I'm a mother, wife, writer and online store owner. I've lived in the southern suburbs of Adelaide all my life.
Published December 27th 2013
The options are almost endless
My husband and I recently built our first house. As many of you have no doubt experienced, it is an exciting time; a brand new building all of your own (we previously rented), new flooring, new paint, new kitchen... the list goes on. Admittedly, we perhaps didn't realise the work we would need to put in and the amount of time it would take to get everything organised.
Upon arrival at Fleurieu Garden Centre along the main road through Myponga, one might be fooled into thinking the building and grounds are rather small and unimposing. I strongly recommend you ignore these feelings as you walk through the entrance and out into the beautiful gardens.
On offer are a decent range of plants and gardening supplies; however if you want to be blown away and hit in the face with a face full of perfume, make your way to the back of the nursery to the rose section. Here you will find the most beautiful array of every rose you could imagine all on offer.
I went with a clear plan of what I wanted and determination to stick with that plan. This lasted until I walked down the first row of roses and I realised the variety, and colours, and did I mention variety?
With careful consideration I say, the plants were in far better condition and were far more mature and still much cheaper than some found in the more well known garden shops.
I finally decided on two varieties, the Peace Rose and the Mary Potter Rose, both beautiful, vibrant roses nothing like I had planned to buy.
Happy with our choices Mum, my husband and I made our way to the front of the store where the extremely helpful staff sold them all to us for a very decent price and helped us put them all in the car (we had nine large roses in total).
I always appreciate good customer service and I can say without a doubt that staff at Fleurieu Garden Centre went out of their way to help us.
The roses are now planted in the front yard and all is almost finished. If I find room for more roses I will return as soon as possible... there is always the backyard... I think to myself as I wonder if we really need that shed after all.