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elcome to our brand new Poplar Home, Garden & Gift Magazine. This replaces our old newsletter and will contain more gardening features, tips and advice together with voucher offers. If you have never visited us before, we hope that this will be a tempting taster and inspire you to stop by and browse around our vast plant selections, beautiful display gardens and seasonal shopping areas. We are very proud of our reputation as an independent, family run business and aim to provide excellent customer service at all times. We run regular promotions and offers on our website as well as offering 10% discount for senior citizens on Wednesdays (exclusions apply) and you can follow us on Facebook & Twitter for up to the minute Poplar news. We hope you enjoy the spring and summer in the garden and that the weather is kind for 2013!

Poplar Nurseries Ltd, Coggeshall Rd, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex. CO6 1HR Tel: 01206 210374 Fax: 01206 211783 OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday: 8.30am - 5.30pm Sunday: 10am - 4pm (viewing from 9.30am, tills open 10am). WINTER: Please note that the Garden Centre closes at 5pm Monday to Saturday during winter.


Top left: Eric Cowan. Top right: Martin Cowan. Above: Matthew & Mandy Cowan with their two children Will & Livy.

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Desser - The home of rattan furniture since 1919

To celebrate the launch of its brand new range for 2013, leading conservatory furniture supplier Desser is offering you savings of up to £250, from March 26th to May 10th. With every three piece suite or four seats purchased, Desser will provide a free accessory of your choice from the existing suite range. Dijon Roomset

For 2013 Desser has introduced six new beautiful suites to its unbeatable range of conservatory furniture: Aintree | Berlin | Brasilia Melrose | Rio | Sofia These stunning suites are crafted to the highest standards and built to be both durable and sophisticated.

From the contemporary Melrose to the traditional yet chic Rio, Desser has designed a range of suites to perfectly compliment all interior décors. Whether its comfort you’re looking for or a contemporary suite to brighten your home, the beautiful fabrics and delicately crafted suites follow the latest colour and design trends, so that you can choose the best to suit your taste and requirement.

Originally founded in 1919 and now in its 95th year, the family owned business is as passionate as ever on quality, service and style. Customer care and design excellence remain at the forefront of the business.

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Download a copy of the 2013 catalogue here: Call for more information 0161 830 5520


Yea rs Gu Mater aran ial tee Welcome to the world of Alexander Rose – what sets us apart – the finest designs, service and unrivalled product performance in all weather conditions.

Ocean Range

LUXURY OUTDOOR SEATING INSPIRED BY THE OCEAN Inspired by the sea, the Ocean range will bring a tropical seaside touch to your outdoor living space. The furniture is beautifully woven in ‘V’ and Open weave patterns, using 7mm and 12mm bronze high quality Rose Fibres onto a powder coated aluminium frame. New to this collection are the Maldives and Fiji sunbeds and the celebrated ‘Lantern’ for ultimate lounging and relaxation. This range embodies the innovation of Alexander Rose, continuing to challenge the boundaries of design and functionality.

Tivoli Range

SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE AND TIMELESS SIMPLICITY Featuring precise angles, joints and an array of horizontal slats, the furniture is made in our own factory from the highest grade Roble from the environmentally managed forests of Bolivia. Roble has similar qualities to Teak. This range of furniture is suitable for many surroundings whether domestic or contract, where strong and beautifully designed garden furniture play centre stage. The side and stacking armchair incorporate slender structural elements for perfect ergonomic comfort. Each piece recalls the timeless simplicity and elegance we associate with the heritage of classic 20th century Scandinavian design, which offers a stylish solution to suit your environment.

Colonial Range

NEW WORLD LIVING The Philippines is home to the best weavers in the world, so it is with great pride that we unveil our new collection of stunningly designed outdoor and conservatory furniture, produced at our own factory on the island of Cebu. Each model of the Colonial range incorporates an elegant woven ‘ball’ feature on the legs. The rope effect trims enhances the classic form of each piece. The oatmeal upholstered cushions beautifully compliment the Red Pine Rose Fibres. The Colonial recalls a period of timeless elegance, shady verandas, balmy summer days and the enterprising spirit of the New World.

Chichester Range

GARDEN FURNITURE FOR ALL SEASONS Our Chichester range of furniture will provide endless days of relaxation whether you use them in your garden, patio or conservatory. Comfort, strength and durability are the hallmarks of this collection. The furniture is crafted in a traditional woven style using a three tone 7mm flat Antique Palm Rose Fibre, which have a durability of 10 years. They are fully weather resistant to ensure longevity. The elegant Chichester furniture will blend harmoniously into your surroundings and provide years of comfort and satisfaction with low maintenance.

HEAD OFFICE UK Alexander Rose Ltd, Alexander House, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9LE, United Kingdom Telephone : +44 (0)1444 258 928

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Now the spring is finally here, we can finally look forward to getting out into the garden and planning for the year ahead. Why not take the plunge and turn a dreary or unused area of the garden into a water feature or pond? This could be a small, natural wildlife pond planted with Caltha Palustris for some early season colour and some lovely variegated grasses or rushes to give the impression of height and structure. For those that have been bitten by the koi bug and like to gaze at the many myriad of colours of these beautiful fish, perhaps a purpose built pond with the necessary filtration to enable them to thrive and grow ever larger would be more suitable. Alternatively, a water feature placed on or near the patio can give a soothing sound as you relax in the evening after a hard days work. Here at Waterwise we stock a vast array of water features ranging from contemporary stain-less steel balls and sheer water descents to beautiful multi tier fountains cast from stone. If it involves water in the garden then Waterwise is here to help. We can advise on all forms of water features and ponds and can even give you a bespoke design built around your requirements. Why not come into our showroom at Poplar Nurseries and speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable members of staff. You can contact us by calling 01206 212310 or email at

You can also find us on our new Facebook page by following us at Waterwise South-East

New Poplar Garden, Home & Gifts Magazine, Edition One  

Welcome to our brand new Poplar Garden, Home & Gifts Magazine.