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Easy Guide to Small Gardens

Easy Guide to Small Gardens

Represents a new approach in Southern African gardening towards smaller houses and spaces and apartment type homes
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Easy Guide to Small Gardens

Author: Keith Kirsten
Briza Publications
Pretoria, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-875093-59-5
Soft cover, 21x26 cm, 160 pages, throughout colour photos

Easy Guide to Small Gardens Südafrikanisches Lebensgefühl spiegelt sich in der unverwechselbaren Gestaltung von Außenanlagen und Gärten. Dieses Buch bietet wunderschöne Anregungen und praktische Anleitungen, besonders für kleine Anlagen.


Description:

The worldwide trend towards smaller houses and spaces and apartment type homes has inspired and demanded a new approach in gardening.

This is due predominantly to the freedom of expression in the styling and use of outdoor spaces, the approach to hard landscaping and the use of plant material most suited to the environment, house or garden design and style.

The trend is to introduce hard landscaping and plant material natural to the local area, gravel as a substitute for lawn in small spaces, a sense of fun and the unexpected in the use of plants or accessories.

This is what makes gardening a pleasure and one of the finest creative arts there is. Breathtakingly beautiful photos not only illustrate the information, but are artworks in their own right providing a pool of inspirational ideas.


About the author:

Often called South Africa's favourite gardener, Keith Kirsten has been known by and involved in the gardening and horticultural community for more than 30 years.

Keith popularised gardening in South Africa with his infectious enthusiasm and his love for plants through the numerous books and articles he has written, his countless lectures and his very popular radio and TV shows.

As the owner and Managing Director of Keith Kirsten Horticulture International, Keith specialises in promoting gardening and garden plants locally and abroad.

Keith searches far and wide to bring the best new varieties of plants to South African gardeners, and has done a lot in recent years to promote and popularise South Africa's rich floral heritage both locally and internationally. He is also a landscape and environmental consulting guru.


Content:

Design & Style
The Preparation
Hard Landscaping
Water Gardening
Maitenance
Garden Pests, Dieseases & Control
Gardening all Year Round
Plants
Bibliography, Index & Photo Credits


Design & Style:

Before you start designing your garden, you need to consider factors that could impact on your design. These include water availability, the soil, the climate, existing plants in the garden, the location of underground cables and water pipes, municipal regulations, children, pets and the neighbours. Above all, your garden should please you and appeal to your senses.

The climate is an important consideration in the design of your garden. If water is not freely available, choose drought-tolerant plants. Installing an irrigation system should form part of your basic design. In tropical areas, you should keep in mind that your plants will probably grow bigger than in other areas, and that you should leave ample space for growth.

The acidity of the soil and its drainage ability are determining factors in the design of your garden as well. In coastal gardens, you should focus on plants that will thrive in windy conditions, and holiday home gardens should be designed with the minimum of care and effort in mind.

The most successful gardens embody the accepted principles of proportion, scale and balance, and create a sense of unity and tranquillity. However, be creative when you lay out the garden, even if it is small.

Be patient with your new garden. Remember, it takes about three years' before you will see the true effect of all the plants and features. Let us take a look at a few popular garden designs to make it easier for you to choose one that will suit your unique circumstances and taste.

Formal gardens:

Formal gardens can be either modern or classic in style, with geometric and symmetrical shapes. When choosing the style of your garden, remember that formal and informal elements can both be incorporated successfully in the same garden. In small spaces, one should not compete with the existing lines by using informal shapes. Here geometrically shaped beds are often best.

Indigenuous gardens:

Indigenuous gardens are usually naturalistic, and they are designed to attract birds, wildlife and butterflies. They often have rustic features such as a lapa, gravel paths, benches, rock pools and grinding stones. However, indigenous gardens can be designed in any style, from the tropical to the delicate and informal. After all, South Africa has quite a number of climatic conditions.

Tropical gardens:

Tropical gardens prefer warm, humid conditions with rich soil and plenty of water. The plants usually are lush and have large or small leaves, and/or coloured foliage. Flowering plants such as anthu-riums, hibiscus, cannas and bougainvilleas are found in tropical gardens.

Japanese-style:

Japanese-style gradens are minimalist and asymmetrical in design. Balance is very important. Striking feature plants, water and lanterns with areas of gravel and carefully placed rocks symbolising man, heaven and earth are components of these speciality gardens. The charm of Japanese gardens lies in their overall shape and design and in the shapes and textures of the plants and hard landscape materials. The aim is to create a sense of harmony with nature, a mood of peace, quiet and tranquillity.

Coastal/Mediterranean gardens:

It is a myth that coastal habitats fall into two categories only - the sandy beach with dunes behind it, and rocks and shingle. In fact, there are many other variations ranging from flat estuaries to salt marshes to cliff-top locations rich in maritime grasses and other flora. Nevertheless, the coastal gardener has certain well-defined parameters within which he or she must work.

Exposure to sea sprays and strong, salt-laden winds are the greatest hazards, the compensations being the milder temperatures and a unique range of plants. Another bonus is sea views, and coastal gardeners should endeavour to integrate the ocean vistas into the garden layout.

Allow the salty wind to influence your plant choice and layout, and choose plants that have adapted to the environment. Salt-tolerant trees and shrubs can be grown as a protective screening, and use other materials characteristic of the shoreline, such as pebbles, shingle, sand and shells.

The soil composition, for example alkalinity and acidity, varies at the coast, and depends largely on the underlying bedrock. The soil may be sandy, rocky or pebbly, but it is usually low in organic matter and high in salt. The temperatures are milder than they are inland, with both hot and cold extreme temperatures moderated by the mass of the sea.

Woodland gardens:

The dappled shade of a woodland garden is its main attraction, and there are many plants that have adapted to low light levels. The vegetation in wooded regions has a natural, layered order, starting in open areas, with a carpet of ground-cover plants and mosses, with a layer of perennials and bulbs above, then small trees and shrubs, and finally tall trees. Man-made materials such as concrete items, unless of a very abstract nature, seem out of place in a woodland garden. Bark, wood and stone are better choices.

The general climatic conditions of a region are protected in a woodland. Trees provide shelter and screening from harsh winds and their drying effects. The acidity of the soil often varies, being acid due to the leaf litter. The soil is, however, rich in organic matter, retains moisture quite well and is not overly compacted.

Woodland gardeners should take it easy on tidying up, as dead heading and tidying can inhibit seed germination. Rather leave the leaves on the ground to attract birds such as thrush to scratch for insects pests and pollinate the plants.

Dryland gardens:

About a third of the world's land surface is dry with low rainfall, extreme temperatures and poor soil, which makes cultivation a challenge. The rainfall is often less than 500 millimetres per year, and extensive droughts are not uncommon. The winds are sand-laden and dry out the soil. The temperatures vary greatly.

Some areas have long, hot and dry summers, and in some desert areas the temperature drops well below or close to freezing at night. The soil is poor, low in fertility and organic matter and free-draining. It often has a high sand content, or can be very stony. The natural vegetation is low-growing.

Container gardening:

Container gardening is becoming more popular, especially for those with small gardens. In support of this trend, there is a huge variety of containers in all styles, shapes, textures and sizes on the market. Added to this, a wide range of plants suitable for growing in containers makes the choice of your garden style even more exciting. Containers can be used to advantage almost anywhere, from patios, courtyards and walkways to pools and patios, herb gardens, tops and bottoms of stairs or on balconies as a focal point.

Statues, bird baths, pots, garden furniture, etc. should best be incorporated with dense background plants. Smaller structures are best positioned as focal points such as a pool or water feature. Take care not to have too many containers, otherwise the patio garden may become cluttered. Place containers only on paved surfaces such as braai areas, patios, entrance ways, courtyards and pool surrounds.


Index:

A
Abelia grandiflora 'Confetti'
145
Acacia karroo 137
Acer palmatum / buergerianum 137
acidity 24
acid-loving plants 25
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
142
Adenium swazicum 138
Adenium obesum 138
agapanthus 84, 87, 98, 106
Agapanthus 'Amethyst' 146
Agapanthus 'Blue Ice' 146
Agapanthus 'Double Dia-
mond 146
Aglaonema 153
Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark'
137
Ajuga reptans 88
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scal-
lop' 142
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
142
alkalinity 24
allamandas 100
Aloe arborescens 138
Aloe barberae 138
Aloe ferox 138
Aloe striata 138
aloes 90
Alpine asters 106
Alstroemeria hybrids 146
alstroemerias 88
alyssums 84, 88, 95, 101,
106
amaranthus 101, 102, 105
amaryllis 86, 87, 90, 109
Amaryllis belladonna 141
amaryllis caterpillar 87, 102
amaryllis-borer 87, 109
american bollworm 70
Anemone coronaria hybrids
141
Anemone hupehensis 'Alba'
146
anemones 88, 95
Angelonia 'Angelface'
Range 146
Anigozanthos hybrids 146
Anthericum saundersii 146
Anthurium andreanum 153
anthuriums 10
ants 70
aphids 68, 69, 70, 104
apples 84, 85, 105
apricots 84, 85, 102, 103,
104
arctotis 88
Arctotis hybrids 146
Argeranthemum 'Butterfly'
145
Argeranthemum 'Gypsy
Rose' 145
Argeranthemum 'Ping Pong'
145
aristea 88
Artemisia absinthium 69
artichokes 85
arum lilies 84, 101, 102
asparagus 118, 96, 98, 99,
100, 101, 102, 103, 105
Asparagus densiflorus
'Sprengeri' 146
aster hybrids 146
asters 86, 88, 101
astylus beetle 73
australian bug 73
avos 85
azaleas 84, 87, 91
Aztec (Inca) lilies 100
B
babianas 88, 95
baby's breath 101, 106
balsam 101
bananas 89, 103, 107
banksia 107
banksia roses 100
Barleria obtusa Tickled
pink' 145
Bauhinia natalensis 145
beans 118, 85, 87, 88, 89,
90, 91, 95, 99, 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 107,
109
Begonia semperflorens 149
begonias 102
bells of Ireland 101
Beloperone guttata 100
bergamot 88
bergenias 106
berries 95
Betula pendula 137
biannual 86
black spot 69
blanket flowers 88
blue daisies 106
Bokbaai vygies 89
bollworm 69, 104
Bolusanthus speciosus 137
bonemeal 86
bottle brushes 100
Bougainvillea hybrids 150
bougainvilleas 10, 97
boundaries 22
bridal wreaths 100
brinjals 84, 85, 91, 95, 99,
100, 101, 102, 103, 104,
105
broad beans 88, 90, 91, 95,
96, 99, 100
broccoli 84, 85, 87, 88, 96,
103, 105, 108, 109
bromeliads 107, 85, 103,
153
Brunsfelsia latifolia 'Sweet
Petite' 145
Brussels sprouts 84, 85,
87,88, 89, 91, 99, 108,
109
Buddleja saligna 137
Buddleja sa Mi folia 145
buddlejas 94, 100
bulbinellas 88
busy Lizzie 101
Butia capitata 138
butterfly bushes 98
C
cabbage 84, 85, 87, 88,
90, 91, 95, 96, 97, 99, 99,
101, 102, 103, 104, 105,
107, 108, 109
cabbage family 118
calatheas 105
Calendula officinalis 149
calendulas 87, 88, 89
Californian poppies 101
Calliandra 100
callistemon 94
Callistemon endeavour 'Hot
Pink' 145
camellias 84, 87, 89, 90,
91, 95, 96, 97, 99, 102,
108
campanulas 86, 88, 101
candytufts 88, 106
canna 10, 95, 106, 109
Canna Tropicana' 146
Cape fuchsias 98
cardinal flowers 88
Carex comans 'Select' 142
carnations 106
carrots 84, 85, 87, 88, 89,
90, 91, 95, 99, 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 107,
118,
caterpillars 69
catmint 106
cauliflower 84, 85, 87, 88,
96, 99, 101, 107, 108, 109
cayenne pepper 69
celery 85, 87, 88, 90, 91,
104, 105
celosia 105
Celosia argentea 149
Chaemerops humilis 138
chafer beetle 73
Chamaedorea 153
cherries 84, 85, 103
chincherinchees 88
Chinese hat plants 100
Chinese lanterns 98
Chinese plumbagos 100
chives 96, 118
Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' 153
Chlorophytum comosum
142
Choisya ternata 145
Chondropetalum tectorum
138
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
153
chrysanthemums 87, 102,
109
cigarette bushes 98
cinerarias 85, 87
citrus 85, 101, 109
Citrus 'Eureka' (lemon) 137
Citrus psylla 101
citrus trees 108
clarkias 88, 89
Clematis hybrids 150
Clematis montana 150
clivias 87, 109
clover 62
CMR Beetle 73
coastal gardens 13
cock's combs 101
Codiaeum variegatum 153
codling moth 73, 84, 85,
105
Coleonema album 145
coleus 101, 102, 104
columbines 86, 106
companion planting 119,
115
compost 61
compost heap 61
compost maker 86
contact insecticides 70
container gardening 17,
122
containers 122
Coprosma 100
coral bells 88, 106
coral bushes 100
Cordyline 'Caruba Black'
153
Cordyline australis 138
Cordyline brownii 138
cornflowers 86, 88, 101,
102
cosmos 101, 102
Cosmos bipinnatus 149
cotoneasters 100
creeping thyme 62
crickets 74
crinums 87, 109
Crocosmia hybrids 146
crotons 100
cucumbers 84, 118, 89, 91,
99, 100, 101, 102, 103,
104, 105, 109
Cunonia capensis 137
cup flowers 106
Cuphea 'Lemon and Ice'
145
Cuphea 'Lemon Squash'
145
Cussonia paniculata 138
Cussonia spicata 137
cutworm 69, 73
Cyathea australis 138
Cycas revoluta 138
cyclamen 86, 153
Cymbidium 153
cypress aphid 74, 86, 88,
95, 100
Cyrtanthus elatus 141
Cyrtanthus lilies 100
D
daffodil 107
dahlias 87, 95, 100, 106,
109
daisy bushes 104
day lilies 98, 100
delphiniums 95
dendrobium orchids 89
Dianthus 86, 88, 95, 101,
102, 106
Dianthus barbatus 149
Dias cotinifolia 137
Diascia hybrids 146
Dichondra repens 142
Dicksonia antartica 138
Dietes grandiflora 146
Digitalis purpurea 149
Dombeya rotundifolia 137
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
87
Dovyalis caffra 137
Dracaenea draco 138
Dracaenea fragrans 153
drainage 24
drip irrigation 37
dryland gardens 17
Duranta erecta 'Sheena's
Gold' 145
Duranta stenostachya
'Sheena's Mini Gold' 145
Dusty Miller 106
Duvernoia adhatodoides
145
dwarf beans 84, 85, 87, 91,
101, 101, 102, 104, 105,
107, 108, 109
dwarf spinach 91, 95, 97,
101, 103, 105
Dymondia margaretae 142
E
Echeveria elegans 142
eelworm 74
eggplant/brinjals 118
Elegia capensis 138
Encephalartos horridus 138
Encephalartos lehmanii 138
Encephalartos natalensis
138
Encephalartos transveno-
sus 138
endives 90
English daisies 106
ericas 91
Erigeron karvinskianus 142
Erysimum x kewensis 146
escallonias 100
Eschscholzia californica
149
Eucharis amazonica 153
Eucharis lilies 100
Eucomis autumnalis 141
Eucomis lillies 100
euonymus 100
F
Felicia amelloides 'Out of
the Blue' 146
ferns 153
feverfew 101
Ficus benjamina 153
Ficus lyrata 153
Ficus pumila 150
fire bushes 100
fish 53
flame lilies 101
flood irrigation 37
flower beetle 74
food gardens 112
forget-me-nots 86
formal gardens 10
forsythias 100
foxgloves 86, 88, 95, 106
Freesia hybrids 141
freesias 88, 95
fruit fly 69, 74, 84, 85, 103,
105
fuchias 86
Fuchsia 'Shadowdancer'
145
fuchsias 84, 88, 100, 102,
108
fungicides 66
fynbos 91
G
Gaillardia 88
galtonia lillies 100
garden enclosure 28
garden furniture 38
garden paths 31
garden pests 66
garden tools 58
Gardenia 'Impulse' 145
Gardenia augusta 145
gardenias 84, 90
garlic 69, 89, 90, 91, 95,
101
garlic spray 68
Gaura lindheimeri 'So
White' 146
Gazania varieties 142
gazanias 95, 106
Gelsemium sempervirens
150
Geranium incanum 142
geraniums 86, 88, 102
Gerbera 'Moulin Rouge'
146
Gerbera 'Starlight Express'
146
gladiolus 86, 88, 100
Gladiolus hybrids 141
Glechoma hederacea 62
globe 99
Gloriosa daisies 101
Gloriosa lillies 102
goldenrod 88
granadillas 95, 99, 101
grapes 84
grasshoppers 77
gravel 34
ground ivy 62
growing herbs indoors 115
growing vegetables 115
guavas 105
H
Halleria lucida 137
hardwood cuttings 90
harvester termites 77
helichrysums 95
heliconias 105
heliotropes 86, 106
Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella'
146
Hemerocallis 'Stella Su-
preme' 146
herbicides 66
herbs in container 112
Heteropyxis natalensis 137
Heuchera sanguinea 88
hibiscus 10, 84, 89, 98
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 145
Hippeastrum 'Pink Fla-
mingo' 141
Hippeastrum hybrids 141
hollyhocks 88, 101, 106
honey marguerites 100
honeysuckles 98
Hosta 146, 87
how to apply pesticides 66
Hoya 153
hyacinths 88
hydrangea 98
Hydrangea macrocephala
145, 153
Hydrangea quercifolia 145
hydrangeas 85, 86, 86, 89,
99, 99, 100, 102, 106,
107, 108
hypericums 98
Hypoestes 100
Hypoestis aristata 145
I
Iberis sempervirens 146
Iceland poppies 85, 87,
87, 89
impatiens 84, 102, 106
Impatiens 'Infinity' 146
Impatiens walleriana 149
Impatiens x New Guinea
hybrids 153
indigenous gardens 10
inorganic mulches 62
insecticides 66
Invaders 80
Iris hybrids146, 141
irises 84, 88, 89, 98, 102,
106
Irrigation 37
ivy-leaved geraniums 102
Ixia hybrids 141
ixias 88, 95
J
Japanese anemones 88
Japanese-style gardens 13
Jasminum multipartitum
150
Jasminum polyanthum 150
Jerusalem artichokes 96,
99, 101, 103, 105
Juncus krausii 146
K
kingfisher daisies 88, 89
Kirkia wilmsii 137
Kniphofia spp. 146
kohlrabi 89, 90, 91, 95, 100,
101, 109
lachenalia 86, 86
L
Lamium maculatum 'Bea-
con silver' 142
larkspurs 87, 88, 89
Lathyrus odoratus 149
laurels 100
lavenders 98
lawn caterpillars 77
lawns 85
leeks 85, 87, 88, 89, 90,
91, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101,
102, 104
lemon tree 88
lemon-scented verbenas 98
Leonotus 100
lettuce 84, 85, 87, 88, 89,
90, 91, 95, 96, 99, 100,
101, 102, 103, 104, 105,
107, 108, 109, 118
leucadendrons 91
leucospermums 91
liatris 101
lighting design 41
Lilium longiflorum 141
liliums 94, 98, 100
lily borer 77
linaria 89
Liriope muscari 'Evergreen
Giant' 146
litchi 85, 87, 101, 103, 105,
109
Livingstone daisies 87, 88,
89, 97
Lobelia cardinals 88
Lobelia erinus 149
lobelias 101, 102
Lobularia maritima 149
Loxostylis alata 137
lupins 87, 88, 101, 106
Lysimachia congestoflora
'Outback Sunset' 142
Lysimachia nummularia
'Aurea' 142
M
macadamias 87
Magnolia 'Little Gem' 137
magnolias 96, 97, 99
mahonias 100
Malus floribunda 137
Mandevilla hybrids 150
mangoes 85, 89, 99, 101,
103, 105
marguerite daisies 86, 88
marigolds 84, 89, 89, 102,
105, 106
meadow rue 106
mealy bug 69, 77
melons 99, 101, 102, 103,
104, 105, 107
Mentha requinii 142
mesembryanthemums 95
Mexican fire bushes 101
mexican oranges 98
Michaelmas daisies 86, 88,
106
mildew 69, 84
mites 69
montbretias 100
mulch 62
muscari 88
myrtles 98
N
Namaqualand daisies 88,
95, 97, 90
narcissus 88
Narcissus hybrids 141
nasturtium spray 68
nasturtiums 86, 88, 89,
101,102
natural insecticide 69
nectarines 84, 85, 102,
103, 107
neighbours 25
nematodes 74
Nemesia strumosa x hy-
brids 149
nemesias 88, 89
Nerine bowdenii 141
Nerine filifolia 141
nerine bulbs 108
nerines 87, 100, 109
nicotianas 101, 102
non-residual pesticides 68
Nuxia floribunda 137
O
O/ea africana 137
Oncidium 153
onions 87, 88, 89, 90, 95,
96, 99, 100, 102, 104, 118
Ophiopogon jaburan 'Vit-
tatus' 142
Ophiopogon japonicus
'Kyoto Dwarf' 142
orchids 85
organic alternatives to pest-
icides 68
organic mulches 62
oriental poppies 88, 106
P
Pachypodium lamerii 138
Palissades 28
Pandorea 28
Pandorea jasminoides
'Lady Di' 150
pansies 85, 87, 87, 88
Papaver nudicaule 149
pawpaws 87, 89, 95, 101,
103
Parahebe catarractae 146
parsley 62, 84, 85, 87, 88,
90, 91, 95, 96, 99, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 107,
109, 118
parsnips 85, 87, 88, 89, 90,
91, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105
paving 31
peaches 84, 85, 102, 103,
104, 105, 107
pears 84, 85
peas 85, 88, 90, 91, 95, 96,
97, 99, 100, 101, 118
peat moss 25
pecans 87
Pelargonium peltatum 142
pelargoniums 86
penstemons 88, 106
pentas 98
peonies 88, 98
peppers 85, 89, 91, 99,
100, 101, 102, 103, 105
perennial salvias 88
pergolas 38
Peruvian daffodils 100
pesticides 66
Petunia hybrids 149
petunias 86, 101, 102
Phalaenopsis 153
Philondendron 153
Philondendron 'Xanadu'
145, 138
phlox 84, 86
Phlox 'White Snow' 146
Phoenix roebelinii 138
Phormium tenax varieties
138
pincushion flowers 101, 91
pineapples 87, 101
Pittosporum viridiflorum 137
plantain lilies 100
plants for your pond 50
plectranthus 98, 104
Plectranthus zuluensis 142
plumbago 94
plums 84, 85, 102, 103, 104
poinsettias 100
polka dot plants 106
polyanthus 106
pond 49
portulacas 84, 86, 101, 105,
106
powdery mildew 69, 104
Pride of India 100
primroses 106
Primula malacoides 149,
106
primulas 85
proteas 91
Prunus serrulata 137
psylla 78
pumpkins 85, 89, 91, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 107
Q
Quassia amara 69
quinces 84, 85, 105
R
radishes 84, 87, 118, 88,
89, 90, 91, 95, 96, 99,
100, 101, 102, 103, 103,
104, 105, 107
rambling roses 107
ranunculus 88, 95
ranunculus hybrids 141
red spider mite 68, 69, 78
rhododendrons 25, 88, 90,
95, 96, 97, 99
rhubarb 96
root systems 25
rosemary 96
roses 69, 85, 86, 134, 88,
90
Rothmania capensis 137
rudbeckia 88
runner beans 85, 87, 89,
91, 101, 104, 105, 107,
108
rust 69
S
sacred bamboos 100
Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
142
Salix mucronata 137
Salvia farinacea 'Queen
Victoria' 146
Salvia splendens 149
salvias 86, 98, 106
Scabiosa africana 146
scabious 106
Scaevola aemula 'Purple
Fanfare' 142
scale 68, 78
scarlet salvias 101
Schefflera 153
schizanthus 87, 89, 95
sea lavender 106
Senecio tamoides 150
Serissa 100
shasta daisies 88, 106
Shirley poppies 101
slugs 109
snail bait 85
snails 109, 78
snapdragons 88
snow-in-summer 106
Solidago 88
soy bean 69
sparaxis 88, 95
Sparaxis hybrids 141
Spathiphyllum 153
spider lilies 100
spinach 84, 87, 96, 99, 100,
103, 104, 107, 118
spring onions 62
squash 84, 100, 103, 104
stag horn ferns 85
Standard Callistemon en-
deavour 137
Standard Gardenia augusta
137
Standard Hibiscus 137
Standard Lauris nobilis 137
Standard Melaleuca 137
Standard Virbinum tinus
'Lucidum' 137
statics 88, 106
Stephanotis floribunda 153
stocks 87
Stokesia laevis 146
storing and disposing of
pesticides 68
strawberries 62, 88, 89, 90
strawflowers 101
Strelitzia juncea 138
Strelitzia nicolai 138
Strelitzia reginae 138
sun roses 106
sunflowers 101
superphosphate 86
Sutera 'Giant Snowflake'
142
Swede turnips 99
sweet pea 88
sweet peas 85, 86, 87, 88,
89, 90, 95, 96, 99, 105,
101, 104, 105, 107
sweet potatoes 109
sweet violets 106
sweet Williams 86, 88
swimming pool 46
Swiss chard 85, 87, 88, 89,
90, 91, 95, 99, 100, 101,
103, 105
Syagrus romanzoffiana 138
systemic insecticides 70
T
Tabebuia chrysotricha 137
Tagetes erecta 149
Tanacetum vulgare 69
tansy 69, 96
tea bushes 100
Tecomaria 28, 94
Thamnocortis insignis 138
thrips 104
Thunbergia alata 150
Thunbergia grandiflora 150
Thymus serpyllum 62
tiger flowers 100
tomatoes 89, 91, 95, 99,100,
101, 103, 104, 105,118
Trachelospermum jasmi-
noides 150
Trachycarpus fortunei 138
treated tulips 94
trellis 28
Trifolium repens 146
tritonias 88
tritonias 95
tropical gardens 10
tuberoses 100
Tulbachia violacea 146
Tulbaghia fragrans 68
Tulipa hybrids 141
turnips 87, 88, 89, 89, 90,
91, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100,
101, 103, 104, 107
U
unsightly structures 25
V
vegetable marrows 85, 89,
91, 95, 99, 100, 101, 103,
104, 105, 107, 108, 109
veltheimia 86
Verbena hybrids 142
verbenas 101
Veronica repens 146
Veronica spicata 146
viburnums 94, 100
views 25
Viola odorata 142
Viola x wittrockiana 149
violas 85, 87
Virgilia oboroides 137
vygies 95
W
Warburgia salutaris 137
water citrus 103
water feature 46
water plants 53
watering plants in contain-
ers 128
water-wise tips 54
Watsonia pillansii 146
weeds 80
white fly 69, 78
wild garlic 68, 100
Wisteria sinensis 150
Wodyetia bifurcata 138
woodland gardens 13
wormwood 69
Y
yarrow 106
Z
Zamiocalcus 153
Zantedeschia aethiopica
146
Zephyranthes lillies 100
zinnias 84, 101, 105, 109
zonal pelargoniums 87