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Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Herbs - A Guide To Growing Herbs Organically In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Herbs - A Guide To Growing Herbs Organically In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Herbs are rewarding and versatile plants. They are easy to grow and add colour, texture and fragrance to our gardens and food.

Jane’s Delicious A-Z of Herbs is a full colour, richly illustrated, hands-on guide to growing and using these productive plants. With a detailed and richly illustrated A-Z reference of 80 plus herbs, the book covers planting and growing, medicinal and culinary uses, as well as their many healing properties.

In her book, Jane shows you how to design and maintain your own herb garden. She also provides practical advice on how to propagate, harvest and preserve herbs, as well as useful tips on how to grow them in containers.

Jane's Delicious Garden - How To Grow Organic Vegetables And Herbs In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious Garden - How To Grow Organic Vegetables And Herbs In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths 1
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

Indigenous Garden Plants Of Southern Africa (Paperback): Glenice Ebedes Indigenous Garden Plants Of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Glenice Ebedes 2
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Vegetables - A Guide To Growing Organic Vegetables In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious A-Z Of Vegetables - A Guide To Growing Organic Vegetables In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Jane’s Delicious A–Z of Vegetables is an accessible guide to the most commonly-grown vegetables, plus many new and unusual ones now available, with detailed information on how to sow, plant, feed, water, protect, harvest and eat them, as well as save their seed for future generations. Written in Jane’s quirky, practical style and lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs for easy reference, this is a one-stop guide to growing any type of vegetable organically.

A reason for roses (Paperback): Nancy Gardiner A reason for roses (Paperback)
Nancy Gardiner
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

Garden Perennials for the Coastal South (Paperback, New edition): Barbara J. Sullivan Garden Perennials for the Coastal South (Paperback, New edition)
Barbara J. Sullivan
R781 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R136 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Begin Jou Eie Groentetuin (Afrikaans, Paperback): Johan Van Zyl, Peter van Noord Begin Jou Eie Groentetuin (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Johan Van Zyl, Peter van Noord 1
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) In stock

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 hę nie. Groentetuine kan op balkonne, in vensterbanke en vertikaal teen mure aangelę 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!

Wenke vir die klein tuin (Audio cassette): Nancy Gardiner Wenke vir die klein tuin (Audio cassette)
Nancy Gardiner
R75 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R10 (13%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'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.

A Garlic Testament - Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm (Hardcover, University of New Mexico paperbound ed): Stanley Crawford A Garlic Testament - Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm (Hardcover, University of New Mexico paperbound ed)
Stanley Crawford
R398 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R68 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From his New Mexico mountain home, award-winning author Stanley Crawford writes about growing garlic and selling it. The book is a favourite not only for its assemblage of garlic and farming lore but for what it tells us about how to live a satisfying life. This beloved book, first published in 1992, is now available only from the University of New Mexico Press.

Bring the Wild into Your Garden - Simple Tips for Creating a Wildlife Haven (Hardcover): Annie Burdick Bring the Wild into Your Garden - Simple Tips for Creating a Wildlife Haven (Hardcover)
Annie Burdick
R331 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Show nature the kindness it deserves Whether you long to see butterflies flit across your flowerbeds or hear birdsong all year round, there's something endlessly rewarding about playing host to wildlife. With practical projects and helpful tips for gardens big and small, this guide will help boost local biodiversity and benefit countless native species. Learn how to: Choose the best type of bird feeder and seed for your feathered friends Build natural habitats and provide shelter for all manner of insects Make sugaring recipes to attract butterflies and moths Select the right pollinator plants for bees in every season Wherever you do it - on a balcony, in a garden or across acres of land - you too can create the perfect sanctuary for an abundance of creatures.

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Paperback): Elsa Pooley Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Elsa Pooley
R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R18 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

These natural history guides have been developed to encourage young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history to learn about the wonders of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. They are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance: each of the species presented is described in easy-to-read text, with a photograph and distribution map. A short introduction gives context to the topic.

Diary of a Modern Country Gardener (Hardcover): Tamsin Westhorpe Diary of a Modern Country Gardener (Hardcover)
Tamsin Westhorpe
R588 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R88 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Written by a hard-working horticulturalist for fellow gardeners, the aim of this diary is to jog people's memories, share plant stories, demystify gardening and most importantly make the reader smile. You'll find a personal year-long diary of gardening along with favourite seasonal plants, timely reminders and entertaining tales of moving sheep, visiting RHS Chelsea Flower Show and speaking at garden clubs. Tamsin's open garden is at the heart of a working farm, so her book reflects the twists and turns of the countryside. For anyone just about to embark on a life in the country, or whose town garden is never tidy and who wonders how the professionals do it, it's a must read. Pick up tips on how to keep warm whilst gardening, get rid of chilblains and grow seasonal food from someone who lives, breathes and eats country gardening.

Wild Creations - Inspiring Projects to Create Plus Plant Care Tips & Styling Ideas for Your Own Wild Interior (Hardcover,... Wild Creations - Inspiring Projects to Create Plus Plant Care Tips & Styling Ideas for Your Own Wild Interior (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Hilton Carter
R511 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Namechecked as the "LeBron James of plant styling..." by "Good Morning America", Hilton Carter now shows how you can make, style, decorate and care for your own stunning plant-inspired interior with his 25 step-by-step DIY projects and plant hacks. Carter, the Instagram star of the plant world and creator of green interiors has given us glimpses into many stunning plant-filled homes where ivy and creeping figs hang miraculously from ceilings, moss and ferns grow effortlessly to create living walls, fiddle leaf ferns and cheese plants thrive, whilst air plants beautify artworks and succulents flourish whether in pots on windowsills or planted in terrariums... Now in his third book, Wild Creations, Hilton actually shows you how you can create these amazing fixtures that enable plants to become such an integral part of an interior. Divided into four sections, Wild Ideas, Wild Hacks, Wild Rants and Wild Plants, Wild Creations shows you step by step how you can create air plant wreaths, moss walls, leather hanging plant stands, terrariums and many more stunning projects that will give you the green interior you crave. And just so your plants feel at home in your interior there is even a painting by numbers jungle mural, plus plant-scented candles to make sure your interior not only stays wild but that you and all its inhabitants thrive from the health giving benefits of greenery.

Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa (Paperback): Hugh Glen, Braam van Wyk Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa (Paperback)
Hugh Glen, Braam van Wyk
R400 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Southern Africa is home to more than 2,000 introduced (not indigenous) trees. These non-native species are encountered daily and form a familiar part of our urban landscapes, growing successfully in parks, gardens, along road sides, and in other open spaces. This guide features nearly 600 of the most common and familiar of these and, using the same model of identification as FG Trees of Southern Africa, facilitates ID based on leaf and stem features.

The book provides the country of origin for each species and offers key information on cultivation and uses. Each entry is supported by colour images that depict key features, and a shaded map that shows the plant’s cold tolerance (where the species can grow). An essential guide for landscapers and gardeners as well as tree enthusiasts who will struggle to find these trees in their guide to indigenous trees.

Tuinvetplante (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Gideon F. Smith, van Wyk, Gideon F | van Wyk, Ben-Erik, Ben-Erik Van Wyk Tuinvetplante (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Gideon F. Smith, van Wyk, Gideon F | van Wyk, Ben-Erik, Ben-Erik Van Wyk
R425 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R30 (7%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Hierdie wetenskaplik akkurate handleiding is daarop gemik om tuiniers en tuinboukundiges te help om vetplant- en rotspesies van oral in die węreld te identifiseer.

Inleidende hoofstukke oor waterwys tuinmaak, gebruik, bewaring, verbouing en voortplanting van vetplante, tesame met 'n gedeelte oor tuinmaak met vetplante, wat nuttige wenke gee.

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers - All the know-how you need to plant and tend outdoor areas using... The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers - All the know-how you need to plant and tend outdoor areas using eco-friendly methods (Paperback)
Sean McManus, Allison McManus
R387 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Hydroponic Gardening for Beginners - Easy methods of creating your own hydroponic system, tricks and tips for growing your... Hydroponic Gardening for Beginners - Easy methods of creating your own hydroponic system, tricks and tips for growing your desired vegetables, fruits and herbs (Paperback)
Julia Allison
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 In stock
A Woman's Garden - Grow beautiful plants and make useful things (Paperback): Tanya Anderson A Woman's Garden - Grow beautiful plants and make useful things (Paperback)
Tanya Anderson
R485 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Grow Houseplants - Essential know-how and expert advice for success (Paperback): Dk Grow Houseplants - Essential know-how and expert advice for success (Paperback)
Dk
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Discover how to keep your houseplants alive and thriving. Ideal for first-time indoor gardeners, Grow Houseplants contains everything you need to know to care for a wide selection of popular plants, including succulents, ferns, and trailing plants. Get to grips with essential care know-how and expert advice, then explore the illustrated directory to learn how to look after, rescue, and propagate more than 60 of your favourite houseplant varieties. Packed with practical, jargon-free know-how, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to know to help your houseplants Grow.

Tiny Plants - Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty-bitty houseplants (Paperback): Leslie F. Halleck Tiny Plants - Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty-bitty houseplants (Paperback)
Leslie F. Halleck
R384 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Claire Austin's Book Of Perennials New Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Claire Austin's Book Of Perennials New Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
R515 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R82 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Tropical Plants and How to Love Them - Building a relationship with heat-loving plants when you don't live in the tropics.... Tropical Plants and How to Love Them - Building a relationship with heat-loving plants when you don't live in the tropics. (Hardcover)
Marianne Willburn
R511 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Grow Your Own Mushrooms - How to Choose, Grow and Cook Them (Paperback): Folko Kullmann Grow Your Own Mushrooms - How to Choose, Grow and Cook Them (Paperback)
Folko Kullmann
R310 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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