AMATEUR gardeners wanting to learn more about autumn planting are being offered free advice this month (September, 2016) from experts at a Somerset garden centre.
Staff at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre are offering tips to customers on what to plant and where during their Autumn Open Week from September 19 until 25.
Andrew Pitman, Store Manager at the award-winning, independent, family-run garden centre at Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, said: “Autumn is already upon us and it is the perfect time to get out into the garden and plant spring flowering bulbs.
“Anyone who is struggling with knowing what to plant and where to plant it is welcome to pop into the garden centre and ask any of our expert staff for help. They’ll be able to recommend different bulbs suitable to your garden and instruct you on exactly how to plant them and where.”
During the week the garden centre will also be giving away £50 worth of vouchers to one winner who signs up to its e-newsletter at www.tiny.cc/elmenews. Once signed up, subscribers will be sent an entry form to fill out and return to the garden centre during Autumn Open Week in order to be in with the chance of winning.
There will be a variety of offers on during the week, including free delivery with a £30 minimum spend and to within 15 miles of the garden centre, buy one get one free on 24 pack pansies and half price breakfast baps with a special voucher, which can be downloaded by signing up to the e-newsletter or by picking up a handout in store.
On September 22 the Elm Tree Restaurant, which will be open until 9pm, will be offering two free ice creams or mini desserts with the purchase of two main meals for £14.99.
There will also be double loyalty card points to all members through the week.
People will be able to pop into the garden centre for free autumn planting advice and to take advantage of the offers during its Autumn Open Week from Monday, September 19 until Sunday, September 25.
For more information, please call the garden centre, which is located just off the A38 at Monkton Heathfield between Bridgwater and Taunton, on 01823 412381, visit www.monktonelmgardencentre.co.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/Monktonelm or follow the company on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/Monktonelm.