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I am the writer of various Garden Books

1. The TEN OUT OF TEN SERIES

The TEN OUT OF TEN GARDENING SERIES covers a variety of practical gardening topics in handy small-format books that can be kept by your side while working in the garden.

The series was inspired by numerous visits and lecture tours to gardening clubs across the country. With South Africa's variable climate and topography, each region presents its own set of unique challenges that make gardening a truly specialist hobby. In spite of these problems, almost every South African town boasts with exquisite gardens. The series aims to inspire and equip gardeners across the country with the knowledge and know-how to create a beautiful garden of their own. In each book the secrets of successful gardening are summarised in ten key concepts.

Books in this series are:
  • Book 1: Plan your garden / Beplan jou tuin
  • Book 2: Let's start gardening / Kom ons maak nou tuin
  • Book 3: My garden needs water / My tuin soek water
  • Book 4: Choose plants for your garden / Kies plante vir jou tuin
  • Book 5: Insects and Diseases harmful to your garden / Skadelike Insekte en siektes in you tuin
  • Book 6: Nourishing your garden / Voeding vir jou tuin

2. The Way We Garden - month by month

Gardening, the most practised hobby in the world, survived through time and became a way of life for dedicated gardeners. Enthusiastic gardeners in South Africa are faced with unique challenges across the country's various regions.

'The way we garden - month by month' covers each of the climatic regions in our country. Its contents includes monthly gardening activities for each region as discussed in 'Regular tasks for the month', handy hints on various gardening aspects and the 'Ant' shares his wisdom.

Practical discussions on making compost, pruning, nourishment and control of pests and diseases are some of the 'Topic of the month' content. A 'Plant of the month' closes each monthly chapter with space for the gardener to write down pleasurable memories, notes and reminders.

The way we garden also provides more information on the influence of the moon's position in relation to aspects like soil moisture level, best planting time and consequently best growth of plants. The relation of earth elements to star signs and its influence on gardening is informative and gardeners can enjoy a tongue in cheek zodiac personality description of themselves.

You can order all my books ONLINE

All the books are available in both English and Afrikaans.

Book 1:

Plan your garden / Beplan jou tuin



A poorly planned garden and a frustrated unhappy gardener are synonymous since the end result may look nothing like the pictures in magazines or the one you had in your head. - Read more...

'n Swak beplande tuin en 'n gefrustreerde, ongelukkige tuinier is nogal sinoniem, want op die ou ent lyk die tuin alles behalwe soos die foto's in tydskrifte of die prentjies wat ek in my kop het. - Lees meer...


Price / Prys: R 70

Book 2:

Let's start gardening / Kom ons maak tuin



The garden we have planned must now be made. How are we going to put the different pieces together? Again the gardener will be taken in 'Lets start gardening' with ten easy steps in making your garden. - Read more...

Die tuin is nou beplan en moet nou gemaak word. Hoe gaan ons die tuin aanmekaar sit? Weereens word die tuinier in 'Kom ons maak tuin' in tien stappe gelei om van tuinmaak n plesier te maak. - Lees meer...


Price / Prys: R 70

Book 3:

My garden needs water / My tuin soek water



In 'My garden needs water' we are looking in which way to water the garden - if it is a automatic irrigation system we want to install or just the watering of the garden with the hose but now the most important... - Read more...

In 'My tuin soek water' word daar in detail bespreek die wyse van hoe die tuin water moet kry - of ons nou die outomatiese besproeiingstelsel wil installeer en of ons nou net die tuin wil natmaak met die tuinslang en dan die belangrikste... - Lees meer...

Price / Prys: R 70

Book 4:

Choose plants for your garden / Kies plante vir jou tuin


Reading 'Choose plants for your garden' will make it easy in selecting plants out of one of the following lists; perennials, annuals, trees, groundcovers, climbers, succulents and shrubs that will beautify the garden. - Read more...

Lees gerus 'Kies plante vir jou tuin' waar elk van groepe plante soos meerjariges, saailinge, bome, grondbedekkers, rankers, sukkulente en struike bespreek word wat elke tuin gaan verfraai. - Lees meer...


Price / Prys: R 70

Book 5:

Nourishing your garden / Voeding vir jou tuin


The gardener must understand the composition of garden soil and know how and when to add compost, organic and anorganic feed. - Read more...

Die tuinier moet die samestelling van tuingrond verstaan en weet hoe en wanneer om kompos, organiese en anorganiese voeding toe te dien.
Lees meer...



Price / Prys: R 70

Book 6:

Insects and diseases harmful to your garden /
Skadelike insekte en siektes in jou tuin


Most insects are welcome guests in any garden, but what about those unwanted bugs, the fungi and those pesky, persistent weeds that crop up time and again! - Read more...

Sommige insekte is welkome besoekers in jou tuin, maar die skadelikes kom ook ongenooid. Daarby betrap die swamme jou ook onverhoeds en, ai, die ewige onkruid! - Lees meer...


Price / Prys: R 70

Book 7:

The way we garden / So maak ons tuin



Gardening, the most practised hobby in the world, survived through time and became a way of life for dedicated gardeners. Enthusiastic gardeners in South Africa are faced with unique challenges in all of the country's regions.
Read more...

Tuinmaak is deur die eeue 'n baie besondere stokperdjie wat werklik alle aanslae oorleef het en deel geword het van tuiniers se leefwyse. In Suid-Afrika stel tuinmaak in al die streke van ons land unieke uitdagings aan ywerige tuiniers. - Lees meer...

Price / Prys: R 175
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