We’re changing some of the layouts in the shop for your convenience.
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
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:
An upgraded kids play area:
A P R I L
This is a busy time, as it is the last month which temperatures are
warm enough to plant seedlings and winter bulbs.
It is also the best time to lift and divide perennials, plant woody
plants e.g. trees, shrubs and climbers. These transplanted plants
continue to make roots although the upper plant is dormant, plus the
evaporation rate of soil moisture is much reduced. Therefore they do
not have to be irrigated as much as in summer. By spring these plants
have established and rapid growth occurs as the temperatures start to
Summer bulbs should have been lifted, and the last indigenous and
exotic winter flowering bulbs should be planted.
Remember to feed them prior to and after emergence of shoots to keep
them growing well. Also keep them well catered during their growing
period so that their flowers do not abort.
Tulips are available at the end of April. Plant them at the correct
depth and dust them with Karbadust.
Annuals and Perennials
Plant the last of your winter flowering annuals during the early
part of April to ensure early winter flowering.
Start making provision for the protection of frost-tender plants
e.g. hessian, kay-cover, mulching etc.
Gradually reduce water program by lengthening the period between
Remember that plants which originate from winter rainfall areas,
must be given water on a regular basis during winter. It is a good
idea to group these plants together in the garden, so they can be
treated all the same.
Watch for the symptoms of the Italian Aphid. Spray small conifers
with Complete or Dimethoate and the larger conifers can be treated at
the root zone every 6 weeks with Complete/ Koinor/ Garden Care
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.