At Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds, we’re enthusiastic gardening evangelists and we always welcome beginners with open arms. To help as many people as possible enjoy the sense of wonder and satisfaction that comes from gardening, we regularly run special offers on the plants, equipment and supplies you need to transform your outside spaces. We also like to share new ideas on garden design so that you can save and be inspired at the same time.
While many lucky gardeners have ample time to enjoy their gardens during daylight, there are others who often get home from work just as the evening is coming on. The weekends are often filled with catching up on garden maintenance, with little time to simply sit back and savour the fruits of their labours. And then there are those who love nothing more than to host outdoor evening soirees.
Creating a “moonlight garden” – just as beautiful after dark as during the day – gives you more time to enjoy it, even if the only opportunity you get is after the local owl has woken up. We live in a 24/7 world, and with some careful planning, there’s no reason why your garden can’t be part of it.
Your moonlight garden can either be a separate area, or you could include evening elements in your existing display. Pick open, unshaded spots that will be washed by moonlight rather than areas with deep shadows from trees or buildings. A bench is a great idea so that you can sit and enjoy your lunar landscape!
Combine show-stopping, white flowers with fragrant blooms to create an evening oasis in which you can relax and take pleasure from the splendour of the moonlight reflecting off your flowers. Watch the bats flit by and surprise the neighbour’s cat on her nightly walkabout.
Choose night-blooming plants (these often have heady scents, adding to the experience), or those with silver, grey or variegated leaves to better reflect the moonlight. White blooms work particularly well for the same reason.
Aromatic plants along paths and walkways will perfume the air as you brush past them, while plants that rely on moths or bats for pollination will attract beneficial wildlife. Small water features or white gravel paths add an extra dimension thanks to their sound effects.
Last but not least, a moonlight garden can be a very romantic place to invite that special person to make a wish upon a shooting star…
Cover up before winter
You’ll have much more success in your garden if you have great top soil, and the best way to achieve that is by adding organic mulch.Mulch is the secret to all great gardens – not only does it add vital nutrients and micro-organisms, but it’s essential if you want to have a water-wise garden.
Mulch reduces rates of evaporation by lowering soil temperatures, and with our March special offer you can save pennies as well as drops. Get a 30dm bag of organic mulch for just R23.95 until 31st March 2018.
We can’t contain ourselves!
These charming terracotta pots can handle anything that a South African winter or summer can throw at them.
They won’t crack under pressure, and they give you the flexibility of having indoor and outdoor plants that you can easily rearrange to create a new look.
Save 30% on all our 15, 17 & 20cm pots until 31st March 2018 – the perfect excuse to add more plants to your living spaces, repot existing plants, or to give friends and family a gift that will keep on giving.
Sowing the seeds of love
Growing your own plants from seeds is incredibly rewarding (as well as being a wonderful way to introduce children to the joys of gardening).
Checking on your seedlings each day is far more fascinating than anything that’s happening on your phone, and each new leaf or bud will make you smile.
Until March 31st, buy any one seed packet and receive a Mayford Namaqualand (African) Daisy seed packet absolutely free. Give them a little TLC, and you’ll soon have a wonderful floral display that you’ve created entirely from scratch – or seed!
Tool up while prices are down
If it’s time you got a grip on your garden tasks, then this special offer is for you.
We’ve reduced the cost of our complete range of garden hand tools, from trowels to forks, so you can triumph over the weeds in your beds.
A good gardener always has their tools within arm’s length, and now you can reach out and choose the ones you need without having to dig too deep into your pocket to pay for them. Take advantage of this very handy special offer before 31st March 2018.
The ultimate green water storage!
When the rains don’t come, succulents don’t mind. They’re perfectly adapted to surviving arid conditions by storing water in their thick, fleshy leaves and stems.
Think of them as the less prickly equivalent of cacti, and you’ll understand why these low-maintenance plants are enjoying a revival.
Succulents come in all shapes and colours, and are typically rather small, which makes them ideal as desk planets to liven up your office. They’re also a good choice for people who forget to water their plants. Let your succulents save water while you save 30%, until 31st March 2018.
This evergreen perennial is clump forming and boasts dazzling maroon leaves with hot pink margins. ‘Pinks’ grow in the full sun to part shade and reaches a height of approximatly 1.2m, they flourish well in drained soil. Cordyline's are very suitable to the South African garden as it is heat tolerant, water wise and hardy to drought. Should they get frost on their leaves the foliage will die back and then regrow from the stem base.
Once planted, water regularly until established and then slowly reduce watering.The more regular you water your Cordyline, the more it will flourish and produce a lush full head of leaves.
Cordyline's perform well in containers or on their own surrounded by mixed plantings. We have Cordyline on promotion @ 30% off until 31 March 2018.
Phormium Lemon Spritzer
Phormium are dependable color in the garden with a texture that looks great all season. They are clump-forming perennials with wide strap-like leaves and a curvy growth habit.
Worth growing for beautiful foliage alone, it makes for an excellent focal point or border plant. Fertilize regularly for best display and allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Grows best in fertile, well-drained soil.
All you need to know is that this is quite a tough focal plant that will per-phormium beautifully in the garden.
Come and get this best per-phormium for your garden before 31st March 2018 and at 30% off!