Join us in celebration of our West Coast branch’s second birthday on 1st May! There will be a jumping castle, play-dough table, popcorn, candyfloss and much more excitement. We will be running birthday specials until 7th May.

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Our extended and beautified Bonsai area is ready for viewing, inspiring and purchasing.
 
We have added extensively to our range to suit beginners needs as well as to include superb collectors items. We have a large  range of plants, pots, books and tools which will cover all your bonsai requirements. A bonsai consultant will be visiting the garden centre on most weekends throughout the year to help you with your bonsai needs. Please call for dates and times (Currently operational at Rosebank; coming soon to West Coast Village).
 
For information on Bonsai Care: http://www.starkeayresgc.co.za/news/bonsai-starke-ayres-garden-centre-cape-town-nursery-seeds-plants-products/0/767Image 

As the weather cools and the soil temperature drops, post-summer gardening options become available.

Click here are a few tips on what one can do in the garden in March…

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Before synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, gardeners and farmers had to rely on natural growing methods to produce healthy plants. In natural conditions, plants grow in close communities with a number of different species existing side by side.

Planting different crops/plants near each other provides specific benefits, assuming the plants assist each other in nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination and overall enhanced productivity.

Click here for more information as well as a list to see what to plant with what…

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A trend for food gardening has developed with the growth of the organic movement.

People are concerned about the chemicals used on food that they eat. With increases in the cost of food, more gardeners are growing their own. Click here for more information…

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The depths of summer and its heat is here! But the temperatures can be rather intense this time of year and it is important to water the garden regularly in the early morning or late evening.

Retain the moisture by ensuring there is a thick layer of mulch on the beds, and consider the water-wise gardening approach (that is, if you haven’t already realised the benefits already). Click here for tips on what one can do in the garden in February…

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Join us at our Rosebank branch for two exciting weekends with Keith Kirsten… 

Don’t miss a book signing and personal interaction with gardening celebrity Keith Kirsten. He will be promoting his tried-and-tested Proven Winner Plants on 1st & 2nd February as well as 8th & 9th February. Click here for more information on Keith’s Proven Winner Plants selection.
1st weekend with Keith:
Saturday, 1st February – 13:00 to 17:00
Sunday, 2nd February – 11:00 to 15:00
2nd weekend with Keith:
Sunday, 8th February – 11:00 to 15:00
Saturday, 9th February – 11:00 to 15:00
A household name across Southern Africa, this born and raised Durbanite needs no introduction. Often referred to as “South Africa’s favourite gardener”, Keith Kirsten has informed, entertained and inspired gardening enthusiasts for more than 30 years. Click herefor more information on Keith.
We look forward to seeing you at our Rosebank branch this weekend!
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Herbal teas have been used for their medicinal and healing properties for centuries. Not only do they provide the body with a great detox, but they are safe enough to incorporate into a healthy lifestyle. Click here for some tasty herbal tea combinations…

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This succulent is a popular garden plant. Because it is effective in binding atmospheric carbon (which is responsible for climate change), spekboom is great for lowering your carbon footprint.

This ‘carbon gardening’ plant is also being used for restoration purposes. For more information: http://www.starkeayresgc.co.za/news/spekboom-starke-ayres-garden-centre-cape-town-nursery-plants-flowers-restaurant-soil-seeds-landscaping-products-services/0/727

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Put a fresh energy into your garden with the start of a fresh new year. Click here for a few tips on what one can do in the garden in January!

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