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Excerpt from The Bulb Book by Charles Barnhoorn

The Bulb BookIn the introduction to The Bulb Book: A South African Gardener’s Guide, Charles Barnhoorn writes that South Africa is a wonderful country to grow bulbs in because of its climate, soils and wide range of producers, breeders and collectors.

Barnhoorn explains that The Bulb Book includes all the information needed for a gardener to grow a wide range of bulbs successfully in South Africa and that the book covers all levels of experience. An excerpt from the intro was shared on Namibiana Buchdepot:

South Africa is a wonderful country in which to grow bulbs. We enjoy lots of sunlight and a superb climate ranging through a pleasant selection of sub-tropical (KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumulanga), Mediterannean (Western Cape) and temperate (Gauteng) zones. The soils around most of our homes are good for gardening and, relative to many other countries, we have ample space in which to plant and nurture our bulbs as well as access to water and fertilisers.

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