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Indigenous Garden Plants Of Southern Africa (Paperback): Glenice Ebedes Indigenous Garden Plants Of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Glenice Ebedes
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This handy pocket guide introduces local gardening enthusiasts to some of southern Africa’s most beautiful, beneficial and easy- to-care-for indigenous plants, giving guidance on how best to use them and how to ensure that they flourish.

It offers:

  • A selection of 145 garden-friendly, low-maintenance trees, shrubs and bedding plants perfectly adapted to our local soils and weather conditions
  • Text that’s direct and simple
  • Full-colour photographs that show plant details and ‘in context’ planting
  • Icons indicating at a glance whether a species is evergreen or deciduous, frost-hardy, suitable for a sunny or shaded position, fast or slow-growing, water wise, fragrant and attractive to insects or birds.

An essential handbook for easy-care beautiful gardening.

The author, Glenice Ebedes, is the owner of Grounded Landscaping. She is a graduate of Lifestyle College and an active member of the Guild of Landscape Designers. She specializes in indigenous, wildlife-friendly gardens and her gardens regularly feature in magazines.

The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback): Jack Hadfield The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback)
Jack Hadfield
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) In stock

This comprehensive guide to vegetable gardening in South Africa, written especially for the home gardener, is based on vast practical experience and an intimate knowledge of local growing conditions.

Part 1 provides down-to-earth advice on location and layout of the vegetable gaarden;soils and nutrients; garden planning and crop rotation; tools and equipment; watering; cultivation and weed control; seed, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and their control; container growing, and the use of plastics in the vegetable garden. In part 2 the common as well as a number of unusual vegetables are fully discused. Invaluable information on cultivars, soil preparation, propagation, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and diseases are included. This is followed by short descriptions of the more widely used culinary herbs. Finally, the appendices give information on how to grow salad sprouts, and detailed and invaluable advice on exhibiting vegetables.

Whether your garden is a smallholding or a townhouse patio, The A - Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa is an essential handbook containing everything you need to know for the successfull production of your own top-quality vegetables throughout the year.

Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths 1
R295 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R96 (33%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Do you love living in the city but dream about growing your own wholesome fruit and vegetables? South Africa’s organic gardening guru, Jane Griffiths, shows you just how easy it is to achieve a flourishing food garden, no matter how small your space.

Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information on all aspects of urban eco living.

In her trademark sensible and easy-to-follow style, Jane provides a wealth of tips and suggestions for:

  • growing organic vegetables just about anywhere – from containers to edible walls, from raised beds to rooftops, from community gardens to neglected pavements
  • planting and maintaining a space-efficient urban orchard
  • converting an existing lawn or tennis court into an instant edible oasis
  • keeping urban bees, hens and aquaponic tanks
  • harvesting rainwater and recycling grey water
  • introducing solar power into your home
  • converting a chlorinated swimming pool into a wetland-filtered haven.

Illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is essential reading for anyone wanting to live a more sustainable, productive and healthy lifestyle in the city.

Gardening 3-Book Collection (Paperback): Keith Kirsten, Gideon F. Smith, Estrela Figueiredo, Dave Pepler Gardening 3-Book Collection (Paperback)
Keith Kirsten, Gideon F. Smith, Estrela Figueiredo, Dave Pepler
R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 In stock

Gardens To Inspire by Keith Kirsten
In Gardens To Inspire, Keith Kirsten introduces 25 notable South African gardens, chosen for the ‘wow’ factor that sets them apart. Great gardens are not simply an accumulation of plants. They are planned and nurtured over years, even decades, and they reflect the personality or intention of their creators. The selected gardens range from classic-traditional to quirky-eclectic to those that strive to meet the challenge of being environmentally sustainable. Some are grand estates, others are more modest, some are open to the public, others are not readily accessible. But whether they are private or public, big or small, exotic or indigenous, this book reveals something of the story behind each garden, introducing the owners or custodians and discussing the plants and landscaping that makes each one special. Many of the featured gardens have been years in the making, others are more recent creations, but gardens are never static; man and nature are always reshaping them, and this book presents a moment in the life of each of these inspirational gardens.

Succulent Paradise: Twelve Great Gardens of the World by Gideon F. Smith & Estrela Figueiredo
Most botanical gardens include succulents in their collections; few are devoted solely to them. In Succulent Paradise, the reader is taken on a verbal and visual tour of twelve exceptional succulent gardens. See how a handful of landscaping and horticultural visionaries have juxtaposed indigenous and exotic plants with a blend of natural and created landscaping elements. Experience the impact and style of gardens in locations as diverse as steeply terraced Mediterranean cliffs, dusty Karoo plains, Mexico City’s metropolis, California’s canyons, and the red desert of Arizona. The authors have visited gardens around the world dedicated to the display, cultivation and propagation of succulent plants. In Succulent Paradise, they have expressed their love of these tenacious, yet surprisingly glamorous, plants as well as appreciation for those whose vision and persistence has created abundance, promoted conservation, and left a legacy for future generations.

Forever Green: Plants In The Dream Time by Dave Pepler
Dave Pepler's love for nature goes back to his childhood when his grandfather, Boy le Roux, pushed him along in a wheelbarrow on veld excursions. Pepler's homage to botanical richness focuses on indigenous plants. Each one is brought to life by a nostalgic anecdote and explored in lyrical, imaginative prose to inform, entertain and enchant. Pepler draws links between nature, his past and the realms of history and the sciences.This captivating collection contains 25 stories, some of which have appeared in the lifestyle magazine Visi, while others were written especially for the book. Forever Green is a beautiful coffee table book that features photographs by artist Lien Botha.

Creative Combinations In Today's Gardens (Paperback): Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen Creative Combinations In Today's Gardens (Paperback)
Suzette Stephenson, Louise van Rooyen
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Within 10 - 15 working days

Gardening is every bit as creative as painting flowers in watercolour. And it is in bringing together various elements that a lot of the creativity lies.

This book gives you expert guidance to achieve this, with loads of examples from gardens all over the country. It shows you that a garden is in essence a combination of shapes, textures, colours and growth forms – the ultimate combination of combinations. Learn how to combine plants that are mutually supportive and create their own harmony or combine plants and elements for sameness, or for contrast. By bringing together selected plants and garden elements you create a more beautiful, more arresting and more powerful visual presentation than what could be done by using any of the combined elements individually. The creative scope and different permutations made possible by combinations cannot be quantified – what you can imagine, you can combine.

This book looks at combinations in four categories: colour, shape and form, texture, and the specific environment of the garden and its plants. More than 230 magnificent photographs will charm and inspire you and the information will show you how to use combinations skilfully and wisely. Maximise the appeal of your garden by making the most of its combinations.

123 ... Garden With Tanya And Anna (Paperback): Tanya Visser, Anna Celliers 123 ... Garden With Tanya And Anna (Paperback)
Tanya Visser, Anna Celliers 1
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Within 10 - 15 working days

Combining information on modern advances with sage, common-sense advice of the past, cultivate a beautiful garden now.

This book is for anyone who has just discovered the joy of messing about in the soil, who are itching to see seeds germinate, who love inspiring ideas and easy DIY projects – but it’s also for seasoned gardeners who may have forgotten a trick or two. It keeps up with modern gardening trends, and conveys to the reader in a practical way everything the authors have learnt on muddy knees over many years.

Their outlook is wider than the purely organic or the purely indigenous methods of gardening – the authors put everything to the test and provide tried and tested advice on:

  • the eco-impact of growing plants and the latest ways of doing this
  • starting and planting a vegetable garden
  • sustainable gardening – including compost-heap know-how and harvesting rain and grey water
  • the value of trees and how to bring them into the garden
  • developing a lush garden without spending a fortune
  • which gardening tasks to do when
  • using companion planting to discourage pests and promote growth, and much more

Whether your garden is on a farm or in the city, whether you’re old-fashioned or just google everything you want to know and learn, this book is just the guide for you. Combining information on modern advances to make gardening tasks easier with sage, common-sense advice of the past, it tells you how to cultivate a beautiful, fruitful garden now.

Kreatiewe Kombinasies In Eietydse Tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louise van Rooyen, Suzette Stephenson Kreatiewe Kombinasies In Eietydse Tuine (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louise van Rooyen, Suzette Stephenson
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Within 10 - 15 working days

In hierdie boek wys twee kenners jou hoe om dit reg te kry, met honderde voorbeelde uit tuine van regoor die land. Dit wys jou dat 'n tuin basies 'n kombinasie is van kleur, vorm, tekstuur en groeiwyses - in wese 'n kombinasie van kombinasies. Leer hoe om plante te kombineer wat mekaar aanvul en hul eie harmonie skep en hoe om plante en elemente te kombineer vir enersheid, of vir andersheid. Deur uitgesoekte plante en elemente saam te gebruik, skep jy 'n prentjie wat mooier, treffender en meer skouspelagtig is as wat elk van die gekombineerde elemente individueel sou kon doen. Die skeppende omvang van kombinasiemoontlikhede kan nie gekwantifiseer word nie - as jy jou 'n kombinasie kan voorstel, kan jy dit skep. In Kreatiewe kombinasies word in vier kategoriee na kombinasies gekyk: kleur, vorm en groeiwyse, tekstuur en die tuin en plante se spesifieke omgewing. Daar is meer as 230 foto's om jou te bekoor en inspireer en al die nodige inligting om slim en vindingryk met kombinasies te werk. Vergroot jou tuin se trefkrag deur die beste moontlike gebruik van die kombinasies daarin.

First-Time Gardener - How To Plan, Plant & Enjoy Your Garden (Paperback): Frances Tophill First-Time Gardener - How To Plan, Plant & Enjoy Your Garden (Paperback)
Frances Tophill 1
R399 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R68 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.

A Greener Tomorrow - Simple Ways To Go Green (Paperback): A Greener Tomorrow - Simple Ways To Go Green (Paperback)
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

You know you should be doing something to help save our planet, but it sounds hard, something that you will tackle another day.

Going green all at once is too much for almost anyone to achieve. Instead, try to make just one change, or add one new sustainable habit, each week. After one year you will be amazed at how much you have accomplished.

A Greener Tomorrow will give you tips on simple things that you can start doing straight away – be it at work, at home, and in your garden. Let’s all do our part in saving this planet – allowing our children’s grandchildren to still live in a world that is beautiful.

A Greener Tomorrow contains over 150 bite-sized chunks of greening advice from the likes of eco-friendly South Africans Arthur Goldstuck; Ashley Hayden; Barry Ronge; Brand Pretorius; Bryan Habana; Casey B. Dolan; Caspe De Vries; Damon Galgut; Gary Kirsten; Jan Braai; Jane Griffiths; Jassy Mackenzie; John van de Ruit; Marc Lottering; Max du Preez; Michiel Heyns; Paige Nick; Romy Titus; Tanit Phoenix; Tony Leon and more.

Garden mosaics - 25 step-by-step outdoor projects (Paperback): Becky Paton Garden mosaics - 25 step-by-step outdoor projects (Paperback)
Becky Paton
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Within 10 - 15 working days

Projects range from simple decorative panels to a sparkling water feature and mosaic garden tabletop, Extensive techniques section includes full instructions, templates, and a range of beginner's tiling tips for a professional finish.One of the most long-lasting and hard-wearing artforms, mosaic pieces are perfect to make the most of your outdoor room. Suitable for a tiny terrace or a large garden, the projects in Garden Mosaics show you how to decorate your outdoor space in the most charming, individual, and enduring way. The extensive techniques section shows you how to choose and use the right tiles for your environment. The range of tiles on the market today is better than ever; and the book makes the most of the wealth of new materials available such as spangled tiles or inexpensive but authentic gold-leaf tiles. As you progress, you can develop your own creativity with tips on tile- and colourmatching that allow you to adapt the projects to make pieces completely unique to you and your garden. All suitable for beginners, the 25 projects in the book range from simple decorative pieces, such as the enchanting, simple child's footprints and butterfly stones to practical and sturdy weatherproof pieces, including a trompe l'oeil chequered mosaic tabletop and delightful planters that will add colour to your garden especially in winter. Some projects, such as the night light, can be finished in under two hours.

Mosaiek vir jou tuin - 25 stap vir stap projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Becky Paton Mosaiek vir jou tuin - 25 stap vir stap projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Becky Paton
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Within 10 - 15 working days

Van eenvoudige projekte soos sierpanele tot 'n sprankelende waterverfraaiing en 'n mosaiektafelblad, Uitvoerige bespreking van tegnieke, volledige aanwysings, patrone en wenke om 'n professionele afwerking te verseker. Mosaiek is 'n een van die duursaamste kuns vorme in die wereld, wat dit perfek maak om die ruimte buite jou huis te versier. Die projekte in Mosaiek vir jou tuin is geskik vir alles, van 'n klein terras tot 'n groot tuin en wys jou hoe om jou buitenshuise ruimte op die mees bekoorlike, unieke en blywende manier te versier. Die uitgebreide tegniek-afdeling toon hoe om die regte teels vir jou omgewing te kies, asook hoe om dit te gebruik. Die groot verskeidenheid teels wat vandag in die handel beskikbaar is, is beter as ooit tevore en hierdie boek benut die skatkis nuwe materiaal, onder andere versierde teels, of selfs goedkoop (dog outentieke) bladgoudteels ten volle. Namate jy vorder, kan jy jou kreatiwiteit ontwikkel met wenke vir bypassende teel- en kleurskemas wat jou in staat stel om die projekte effektief aan te pak en kunswerke te skep wat heeltemal eie is aan jou en jou tuin. Al 25 projekte is geskik vir beginners en strek van eenvoudige dekoratiewe stukke, soos die betowerende kindervoetspore en skoenlapperklippe, tot praktiese en stewige weerbestande stukke soos die geruite trompe l'oeil-tafelblad en bekoorlike plantbakke wat veral in die vaal wintermaande sal bydra tot die kleur in jou tuin. Sommige projekte, soos die kershouer, kan binne twee uur voltooi word.

Paper Folded Flowers - All the Skills You Need to Make 21 Beautiful Projects (Paperback): Elizabeth Moad Paper Folded Flowers - All the Skills You Need to Make 21 Beautiful Projects (Paperback)
Elizabeth Moad
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Within 10 - 15 working days

Elizabeth Moad shows you all the techniques you need to make simple, yet stunning, paper folded flowers. Origami, kirigami and even teabag folding are used to create 21 beautiful projects, including gorgeous greeting cards, gift box toppers, floral bunting and a fabulous festive wreath. Easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs; perfect for beginners as well as experienced papercrafters; packed with inspiration and ideas.

Papiervoublomme - Al Die Nodige Vaardighede Vir 21 Pragtige Projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elizabeth Moad Papiervoublomme - Al Die Nodige Vaardighede Vir 21 Pragtige Projekte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elizabeth Moad
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Within 10 - 15 working days

Tegnieke soos origami, kirigami en selfs teesakkie-vouwerk word gebruik om 21 pragtige items te maak - onder meer flambojante groetekaartjies, lieflike tooisels vir geskenkbokse, vrolike blomvlaggies en 'n feestelike blomkrans. Duidelike stap-vir-stap foto's; vir beginners sowel as ervare papierhandwerkers; propvol inspirasie en idees.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant - Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged (Hardcover): Veronica Peerless How Not to Kill Your Houseplant - Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged (Hardcover)
Veronica Peerless
R278 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R58 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Remarkable gardens of South Africa (Hardcover): Nini Bairnsfather Cloete Remarkable gardens of South Africa (Hardcover)
Nini Bairnsfather Cloete; Photographs by Craig Fraser
R650 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R118 (18%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In Remarkable gardens, the beauty of South African gardens is revealed by Craig Fraser and Nini Bairnsfather Cloete. Featuring sumptuous photographs and engaging text, this book combines history and horticulture to take its reader on a fascinating journey through 20 of the most magical private gardens in the country. A multifaceted kaleidescope of gardens is featured, from those that are carefully and formally landscaped to those left to their own free-spirited and natural devices; The gardens are located in a diverse group of regions and climates. These range from the majesty of the Cape Floral Kingdom to the Little Karoo, the Drakensberg mountains and KwaZulu-Natal; Conversations with the gardens’ owners illuminate their histories, with the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their personal journeys shedding light on the creation of each garden; Landscape elements featured in the book include water gardens, sculpture gardens, parterres, herb and vegetable gardens and farm gardens. While most of these gardens usually remain hidden from view, in Remarkable Gardens of South Africa their stunning scenery, rich history and intriguing diversity are explored with romantic, inspiring results.

Master Bonsai - A Practical and Inspirational Guide (Hardcover): Rudi Adam Master Bonsai - A Practical and Inspirational Guide (Hardcover)
Rudi Adam
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Within 10 - 15 working days

This beautiful book by Rudi Adam not only guides newcomers in the cultivation of bonsai trees but also provides insights and inspiration for the more experienced. Supplemented by excellent drawings by a bonsai grower and informative step-by-step photographs for special techniques, the book is brimful of information and practical advice. The magnificent photographs have been taken over four seasons and show the trees in all their splendour. With detailed, informative captions, every image is not only a visual inspiration, but in itself a further learning opportunity. In addition to cultivation techniques, expert advice on tree selection, soil types, watering and training the trees there is also an extensive species guide with detailed information on growing and maintenance. This book will help you master bonsai and teach you the rules so that you can apply them or successfully break them in your endeavour to excel at the art.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Gardening Calendar (Calendar): Old Farmer Almanac The Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Gardening Calendar (Calendar)
Old Farmer Almanac
R192 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R38 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Begin Inheems - 'n Praktiese Gids Vir Die Gebruik Van Inheemse Plante in Jou Tuin (Afrikaans, Paperback): Anneke Kearney Begin Inheems - 'n Praktiese Gids Vir Die Gebruik Van Inheemse Plante in Jou Tuin (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Anneke Kearney
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Within 10 - 15 working days

'n Vars blik op inheemse tuinmaak, of jy nou geleidelik uitheemse plante met inheemses wil vervang, of van voor af begin en volledig op ons eie plante fokus. Hierdie plante verg minder werk as uitheemses, het gewoonlik minder water nodig, wil byna geen chemiese kunsmis en insekdoders he nie, en kos heelwat minder omdat jy hulle nie kort-kort hoef te vervang nie. Elke plant in die titel is spesiaal gekies omdat dit blom, soms besadig, maar meer dikwels baldadig. Benewens 'n nabyfoto en volledige beskrywing van byna 100 plantspesies is hier interessante inligting oor grondvoorbereiding, voeding, voortplanting en instandhouding.

Affordable Gardening (Paperback): Nancy Gardiner Affordable Gardening (Paperback)
Nancy Gardiner
R93 Discovery Miles 930 Within 10 - 15 working days

Gardening has become a rather specialised and costly undertaking, but with the necessary knowledge and determination it is not only possible but also easy to create a beautiful and functional garden without spending a fortune. This title contains a wealth of time-and-money-saving tips to help you on your way. It includes an list of waterwise plants, a host of suggestions for recycling, and information propagation so that you can fill your garden with plants you have grown from scratch - not only inexpensive or even completely free, but also most rewarding. Also read about nature's own defences and saving money on cut flowers by including flowers for the vase in your garden.

Plot 29 - A Memoir (Hardcover): Allan Jenkins Plot 29 - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Allan Jenkins 1
R340 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R70 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

`When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to Plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away.'As a young boy in 1960s Plymouth, Allan Jenkins and his brother, Christopher, were rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple. There, the brothers started to grow flowers in their riverside cottage. They found a new life with their new mum and dad.As Allan grew older, his foster parents were never quite able to provide the family he and his brother needed, but the solace he found in tending a small London allotment echoed the childhood moments when he grew nasturtiums from seed.Over the course of a year, Allan digs deeper into his past, seeking to learn more about his absent parents. Examining the truths and untruths that he'd been told, he discovers the secrets to why the two boys were in care. What emerges is a vivid portrait of the violence and neglect that lay at the heart of his family.A beautifully written, haunting memoir, Plot 29 is a mystery story and meditation on nature and nurture. It's also a celebration of the joy to be found in sharing food and flowers with people you love.

RHS Plant Finder 2017 (Paperback): Janet Cubey RHS Plant Finder 2017 (Paperback)
Janet Cubey 1
R362 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R57 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days
1,2,3...Tuinmaak Met Anna En Tanya (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tanya Visser, Anna Celliers 1,2,3...Tuinmaak Met Anna En Tanya (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tanya Visser, Anna Celliers
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Within 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie boek is vir enigeen wat so pas die plesier van vroetel in die grond ontdek het, brand om te sien hoe saad soos hare op 'n hond se rug ontkiem en hou van inspirerende idees en maklike doen-dit-self-goed, maar ook vir gesoute tuiniers wat dalk 'n truuk of twee vergeet het. Dit hou tred met moderne tuinmaaktendense en die skrywers dra op praktiese wyse aan die leser oor wat hulle uit jare se tuinmaak-ondervinding geleer het. Hulle benadering is nie net die suiwer organiese, of die suiwer inheemse manier van tuinmaak nie - hulle stel alles op die proef en gee jou getoetste inligting en raad oor: die eko-impak van plante kweek en die jongste metodes van tuinmaak; hoe om groente suksesvol te kweek; volhoubare tuinmaak - met inligting oor komposhope en die opgaar van reen- en gryswater; die waarde van bome en hoe om hulle in die tuin te gebruik; hoe om jou tuin groen en lowerryk te hou sonder dat dit jou 'n fortuin kos; hoe om metgeselplante te gebruik as plaagbeheer en om groei te bevorder, en nog baie meer. Of jou tuin op die plaas of in die stad is, jy nog ouderwets is of vinnig Google vir alles wat jy wil weet en leer, hierdie boek is net die regte gids vir jou. Met sy kombinasie van inligting oor moderne vooruitgang wat tuinmaak makliker maak en wyse raad uit toeka se dae, bied dit jou alles wat jy wil weet om vandag 'n pragtige, produktiewe tuin te he.

Indigenous plant palettes - A guide to plant selection (Hardcover): Marijke Honig Indigenous plant palettes - A guide to plant selection (Hardcover)
Marijke Honig 2
R495 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R83 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

At last a South African how-to with everything you need to know to create a dream indigenous garden. Accomplished landscape designer and botanist Marijke Honig puts forward the fundamentals in this comprehensive reference that is at once inspirational, practical and easy to use. This book is all about choosing the right plants for a particular space and purpose in your garden. Marijke shares her vast bank of knowledge and experience to help you assess the conditions in your garden, select the perfect plants and grow them successfully. The book is divided into three clearly organised, superbly illustrated sections, which together provide all the information you need to plan and plant a flourishing garden entirely suited to its setting and climate. Part 1 – explains the process of plant selection, providing clear step-by-step guidelines that will enable you to identify suitable plant palettes for your garden. This section also includes vital information on planting and maintenance. Part 2 – contains 25 different palettes of plants for specific situations, with practical information relevant to each. Part 3 – a directory of plants, with a brief description of each species, key/essential information on its cultivation and maintenance, and the wildlife it may attract. This beautiful book is also a celebration of South Africa’s unique flora. Offering inspiration and guidance in equal measure, it promises to become an indispensable reference for all lovers of indigenous plants.

Projects for Your Garden - 56 Projects with Step-by-step Instructions (Paperback): Richard Bird, George Carter Projects for Your Garden - 56 Projects with Step-by-step Instructions (Paperback)
Richard Bird, George Carter
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Within 10 - 15 working days

A host of innovative ideas for creating eye-catching garden features - from a honeysuckle porch to a herblined pathway - that make the most of your available gardening space. In this title you will find 56 illustrated step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow instructions, specially devised by two inspired gardeners, plus a comprehensive reference section with plenty of practical tips and wise advice on basic gardening techniques.

Enigeen Kan Orgidee Kweek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nollie Cillier, Tinus Oberholzer Enigeen Kan Orgidee Kweek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nollie Cillier, Tinus Oberholzer
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Within 10 - 15 working days

Orgidee was lank die domein van spesialiskwekers, maar is deesdae so gewild dat hulle tans beskou word as uiters geskikte plante vir die massamark, en kan by kwekerye, supermarkte en bloemiste gekoop word. Die meeste orgidee word as geskenk ontvang deur mense wat nog nooit een gekweek het of aan die lewe kon hou nie, wat nog te se dit vir 'n tweede keer te laat blom! Maar as die regte kweekaanwysings gevolg word, kan enigiemand op enige plek orgidee kweek en vir lang tydperke aan die blom hou. Hierdie boek bevat al die inligting wat jy nodig het om jou orgidee te versorg, of jy nou 'n groentjie of ervare kweker is. Dit fokus op Suid-Afrikaanse toestande met 'n plantseleksie was konsentreer op orgidee wat plaaslik goed sal groei. Die inligting is duidelik en eenvoudig, en dek alle aspekte van die kweek van orgidee sodat jy jou plante gelukkig kan hou en kan verseker dat hulle weer blom. Die inhoud sluit die volgende in: Wat maak orgidee anders as ander plante; Die kweek van orgidee, van groeimengsels tot voortplanting en hibridisering; Herkenning en hantering van peste en plae; Gids tot die hooforgideegroepe, veral die wat algemeen beskikbaar is, met volledige inligting oor die kweek en versorging daarvan; Metgeselplante vir orgidee: plante wat in dieselfde groeitoestande gedy. Pragfoto's illustreer meer as 420 orgideespesies en -hibriede in die boek, en heelwat daarvan is spesiaal vir die boek geneem. Enigeen kan orgidee kweek bied dus hope visuele inspirasie saam met uitstekende praktiese inligting. Dit sal jou help om die perfekte orgidee te vind en dit maklik maak om hulle in die beste moontlike kondisie te hou.

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