Seasonal Gardening

February in the Garden

Time to play around with heat-hardy plants and containers. Make your way to a GCA nursery today and stock up on commercial soil mixes, drainage chips, decorative pebbles, pots and start playing with lots of funky plants!
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January 2019 in your garden

Another new year, and there are 365 gardening days ahead so let’s get to it, and get up and garden!   Smart planting GCA nurseries all over the country recommend the following all-rounders as their best sellers for smart planting in January: ‘Kaleidoscope’ is a dwarf Abelia grandiflora hybrid (70 x 90cm) with ever-changing foliage.
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December in the Garden

Have a green Festive Season this year by substituting the boring old gifts like soaps and socks, with plants and gardening products that will add lasting value to the lives of loved ones.
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February in the Garden

It’s the month of love! Valentine’s day falls in February and while lovers across the land will spend just one day to romance each other, gardeners will take full advantage of summer’s flowering favourites that GCA nurseries will have on offer, to romance their gardens – not only for a day or a month, but well beyond!
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January in the Garden

The new year has arrived with a bang! There are 365 days ahead to grow something, which makes every day a gardening day!
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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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February in the Garden

Let your love bloom in this Valentine’s month when you fill your garden (and heart) with stunning flowering plants in the most passionate colours, available at your favourite nursery.
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January in the Garden

Although our purses are thin after the festive season and our energy levels still at a low ebb after the holidays, our dreams and passion for our gardens never dwindle.
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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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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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Painted Plant Stone Markers Painted Plant Stone Markers

Painted Plant Stone Markers
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On the snail trail On the snail trail

On the snail trail
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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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Marigold – Mother Mary’s Gold

When one hears the word “Marigold” it’s virtually impossible not to think of the gorgeous golden colour that many marigolds offer us.
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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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Veggie and Herb Garden

It’s time to get the kids excited about eating some greens and is there a better way than to get them to choose their own, plant their own, grow their own and harvest their own?
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February in the Garden

Take soft cuttings, sow a first crop of winter vegetables, as well as winter and spring-flowering annuals in trays. Eastern Cape  Visit nurseries regularly to see what is flowering and looking good, and plant these plants to always have colour in your garden.
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February in the Garden

It is hot everywhere right now, but you will simply have to resist the call of the swimming pool in your garden, or the beach, to focus on your garden!
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