Summer is here! Time for some outdoor living. Food gardens, fresh home-grown produce, iced-teas from garden herbs, entertaining among beautiful scents and blossoms... all at home!
GROW A CHRISTMAS GARDEN OR A SUMMER FOOD GARDEN!
Hydrangeas, fuschias and roses are this season's rage and perfect for planting up a Christmas garden for the up-coming outdoor festivities. But if you prefer plants to be more practical, then start a food garden. Create a summer garden that is inviting to birds as well as water-wise.
Follow this month's gardening tips for some practical advice. If you are a veggie lover, best you plant Starke Ayres Star Veg for optimum quality. But if you don't want all the fuss, the Starke Ayres Landscaping Division will creatively design and plant your garden to suit your taste and pocket, so there really is no excuse.
Delicious veg seeds to be planted in December include broccoli, beans, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, maize, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, turnip, as well as basil, chives, coriander, dill, parsley, thyme and watercress. Veggie gardening is for everyone. If you only have a small space, try veggie gardening in containers. There are certain plant that grow well together and then others that don't. Companion planting is therefore an important consideration.
Come view our annual Christmas decoration and gifts on sale. Save yourself time and stress this year - pop in and get all your Christmas paraphernalia and presents in one shop, as well as everything you need to get your garden looking great for summer! Click here for a sneak preview of what's on offer. Our West Coast Village branch is hosting a Christmas celebration day again this year as well as a late night shopping day. Click here for details. We look forward to your visit!
ENJOY THE SUMMER SMILES AND FESTIVE SEASON!