Even the most loving couple can fall out in the garden
June 05, 2018
Get out of my bed: the ups and downs of gardening as a couple.
If gardening is one of your favourite couple pastimes, you’re in luck – we’ve found a few great date ideas that will take you out into nature to enjoy some much-needed time together.
GREAT DATE IDEAS FOR GARDENING COUPLES
A PICNIC AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
South Africa has a wonderful variety of botanical gardens
that have been created to safeguard our horticultural heritage. These magical places are kept and nurtured by passionate gardeners who work tirelessly to create a space where nature lovers can revel in the bounty of South Africa’s natural landscape. Find a botanical garden near you, pack a picnic and make a long, lazy day of it – you can stroll around the grounds, put down a blanket, read a book, or simply just take some time to drink in the peace and quiet.
VISITING YOUR FAVOURITE NURSERY WITHOUT BEING RUSHED
Gardening couples can attest to the fact that a visit to the nursery is seldom a leisurely affair – you might pop in to pick up a bag of fertiliser or potting soil in-between work and home, but who has the time to take a leisurely stroll along those tempting outdoor isles? Make a date of it! Put aside a Saturday, head to a nice, big nursery like Garden World
, have some lunch at the on-site restaurant and spend the whole day indulging your green-fingered whims. This is also a great family date idea! Be sure to also visit the Protek stand in your fave nursery for the best solution to your garden pest and nutrition problems. Protek has a complete range of pesticide and nutrition products to address any issues experienced in your garden at an affordable price.
GO FORAGING IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
One of the cheapest ways to indulge your love for gardening is to take a stroll around your neighbourhood to see what your fellow gardeners are up to. Take inspiration from their layouts and plant choices, and stop to find out if they’re willing to share a cutting or two if you notice something that might work in your garden as well. TOP TIP: Always ask before you forage – even if it’s from a hedge or flowerbed you can access without entering a yard!
These are just a few of the great gardening date ideas we’ve got up our sleeves. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more gardening-related outing options!
PROTEK - YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER IN PEST CONTROL AND PLANT NUTRITION
Create a gorgeous outdoor environment with Protek to enjoy with your partner and make a few memories in the process. Protek offers a comprehensive range of home and garden pest control and plant nutrition solutions for avid gardening couples or beginners alike. Keep your prized garden lush and vibrant with the help of Protek's innovative fertilisers, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and more. Available from all leading hardware stores, nurseries, chain stores, cooperatives and independent retailers, Protek's range of easy-to-use products makes gardening a breeze.
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