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BEGINNERS GARDENING COURSE
11 July 2015

BEGINNERS GARDENING COURSE

 
Saturday, 11 July: 9am - 4pm at Starke Ayres Garden Centre West Coast Village.
 
This basic gardening ‘know how’ course has been specifically created for all first time gardeners, domestic gardeners and new home owners.
 
Presented by well-known gardening experts Sandy Munro and Marion Dobrowsky.
 
Click on the PDF for more information. Bookings are essential.
 
Sweet Peas
06 May 2015

Peas galore: Now is the time to plant your edible Peas and your Sweet Peas. At Starke Ayres we have garden peas and mange tout peas available.

In the Sweet Pea range, we have dwarf Sweet Peas (great for pots, hanging baskets and troughs), tall Sweet Peas (these need a trellis, fence or a bamboo wigwam) and also a fantastic range of special Sweet Peas called Heirloom Heritage Collection. These are really spectacular and are all highly fragrant.

Click on PDF to view more tips on Sweet Peas.

Orchid Expert Wellness Warehouse May 2015
04 May 2015

Orchids - They’re exotic and filled with mystery and allure. Their flowers speak with poise and splendour and they have captivated the hearts of many.

If you want to capture their essence and cultivate this aristocratic plant, here are some growing tips as advertised in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine May 2015.

Gardening Tips for May
01 May 2015
May is the perfect time to entertain outdoors! There’s a nip in the air in the evenings and many days without any harsh wind. The autumn leaves put on a real show and new, colourful annuals hit the shelves. Plants start to refresh themselves after a long, hot summer and we start to get out into the garden once again.  
 
Here are some suggestions on what to do in your garden this month:
Growing Remedies: Wellness Warehouse April 2015
03 April 2015

Wellness Warehouse Magazine: April 2015 Issue

Fresh herbs aren't alwyas readily available yet they add so much value both in tems of taste and health.

Start growing herbs with healing qualities you need, and get yourself into the habit of adding herbs to whatever you're preparing in the kitchen.

Veggie Hanging Basket: Fair Lady Issue April 2015
02 April 2015

Fair Lady Magazine: April 2015 Issue 

HOW TO PLANT a miniature kitchen garden hanging basket to add wonderful flavours to your salads, stews and soups.

It's simple to put togheter - just follow our easy step-by-step directions.

Gardening Tips for April
01 April 2015

With all the public holidays, Easter excitement and gallivanting celebrations that April holds, the garden may need our attention. Spend some quality time among your plants, restoring both the garden and yourself. April is a great time to relax and potter in the fresh air of the garden before winter sets in. 

Here are some suggestions on what to do in your garden this month:

Onions
25 March 2015

Turns out that onions are nothing to cry over — these flavorful bulbs are packed with nutrients. Onions make great companions for many other vegetables.

Find out which ones grow best together.

Wellness Warehouse Magazine March 2015 Chilli Focus
12 March 2015

Apparently the endorphins chillies provide are somewhat addictive. That, and the health benefits are just some of the reasons to grow your own. Read more about Chillies in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine - March 2015 edition.

Gardening Tips for March
06 March 2015

March is maintenance month! 

 
March heralds the start of Autumn and some cooler temperatures give us the opportunity to prepare our gardens for the cooler months ahead.
 
Click on the PDF to read the handy gardening tips for this month.
Interesting Facts About Onions
06 March 2015

 Did you know.... 

Click on the PDF to read some interesting fact about onions you might not have known.

Calamondin Tree Potting Recipe
02 March 2015

 

To grow your own calamondin tree successfully in a pot, all you need to know and do is the following - click on the PDF.

 Pamper your citrus fruit with FloraGard!

Interesting Facts About Chillies
18 February 2015
Did you know.... 
Click on the PDF to read some interesting fact about chillies you might not have known.
Gardening Tips for February
05 February 2015

 Gardening Tips for February

2015 Schedule for Garden Talks
03 February 2015

Have a look at the exciting 2015 Schedule for Garden Talks. Bookings are essential!

Contact Shannon (Horticulturist) at Starke Ayres Garden Centre West Coast for more information.

Herb Planter Winners Announced
30 January 2015

Congratulations to our winners of the Herb Planters as advertized in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine - January 2015 edition.

Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank: Tracy Joubert

Starke Ayres Garden Centre West Coast: Frankie Jones 

Interesting Facts About Tomatoes
20 January 2015

 Click on the PDF to read some interesting fact about tomatoes you might not have known.

Gardening Tips for January
15 January 2015

 Most of us are faced with the challenge of keeping our gardens in good condition in the hot and windy conditions we are experiencing at the moment.  Back from holiday we might also have to do a lot of rescue work in the garden.  January does not only mark the period for our children to go back to school, but also reminds us that we should get our gardens back in shape. There is a lot to be done in the garden this month, so try to do your gardening chores in the early morning or in the late afternoon. Click on the pdf to download the tips.

SUMMER SALE at West Coast
14 January 2015

A brand new year has arrived and with it many new hopes and resolutions. This year, why not resolve to grow your own fruit and vegetables or to make your garden a place of tranquil escape and relaxation? Get a kick-start with great saving at the SUMMER SALE that's now on at West Coast Village. 

Thanking our Loyal Customers
25 December 2014
And what a year it has been! There is no time more fitting than the festive season to thank you for your loyal support...
 
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