August is Women’s Month

August is Women’s Month in South Africa and to celebrate we thought we would create a list of some perfect gardening goodies for you to spoil the women in your life with.

Pots of pots

Whether the woman in your life is a traditionalist or more Avant Garde, First Dutch Brands has a pot that will suit her and her gardening style. For the more traditional, the new range of terracotta pots will hit the brief, offering the classic appeal of terracotta without being boring. After all, a terracotta pot is like a black dress – it goes with anything. Then there is the expansive new range of glazed pots in a variety of useful but beautiful shapes and sizes, and enough colours to match just about any room in your home. For more information see www.firstdutchbrands.co.za.

Aerocart 8-IN-1 Yard Cart l Dolly l Trolley

The new Aerocart allows you to become a gardening superhero and is more than just a wheelbarrow. Its unique design allows you to move massive weights around the garden (up to 136kg) and you can buy attachments which turns it into a yard cart, bag holder, dolly, extended dolly, cylinder carrier, rock and plant mover and trailer tote. You can even use it to move a fridge! It does everything and more than you would expect. Visit www.vermontsales.co.za to find a local supplier.

Stand a chance to win an Aerocart of your own by entering the competition on our Facebook page.

Hellebore – shady ladies

Hellebores have it all. They are evergreen perennial plants that are easy-to-grow, and winter-flowering. The flowers come in variations including fancy frills, exotic speckles, stripes, spots, delicately veined petals and breathtaking colours. They come in a captivating range of single, double or anemone centred flowers and colours vary from the purest glistening whites to all shades and hues of pinks, primrose-yellows, claret-reds, exquisite plum-purples, silver-slate black, and even apple-greens! Hellebore plants have an incredible diversity of flowers and are known for their robustness. The hellebore hybrids (orientalis) flower abundantly for approximately 3 months from July to September in South Africa. These long-living plants, often described as the ‘queen of winter flowers’, will add great value to your garden.

For more info visit GROASIS House of Hellebores on Facebook or www.groasishouseofhellebores.com.

Stand a chance to win a hamper of 10 hellebore plants by entering the competition on our Facebook page.

Think summer with Italian style

The brand new De Luca eyewear collection has just been launched exclusively at selected Spec-Savers stores countrywide. The De Luca brand is about creating quality eyewear with timeless Italian style at an affordable price: it’s a brand that stands for style and distinction, not what it costs. Think rich tortoiseshells, dreamy Italian hues and sleek titanium designs inspired by sun-soaked Italian summer days – perfect for gardening safely and stylishly. All spectacle frames and polarised sunglasses retail at R1699 and are now available in store or online at www.specsavers.co.za.

Stand a chance to WIN a pair of De Luca sunglasses by entering the giveaway on our Facebook page.

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