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Do you live in an urban area and want to grow your own organic vegetables, but don’t know where to begin?
Jane’s Delicious Garden is perfect for you – whether you have green fingers or not. Packed with practical advice, time-saving tips, step-by-step instructions and personal anecdotes, this book is for beginners and gardening gurus alike.
With over 200 photographs and detailed information on how to prepare your garden for planting and growing nearly 100 vegetables and herbs, this guide will enable you to feed your family and friends with wholesome, organic food harvested from your own garden.
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.
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.
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.
Baie mense kies ’n leefstyl wat ’n mooi versorgde tuin insluit, of hulle dit self doen, of laat doen. Hierdie leefstyl kan voedselproduksie insluit, sonder om die tuin na landerye te laat lyk. Groente van tuin tot tafel leer jou hoe om jou eie groente te kweek en sorg sodoende dat jy op ’n gereelde basis groente tot jou beskikking het. Kies uit die lys van groente watter groentesoort jy wil plant en volg die riglyne om jou eie groente te kweek. Die boek bied nuttige inligting oor verskeie aspekte van groenteverbouing, insluitend grondvrugbaarheid, bemesting, waterbehoeftes, wisselbou en plantmaats, en natuurlike plaagbeheer. Die res van die boek gee wenke oor die opbou van ’n groentetuin wat jou leefstyl sal pas – of dit 'n formele groentetuin in 'n hoek van die erf, of 'n geintegreerde tuin sonder onderskeid tussen sierlike en nuttige plante hou, die inligting is hierin.
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:
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.
A perennial favourite among flower-buyers, Tulips is next in the strand of Pavilion's successful and stylish floral gardening companions.
Spectacular photography, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening tips show you that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. With tulip production in the Netherlands reaching a record high of two billion in 2018, it is clear that the world continues to be enchanted with these beautiful bulbs.
Fringed, serrated, frilly or smooth, tulips have over 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work well in almost any scenario, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres.
From the fascinating history of the tulip, including where they come from, tulipmania and bulbs grown today, the book curates over 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From the fabulous flushed-with pink petals of La Belle Epoque and the raspberry swirl of Carnaval De Nice, to the crystal-fringed rim of Fancy Frills and the fiery form of Double Flaming Parrot, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and temporary varieties.
With engaging notes on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip.
Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with useful, easy-to-follow advice on pruning all the plants that need it, from individual roses to the hedge that encircles your garden, including shrubs, climbers and fruit trees along the way. The author discusses the best equipment for pruning, from simple secateurs and loppers to pruning saws and powerful chainsaws (though you'll need professional training for those). He includes an invaluable seasonal guide to pruning - find out why you should prune roses and lavender in autumn but keep your secateurs away from trees, and why spring is the best time to tackle buddleia to ensure a butterfly-filled summer. There is a useful section on the legislation around pruning, including dealing with potentially problematic plants such as leylandii, and fascinating practices such as coppicing, pollarding, pleaching and decorative topiary are also covered. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains all the advice you need to keep on top of your pruning and make your garden even more beautiful.
With over 300 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II - A cook's guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking. `When I dug up my lawn to grow my own vegetables and herbs I planted fruit too. A handful of small trees - plum, apple and pear - some raspberry, blackberry and currant bushes and even strawberries in pots suddenly joined my patch of potatoes, beans and peas. These fruits became the backbone of my home baking, the stars in my cakes and pastries and even inspired the odd pot of jam. More than this, I started to use them in new ways too, from a weekday supper of pork chops with cider and apples to a Chinese Sunday roast with spiced plum sauce. The hot family puddings and fruit ices we had always loved so much suddenly took on a delicious new significance.' With over 300 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II - A cook's guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking.
'Root to Stem is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat. It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all.' This perfect companion to the seasons, this book will show you how to take greater control over your own health and well-being, treat everyday ailments, and ensure the sustainability of the planet through discovering how to forage, grow, or shop for plant- and herb-based foods and products. Including: Detox in the spring with sorrel, cleavers and nettles. Harvest summer lime leaf shoots to soothe digestive upsets and feed gut microbes. Bake a Lammas loaf to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Boost your winter immunity with red berries, purple potatoes and rosehips. Root-to-stem eating encourages you to use every edible part of plant, including the leaves, skin, seeds and stalks. Travelling through the four seasons, expert medical herbalist Alex Laird shares the natural ingredients that are available on your doorstep, simple delicious recipes and easy-to-make herbal remedies.
Never kill another orchid - give them a happy life! Learn how to keep your orchids flowering beautifully, year after year, with advice from an RHS Gold Medal-winning orchid grower. And discover sensational new varieties to add to your collection. Did you know that many orchids hate being in direct sunlight? Or that most orchids have a crucial dormant period when their care needs change? Happy Orchid dispels the myths around orchid care, starting with a simple, step-by-step introduction that offers tips on buying orchids and demonstrates all the essential growing techniques, including how to plant, what feed to give them - orchids are fussy eaters! - and how to water and maintain humidity. Discover more than 120 illustrated profiles of the most desirable orchids to grow: graceful Phalaenopsis, delicate Dendrobium, spectacular Cymbidium and many more varieties. Each profiled orchid lets you know exactly what they need for optimum growth, including where best to place them, how often they need repotting, how to prolong flowering and encourage reflowering. With this book as your guide, you will quickly become an expert on how to grow orchids and be inspired to fill your home with these striking, colourful beauties.
A new edition of the bestselling guide to making the most of your allotment, with seasonal advice, essential to-do lists, and more than 60 fruit and vegetable crop planners. Grow fresh, seasonal produce in your allotment or kitchen garden all year round with the bestselling guide from Alan Buckingham. Allotment Month by Month takes the uncertainty out of your harvest with clear, reliable gardening advice for every month of the year. In-depth crop planners show you when to sow and how to cultivate more than 60 herbs, fruit, and vegetables, including kale, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, and apples. Month-by-month alerts help you guard against the season's garden pests and diseases to ensure a top-quality harvest. Prioritise key garden tasks, learn crop rotation techniques, and try step-by-step garden projects, such as sowing peas in guttering and making your own compost bin. This new edition has updated recommendations for the best varieties to grow and all the latest advice on pesticide use. Ideal for both urban gardeners and seasoned allotment owners, or as self-purchase or gift for first-time vegetable growers, Allotment Month by Month has everything you need to know to make the most of your plot.
Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family. Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!
Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents. Packed with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of RHS Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice. How long do your seedlings need to germinate? What makes a healthy stem cutting? How do you know what type of rootstock to use when grafting plants? Find all the answers within, alongside more than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos to refer to, plus the experts' secrets to perfect plant propagation. Ideal for the thrifty gardener who wants plants for free, or who wants to gift favourite plant cuttings to friends and family; and useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants. Fill your garden with beautiful plants for next-to-nothing with this brand new edition of the most comprehensive guide to propagating plants ever published.
Produced in association with the Chelsea Physic Garden Superbly illustrated with photographs from the author's own herb garden, Chelsea Physic Garden and travels worldwide as well as plates from ancient herbals An authoritative but accessible text designed to appeal to experts and novices Herbs contribute to many aspects of everyday living. Healing herbs have always been used as remedies; herbs are used in the kitchen for flavour and aroma; herbs fragrance perfumes and cosmetics and are used for aromatherapy oils. More than that, herbs are easy to grow and provide fragrance, colour and texture in the garden. In this fascinating book, Deni Bown tells the story of each herb, providing an intimate portrait of its power and properties. The profiles feature the most popular and productive uses and provide notes to gardeners on how to grow each herb. Special features discuss a wider variety of herbs grouped as herbal relaxants, stimulants, balsams, colourings, tonics and poisons. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and botanical plates from ancient herbals, this book is a source book for mind, body and soul, as well as a testament to the natural power and beauty of herbs.
Roses, delicately perfumed and perfectly shaped, have been the world's favourite flower for centuries. A gift of a bunch of roses or even a single stem has long signified love and joy shared. Roses have proved themselves to be willing to grow in gardens everywhere, from the misty midlands to the desert, from the coast to the mountains, always tended with loving care. During her career as a garden writer and photographer, the author found all the beautiful rose gardens in the country, and photographed and wrote about them. A reason for roses is a visual celebration of these gardens and the eternal beauty of the rose. Presenting roses in their various forms, from charming miniatures to tall hybrid teas and rampant ramblers, some making pretty groundcovers, others covering walls or thriving in pots, this title will be a joy and inspiration rose lovers everywhere.
The Royal Horticultural Society's definitive guide to propagating, nurturing, and designing with more than 200 cacti and succulents. How can you encourage your bunny ear cactus to flower and flourish? What is the best method for propagating an echeveria or kalanchoe? What exactly are living stones, and where do they grow in the wild? RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is the ultimate reference book for cactus and succulent enthusiasts. An extensive illustrated plant directory profiles more than 200 succulent and cactus varieties, with instructions on how to grow each one. Show off your plants with inspirational display ideas and step-by-step projects. Follow simple propagation steps to increase your cacti and succulent collection for free. Keep your plants healthy with advice and tips for care and cultivation. Drawing on the unrivalled expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is everything a cactus-lover needs.
Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefirt from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the myserious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!
'n Klein tuin bied sy eie uitdagings, of dit nou 'n lang, smal strook, 'n klam skaduryke binnehof, 'n klein stukkie ground of 'n windverwaaide balkon is. Of jy nou 'n oorvloed blomme wil he, 'n tuin wat min onderhoud verg, 'n speelplek vir kinders of 'n veelsydige ontspanningasarea - noukeurige beplanning is noodsaaklik om die plek wat jy tot jou beskikking het ten beste te benut. Klein tuine is deesdae die reel liewer as die uitsondering en daar is 'n oorvloed plante beskikbaar vir elke denkbare behoefte. Kruistelers en tuinboukundiges het bykans elke groot struik, boom en plant gekutiveer om kleiner, meer kompakte en dwergvariasies van klassieke gunstelinge daar te stel. Hierdie titel vertel jou meer daarvan, asook hoe om 'n pragtuin in jou klein ruimte te skep.
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.
Finally: a book that addresses the unique challenges of gardening in the coastal South. Master Gardener Barbara Sullivan provides an authoritative guide for gardeners from Tidewater Virginia to Florida and all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, an area taking in USDA Zones 7b, 8, 9, and 10. Combining helpful gardening advice with an A-to-Z plant guide that describes more than 1,000 plant varieties and cultivars, Garden Perennials for the Coastal South will become an essential reference for both experienced and novice gardeners in this region. The book is organized to allow planning a year-round garden or focusing on a particular season. Sections separate subtropical plants, vines, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, heat- and drought-tolerant plants, shade plants, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and annuals, as well as address disease-resistant roses for the region. More than 200 color photographs illustrate individual plants and provide examples of beautiful landscape design. Rounding out the book's usefulness is information on the basics of landscaping, soil preparation, plant care, propagation, diseases, and pests. Whether you are new to the coastal South or a lifelong resident, you will find Garden Perennials for the Coastal South an indispensable addition to your gardening bookshelf. |The first book of its kind to deal solely with the unique challenges and opportunities for growing perennials and other plants in the coastal South, from Tidewater Virginia to Jacksonville, Fla., and across the Gulf Coast to Houston, Tex. Barbara Sullivan, a Certified Master Gardener, combines expert advice with a comprehensive A-to-Z plant guide for more than 1,000 plant varieties. Her book is organized to allow experienced or novice gardeners to plan a year-round garden or to focus on a particular season.
Om jou eie groente en kruie te kweek is ’n nuwe tendens wat voortspruit uit die behoefte om stadiger te leef, te weet waar jou kos vandaan kom en beter na die planeet om te sien. In Begin jou eie groentetuin rus die twee plattelanders jou toe om dit te doen deur die nuutste ontwikkelings in te span – van waterbesparing en permakultuur tot biodinamika en herwinning. En jy hoef nie ’n groot stuk grond te hê nie. Groentetuine kan op balkonne, in vensterbanke en vertikaal teen mure aangelê word.
Leer hoe om kompos te maak, watter plante droogtebestand is en watter plante nie saam geplant moet word nie, in watter streek en seisoen watter plante aard, hoe om water op te gaar en weer te gebruik asook wat vir onkruid- en pesdoders ingespan kan word. Die skrywers se raad: deel jou kennis en leer uit mekaar se foute. Dit maak die eerste groente-oes soveel lekkerder!
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