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Longacres Christmas Opening Hours 2016

It’s that time of year again and time to give all of the staff a good old rest over the Christmas season! These hours apply at our Bagshot, Bybrook Barn, Chobham & Shepperton branches.

*Please note that late night shopping only applies at our Bagshot store. Bybrook Barn, Shepperton and Chobham will close at 5.30pm

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Festive Flowers @ Longacres.co.uk

The floristry team at Longacres have been working hard to create some stunning Christmas bouquets, arrangements and wreaths to help you set the ultimate jovial feel for your home.

To help you choose, we’ve created a little list of our favourite top sellers that would be ideal as a present for a loved one or a treat for yourself!

However, if none of these suit your tastes, you can view our full range of beautiful flowers online by clicking here.

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  1. Carnation & Berry Long & Low Arrangement with Candle – £29.99
  2. Christmas Pudding Festive Arrangement – £35.00
  3. Christmas Luxury Terracotta Pot Candle Arrangement – £22.50
  4. Christmas Luxury Raspberry & Apple Hand Tied – £44.99
  5. Winter Scented Hand Tied Bouquet – £29.99
  6. Wish Upon a Star Hand Tied Bouquet – £25.99

You can order all of our flowers for local delivery or collection, and a large selection can be sent nationwide; perfect for surprising someone far away this Christmas (details for delivery and collection can be found on individual product pages.)

A full range of our flowers can be found online here. Alternatively, you can visit your local store, or give us a call on the numbers found in the footer of this message.

Win Christmas at Longacres Bybrook Barn!

Would you like to win the ultimate Christmas bundle for your home this year? We are offering one lucky person the chance to win a door wreath, 6ft Christmas tree, Christmas food hamper and a Christmas table arrangement!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head to the Longacres Bybrook Barn Facebook page, Like & Share the competition post (which is pinned to the top of the page) and leave your answer to the following question in the comments section of that post:

How many Christmas door wreaths did Longacres sell last year?

It’s as simple as that! Make sure you hit us up and give us a Like & follow on the page to find out if you are our winner. Be sure to take a look in store or on our website to view our stunning range of wreaths, Christmas trees and festive flowers. All our festive flowers and wreaths are lovingly made in store by our new team of talented florists.

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Terms & conditions – Competition ends on the 11/12/16 at 23:59. For an entry to count you must Like & Share our competition post. Answers to the question must be left in the comments section of the pinned post at the top of the Bybrook Barn Facebook page. In the event of two winning answers, the first to post will be winner. Competition prizes cannot be exchanged and have no cash alternative. Winner must collect items from store and be happy for a promotional photo to be taken of them with their prizes. And finally, good luck everyone!

Real Trees are here at Longacres!

It’s definitely starting to feel like proper winter weather now and here are Longacres we’re getting excited as it’s almost that time of year – Christmas! There is something special about getting Santa’s Grotto ready and seeing all the decorations, advent calendars and cards around store.

If you’re looking for a real Christmas tree this year, we can help. Our trees are now in and we have a huge range to choose from. Need something special to fit that space? No problem! We have trees from 1ft through to 12ft high starting at just £12. Adding a Wicker Tree Skirt makes your tree look even smarter

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Our Christmas trees can come in the pre-cut or potted variety, ready for you to dress in your favourite colours and styles. You can order your tree online and pop along to our dedicated collection point to pick it up at a time to suit you.

If you are after a bigger tree this year but can’t fit it into your car or on the roof rack, worry not! We provide a delivery service within the local area to get your tree to you for just £5. Ho, ho, ho!

How many lights do you need for your tree?

realchristmastreesWhatever you style, tastes or budget, for most people the focal point of any home this year is the Christmas tree with its sparkling lights.

A question we get asked a lot every year is how many lights do I need for my tree? That’s why we’ve put together this helpful little blog post to give you a general idea of how many lights are just right for your tree.

The below is a general rule of thumb and you can use more or less lights depending on personal tastes.

Tree Size Lights Needed
3 – 4 Foot 100 Lights
4 – 5 Foot 200 Lights
5 – 6 Foot 360 Lights
6 – 7 Foot 480 Lights
8 Foot + 720 Lights

Now that you know, it’s time to start shopping for some lights! Our most popular range is our selection of Supabrights from Premier Decorations.

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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