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View larger image of 'Armitage's Garden Annuals'Armitage, Allan -  Armitage's Garden Annuals
The knowledgeable author has selected the annuals which he considers the best for gardens, and gives his own style of commentary of them in an A-Z colour Encyclopedia. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 368 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £35), 
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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View larger image of 'Starting Out with Native Plants'Bedoyere, Charlotte -  Starting Out with Native Plants
First considers how to best grow these plants before going through the main candidates, all well illustrated with colour photos. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 128 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Church, Glyn -  Trees and Shrubs for Flowers
104 genera are covered detailing 425 species and cultivars, all well illustrated with 250 colour photos, show the wide range of visual displays available. 2002 11 ½ x 9 ¼ 159 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to cover,  (RRP £14.95), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Cohen & Benner -  The Nonstop Garden
Lots of suggestions of what to grow to get year round interest in your garden well illustrated with colour photos. 248 pages 2010
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Conder, Susan -  Variegated Plants
After an introduction to their background and usage, the plants are then considered by type(perennials, grasses etc), all well illustrated with colour photos. 1994 Timber Press 9 ¾ x 10 191 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cooke -  Plantfinder's Guide to Tender Perennials
A definitive book on the subject written by a person well experienced in the types of plants (and a founder of the Half Hardy Group), and in addition to the A-Z of the plants around which it is arranged, there are also planting schemes for different locations and effects, as well as propagation and cultivation. 192 pages 1998 10 ½ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cooke, Ian -  Grasses and Bamboos
A practical guide with the emphasis on using these plants with others to make a harmonious vista, and all the basics are covered as well. Well illustrated in colour and written by a well known UK horticulturalist and nurseryman. 2005 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 96 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear to the dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Dirr, Michael -  Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs - An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Written by a well known American Horticulture expert, this book is primarily a marvellously illustrated volume of a very wide range of plants, both familiar and the less usual and also gives the basic information on cultivation and uses. 1997 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 493 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £52.5), New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Fischer & Bloom -  Perennial Companions
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Gardener's World -  Flower of the Moment
From the Gardener’s World team, this is a month by month guide to the best 100 flowers, each illustrated with a good size and quality colour photo along with plenty of information on each. 144 pages 2001 BBC 11 ¼ x 10 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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Gossler, Roger, Eric & Marjory -  The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs
More than 350 shrubs are recommended by this family run nursery, including both familiar and less so, well described and illustrated with good sized colour photos. 2009 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 204 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hoblyn & O'Hara -  Green Flowers
A wide range of flowers from the subtlest of hues to quite vibrant are illustrated with a full page colour photos, with descriptions, cultivation and suggested uses on the opposite page. 2009 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 183 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hudak, Joseph -  Gardening with Perennials Month by Month
The second revised and expanded edition of this book takes a month by month approach from March through to September to the plants he recommends. The author is a well known US landscape architect and horticulturist. 10 ½ x 7 ½ Timber Press 1993 327 pages plus 108 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Hardy Herbaceous Perennials'Jelitto & Schacht -  Hardy Herbaceous Perennials
The two volume third edition English translation from THE name in hardy plant development and promotion. Well illustrated with 690 colour photos and 352 B&W, more than 800 genera are covered describing 4,200 species and 3.600 cultivars. Wonderful books, and each volume of a weight to make their use comfortable! 721 pages 1990 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £90), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Mackenzie, David -  Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers
Describes over 100 plants with 320 colour photos, this is a useful compact guide to suitable plants, written by a nurseryman. 2006 8 ½ x 6 240 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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MacKenzie, David -  Perennial Ground Covers
Some ground cover plants have become over familiar from their widespread use whilst many others have been overlooked. This book from a nurseryman who specialises in them gives good guidance on the types of plants which could be used and the various ways, and follows up with an A-Z of his recommended plants. 1997. 11 x 8 ½ 379 pages plus 72 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Martin, Tovah -  Heirloom Flowers
Gives the background to the old varieties that have been grown, and gives details of over 100 of them, well illustrated with colour photos. 1999 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.5), New
Price: £(GBP)7.00
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Rix & Phillips -  Perennials
A combined edition of their work originally published in two volumes. 476 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Garden Guides'Rosenfeld, Richard -  Garden Guides
A series of books which are primarily well illustrated colour photo guides, as Dorling Kindersley always do so well, which provide concise information on the selected plants and exceptional value. 2003 /4 6 ½ x 5 ¼ 320 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Annuals & Biennials,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Garden trees,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Perennials,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Shrubs & Climbers,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Stuart, David -  Gardening with Antique Plants
A beautifully produced book covering many of the older varieties that can still be beneficially used in modern day gardens, with very good colour photos. 1997 11 x 9 ½ 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Taylor, Jane -  Special Plants
The personal selection from this well known author, categorised by habit, and all very well illustrated. 9 ¾ x 10 ¼ 1998 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Turner, Roger -  Tall Perennials
Want to make more impact with your herbaceous plants? Then this book will provide you with many ideas on what to grow and how to use it. Designing suggestions and cultivation advice are given before describing many plants by type and time of flowering, with many colour photos. 2009 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 260 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Hillier Gardener's Guides'Various -  Hillier Gardener's Guides
A series of attractively produced books, with sound information from some notable authors and plenty of good photos. 9 ¾ x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Plants for Small Spaces by Clive Lane - 192 pages 2005,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Wharton, Hine & Justice -  The Jade Garden - New & notable plants from Asia
Written by three staff members of the British Columbia Botanic Garden staff, this is based on the extensive plant exploration by one of them and the experience of growing these plants in the gardens. Divided up in to perennial, shrubs and trees sections, each written by on author, it details a wide range of lesser known but garden worthy plants from this plant rich area of the world, well illustrated with 218 colour photos. Each author 2005 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 228 pages plus 36 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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