Creating and layering home into your haven is what we are all about here at Eckards. If you celebrate Christmas or just celebrate family and loved ones, this is the time of the year where a growing gift or something to attract birds to the home will do just that. Our nursery is full of ideas from the lush to the quirky. .
We have loads of great gardening gifts for kids, grannies, grandpas, mom's and dad so if you have a green fingered family member or friend we have some ideas for you. Our popular selection of wall hangings to garden ornaments has been filled up as well as our succulent and bonsai departments. In all the rush to the new year don't forget to treat yourself too!
The Eckards Bird Bar
There is so much to choose from our bird bar and every year the range just get broader. The seed bells are an easy gift for bird lovers but come in and have a look at the fun range of feeders and accessories to attract more than just the seed eaters to the garden. The nectar feeder and syrup will attract nectar loving birds like the Honey Birds while the Suet Pops and the Peanut Pops attract a host of other birds. Fruit feeders have become more and more popular too. For stocking fillers we always recommend suet blocks or balls - once they go out into the garden the birdlife increases as the word gets out that that is where the treats are!
Colourful hanging baskets
December into January is a wonderful time for colourful hanging baskets. Hanging baskets are a great addition to any space as the can be used to lift colour to eye height and are perfect to create a focal point. Best of all is they make an instant gift. Whether it the stunning Sunpatiens or gorgeous Fuchsias,a hanging basket always draws attention and they are such an easy gift to give or receive. We have increased our selection for the holidays - just remember they need daily watering this time of the year and regular feeding with Multifeed classic.
Indoor Plant Gifts
Indoor plants have grown in popularity over the past three years and are now back to being trendy with the younger generations often calling themselves "plant parents". Christmas and Poinsettias go hand in hand but have a look at some of the different indoor plant gifts on hand. We love the Flamingo Lilies in shades of pink red or purple. As a gift they are great, needing little to no water over the next few weeks and they last for ages often flowering continuously for months. The beautiful Moth Orchids are also a great gift - add some orchid food to alternate watering and they will also be in flower for two to three months at a time.