The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has published a new edition of the book Grow Proteas, one of the titles in the widely acclaimed Kirstenbosch Gardening Series.
Grow Proteas is written by Graham Duncan, Neville Brown and Louise Nurrish, along with Robbie Thomas, in an easily readable style perfect for the layman. It is a practical work focusing on the cultivation and propagation of 100 of the most rewarding wild proteas, accompanied by colour photographs.
Information for each species includes notes on wild distribution, height and spread, flowering time, suitability for garden or container cultivation, hardiness ratings and recommended propagation methods.
It is available from the Botanical Society Bookshop at Kirstenbosch, 021 762 1621, www.botsoc-kirstenbosch.org.za.