Arbour Week

Arbour Week

At Starke Ayres Garden Centres we celebrate Arbour week (1 to 7 September 2018) for the whole month of September.  National Arbour Week is a time when all South Africans celebrate our indigenous trees by getting together as communities to plant as many trees as...

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Tips for attracting Bee’s

Tips for attracting Bee’s

TIPS FOR ATTRACTING BEES: Bees are more attracted to yellow, white and the blue-purple range . Fragrant flowers . Plants with a long flowering season to assure a continuous food supply . Early spring flowers after a long hungry winter . Select single...

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Recipe: May

Recipe: May

Broccoli prefers full sun, but partial shade can prevent plants from bolting (going to seed) in areas with warm spells. Provide a rich, well-drained soil, with plenty of compost. Cool days and nights are essential once the flower heads start to form. Harvest before...

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Granadillas

Granadillas

With over x 300 Granadillas purchased from Starke Ayres Garden Centres in the last 2 weeks we are just reminding you that the last of our stock has arrived and was off loaded this week and on offer @ R 49.95 each we suggest that you rush over to one of our Garden...

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Recipe: Olives

Recipe: Olives

Olea europaea Growing olive trees is relatively simple and Olive tree care is not too demanding either. Most olive trees take about three years to come into maturity and begin to set noticeable amounts of fruit. To increase fruit set, it is recommended that you plant...

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What to Do in April

What to Do in April

Easter symbolizes rebirth and hope, so having blooming plants indoors or giving them as gifts echoes the spirit of the season. Our indoor plant areas boasts with a wide selection from Anthuriums, Chrysanthemums, Phalaenopsis , African Violet and the ever popular...

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“Hoppy” Easter

“Hoppy” Easter

Pop in today to see our wonderful selection of Easter Bunnies at both Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank & West Coast Village. Easter bunny’s are an all year attraction whether in a lounge, the garden or a children’s bedroom. We are open on Easter weekend and Easter...

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Oranges and Lemons Day

Oranges and Lemons Day

Did you know March 31st is regarded as "Oranges and Lemons Day" according to the foodie calendar? As part of March's CITRUS AWARENESS MONTH at our Garden Centres, we've shared info on rare and unusual citrus such as Kaffre Thai Lime / West Indian Lime / Seville Bitter...

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The Ideal Children’s Birthday Gift

The Ideal Children’s Birthday Gift

These days, it’s so easy to just rely on digital devices to pass the time and keep your toddler entertained. But, if you’re a low-tech parent, you know this is probably not healthy or sustainable. Luckily, there’s the perfect product for parents like you!...

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Garden Chat with Sandy Munroe

Garden Chat with Sandy Munroe

If you've missed tuning into FMR 101.3fm @ 7:45am on Saturday morning to listen to the Garden Chat with Sandy Munroe, click on the link below to listen to the podcast. The Starke Ayres Garden Chat is a comment on a more natural approach to gardening. It covers all...

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Much-needed rain

Much-needed rain

Cape Town received some much-needed rain, along with a light show as only Mother Nature can create. Skilful photographer, Brendon Wainwright (@brendon_wainwright) was on hand to capture the lightning storm. Photo of magnificent storm and lightning of Thursday evening...

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WATER TANKS

WATER TANKS

Capturing rainwater in Certified Food Grade quality WATER TANKS remains a sound financial investment for homeowners. How welcome and blessed are our dams, beloved fynbos and gardens with the magnificent rainfall yesterday evening and the spectacular lighting and...

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