WELCOME TO AUGUST
We've past the winter solstice and it's time to start getting excited for the warmer weather, longer days and everything else that goes with the coming of spring. Soon enough there will be birds chirping, bees buzzing and beautiful smells abounding ... so best get the garden prepared for a fantastic explosion of wholesomeness.
Gardening Tips for August
Finally, the time we've all been waiting for - the prep of the veggie garden and planting of those summer seeds. Best get to it. Click here
for more details and tips on what to do this month.
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.
WIN in our August Competition
Stand a chance of winning one of two R150 Gift Vouchers (one from each branch). Like us on Facebook
or come into either of our branches and subscribe to our free monthly electronic newsletter.
New Gift Shop Additions
The Starke Ayres Heritage range consists of images taken from our advertising and seed packs circa 1920. These decorative images are now used as prints on cards, dishcloths, aprons and note pads. We have a wide selection of other great gifting items. Do not forget to visit us for our well-priced and comprehensive range of horticultural products, all of which will ensure your garden is always looking beautiful and is kept healthy. Click here
for a sneak preview of what is on offer.
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
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 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.
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
Keep warm and keep smiling. The days are getting progressively longer and soon enough it will be spring! Have a cosy August!