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My Gardening Notebook

Due to popular demand, after selling out last year, the Constantia Valley Garden Club have updated, expanded and reprinted their ‘My gardening notebook – for Western Cape gardeners’, which was produced to celebrate the Club’s 30th anniversary last year.It is an interactive, monthly notebook for gardeners in the Western Cape filled with the tips, hints and garden know-how gleaned by their members over the years.

There are 8 pages dedicated to each of the 12 months. Each month has a colour page showing ‘what you can plant for colour’, two pages of quick tips and lists of tasks of ‘what to do and plant’ in the ‘flower’ garden, one for the ‘kitchen’ garden which is followed by a page of in season fruit and vegetable recipes. In between pages have been left blank for you to record reminders, successes and failures, plant list, tips from friends etc. At the end are reference pages crammed with information on rose and fuchsia growing, feeding your garden, planting by the moon, worthwhile websites and and an illustrated section on coping with pests. Charts of what vegetables to plant when and companion planting and an Index have been added making up over 150 pages.

At R100.00 (plus postage unless you can collect from Constantia) this also makes a wonderful gift , especially for young gardeners. Proceeds go to food gardens like Abalimi and SEED in Cape Town.

Contact Elaine 021 7156620 or Marianne 021 7156005.