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Treat Mum with something ‘Trevena Cross’ this Mother’s Day!

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It’s not too late to put mission ‘spoil mum’ into action ready for this Sunday 26th March… also to be known as Mother’s Day!

We have heaps of ‘pretty things’ in the shop – gorgeous gifts and keepsakes that will give mum that warm, fuzzy feeling this weekend and make her feel extra special! From jewellery to toiletries, tableware to kitchenware, there’s a whole host of options to choose from!

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We’ll also have Mother’s Day pots and houseplants available to treat mum with this weekend!… Or our Trevena Cross gift vouchers are always a great option if you just can’t make the decision for her!

The Garden Kitchen Cafe is booked to the rafters and gearing up to serve lots of wonderful mums and their families a delicious Sunday Roast this Sunday, but if you haven’t been lucky enough to get in with a booking for Sunday lunch you could always treat mum to a lazy all day breakfast on Saturday morning instead?…Or to tea and scummy cake Saturday afternoon? – Why not make it ‘mum’s weekend’… she deserves more than one day to be celebrated after all!

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Protea Heaven at Trevena Cross

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A couple of weeks ago a stunning assortment of the rare, exotic plants we’re historically renowned for, landed on Trevena Cross terra firma – a fantastic range of ‘rare plants’ including mini King Proteas, Leucadendrons, Leucospermums, Banksias and Grevillea are all stealing the limelight on benches in our two undercover plant areas. The specifically selected beauties, which have come all the way from Italy, have been chosen for their ability to withstand harsher temperatures (-5 to -10 degrees C depending on variety) than some of their counterparts.

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The key thing to remember with these plants is their LOVE of acidic soil and HATE for phosphates. Members of the Proteaceae family require an acidic, very well drained soil – or specially formulated protea compost, like our own here at Trevena Cross, which contains low/no phosphates. They should also be fed with a specifically formulated (no phosphate) fertiliser too, like our own Trevena Cross Protea Fertilisers – both slow release (12 month feed) and soluble (top-up boost in the spring).

These dramatic focal points enjoy a sunny position in the garden – just be sure to keep them well watered during the growing season.

Without doubt, the range of flowers/bracts/foliage displayed by different members of the Protea family are rarely matched by any other species when it comes to showiness!

Why not introduce a new talking point to your garden this spring?

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VACANCY AT TREVENA CROSS in the shop, Friday & Saturday (seasonal)

Posted on by Trevena Cross

Enthusiastic team player required to join a friendly and hardworking shop team here at Trevena Cross.

Part time position, working Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm, through the busy 2017 spring/summer season initially, with potential for the position to become more regular at other/peak times throughout the year, e.g. Christmas.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serving customers in an efficient, friendly manner
• First line telephone contact, speaking with customers/suppliers, channelling queries to appropriate colleagues
• Unpacking, organising and pricing stock
• Merchandising duties, creating attractive, innovative and inviting shop displays
• Stock control, product re-ordering, new product introduction etc as instructed by/discussed with Shop Manager
• Supporting the Shop Manager and the rest of the team with ad hoc duties as required

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR…
Ideally somebody with previous retail experience, across a mixed product range, who has excellent people/customer service skills. Must be good under pressure and a flexible worker, as well as possess good maths skills (for handling transactions/money).

A highly driven individual, keen to progress and make the role their own would be the best fit – keen to learn and grow with the business. The right person will become a valued member of the team on a long term basis and make an important contribution to the business.

Salary and other benefits to be discussed on application.

Full staff training will be provided to ensure that the candidate has full knowledge of the business and feels confident in the role.

To apply, please email your CV to mark@trevenacross.co.uk or drop it in/send it to: Trevena Cross Nurseries, Breage, Helston, TR13 9PY.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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