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Lawn and Fertilizers FREE GARDEN TALK
19 August 2015

 Great lawns doesn't happen on its own. Join this free talk to learn the essentials.

For more details click on the PDF.

Gardening Tips for August
05 August 2015

 We have passed the winter solstice and it’s time to start getting excited for longer days and warmer weather. Spring is around the corner and soon the swallows will grace us again with their aerobatics. “ Slaapstad” would have woken and gardeners will be at it again in force.  Click on the PDF to view the handy gardening tips for August.

Intermediate Gardening Course at Rosebank
04 August 2015

Intermediate Gardening Course

 
Gardening is a bit of science, art, and all things natural. We just need a handful of knowledge.
 
Starke Ayres Garden Centre, Rosebank, will be presenting a intermediate gardening course on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 from 9am - 4pm which will lead you down a sustainable path.
 
The cost is R495 per person per course and includes a light lunch. Call us on  021 685 4120.
 
Its time to put the gloves on!! 
Beginners Gardening Course at Rosebank
03 August 2015
Beginners Gardening Course
 
Gardening is a bit of science, art, and all things natural. We just need a handful of knowledge.
 
Starke Ayres Garden Centre, Rosebank, will be presenting a beginners course on Monday, 3 August 2015 from 9am - 4pm which will highlight the essential basics.
 
The cost is R350 per person per course and includes a light lunch. Call us on  021 685 4120.
 
Its time to put the gloves on!! 
Intermediate Gardening Course at West Coast Village
01 August 2015

 Intermediate Gardening Course at West Coast Village

 
Gardening is a bit of science, art, and all things natural. We just need a handful of knowledge.
 
Starke Ayres Garden Centre West Coast Village, will be presenting a intermediate gardening course on Saturday, 1 August 2015 from 9am - 4pm which will lead you down a sustainable path.
 
The cost is R495 per person per course and includes a light lunch. Call us on  021 554 8450.
 
Its time to put the gloves on!! 
Pruning: FREE GARDEN TALK IN JULY
22 July 2015

The FREE Garden Talk in July's topic and demo is with regards to PRUNING.

Call to book your seat! 

Beginners Gardening Course at West Coast Village
11 July 2015

BEGINNERS GARDENING COURSE

 
Saturday, 11 July: 9am - 4pm at Starke Ayres Garden Centre West Coast Village.
 
This basic gardening ‘know how’ course has been specifically created for all first time gardeners, domestic gardeners and new home owners.
 
Presented by well-known gardening experts Sandy Munro and Marion Dobrowsky.
 
Click on the PDF for more information. Bookings are essential.
 
Attract Bird Life To Your Garden
03 July 2015

 Click on the PDF to download the Wellness Warehouse July issue featuring how to attract bird life to your garden.

Gardening Tips for July
02 July 2015

July is a great month to bring some Winter cheer to your home. This month we will start preparation work and get some pruning done so that come Spring, your garden is ready to flourish. Here are some handy gardening tips for July.

Dog Rocks save your lawn
25 June 2015

NO MORE URINE BURN PATCHES ON YOUR LAWN 

 
PROVEN & ENDORSED BY VETS AND PET OWNERS WORLDWIDE
 
Dog Rocks - an exciting and unique product used to help prevent those nasty burn patched appearing on your lawn after your dog has peed. Dog Rocks are an all Australian natural product which will start improving your lawn within 5 weeks. Dog Rocks need to be replaced every 2 months to ensure your pets do the job of looking after your lush lawn.
 
Simply place the contents of a single pack of Dog Rocks into 2 liters of water. You will find your lawn starting to look greener and fresher and no new burn patches should appear; however, they will not bring a dead lawn back to life.
 
Marigolds: Fair Lady Issue June 2015
03 June 2015

 Mr Richard Morris shares his passion for Marigolds in the June 2015 issue of Fair Lady Magazine.

Click on the PDF to view.

Gardening Courses at Rosebank
02 June 2015
Gardening is a bit of science, art, and all things natural. We just need a handful of knowledge.
Starke Ayres Garden Centre, Rosebank, will be presenting 2 x one day courses:
A Beginners Course on Monday, 15 June will highlight the essential basics.
The Intermediate Course on Wednesday, 17 June will lead you further down a sustainable path. 
 
The cost is R495.00 per person, per course and includes a light lunch.
Please book before Monday 8 June. Call us on  021 685 4120.
Craft Beer Now Available at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Restaurant
20 May 2015

 Craft Beer lovers will be delighted to know they can now enjoy locally made craft beer at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Restaurant!

Click on the PDF to see more.

Sweet Peas
06 May 2015

Peas galore: 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 on PDF to view more tips on Sweet Peas.

Orchid Expert Wellness Warehouse May 2015
04 May 2015

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 advertised in the Wellness Warehouse Magazine May 2015.

Gardening Tips for May
01 May 2015
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:
Growing Remedies: Wellness Warehouse April 2015
03 April 2015

Wellness Warehouse Magazine: April 2015 Issue

Fresh herbs aren't alwyas readily available yet they add so much value both in tems of taste and health.

Start growing herbs with healing qualities you need, and get yourself into the habit of adding herbs to whatever you're preparing in the kitchen.

Veggie Hanging Basket: Fair Lady Issue April 2015
02 April 2015

Fair Lady Magazine: April 2015 Issue 

HOW TO PLANT a miniature kitchen garden hanging basket to add wonderful flavours to your salads, stews and soups.

It's simple to put togheter - just follow our easy step-by-step directions.

Gardening Tips for April
01 April 2015

With all the public holidays, Easter excitement and gallivanting celebrations that April holds, the garden may need our attention. Spend some quality time among your plants, restoring both the garden and yourself. April is a great time to relax and potter in the fresh air of the garden before winter sets in. 

Here are some suggestions on what to do in your garden this month:

Onions
25 March 2015

Turns out that onions are nothing to cry over — these flavorful bulbs are packed with nutrients. Onions make great companions for many other vegetables.

Find out which ones grow best together.

 
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