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01/12/2018

Alpine Plants

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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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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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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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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Halda & Haldova -  The Genus Gentiana
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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Halda, Josef -  The Genus Daphne
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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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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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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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 188 plates of colour paintings of the plants. 1973 8 ½ x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1995 revised edition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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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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Mitchell, P J -  The Sempervivum & Jovibarba Handbook
A useful book on these somewhat neglected plants which after the usual introductory sections are followed by suggested species which were grown in the UK at the time of writing with descriptions, cultivation comments and a number of pasted in colour photos. 1973 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 44 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nicholls -  Alpine Plants of North America
The author is a long time and well known UK nurseryman, who has also travelled extensively in the USA looking for those plants which will appeal and do well in the UK. This book gives an idea of the habitats these plants come from along with an A-Z Encyclopedia of the plants with description and cultivation advice, well illustrated with many colour photos.. 2002 10.5 x 7.5 344 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £35), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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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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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 '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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