September is here and Spring has definitely sprung, the weather is gorgeous and we in our nurseries are really enjoying seeing all our loyal customers, many of whom have become friends. September is also the month of family birthdays and maybe I should follow my own advice and get my free colourful hanging bowl as my birthday gift (you know that I am like the shoemaker whose children have no shoes – I have no garden as the wildebeest, eland and zebra eat everything I plant!)

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Don’t forget our good news. Out with the old and in with the new! After 10 years since downy mildew attacked our impatiens, we are pleased to announce that a new strain has been developed that is downy mildew free! So, our favourite plant is back – look for BEACON IMPATIENS in both our nurseries!

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Are you tired of being told what you have to buy? Well we are introducing a range of 9cm pots filled with hybridized colour and veggies that we guarantee (95%) will do well in your garden. You don’t have to buy 4 of the same plant – you can choose 4 different plants and pay only R100 for the 4! Carry them away in our special 4 pack tray – which you can return when you visit us again (don’t forget, you can return any of your old plastic pots and so do your bit for the environment)!

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September is also Arbor month when we should find a space in our garden to plant a tree. Trees are necessary if we are to try to reduce climate change (what a disaster that the Amazon forests are on fire). Our nurseries have ‘Tree-mendous’ trees – all less 40% this month (but fruit trees don’t qualify!) – see our in-store point of sale on how to plant a tree correctly. As sources of building material, food, medicine and simple scenic beauty, trees play a vital role in the health and well-being of our communities. There are two trees of the year for 2019:

  • Maroela (Sclerocarya birrea) – Common tree
  • Appleblaar - Rare tree
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I am sure that those of you who took us up on our lawn dressing and Fertilawn special are already seeing the difference. Those of you who have not yet had the chance to give your lawn some TLC, don’t despair – our lawn special will continue until the 15th September:

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The 24th September is Heritage Day so plant something indigenous and to encourage you to do this all our indigenous plants will be 30% less for the long weekend 21th-24 September. When you are done, participate in SA's national past-time - yes, you got it, have a braai! On this day, be a 'Herb-i-wors' and pick up our 'braai-lliant' offer - our 4-pack of mixed herbs to compliment your steak! If you are making your own sosaties and have leggy rosemary bushes, use their twigs to skewer your cubes of meat - the flavour it adds to the meat will have you salivating!

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