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10 AIR PURIFYING PLANTS

10 AIR PURIFYING PLANTS

NASA identified houseplants which improve indoor air quality by eliminating pollutants commonly found in homes. Pick your favourites amongst these affordable, easy-to-find (but not limited to)...

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Why we need Bees

Why we need Bees

Imagine a picnic without bees... Bees are critical to food supplies, 1\3 of the foods we eat are pollinated by bees - especially the good stuff (our “superfoods” rich in vitamins and nutrients). If...

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These plants attract butterflies

These plants attract butterflies

A butterfly garden is an area for butteries to feed and thrive. A proper buttery garden can accommodate a variety of buttery species at each stage of their life cycles: egg, larva, pupa, and adult....

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These plants attract birds

These plants attract birds

Birding is enjoyed by millions of people. You can go birding just outside your door by planting a bird-friendly garden. It starts by planting native plants that offer natural bird foods such as...

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Seed and Garden Care Catalogue

Seed and Garden Care Catalogue

Starke Ayres specialises in supplying vegetable seed, lawn, turf grass, seed and flower seed varieties for both commercial and home garden use, with over 140 years of experience. We produce seeds of...

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Companion Planting Guide

Companion Planting Guide

WHAT IS COMPANION PLANTING?  It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to ensure success in a garden. Time-honoured gardening wisdom says that certain plants, when grown together, improve...

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Spekboom

Spekboom

Spekboom improves the quality of the air we breathe and helps fight climate change by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and turning into plant matter. One mature Spekboom can process 4-8kg of...

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Kombat Manual

Kombat Manual

By 2050, the world will need to find enough food to feed 10 billion people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed, and some estimates suggest that food production will have to increase by 70% in order to...

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Sowing Guide

Sowing Guide

The Starke Ayres range of polypacket seeds have been specially selected for the home gardener. Freshly packed for the season, they are ready for immediate sowing, ensuring a high germination rate...

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Create a living soil

Create a living soil

The most important factor when growing a vegetable garden is the soil. Create a living soil. Good soil structure is important and starts with the preparation. (See the leaflet below for some very...

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Indoor Plants Care

Indoor Plants Care

Indoor plants filter the air, add colour and life and dress up decor. Scientific research has shown that houseplants can have a calming, relaxing effect on people, making them perfect picks. ...

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Top Ten Indoor Plants

Top Ten Indoor Plants

Indoor plants alter the air, add colour and life and dress up decor. Scientific research has shown that houseplants can have a calming, relaxing effect on people, making them perfect picks. There’s...

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Live Worm Tea

Live Worm Tea

Worm tea will repopulate the soil with microbes, enrich the roots and break down the thatch turning it into food for grass. During hot summer days, worm tea can help retain water in soil. If you...

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Plant list for attracting Bees

Plant list for attracting Bees

Bees are incredible natural pollinators, and they play an essential part in your garden's ecosystem. Bees pollinate flowers, which allows the plants to produce fruit and seeds. Creating a welcoming...

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