GROWING DRAGON FRUIT

GROWING DRAGON FRUIT

A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species. "Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while "pitahaya" or "dragon fruit" always refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus. These fruits are commonly known in English as "dragon fruit",...

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GROWING CORIANDER / CILANTRO

GROWING CORIANDER / CILANTRO

Coriander is one of the world's most commonly used herbs - in spite of the fact that the name comes from the Greek, koris, meaning bed bug! It is green, leafy aromtic herb with a fresh, citrus taste that makes it an invaluable garnish and flavour enhancer. Both the...

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GROWING BASIL

GROWING BASIL

Growing Basil is relatively easy as long as the growing environments has suitable light and temperature levels. Basil is grown for its fragrant tasty leaves that can be added raw to salads, sandwiches or used in cooked dishes such as the ever popular pasta with tomato...

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GROWING CHILLIES

GROWING CHILLIES

Chillies are the fiery cousins of the capsicum family. There are dozens of varieties, each with a unique character and flavour. Colour isn’t a good indicator of heat - size is more reliable, and in general, smaller chillies pack a bigger punch. The heat in chillies...

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THE MORINGA TREE / MIRACLE TREE

THE MORINGA TREE / MIRACLE TREE

Moringa oleifera is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to Africa and Asia. Also known as The Moringa Tree, the Drumstick Tree or The Miracle Tree, it has been prized by traditional societies for centuries thanks to its exceptional medicinal properties. Every...

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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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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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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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