Seasonal Gardening

A Garden Gift Idea – Non Traditional Christmas

Instead of the traditional Christmas stocking, use gumboots, straw baskets or a watering can. Wrap secateurs, gardening gloves, seed packets and a trowel in a tea towel reflecting a gardening motif, or in a box covered with a garden theme gift-wrap paper.
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A romantic retreat

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to turn your thoughts to designing a garden for romance. A garden of romance is all about ambience and there are many ways you can introduce a romantic atmosphere into your garden.
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April in the Garden

Mother Nature holds her breath in April to allow gardeners a gentle month in which to plant flowers and food, and to prune, feed and mulch before she slaps us with winter.
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April in the Garden

Colour matters and to enjoy lots of autumn colour now, means you should PLANT SMART. 'Smart planting' means taking home top sellers, buying plants which are in season (a time when they will be looking their best!), and using those which will give you better bang for your buck!
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April in the Garden

It’s April gardening – spring bulb planting time, and school holidays again. Put the kids to work and play, with you in the backyard this Easter.
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August in the Garden

We’re not quite yet done with winter, but it is certainly time to start planning and planting for warmer weather. Remember, spring is just around the corner and all garden centres are stocked to the brim with instant colour.
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August in the Garden

The sap is rising and most of nature awakens once more in expectation of another spring and major growing season to come… It is time to think about composting, planting, making pretty and tooling up.
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August-Sunloving Petunias

If you are like many, living a hectic lifestyle with precious little time to potter around the garden, then Petunias are for you.
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Back to school with healthy snacks

In January, most food gardens will have a variety of vegetables to harvest: corn, tomatoes, spinach, beetroot, brinjals, beans, carrots, green peppers and members of the pumpkin family like zucchini (courgettes) and butternuts.
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Bold, Bright and Beautiful

If bold, bright and beautiful is what you are after, then December’s companions are right up your alley. Celosia offers up a colour feast of red, orange, yellow, hot pink, rose, mahogany and magenta which are vivid and remain so for about eight weeks while Portulaca, our versatile little companion is available in scarlet, pink, orange and yellow for the bolder gardener.
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Celebrate winter

Late April is the time to add bedding plants to your garden to ensure vibrant colour this winter. The long winter months are often associated with bleak, bare and colourless spaces in the garden but this need not be the case!
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Coleus – Leave it Out

Taking a look at the common names for coleus, it doesn’t take much imagination to tell, it’s all about the leaves.
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Colour Explosion

Impatiens – known to many as “Busy Lizzies” – are a vital ingredient to any summer garden. Few other plants offer such a mass of blooms for such a long period as these valiant little plants.
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Colour for Summer

Summer-flowering annuals provide masses of colour for the whole summer long. Most plants prefer morning sun and afternoon shade, but some will tolerate hot sunny conditions.
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Colour for winter

April is the time to plant winter-flowering bedding plants to brighten up your garden in the months ahead. With winter around the corner our thoughts turn to the cold months to come, but gardeners need not despair, there are many beautiful bedding plants that can be put in the garden in April to give it colour throughout the winter.
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Colours in every shade: Fresh colour ideas

Bulbs, annuals, bedding plants, beautiful trees… there are many ways to brighten up your garden and your life with instant, or with long-lasting and seasonal, colour.
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December in the Garden

Avoid the crowds and take a ‘green’, more convenient & relaxed approach to your festive shopping this year. Visit your favourite GCA garden centre and be inspired by the practical, stunning and living options on offer!!
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December in the Garden

Do dream of a ‘green’ festive season, as your nearest GCA garden centre will have everything in stock to make your dreams a reality, with festive gifting ideas and foolproof plants to smarten up your yard.
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December makeover

Give your garden the wow factor this holiday season by carrying out an instant garden makeover in a few easy steps.
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Denim-Jean Planter

Denim is all the rage in the fashion world at the moment - why not bring this fabulous fashion into your garden thinking too, and make a statement with it on your patio or indoors.
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