At Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds, we believe that gardening is a wonderful way of bringing people together and making the world a better place. Whether you’re looking for seeds or secateurs, ideas or inspiration, this is the place to come. We stock everything you need to get your garden tasks done and make your outdoor space more beautiful. But we also have lots of advice to give – and it’s all freely available. If you’re planning to make changes in your garden, or you have a problem plant that’s not responding to your love, we can help.
Patios are a wonderful in-between space: not quite indoors, yet not quite outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you’ll find that it no doubt adds to your lifestyle in all sorts of ways. While it’s common to think of patios as places in which to enjoy summer weather, they also play a vital role in winter – especially if you’re a gardener.
Patios offer the perfect balance of sunshine and shelter where plants can escape the worst rigours of winter – and where, with a little planning, you can enjoy looking at them without having to brave those cold July winds.
With potted plants on your patio, you really can have it all: a steaming mug of hot chocolate, a great gardening book to leaf through, and lovely plants to look at!
The first cut, they say, is the deepest – but in the garden, it’s probably the kindest. Yes, we’re talking pruning – and July is the ideal time to get your secateurs out (or buy a new pair) and get snipping.
Pruning does your plants a world of good. By removing dead, weak or diseased flower heads, leaves or branches, you’re helping plants to stay healthier. You’ll also help them avoid wasting energy. Pruning makes your garden as a whole look neater – it lets you rein in any plants that are growing out of control and maintain the shape of bushes and shrubs.
Last but not least, pruning is the perfect excuse for a walk around your garden – you’ll be surprised and delighted by what you find, and you’ll also get the chance to nip any problems in the bud.
NELSON MANDELA DAY
Each Nelson Mandela Day, we’re all encouraged to spend 67 minutes giving back to our country and to our communities. Why 67 minutes? Well, that adds up to one minute for every year that Nelson Mandela gave to the struggle for a free and fair South Africa.
When you look at it like that, an hour or so of your life is no sacrifice at all. As a gardener, there are lots of outdoor jobs you can do in your 67 minutes. You could help create an organic vegetable garden at a local school, clinic or community centre, for example.
Perhaps you have an elderly neighbour who is struggling to stay on top of their garden chores, or your nearest park could use some care? Channel the spirit of Madiba and put those green fingers to work!
Many plants will grow perfectly happily in pots or other containers, as long as you pay attention to their needs in terms of light, water and soil. At Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds, we have everything you need to enjoy the magic of flora indoors, or on your patio.
Your choice of container will ultimately determine how large a plant - or how many plants - you can accommodate. We stock a wide range of pots in many different sizes and styles – you and your plants will be spoiled for choice.
Once you know what you want to plant, it’s important to get the soil mix right. Specialist brands like Culterra formulate different potting soils for different plants, and we can advise you on which ones you need.
Culterra have forgotten more about potting soil than most people will ever know. As well as having a selection of our most popular pots on special this July, we’re also discounting Culterra potting soil by 30% until July 31st.
This specially formulated product contains slow-release fertilisers to nourish your potted plants for up to five months. It’s made from 100% organic raw materials – there’s absolutely nothing artificial in the mix.
As an added bonus, Culterra potting soil contains peat moss which helps the soil retain moisture.
Just R26.95 all this month!
BYPASS RED SECATEURS
If your old secateurs just won’t cut it anymore, it’s time to treat yourself to a new pair. And with Bypass red secateurs on special at Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds, there’s never been a better time to sharpen up your act.
It’s important to use cutting-edge tools – blunt secateurs will not only dull your enthusiasm, but they won’t cut cleanly. That means uglier ends on your branches, and more risk of your plants succumbing to infections.
Few things are as satisfying as a precise, clean cut – and that’s exactly what you’ll get with these professional-grade gardening scissors.
NELSON MANDELA ROSE
No South African needs to be reminded that July sees Nelson Mandela Day come around. Hopefully by now you’ve already planned how best to use your talents to give back during your 67 minutes. If you’re looking a longer-lasting way to honour Madiba’s legacy, you’ll be thrilled to know that we’re taking 30% off the lovely Nelson Mandela Rose until the end of July.
This hardy, vigorous rose bush will bring colour and fragrance to your garden and is a great way to proclaim that you’re proudly South African (which of course we all are!).
Adding colour to your winter garden is a great way to lift your spirits – and, now that we’re in July, to remind yourself that with the shortest day of the year already behind us, the countdown to summer has definitely begun!Until the end of July, we’re taking 30% off colour bags, so why not splash out on pansies, violas and calendula? Pansies add colour to cakes as well as borders (the flowers are edible), while the warm colours of calendula are guaranteed to banish any cold weather blues. Here comes the sun!