Mount Folly Update - March 2013

 

That time of year again!

With the first glimpse of Spring this week, most people are beginning to to think about the end of frost and freezing wind and looking forward to the coming warm season.  As always, winter has had it's challenges on the folly, especially after such a disappointing Summer in 2011.  In addition to the usual challenges with rising fuel costs that we incur to keep alive all our lovely mother plants, this winter our web host also ceased trading which presented us with the challenge of migrating our 4 years of web development to new servers.  But as always, we survive and are hoping as always for that super Summer year.  Fingers crossed!

What's new this year?

For our local customers, this year could be very interesting.  We have lots planned and there will be plenty more information to come, but we are planning are special event to be hosted at the nursery on June 16th.  So far, we are still in the process of inviting and discussing ideas with various different local business network, charities other organisations.  But we know for sure that both Igloo Music and Portsmouth Music Festival will be present and performing live music.  We will be offering various promotions on the day, and Softub will be doing a special wet test day where visitors can try a tub and even receive a professional sports massage!  We don't want to say more than that until plans become finalised, but we are looking forward to our first annual event. Watch this space!

Also of interest to our local gardeners perhaps is another new collaboration with Haley Storey from About My Area, by means of sponsoring the 2013 Garden Competition.  If you think you and your garden have what it takes, be sure to visit the page and get your photo entry in nearer the deadline, and you could win £100 Mount Folly Gift Vouchers.  The current deadline for photo submissions is July 1st.  Those planning to really go for it should consider growing young plants on my our range of plugs, and watch out for special promotions and discounts related to both the competition and our special event.

For our internet customers who are perhaps too far away to visit, we have completed much development on the products which are now available to buy online.  This is by no means the end of what we have planned, in fact it is still only a fraction of what we will eventually offer online.  Please see some of the new categories listed below. 

Thank you for your support!

All of us here at Mount Folly would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who subscribes to our updates for your on-going support and interest.  Once again, we wish you are scorching hot summer and a pleasant time in your garden this year.

Kind regards,

Team Mount Folly!

Adam, Graham, Angela, Darren, Mark, Jason, Alex, Margaret, Steve, Alfy, Jack and Hannah!