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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





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:

New seed area

An upgraded kids play area:





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What to do in May


Now’s the time to plant frost-hardy trees, shrubs and climbers.

Their roots are still able to develop into the surrounding soil
although the process may be slower. The advantages of planting now,
is that the ground does not dry out quickly, less watering is
practised, and by spring the plants have established their roots and
well on their way for rapid growth in the warmer weather.

It is still time to plant winter bulbs, especially the Tulips.

If your perennials are overcrowded, it’s now the time to lift and
divide them. Otherwise a good spread of compost and fertilizer high
in potassium (k) is ample.

Start preparation against frost, mulching with compost ± 10cm thick or
using bark chips. This will protect the crown and shallow roots.

Fertilize your winter flowering annuals with 3-1-5 SR if they are
large enough and almost flowering. If they are still too small apply
2-3-2, work it in and water.

Don’t forget to water regularly your “all season’s evergreen”, “shade
over” or “falcon” grasses.

Watch out for signs of the “Italian Aphid” especially attacking the
side shoots. Use Complete and Meridian,
alternating at regular 10 day intervals.

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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.