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Love Birds

We have a wide selection of suet feedersA feeding station for the garden birds is the best way to keep birds returning. Different birds are attracted to different things so a variety in your offering will make all the difference to what birds you attract. No serious bird feeding station is without Suet, Bird Seed and some Fruit but have you tried some Bird Pudding? It has a nutty base and will help to attract an even wider range of birds.Bedding plants need a lot less attention in winter provided they get planted into soil that is well prepared.

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Summer colour time

Petunia Night Sky, NEW for 2016Come rain or shine nothing gets the garden looking better than a spot of colour. If you have a pot full of colour on the patio or at the front door it catches the eye and creates a happy spot which is easier to manage with a watering can and still look great. Not all bedding plants need a lot of water and here's our list of tough summer favourites.

Nothing quite compares to colour in the garden. Colour outside sets the mood similarly to how it would indoors and with clothing trends but with the big difference being that colour in the garden is alive! Flowers and foliage colour can add energy to a space and can also be used to calm an area down or to even make one feel cool and relaxed.

Create a herb pyramid

A easy DIY project for a morning in the gardenWe had fun planting up a herb pyramid pot as a DIY project here at Eckards. Herbs are particularly well suited to being container grown and this cool pyramid idea will add increase the number of herbs you can grow without taking up much space on a patio or balcony.

If you have the space why not plant up different ones? One for salads, one for cooking and one for fun! This project can easily be done in a morning and is so easy it can be a garden project for kids too.

Grow your own lemon tree

Lemon Eureka is the most popularLemons are the most popular of all the fruit trees that are sold in SA today. One of the most versatile fruit used by many almost every day, they are incredibly easy to grow, so we think every garden should have one. Being well suited to growing in containers they also work well on patios or balconies and as they are self pollinating you only need one tree to provide your own lemons.

Lemons set their fruit through early summer after a spring flowering and are ready to harvest from mid winter. They stay fresh on the tree for months which means that as they mature one can have a steady supply of fruit for most of the year.

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