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Make your garden a peaceful, private haven

Posted on by Trevena Cross

As we all settle into the swing of 2017, goals for the home and garden this year creep onto the agenda, and we find one popular goal for the garden, before the main planting and ‘pretty’ seasons get underway, is ensuring quality garden boundaries are in place, that create the right level of privacy, screen out neighbours and any troublesome eyesores, and also provide great levels of protection for the rest of the garden, as windbreaks – particularly relevant at this time of year, when we often endure the worst of our annual weather!

Last year we assisted one customer, Mr S, who lived not far from Plymouth, with his urgent hedging requirements. Mr S had been away from home for a short while and when he returned was met with an unwelcome surprise. His neighbour had erected a boundary ‘fence’ out of different sized pallets. An eyesore to Mr S, he needed a solution and fast!

Pallet fence before hedging screen planted

After getting in touch with us, we quickly arranged for a pallet of our tall, bushy attractive 20ltr Griselinia plants to be delivered to him, in order to create a very natural and aesthetically pleasing screen in front of the pallets. Immediately planted, this ‘instant hedging’ option was able to provide an immediate solution to the problem. Its appearance will only improve over time too, as the newly planted hedge settles in, and bushes out even more to form a completely solid, natural screen and windbreak.

Newly planted 20ltr Griselinia hedge Newly planted 20ltr Griselinia hedge Newly planted 20ltr Griselinia hedge

Robust, quality, low maintenance hedging plants are often a much better option than man-made alternatives, for creating screens and barriers. They can work out a lot cheaper to install for one, but the fact that they are all natural, lends them to being a great complementary backdrop for other planting within the garden too – or as a great contrast to very colourful, bold planting statements in the garden. The point is, they’re very versatile, and they just ‘fit’ so well with a garden landscape. Man-made structures have to work a lot harder to try and achieve this same effect, and seldom ever do.

Check out our hedging options – like the highly recommended Griselinia littoralis, and see what might work for you in your garden!

Posted in Product News |

HALF PRICE SALE in the gift department

Posted on by Trevena Cross

Joining the sale bandwagon this January, we currently have a fantastic HALF PRICE SALE on many lines in our gift department! From bags to photo frames, skirts to children’s toys, we have a wide range of fantastic bargains waiting to be snapped up!

Sale includes:
All Zand skirts
All Shruti and Junction 18 products – which covers a wide range of bags and cases (different designs), scarves, home accessories (Shruti blankets NOT included in the sale).
A wide range of photo frames
Fair Trade Lanka Kade children’s wooden toys/puzzles
Suki children’s soft toys
Life charms
Di Palomo toiletries
Panier des sens en Provence toiletries

Half price Zand skirts Half price photo frames Half price Shruti bags Half price Shruti scarves

With a genuine requirement for space, so that we can introduce lots of wonderful new products to the department this 2017, we unfortunately must say goodbye to some of our existing lines. This discontinuing stock won’t hang about for long so come and snap up a bargain now!

Posted in Business News, Gifts & the Gift Department, special offers |

Creating Christmas Magic for Children & Charities in Cornwall

Posted on by Trevena Cross

Trevena Cross Nurseries near Helston made plenty of children smile in the run up to Christmas with its magical Santa’s Grotto, but it wasn’t just children that were smiling, as all proceeds raised from visits to Father Christmas, during the three BIG Christmas weekends at Trevena Cross, are being given to two wonderful local charities.

With big support from The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, Trevena Cross raised £3,320.00 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance and Cornwall Leukaemia Trust.

Trevena Cross owner Graham Jeffery comments:

“We built on last year’s successful Christmas weekends to make this year’s even bigger and better. We built a brand new grotto from scratch, and the team worked really hard to make sure that it would be a truly magical experience for the whole family. We invested in real wow factor with our giant polar bear – a great photo opportunity – and our entertaining talking owl, Oggy! With extra touches, including plenty of snow, bubbles, chocolates and fabulous lights, we seemed to find the recipe for success!

It is really satisfying to know that we have helped lots of local families create wonderful memories in the build up to Christmas, but even more satisfying to be able to give two wonderfully worthy Cornish charities £1,660.00 a piece, thanks to the support of all our grotto visitors. It makes the many hours of hard work, beforehand and during the event, completely worthwhile.

A big thanks to The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, without whom, it wouldn’t all have been possible.”

Three year old Ethan in grotto with Father Christmas

Posted in Business News, Christmas, Events |