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WELCOME TO SPRING 
 
For most people, September is synonymous with spring-time. The gardening world in particular gets excited about this time of year as seeds start germinating and blooms begin to show off. The warmer weather and longer days are also something to smile about.  
 
Gardening Tips for September
Finally, spring is here! And the gardening time will be increasing. Enjoy getting back into the wholesomeness of plants. Click here for more details and tips on what to do this month. 
 
Arbor Month 
Spring is welcomed by planting trees. The first week in September is National Arbor Week. Starke Ayres Garden Centre celebrates by stocking a wide selection of healthy, indigenous and environmentally friendly specimens. The trees of the year for 2014 are Vepris lanceolata (white ironwood) and Heteropyxis natalensis (the lavender trees). Click here for more. 
 
Support Spring Greening with Starke Ayres and Greenpop
In celebration of Arbor Month, R500 in gift vouchers is up for grabs. It's easy ... visit one of our branches, gift a tree or garden tool to Green Pop at the stall located in-store, and stand a chance to win in our lucky draw competition. Additionally, every tree you buy earns you a free bag of Reliance Organic Compost. Click here for more information.
 
September Specials
When you buy a lemon tree you will also get a free 30cm cubed bag of Reliance Compost. Look out for our spring promotion in the Wellness Warehouse magazine. To add to the spring madness, we are freezing the price on Reliance Compost, Potting Soil and Lawn Dressing to that of 2012/2013 at R19.95!
 
Bean Promotion at Rosebank Branch
Pop in to our Rosebank branch for a kiddies bean starter kit : blue beans, yellow beans, long beans, curly beans, red and green noodle beans, giant beans and wonder beans. All beans are going to be planted up in the garden centre by participating schools for all to see and watch progress on. Call 021 685 4120 for more information. 
 
Vygies/Mesembs
The plants belonging to the family Mesembryanthemaceae make up a large and unique group of southern Africa’s flora, especially in the more arid parts where they are adapted with low growth forms and fleshy succulent leaves. Common names include “mesembs” or the popular Afrikaans word “vygie”. 
 
Their water-storing leaves and brightly coloured flowers are their most obvious characteristics, making vygies easily recognisable. Unlike most other plant groups, vygies have an interesting and somewhat humorous concoction of features, giving them an appearance that will undoubtedly steal one’s heart. Click here for more. 
 
Jerusalem Artichokes
These tuberous perennials are from America and have a sweet flavour, much like a potato. Jerusalem artichoke plants grow to 2,5m high and 40cm wide. They flower in late summer and produce beautiful showy blooms like those of the related sunflowers. Click here for more information. 
 
Edible Flowers
Allow your veggie garden to go to flower … most of the flowers can be used as garnish and the colour adds a unique dimension to an otherwise green landscape. Most herb flowers have a taste that is similar to the leaf, but it is slightly spicier. Click here for more information.
 
New Range of Organic Seeds and Seedlings
We have a spanking new range of seeds and seedlings organically and exclusively grown for our garden centres. Unlike our more general seed and seedling ranges, these products are exclusive to Starke Ayres customers and are only sold at our Rosebank and West Coast Village branches. Visit one of our branches to have a look at our in-store display and to purchase from from this great new range. 
 
Starke Ayres Restaurant
Nestled among the plants of the West Coast Village garden centre, Starke Ayres Restaurant is the perfect venue to host your function. There are also great weekly specials, which can be viewed on our Facebook page. You can also stand a chance to win a meal voucher to the value of R150 by completing a comment card from our website ... or pop in for a treat and get your card there. Click here for details. 
 
Carnivorous Plants
In the last few years carnivorous plants have founds more than just a niche market and can be found in most large retail nurseries, pet shops and even some supermarkets. Starke Ayres stocks a wide variety, catering for the novice and the expert. Click here for more information on these fascinating plants.
 
Bonsai Saturdays
Bonsai consultant Judi, from Bonsaiboyz, visits our Rosebank branch each Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month) from 10h00 to 14h00 to help with your bonsai needs. Click here for more details.
 
Container Gardening
Whether you live in an apartment with a tiny balcony or a big house with a garden, container gardening is highly rewarding and can guarantee organically grown veggies on site. There is something so gratifying about picking your own veggies and heading straight for the kitchen to prepare them. Most people are surprised at how easy they are to grow. With the right soil, regular watering and a bit of sunshine almost anything will prosper. Click here for more information. 
 
Talks and Demos
Join us for one of our informative talks or demos at both the Rosebank and West Coast village branches. Click here for details.  
  
 
Have a wonderful Spring!
 
 

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant
Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant

QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICE

STARKE AYRES has been a supplier of quality seed, seedlings, trees, shrubs, pot plants, bulbs and a variety of gardening accessories to the gardening public of Cape Town for well over a century.

Aware of the fact that climatic and soil conditions in the Western Cape vary greatly from those in the summer rainfall areas of the north, we have gone to great lengths to identify plants that are particularly well adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the Western Cape.

In the garden centre plants are displayed in such a manner as to make the shopping experience an easy and a pleasant one. Customers need to know how adaptable plants are, their growing conditions and how they can be used for maximum impact in the garden.

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
Calendar of events
West Coast Village
We offer a variety of events every month, with regulars like Adopt-A-Pet and the Bonsai Doctor. For more information regarding happenings click on the relevant highlighted date on the calendar.
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Calendar of events
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We offer a variety of events every month, with regulars like Adopt-A-Pet and the Bonsai Doctor. For more information regarding happenings click on the relevant highlighted date on the calendar.
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