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Fun with Kokodama

Kokodama styled hanging basketsKokedama's are the latest trend in creative indoor and patio gardening. Also called Japanese moss balls they originate in Japan and typically are used for a short period as decor before being replanted or changed out for a fresh look. For the less craft orientated gardener we have the new Kokodama styled hanging baskets for a modern day shortcut.

Get Colour Crazy

Our most popular pansy - Yellow FaceIt's time to colour in for the new seasons ahead. By planting in mid autumn your Pansies, Primulas and more will have an advantage over later planted ones because the warmer weather will help them to grow bigger and then produce more flowers. Pansies are our most popular in South Africa for instant colour but don't forget things like Dianthus or Calendulas for just as pretty a display.

Did you know that one Pansy plant will have well over 600 flowers? No wonder we love them so much. Some new hybrids get over 800 flowers per plant over its lifetime.

Make your own compost!

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Birds of a feather in your garden

Eckards has a wide selection of suet feedersAs the colder weather approaches, the birds in the city move closer to buildings and the safety of your garden. Nature looks after the wild birds by supplying berries and seeds to supplement the limited supply of bugs and such. You can plant a selection to keep them coming back to you or place a feeding station near some fresh water in a bird bath to attract them to your garden.

No feeding station should be without Suet balls, Bird Seed and some Fruit but have you tried some Nutty Putty?

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