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:
GARDEN CHAT ON FMR
The Starke Ayres Garden Chat on Fine Music Radio (FMR) is a comment on a more natural approach to gardening. It covers all aspects of everyday gardening practice with the emphasis on soil management, utilizing the correct plant material and following an environmental code of conduct. The aim is to bring both garden and gardener into the natural realm. It is important for us to know the impact our gardens are having on the environment as a whole, so that we can play a positive role.
GARDEN TALK SCHEDULE - WEST COAST VILLAGE
Wednesday, 20 May: TOPIC: Edible Gardens
Speaker: Anna Cilliers - Editor of the "Tuinier" Magazine | Time: 10 - 11am
Bookings are essential - 021 554 8450
Click here to view the complete talk schedule for 2015.
BEGINNERS GARDENING COURSE
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 featured in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine - May 2015.
Click here to read the Wellness Warehouse Magazine ORCHID EXPERT May 2015 article.
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 here to view the PDF for more tips on Sweet Peas.
ESKOM - WE ARE NOT AFFECTED
We are de-lighted to announce that you can enjoy your shopping without any interruptions.
LIVE WORM TEA - REAP THE BENEFITS!
We’ve had great response from people buying and using our Live Worm Tea on Tap
from Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank.
Don't forget to bring your container along (or you can buy a two or five litre from us).
Click here to learn about the benefits of this excellent liquid concentrate worm compost.
GARDEN RESTAURANT DELIGHTS
If you are looking for a tranquil setting to host any event
from a 60th birthday party or baby shower to a year-end function,
Starke Ayres Restaurant is the perfect choice. Click here for more information.