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Herbs and Spices for Health
02 November 2014

Learn how to use or grow an amazing range of herbs and spices to enhance your personal health...

Delightful Roses Available
02 November 2014

Delightful Roses Available at Starke Ayres Garden Centres

Roses are now selling at R281,90. Assorted varieties include Iceberg, My Granny, Pearl of Bedfordview, Johannesburg Garden Club, Satchmo, Germiston Gold and Granny’s Delight. Click here for more information.

Carnivorous Plants
02 November 2014

Starke Ayres Gardeb Centres caters for individuals who wants a single Venus fly trap, beginners and enthusiasts looking for rare carnivorous plants for their home or business...

Gardening Tips for November
01 November 2014

Summer is a sniff away; some would even say it has arrived! With the longer days and warmer weather, our gardens are going to need a bit of a face-lift in preparation for all the outdoor fun...

Bulbs for Summer
01 November 2014

With the exception of dahlias, all summer bulbs should be planted before the end of October. These include gladioli, begonias, the pink arum Zantedeschia rehmannii and the Amaryllis family (hippeastrum in particular)...

Gardening for Birds
01 November 2014

Birds, bees and other fluttering creatures not only fill novel and aesthetic needs but also play a significant role in pollen distribution...

Worm Tea on Tap
01 November 2014

Live Worm Tea is now available at Starke Ayres Garden Centre, Rosebank - fertilize as nature intended ...

Organic Vegetable Market
01 November 2014

Visit Starke Ayres Garden Centre, Rosebank, on Saturday 1st and Saturday 29th November for your wholesome organic veggies. 

We also stock organic vegetable seedlings, and organic insecticides and fertilizers to assist you in your garden.

Bean Kits for Kids
01 November 2014
We have an exciting selection of organically seeded Heritage Beans -  these kits are great for the kids to grow in the garden, a pot or a planter.
Beans take 70 to 90 days to bear, so if you start growing now they will be ready to harvest mid-December ... a great activity for the school holiday! Download the PDF for information. 
Celebrate Christmas with US
01 November 2014


Our carefully selected Christmas items are available at both our branches - bring the family for a festive day out to stock up on your celebratory gifts and goodies!

Celebrate in Traditional Style: Fantastic traditional Christmas décor, including trees, gifts and stocking fillers are on sale at our Rosebank branch. 

Join us in the Enchanted Forest: We have ongoing festivities at our West Coast Village branch - bring the kids and join us for Christmas in the Enchanted Forest. 

Gardening Tips for October
03 October 2014

The weather really starts heating up this month, saying goodbye to winter rains in the Cape and hello to perfect planting conditions for the gardener...

Diamond in the Dust COMPETITION
03 October 2014

Have you entered our exciting Diamond in the Dust competition yet?

Diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend - they’re a gardener’s best friend this month...

Medicinal Plants
01 October 2014

 Medicinal plants often have strongly scented leaves. This fragrance comes from chemicals in the leaves...

Celebrate Celery
01 October 2014

Not only does it have celebrity status among dieters, celery is also great for an all-round healthy system...

Sowing Summer Seeds
01 October 2014

Late spring is the time to sow your summer seeds, especially for your veggie garden...

Effective Micro-Organisms
01 October 2014

Effective Micro-organism (EM) Technology is a term given to a few organisms that mainly work anaerobically i.e. without needing oxygen...

01 October 2014

Pelargoniums are popular garden plants. The genus boasts a variety of growth forms, from shrubbery to succulents...

Beans, Beans, Beans
01 October 2014

Beans, beans, beans, where to start? Well, as summer kicks in and you find yourself a little busy, at least you’ll have peace of mind knowing that beans are one of the easiest and most rewarding veg to plant, requiring little effort on your part...

National Honeybee Foraging Week
22 September 2014

Celebrate Heritage Day 2014 by planting honeybee-friendly plants...

Arbor Month
02 September 2014

Arbor Month celebrates spring and all the beauty that it brings, promoting the planting and maintenance of indigenous trees throughout South Africa...

Get involved in our Spring Greening Initiative with Greenpop and Reliance Compost. We also have some great September Specials on offer... 

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