We’re only weeks away from Valentines’ day, but there’s no need to panic, we’re here with our quick guide for ideas to show how much your loved one means to you.
…And remember, it’s not all about couples, there’s plenty of pooches and family members that deserve a little treat this time of year!
Love Hounds, Cute Cats and Everything In-between
Pets love unconditionally, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil them rotten and that’s where our pet departments can step in.
Our pet team can advise on their wide range of nutritious feeds and treats for your four legged family member, whether they run in a wheel all day or curl up on your lap at night.
All our stores allow dogs on leads inside (excluding the cafes which have their own dog friendly seating areas) so bring them in to try a new harness or stylish and practical Hugo & Hudson puffer jacket (available from £33.99 at Great Shelford only).
Don’t forget to show a little love to the wildlife garden visitors, it’s still winter and a little extra food is vital for building fat reserves whilst their natural food sources are scarce. We stock hedgehog and squirrel feeds plus a whole department dedicated to all aspects of bird care, you’ll be surprised who you’ll find visiting your garden.
We love the heart shaped bird box from Gardman and at £9.99, you’ll love the price too.
Love-in-a-Mist and Bleeding Hearts
Gardeners put so much passion into their outdoor spaces throughout the seasons, so why not feed their passion by treating them to a beautiful plant. There’s scope for all budgets, available space and of course tastes.
Roses are renowned as the symbol of love, particularly those velvety red roses, but why pick up an expensive bouquet of cut flowers when you can grow your own to enjoy year after year.
February sees the containerised roses in stock from prestigious rose growers like multi award winning David Austin Roses. These roses are lifted from their growing fields whilst dormant and are known for having great root systems, creating strong and healthy plants.
For more information on our containerised roses visit our link here https://scotsdalegardencentre.co.uk/buying-roses-in-winter-a-guide-for-customers/
Perhaps houseplants is your Valentines’ kryptonite? With the trend for collecting houseplants rising over the past few years the selection of houseplants available is growing equally fast.
Phalaenopsis AKA the moth orchid, once considered too risqué for the female gaze, are now a houseplant staple for being easy to grow and plenty of irresistible varieties to collect. Our Great Shelford store often stock £6 Phalaenopsis plants which would be a great budget friendly houseplant with “wow” to give this Valentine’s Day, otherwise prices start from £11.99.
For some it’s those impressive foliage houseplants that steal the show. You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve walked into a tropical jungle as you enter our houseplant departments. Packed with monstera, alocasia, philodendron, strelitzia and more, so finding the next addition to your loved ones urban jungle is a slice of cake.
Food Lovers and Tipple Tasters
Whether you’re treating a loved one or showing yourself a little love as we get through winter, chocolates and a bottle of something special always goes down well.
Our foodhalls are therefore your one stop shop for tempting treats, with chocolate boxes from the likes of Butlers, gin in various exciting and classic flavours, prosecco from local Southwold brewery Adnams among others and much more.
When all else fails, there’s always HTA and Scotdales vouchers so they can treat themselves to exactly what they’re after!