Monthly Archives: November 2016

10% Off Christmas Online This Cyber Monday!

Enjoy 10% off Christmas online this Cyber Monday with your discount code – CM2016

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We have a massive 10% off Christmas Trees, LightsDecorations, Advent Calendars, Cards, Lemax Village, Tree skirts, Tree Stands and so much more on Monday 28th November with our very special discount code!

This offer is only available online, so make sure to have a browse and remember that you can order online for delivery or collection at our Bagshot, Bybrook Barn or Shepperton stores!

 

Protecting Your Plants Roots Over Winter

With the nights drawing darker by the minute and the daytime temperatures slowly decreasing, now is the perfect time to finish off those odd little bits within your garden, with one of the top priorities being to protect your plants by mulching up around them for added protection and warmth.

For your more established plants, protection isn’t needed as much as it is for your younger plants. With a major drop in temperatures, younger more delicate plants are at a high risk of being damaged or even killed off once the frost penetrates their root systems. The traditional method that has been used for generations to protect these more fragile plants is to use Mulch

The best form of Mulch has to be good old stable manure and non is better for this job than our Country Natural Stable Manure.

contnatorgstblman_1000For existing plants that need protection, simply add the stable manure to a little of the existing compost/soil and create a little mound around the base of the plants. Do this individually to create a warmth barrier around the root systems and to add much needed winter protection.

Another great use for the Country Natural Stable Manure is for preparing your garden for next year prior to planting plants or veg. Not only does it greatly improve the structure of your soil but it also helps to retain the water that some soils can’t hold on to. Its main job is to feed the soil the nutrients from when it breaks down and thus, creating the perfect environment for your fruit and veg next year. Simply scatter generously onto the soil/compost area you wish to use next year and turn it over with a garden folk until it is all mixed in. Over the next months, any frosts will help to kill off any bacteria that is in the soil and with the added bonus of the stable manure, you’ll have the perfect start for a wonderful crop of veg or plants in your garden for next year.

Christmas Grotto at Longacres

The Christmas Grotto will be returning to Longacres Bagshot, Bybrook Barn & Shepperton! Get those thinking caps on and let Santa know what you’d like for Christmas this year.

Our ticket prices are still just £5 and include a visit with Santa himself and an extra special early present just for your little ones.

Please note that below closing times are for the grotto; actual last admission times are subject to daily change depending on queues. Please allow additional time for this.

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The Longacres Bagshot Christmas Open Evening!

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Dark evenings, warm clothing and Longacres Bagshot Open Evening on Thursday, 17th November – hoorah!

Our open evenings are a great opportunity to enjoy some festive spirit (yes, that does include mulled wine) whilst getting some great bargains. We are giving our customers 10% off all purchases (excluding gift vouchers, alcohol and sheds) from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. There are festive raffles, choirs singing, a magician, food tasting, free wine and mince pies (and soft drinks), great gifts to be purchased, Christmas tree decorating and, of course, the big man himself is here – Santa Claus!

We have parking for over 500 cars at here at Bagshot so pop along to our Facebook page, hit the ‘Going’ button and come on down and join the fabulous, festive, frivolities!

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Christmas Floral Workshops at Longacres

festivewreath_1000This year Longacres Bagshot will be holding floristry workshops to show you how to create the perfect Christmas spruce door wreaths, festive table arrangements, jam jar arrangements and cinnamon gifts! We will be holding these workshops between 8th November and the 8th December, with courses being held in both morning and afternoons.

These workshops are designed to allow you to use your imagination, creativity and learn new skills. All workshops are suitable for novice flower arrangers or professionals alike who want to get inspired on how to decorate their homes for the festive season.

All our workshops last two hours and include refreshments, with attendees taking home their very own stunning creations!

You can find our Facebook events and tickets below:

Jam Jar Arrangements and Cinnamon Gift – 08/11/16 (10:00 – 12:00) – Facebook & Tickets

Christmas Table Arrangements – 15/11/16 (10:00 – 12:00) – Facebook & Tickets

Christmas Spruce Door Wreaths – 22/11/16 (10:00 – 12:00) – Facebook & Tickets

Christmas Spruce Door Wreaths – 24/11/16 (18:00 – 20:00) – Facebook & Tickets

Christmas Table Arrangements – 01/12/16 (18:00 – 20:00) – Facebook & Tickets

Jam Jar Arrangements and Cinnamon Gift – 08/12/16 (18:00 – 20:00) – Facebook & Tickets

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Wicker Tree Skirts – The Latest Trend!

Time to pack up those plastic fangs and put away those scary masks; with Halloween and bonfire night out of the way, we think it is safe to say that Christmas is most certainly on the way!

With that said, it is time to start thinking about some of those import Christmas essentials such as a tree and decorations for your home. When most people think about decorating their home for Christmas they might think lights, baubles, tinsel and maybe even an angel for the top of the tree, but something maybe not a lot of people think about yet is a tree skirt to hide away the usually unsightly base!

900011_1000The tree skirt is an American import that has slowly been becoming more of a Christmas essential than you might have realised! The idea of a tree skirt is to hide away the tree stand and watering tray to make you tree a more inviting and attractive feature in your home.

You’ll be happy to hear that we stock two amazing wicker tree skirts in both natural and white wash, so no matter what style of room or tree you have, we have a tree skirt to match! Our tree skirts are amazing value at £11.99 and we’ve already had some amazing feedback about the quality, style and looks of them.

Get ahead of the trend and take a look at our range online here. This year you can forget keeping up with the Joneses – this year you are the Joneses!