of colour to your lawn with these adorable little blossoms, that're sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! But if you just can’t wait to get your hands on some of these seeds, then you’re in luck as we just so happen to have some Busy Lizzie planter sets in stock across all of our stores!

     

    Busy Lizzie flowers

    Busy-lizzie

    But if you’re wanting something a bit more bold and bright, then the Begonia could be more up your street. Eye-catching and bursting with colour, these beauties are great for adding a summery feel to your garden, regardless of whether the sun has come out to play! And if you want to grab some right away, then lucky you as we have loads of Double Begonia barrel planter sets available in store now!

    begonias

    Begonia flowers

    And last but definitely not least we have everyone’s favourite flower – the Geranium! Fabulous, fresh and incredibly elegant, these gorgeous flowers will fill you and your garden with joy – so it's a good job that we have loads of beautiful Geranium handbag planting sets in all our stores right at this very moment!

    geranium

    Geranium flower

    veg

    Vegetables

    I may be bias but my favourite part of gardening is without question, growing my very own edible produce. There’s nothing better than sitting down to dinner and tucking into something you grew yourself – that my friends, is the definition of satisfaction. So why not try your hand at it too?

    March is the ideal time to start sowing all you favourite veggies like broccoli, carrots and cabbage, but what about the slightly less common garden veg?

    ArtichokeBlog

    Jerusalem Artichoke and Asparagus

    This time of year is great for sowing things like aubergines, asparagus and even Jerusalem artichokes, which are not only great for varying the produce in your garden, but also add a bit more  diversity to your diet too – win!

    fruit

    Fruit

    Try your hand at growing your main course and your dessert this month! While we all know that good, healthy adults are supposed to eat 5 hearty portions of fruit and vegetables each day – we hardly ever do. But we might be more inclined to do so if we grew our favourite foods in the convenience of our own backyards!

    This month, sow some juicy Alpine strawberries along with some yummy cranberries, and pop them in a homemade pie! But if you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, why not try your hand at growing some mouth-watering cantaloupe melons, or even some delicious lingonberries!

    Featured Recipe

    Aprons at the ready, because it’s that time again folks!

    This month’s featured recipe just had to be some delicious, home-made lingonberry jam! Packed full of flavour and a cupboard essential, this lingonberry jam is a fantastic way of making the best use of your garden produce – and making yourself a tasty treat while you’re at it!

    lingonberry

    So if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug and want to try your hand at horticulture, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some supplies today!

Items 1 to 12 of 31 total
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3