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WELCOME TO MAY... 

 

ROSEBANK:   Colouring-in demo with Sam Dreyer from ColouringHQ on Saturday 28 May.

 WEST COST VILLAGE: FREE TALK: Growing Winter Veg Wed,18 May at West Coast 10am-11am

 

      Sow sweet peas and choose between the tall climber variety, Multiflora or the dwarf type, Bijou. Bijou are very fragrant, easy to grow and a very good cut flower for vases or posies.  Sweet peas require full sun and with a little additional effort you can grow fantastic plants. 


Dig up Summer annuals and plant Winter annuals like Pansies and Violas. Do not forget the dwarf or taller wind resistant fragrant stocks or for the cut flower country gardener the Delphiniums, Foxgloves and Queen Anne’s Lace. In the shade where you previously had sun in Summer, dainty Primula’s, large flowering Cinerarias or Begonias will grow best.


Prune Summer-flowering shrubs to prepare the plants for next year’s blooms. Once pruned feed with Talborne Certified Organic 2:3:2 fertilizer to ensure good winter root development for that expectant prolific Spring flush of foliage and bloom 


Prepare beds for planting Spring flowering bulbs - if you have a mole problem, buy some baskets to plant the bulbs in and then sink them into the ground. Plant with Starke Ayres “Sterilized” Bonemeal or Talborne Organic 2:3:2 to ensure good root set and bulb development. 


Clean up the veggie garden - Winter is the time for a vast range of veggies so prepare your vegetable beds with extra compost and a sprinkling of Talborne Organic 6:3:4. Plant Onions, Spring Onions, Carrots, Beetroot, Peas, Broadbeans, Spinach, Cauliflower, Brocolli, Brussel Sprouts, Rhubarb and Turnips. Add liquid organic water soluble fertiliser such as Starke Ayres Sea Secret or Seagro to feed lowering and fruiting veg. 


It is still a wonderful time of the year for planting trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers. Some fragrant shrub options are Murraya Exotica, Plumeria rubra, Gardenia augusta, Heliotrope arborescens and Brunsfelsia pauciflora.


Bird attracting plants flowering at this time of year include: Leonotus “Wild Dagga”,Strelitzias, Salvias, Cape Honeysuckle, Plectranthus and Loniceras.

 

Just unpacked: Exclusive new range of Glazed and Terracotta Pots at both branches. 

 


 

 
  

GARDEN CHAT ON FMR

 

The Starke Ayres Garden Chat on Fine Music Radio (FMR) is a comment on a more natural approach to gardening. It covers all aspects of everyday gardening practice with the emphasis on soil management, utilizing the correct plant material and following an environmental code of conduct. The aim is to bring both garden and gardener into the natural realm. It is important for us to know the impact our gardens are having on the environment as a whole, so that we can play a positive role.
 
Click here to listen to previous chats.

 

 

DOG ROCKS SAVE YOUR LAWN

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. Dog Rocks are now available at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank & West Coast Village. For more product info,click here.

 

 

ESKOM - WE ARE NOT AFFECTED

We are de-lighted to announce that you can enjoy your shopping without any interruptions.

 

 

LIVE WORM TEA - REAP THE BENEFITS!

We’ve had great response from people buying and using our Live Worm Tea on Tap

from Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank.

Don't forget to bring your container along (or you can buy a two or five litre from us).

Click here to learn about the benefits of this excellent liquid concentrate worm compost.

 

 

STARK AYRES RESTAURANT 

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant
Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant

QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICE

STARKE AYRES has been a supplier of quality seed, seedlings, trees, shrubs, pot plants, bulbs and a variety of gardening accessories to the gardening public of Cape Town for well over a century.

Aware of the fact that climatic and soil conditions in the Western Cape vary greatly from those in the summer rainfall areas of the north, we have gone to great lengths to identify plants that are particularly well adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the Western Cape.

In the garden centre plants are displayed in such a manner as to make the shopping experience an easy and a pleasant one. Customers need to know how adaptable plants are, their growing conditions and how they can be used for maximum impact in the garden.

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
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