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What’s going on at the Shop?

We’re changing some of the layouts in the shop for your convenience.

  • Entrance layout change

(Before)

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(After)

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The entrance to the shop will welcome you to browse around with an array of products to get your garden growing with vigor!

  • Pebbles moved and new Specials area created

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A specials area has been created to view most of our specials (on red pallets) at a very convenient and central location. These items are real bargains, not to be missed!

An upgraded seed area:

New seed area

An upgraded kids play area:

Before

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After

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What to do in February

F E B R U A R Y

Annuals

Start preparing beds and containers for winter displays
Compost the area to a depth of 50 mm, add a balanced fertilizer e.g
2:3:2 at a rate of 60 g/m² (4 tablespoons). Dig in well and rake
level. Allow the weeds to germinate and then hoe them off.
Dead-head annuals which could last another 4 – 6 weeks to prolong
flowering. Feed with a fertilizer high in potassium e.g. 3:1:5.
Sow seeds of sweetpeas and primulas. Avoid overwatering once they
have germinated, as they are susceptible to root rot.
Seed collecting of perennials can also be done new.
Take cuttings of frost tender plants. Prune back regal and zonal
perlargoniums lightly.

Perennials

Hellebore plants flower late winter/early spring. Feed now with a
fertilizer high in potassium to promote flowering and water them on a
regular basis during winter.

Pests

Watch carefully for the black and yellow banded amaryllis borer
caterpillar. Attacking nerines, amaryllis and clivias. Dust the neck
of the bulbs with Karbadust.
Check hostas for snail infestation control by baiting with snailban
or sluggem. Or place a saucer in the soil filled with beer, leaving
it overnight. Collect the inebriated slugs and snails the following
morning and dispose of them.

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Want to breathe?

All of us need to breathe.

Trees, being one of the biggest contributors of oxygen are being cut down and removed from our homes and society at a alarming rate.

Yes, a tree planted less than 3 meters from a home foundation or pipe line can cause damage. Removing a troublesome tree might be the only option. But in most cases trees can be saved and steps taken to preserve the source of oxygen in our immediate surrounding area.

We at Tulip Garden Centre want to reduce the carbon footprint we as people are leaving on our precious planet by promoting the planting of trees.

With every tree purchased you will receive a free bag of compost 30 dm3 & 2 kg of bone meal. Just to get you started.

For this promotion please present this post to the cashier when purchasing your tree.

Terms and conditions apply.