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  1. Plant of the Month - December

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  2. Plants for Winter Interest

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  3. Jobs in the Garden this December

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  4. How to Care for Pot Grown Christmas Trees

    Less commonly known as alternatives to cut trees are potted and pot grown trees that can be moved back into the garden after Christmas....

  5. Plant of the Month - November

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  6. Jobs in the Garden this November

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  7. Jobs in the Garden this October

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  8. Plant of the Month - October

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this September and how to care for it....

  9. Bird of the Month - September

    The September Bird of the Month is the Goldfinch. Goldfinches are a striking and sociable bird often seen in loose colonies across the UK. ...

  10. Jobs in the Garden this September

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  11. Plant of the Month - September

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this September and how to care for it....

  12. Bulb Planting Guide

    Planting bulbs can be a great cost effective way to fill your garden with blooms to create continual colour from spring through until autumn...

  13. Plant of the Month - August

    Cacti are an exciting houseplant genus that has a big impact on an interior and often lives alongside its owners for generations. ...

  14. Jobs in the Garden this August

    It’s clear that the passion for gardening formed over the lock down period is still holding strong, and although August is a quieter month ...

  15. Bird of the Month - August

    August's Bird of the Month is found in all continents, the house sparrow....

  16. Jobs in the Garden this July

    The majority of the hard work has been done over the previous months, so it's just a case of keeping the garden continually blooming, health...

  17. Plant of the Month - July

    Celosia is the ideal houseplant for those who like something a little more unusual....

  18. Bird of the Month - July

    July's Bird of the Month is the brightly coloured Bullfinch...

  19. Plant of the Month - June

    Campanula also known as the "bell flower" has over 100 varieties to choose from....

  20. Jobs in the Garden this June

    We'll show you how to fill your plate with produce from your garden....

  21. Bird of the Month - June

    April's Bird of the Month is the ever colourful garden visitor, the Blue Tit....

  22. Plants Little Ones Will Love

    We'll show you how to fill your plate with produce from your garden....

  23. Jobs in the Garden this May

    We'll show you how to fill your plate with produce from your garden....

  24. Bird of the Month - May

    The aptly named Greenfinch is our bird for May, you may have also hear it called the Green Linnet and Green Grosbeak depending on the locale...

  25. Plant of the Month - May

    You may know Spathiphyllum as the Peace Lily due to it's white flowers than stand tall, above the foliage like white flags. The name "Spath...

  26. Living Through Lockdown

    Keep your spirits up with these 5 ideas for making time at home a positive experience....

  27. Plant of the Month - April

    Campanula also known as the "bell flower" has over 100 varieties to choose from....

  28. Jobs in the Garden this April

    We'll show you how to fill your plate with produce from your garden....

  29. Bird of the Month April

    April's Bird of the Month is the ever colourful garden visitor, the Blue Tit....

  30. Mother's Day Gift Guide

    It’s not always easy picking the right gift for loved ones and Mother’s Day is no exception. To make your life easier we’ve created our guar...

  31. Jobs in the Garden this March

    March brings longer daylight hours and warmer weather; allowing more plants to start into growth as the garden begins to fill with the promi...

  32. Bird of the Month - March

    March brings with it the start of Spring and it’s bird of the month, the song thrush embodies this with its beautiful song. ...

  33. Plant of the Month - March

    Dendrobium is an orchid from the same family as Phalaenopsis, Cambria and Cymbidium. They're characterised by the classic structure of the f...

  34. Focus on……Pruning Roses

    Mid-February is the perfect time for pruning most roses, including Bush (Hybrid Tea and Floribundas), Climbing, and Shrub roses that repeat ...

  35. Bird of the Month - February

    Blackbirds are the most common member of the thrush family and can be seen in gardens across the UK as well as on summer walks through woodl...

  36. Plant of the month - February

    As soon as the Areca palm (scientific name: Dypsis syn. Areca) has settled into its spot, it’s a houseplant that projects nothing but calm. ...

  37. Valentines at Scotsdales

    We’re only days away from Valentines’ day, but there’s no need to panic, read our quick guide for ideas to show how much your loved one mea...

  38. Jobs in the Garden this February

    Statistically February is the coldest month in the UK so it’s hardly surprising the that there’s still a big focus on tidying the garden thi...

  39. Buying Roses in Winter - A Guide For Customers

    All our roses come from our growers between November and April and have been lifted when they are dormant, and then potted up ready for the ...

  40. Plant of the Month - January

    The powerhouse Zamioculcas is the Houseplant of the Month in January. It’s trendy, stylish and incredibly easy to care for. ...

  41. Jobs to do in the garden this January

    We're heading headfast into the new year and those frosty months. Here’s our tips on what to do this January in your garden....

  42. Bird of the Month - January

    The January bird of the month is one known for its large social groups; the aptly named long-tailed tit. ...

  43. Plant of the Month - December

    What you first notice about the poinsettia are the beautifully coloured leaves. They’re often thought to be the flowers, but are actually br...

  44. In The Garden - December

    December is the month of Christmas and often with Christmas comes snow and frost which can have a huge effect on your garden....

  45. Bird of the Month - December

    The Bird of the Month for December is one famously associated with Christmas in the UK, robins. ...

  46. Box Tree Caterpillar

    We're looking into the best control options and plant alternatives in the garden to counteract the threat of caterpillar damage....

  47. Terrific Trees, Every Time

    From elegant ‘feel-real’ artificial trees to freshly cut real varieties we have a beautiful Christmas tree for everyone waiting in store....

  48. Christmas Lights Guide

    It’s the age old question, how many lights do I need for my Christmas tree? Well we’re here to alleviate that Christmas conundrum, giving yo...

  49. Pot Grown Christmas Trees

    As we enter the Christmas festive season it’s time to think about which type of Christmas tree to buy and decorate. ...

  50. Plant of the Month - November

    Calathea is characterised by the fabulous markings on the leaves and the rich choice of leaf shapes, from round and oval to spear-shaped....

  51. Bird of the Month - November

    The November 'Bird of the Month' is a common garden bird that can be found across the UK, Parus major, more commonly known as the ‘Great Tit...

  52. In the Garden - November

    Welcome to the start of November, the last month of autumn. You should start to look at frost protection in the garden....

  53. In the Garden... October Part 2

    Find everything you need to keep your garden space winter-ready. So don’t let spring and summer take all the gardening glory, enjoy colour ...

  54. Bird of the Month - October

    The October Bird of the Month is the Starling, and is commonly found in UK gardens. ...

  55. In the Garden... October

    Keep the garden looking it’s best with these ten top tops for October....

  56. Plant of the Month - September

    Large-Leaved Ficus plants are September's plant of the month due to their high impact apeal with large leaves, tall stems and relatively min...

  57. Jobs in the Allotment this September

    Planting is still possible as we head into autumn as the soil has warmed up and the weather is still pleasant enough for you to want to be o...

  58. Plant of the Month - August

    Carnivorous plants are fascinating plants that all have their own unique way of attracting and catching their prey....

  59. Grow Your Own Vegetables for a Winter or Spring Harvest

    Getting kids outside during the cooler weather can be a battle, why not try creating a veg patch they can take ownership of. ...

  60. Jazz Night at Scotsdales - July 2019

    Val Sinclair and her band Turquoise returned to Scotsdales for another amazing evening of jazz tunes in the sun at our Great Shelford store....

  61. A Taste of Scotsdales - June 2019

    At the end of June we invited in our food hall suppliers to provide a range of free tasters from specialist gins to local jams....

  62. American Independance Day BBQ Demo at Scotsdales

    We wanted to give our customers something special this month and what better way than to set up a BBQ and celebrate American Independence Da...

  63. Plant of the Month - July - Sunflowers

    You will find that sunflowers can be a great addition to brighten up any garden, they not only add variety to your flowers selection but als...

  64. Grow Your Own Strawberries

    Strawberries can be considered the ideal fruit, it’s herbaceous and easy to cultivate , and it’s the first outdoor fruit to come into season...

  65. Choosing the Right Rose

    We all know that roses are the nations favourite flower, and with good reason. They instantly draw on romantic connotations, they’re never ...

  66. National BBQ Week 2019

    National BBQ Week 2019 has come and gone and as avid fans of eating al fresco we could hardly resist putting on a few demonstrations....

  67. Plant of the Month - June - Roses

    As the nation’s favourite flower, the rose is a timeless classic and if planted and cared for properly, your roses can last a life...

  68. Grow Your Own Vegetables

    As a society we’re growing ever more conscious of what we’re eating and where it’s come from. To really embrace a healthy lifestyle grow you...

  69. Caring for Dogs During Summer Months

    With the hot summer coming up, we want to make helping dogs as easy as possible. We will not be allowing dogs on leads into our Great Shelfo...

  70. Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Sunday 16th June is Father's Day, the one day every year that we celebrate our dad's and all the amazing things they do for us every other ...

  71. Discover Summer at Scotsdales

    We’ve moved away from spring into the glorious, long, hot days of summer, so let Scotsdales Discover Summer campaign to help inspire you tod...

  72. Coffee Week at Scotsdales

    For the second year running we’ve got our mugs at the ready and got involved with UK Coffee Week a fundraising campaign organised by Project...

  73. Summer Chicken Special BBQ Demo

    There’s no deigning that hail and rain isn’t everyone’s idea of great BBQ weather, but Chris and James from our Garden Furniture team battle...

  74. Heritage Tomatoes

    If you’ve grown tomatoes before, then you’ll have heard of varieties like Moneymaker and Alicante, perhaps you’ve grown Tumbling Toms from a...

  75. House Plant of the Month - May

    Bathrooms can be great places for plants! Often replicating tropical rainforest environments, making them the perfect place for humidity-lov...

  76. Grow Your Own... Tomatoes

    Scotsdales easy guide to growing tomatoes filled with flavour....

  77. Discover... Easter in the Garden

    Discover Easter in the Garden, we look at how to make the most your garden space in time for the long bank holiday weekend this April...

  78. How to create an indoor herb garden

    There’s nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs and creating your own indoor herb garden couldn’t be easier....

  79. Quick Dip BBQ Demonstration

    Easter is nearly upon us and we wanted to help by showing how easy it is to make quick sharing dishes in time for the long bank holiday...

  80. House plant of the month – April

    Begonias originate from the warm, damp forest regions of New Guinea, southern Africa and the Andes...

  81. The Scotsdales’ Easter Egg Guide

    Sometimes we need a bit of inspiration, so we thought we’d collect our favourite Easter egg ideas to help make Easter really special....

  82. Best Mother’s Day Gift for a Keen Gardener

    On Sunday 31st March it’s Mother’s day where we put mum first and thank her for all she does for us throughout the year....

  83. Scotsdales Cutest Dog in Britain Competition

    To celebrate the start of Crufts Scotsdales ran our own Facebook competition to find the cutest pup!...

  84. Scotsdales Celebrates Spring in Style with an American Themed BBQ Demonstration

    Spring is officially in the air and Scotsdales wanted to celebrate by providing our customers with a taste of American BBQ. ...

  85. Grow your own... Baby Plants

    Now spring has well and truly sprung, this is the best time of year to be growing and planting out your baby plants...

  86. House Plant of the Month - March

    The house plant of the month for March is Spathiphyllum, more commonly known as the Peace lily......

  87. Grow Your Own... Potatoes

    From earthy new potatoes and bite-sized salad varieties to fluffy bakers and roasters, the trusty humble potato remains the UK’s favourite ...

  88. Scotsdales celebrate the Chinese New Year!

    Scotsdales celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Pig by hosting a Chinese themed BBQ demonstration at our Great Shelford store. ...

  89. Discover Spring at Scotsdales

    Scotsdales is delighted to introduce ‘Discover Spring’ to kick off a year of discovery for our customers of all ages and interests....

  90. Cambridge Flower School Christmas Table Arrangement Demonstration

    We’re enjoying a flower-filled Christmas at Scotsdales, most recently with the brilliant and informative Cambridge Flower School....

  91. How to treat lawn problems and pests

    The biggest problem most of us have with our lawns are weeds. These are best treated between the period of April and October. ...

  92. Gin tasting evening at Great Shelford!

    We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the gin lovers who joined us, and contributed to the electric atmosphere at our first ever Gin Tasting...

  93. After summer lawn care

    Applying EverGreen Autumn Lawn Feed early in autumn will act quickly to green your grass....

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Latest Articles

  1. Plant of the Month - December

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  2. Plants for Winter Interest

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  3. Jobs in the Garden this December

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  4. How to Care for Pot Grown Christmas Trees

    Less commonly known as alternatives to cut trees are potted and pot grown trees that can be moved back into the garden after Christmas....

  5. Plant of the Month - November

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this November and how to care for it....

  6. Jobs in the Garden this November

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  7. Jobs in the Garden this October

    We've compiled our list of jobs in the garden this September to get your garden winter-ready and blooming in spring....

  8. Plant of the Month - October

    Houseplants can make a house a home. Here's our feature on the our favourite houseplant this September and how to care for it....

  9. Bird of the Month - September

    The September Bird of the Month is the Goldfinch. Goldfinches are a striking and sociable bird often seen in loose colonies across the UK. ...

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