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Roses For Your Valentine

As Valentines Day creeps closer, many a man is at a loss on what to get his love for a present. Chocolates and flowers are always a good choice, but how about a gift that will last for years? If your loved one is a rose enthusiast, then this might be the perfect gift. had this to say about this book:

“Veld, Vlei & Rose Gardens” is a collection of over 40 rose gardens in South Africa and features Collectors Gardens, Country and Town Gardens. Each garden has been allocated a chapter that was written by the owners, hence each chapter has a unique writing style!



Christopher Grieg’s formal rose garden on the stately Beechwood property in Hyde Park lies in a beautiful sunken garden 2m below the rest of the garden. Divided into twelve beds lined with clipped buxus, the garden is filled with roses in pastel shades.

Grieg’s favourite roses include Garden and Home, Spiced Coffee, Penguin, Greensleeves, Brümilda van Rensburg, Table Mountain, Professor Piet Hoek and Roberto Cupucci. Terracotta pots around the garden contain Johannesburg Garden Club, My Granny and Granny Dearest.

What tips can Grieg offer to gardeners? “As an avid nature conservationist, I am strongly against any form of insecticide… The birds eat the insects and so the delicate ecological balance is maintained.”

Get your copy at for only R295.00.

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One Response to Roses For Your Valentine

  1. Jerald Janke July 30th, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thanks However I’m experiencing difficulty with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss drawback? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

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