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10/04/2017

Alpine Plants

Bliss -  Alpine Zone of the Presidential Range
Describes the geology, climate, animals and the growth and community zones before describing some of the more commonly seen plants. Many B&W photos. 1963 9 x 6 68 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Costin, Gray, Totterdell & Wimbush -  Kosciusko Alpine Flora
Detailed chapters on the environment and plant communities start this book, followed by descriptions of the species by family, all well illustrated with 350 colour photos and a number of B&W photos, map etc. 1979 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 408 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Danesch -  Le Monde Fascinant de la Flore Alpine
A substantial book with many good sized and quality colour photos of the plants in their habitat - over 220 pages of them, plus descriptions. A lovely book even if you don’t read French very well (this book may be a translation from German). 1981 11 ½ x 8 ¾ 316 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Eggli, Urs -  A Monographic study of the genus Rosularia
Fine scholarly work dealing with a neglected genus, for both growers and botanists. 37 photos in 5 colour plates, 61 text-figs 1988 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 119 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Evans, Ronald -  Handbook of Cultivated Sedums
The detailed description of many species, with sketches, along with cultivation, habitat and botanical information make this a remarkable study. 1983 7 x 10 345 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very good - No dust wrapper (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Fenaroli, Luigi -  Flora delle Alpi e degli altri monti d'Italia
A brief introductory section precedes the detailed descriptions with many sketches and 44 attractive colour plates of paintings. 1998 9 x 6 ¼ 387 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Foster -  Rock Garden & Alpine Plants
Primarily an account by habitat location and type from around the world providing sound information. 256 pages including 16 pages of colour photos. 1982 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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View larger image of 'Alpine Plants - Ecology for Gardeners'Good & Millward -  Alpine Plants - Ecology for Gardeners
Brings together the various factors which influence the ecology of Alpine plants so that growers might get some insights as to how the plants survive in their natural habitats and thereby giving food for thought on how to successfully grow them in cultivation. Draws on the latest research and knowledge from many academics and expert growers, it presents the information in an easy to read style. Although there is no mention of Cacti some of the information might give food for thought about some of the higher altitude plants which have quite a following these days. 2007 10 x 7 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  Alpines
A good introduction to these plants for those new to them, well illustrated and written by a well known expert. 9 ½ x 8 ¼ 2000 64 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden Plant Primer'Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  The Rock Garden Plant Primer
The author has been closely associate with alpine plans for a great many years from a number of perspectives – editor of Alpine Gardening, academic, plant hunter and grower, and here he share his approach to growing them and suggest what he thinks the most appealing to grow, illustrated with colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hadrava & Miklanek -  The Czech and Slovak Houseleeks - Kaktusy special 1 2007
An attractively produced book on these somewhat neglected plants, giving descriptions, distribution and commentary on the species, well illustrated with colour photos.. English 2007 9 x 6 36 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Ingwersen -  Alpine & Rock Plants
An enjoyable personal account of this well known character of the Alpine Plant world, not only giving advice on how to grow many species based on his long experience, but also recounts some of his travels looking for them. 1983 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 212 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Ingwersen -  Alpine Garden Plants
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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J Armstron Neame -  Meadow and Alpine Flowers of Northern Itlay
An account of a visit to see the plants, illustrated with 16 charming colour plates. 1937 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW and cover somewhat faded., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Jingwei -  Alpine Plants of China
A well produced colour photographic album of nearly 200 plants 134 pages 1982 11 ½ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Kohlhaupt, Paula -  Fleurs des Alpages
120 species are illustrated with a good for its day full page colour photo, with a full page description on then adjacent page. French (possibly a translation from German) 1963 7 ½ x 5 256 pages
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'The Plantfinder's Guide to Early Bulbs'Leeds -  The Plantfinder's Guide to Early Bulbs
A well illustrated account of the bulbs that give us the most welcome signs of spring approaching, written by a well known AGS and RHS personality. 192 pages 2000 10 ½ x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Little, Hilary -  Patagonian Mountain Flower Holidays
For those considering venturing to this remote area this book will provide helpful information on where to go, how to do it and what might be seen. 2014 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 287 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: , Slightly damaged binding resulting in some wrinkling of pages., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Mark & Adams -  New Zealand Alpine Plants
Several hundred plants described and illustrated. 262 pages including 118 plates of colour paintings of the plants. 1973 This is the original hardback edition, with much larger pages and the illustrations also reproduced much larger than the later softcover edition. 11 x 10 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust Wrapper very worn, and torn from top to bottom on spine, yet in spite of this it is almost all there!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Saxifrages'McGregor, Malcolm -  Saxifrages
This is a book for growers of these plants. Based on both seeing the plants in many of their habitats as well as cultivation, the author provides the best overview of the whole genus available. After brief introductory sections on the family taxonomy and habitat they are then covered by section, with information on their distribution, cultivation as well as describing species and many cultivars. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 384 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Nathan -  Atlas des fleurs des Alpes
104 pages of good colour photos, mainly 4 to a page, illustrate the plants, and more detailed descriptions with additional sketches and distribution maps complete the book. French (poosibly translated from German) 1983 11 ¼ X 8 ½ 259 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Philipson & Hearn -  Rock Garden Plants of the Southern Alps
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Pohler -  Wiesenblumen in den Alpen
208 plants are illustrated with a 2/3rd page colour photo, with a brief description underneath. German. 1982 8 ½ x 6 227 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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RHS/DK -  Rock Plants
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Cover: Plastic
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces'Schenk, George -  Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces
The author, a retired nurseryman, shares his experiences of growing plants in all sorts of areas where we don’t usually think of doing so, thereby transforming so many uninteresting areas in to something which is attractive. He has worked with colleagues around the world in varying enviroments doing this and visited them annually to see how they developed and learnt the lessons to be gained and to be built on. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2003 9 ¼ x 7 ½ 190 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Smith & Lowe -  Androsaces
A classic and still the prime source of information on these plants, by two enthusiasts on them. In addition to description of the species accompanied by numerous sketches, there is plenty of cultivation information. 1977 8 ½ x 5 ½ 139 pages including 16 pages of B&W photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1988 printing, In particularily good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Stoker -  Shrubs for the Rock Garden
1934 reprint of the Alpine Garden Society’s Bulletin Volume 1 no 8, looks at the use of shrubs with many species described. 9 x 6 77 pages plus 10 plates of B&W photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden and its Plants'Thomas, Graham Stuart -  The Rock Garden and its Plants
Covers all aspects from Grotto to Alpine house, well illustrated with many B&W and a number of colour plates. Another classic from this renowned horticulturalist. 1989 10 ¾ x 8 266 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Webb & Gornall -  Saxifrages of Europe
An authoritative study of the species with history, descriptions, variation, hybrids, distribution, habitat and cultivation of not just the European Species but also many of the African and American species and even some of the Asian. 62 colour photos as well as some black and white and maps etc. 1989 10 x 7 ½ 307 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Sink & Container Gardening using dwarf hardy plants
Details how to achieve this charming way of growing and displaying plants, showing how to do it, and suggesting many suitable plants for them. 2001 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Alpine Gardening'Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Alpine Gardening
An attractively produced introduction to growing these plants covering the whole picture from what is an alpine, through the many ways to grow them, propagation through to some selections, all well illustrated in colour. 2002 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 149 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.95), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Daphnes - A  Practical Guide for Gardeners'White, Robin -  Daphnes - A Practical Guide for Gardeners
The author has been an enthusiastic grower and nurseryman of these plants and has grown them for more than 30 years, both species and hybridising them. Here he gives the benefit of his knowledge of growing what are often seen as rather difficult plants, covering all aspects from their history, taxonomy, morphology through the individual species/hybrids with their origin and cultivation advice. Written is an easy style, and well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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View larger image of 'Alpines from Mountain to Garden'Wilford, Richard -  Alpines from Mountain to Garden
Chronicles the plant hunters who provided the marvellous range of plants now available for us to grow, and how the early growers of them found ways to make the plants grow well in cultivation. Organised by 8 geographical regions from which the plants came, and looks more closely at some of the more interesting plants. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2010 11 ½ x 9 ½ 244 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £29), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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