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Grow Bulbs Book

A full-colour paper-back guide to the propagation and cultivation of some South African bulbs. This book was written by the experts in this field and has colour photographs from the Kirstenbosch Collection.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Winter-growing species
  • Summer-growing species
  • Evergreen species
  • Propogation
  • Care of plants
  • Further reading
  • Useful addresses
  • Sources of supply
  • Index

The book is A5 size and has 390 pages.

Comprehensive guide to growing South African bulbs
$29.64

Grow Proteas Book

A full-colour paper-back guide to the propagation and cultivation of some South African proteaceae. This booklet was written by the experts in this field and has colour photographs from the Kirstenbosch Gardening Series Collection. It is written in such a way that is very useful and informative for the average gardener.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Propagation from seed
  • Vegetative propagation
  • Cultivation
  • Greenhouse cultivation
  • Disease and pest control
  • Recommended species
  • Recommended cultivars
  • Further reading
  • Information summary
  • Index

The book is A5 size and has 190 pages.

A useful laymans guide to growing Proteas
$18.24

Grow Restios Book

A full-colour paper-back guide to the propagation and cultivation of some South African restios. This booklet was written by the experts in this field and has colour photographs from the Kirstenbosch Collection.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Kirstenbosch Restio Garden
  • Propogation
  • Cultivation
  • A guide to restios in cultivation
  • Restios in cultivation:a summary of characteristics
  • Kirstenbosch seeds and sedd primer by mail order
  • Availability of restio plants
  • Further reading
  • Index

The book is A5 size and has 32 pages.

$9.12

Grow Fynbos Plants Book

A full colour paper-back practical guide to the cultivation and propagation of most of the fynbos plants in South Africa.

This book was written by experts in this field and has beautiful color photographs from the Kirstenbosch collection. The first chapter is an introduction to fynbos. The next 13 chapters contain the following:

  • Growing fynbos proteas/
  • restios/
  • ericas/
  • daisies/
  • annuals/
  • mesembs/
  • bulbs/
  • buchus/
  • scrophularias/
  • lobelias and campanulas/
  • pelargoniums/
  • legumes/
  • brunias.

The 15th and final chapter covers smoke treatment of seeds. This is a highly reccommend, easy to use and read buy and if you aren't already awed by the wide diversity and beauty of the fynbos biome, you will be after reading this.

$22.23

Fynbos Colouring and Activity Book

A special, fun, educational colouring book created by talented Kate Muller. You can find out more about her at: www.katemuller.co.za

This book contains:

  • 20 colouring in templates of indigenous animals and plants
  • each comes with a poem
  • and games and questions
  • the animals depicted are: leopard, double collared sunbird, leopard tortoise, chacma baboon, mountain beauty butterfly, bontebok, spotted eagle owl, Cape cobra, caracal, Cape sugarbird, black eagle, porcupine, arum lily frog, steenbok, small grey mongoose, rhino beetle, Cape white eye, eland, Cape vulture, orange breasted sunbird
  • a wonderful gift for any child - big and small

 

A wonderful educational colouring and activity book - for all children, big and small.
$10.26

Wild Flowers of South Africa & Namaqualand Floral World Heritage Site by Sandra Hansen

This hard cover, 187 page book contains a stunning, award-winning collection of photographs depicting the Spring Wild Flowers in the Western Cape & Namaqualand - all part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is a coffee table travelogue including a comprehensive map of the the areas where to best view this magnificant abundance. The author gives informative descriptions of the towns, gardens and reserves to visit. It also has a page describing the medicinal uses and other uses of some of the plants.  It measures 34cm x 25 cm and is a wonderful book to own or give as a gift - a truly South African offering. The author and photographer of this book is Sandra Hansen. To quote the author  "No flower lover anywhere in the world should be without this book on their coffee table or in their library."

A beautiful coffee table book on South Africa's stunning Spring flowers
$34.20