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14/01/2017

G-house - H Hardy

“Exotic and Greenhouse Gardening” magazine -  Exotics are easy
A reprint of a number of articles from “Exotic and Greenhouse Gardening” magazine, which covers a wide range of exotic looking plants both indoors and outside, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2001 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 122 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Altman, Boy -  Indoor Ferns
Show how to make the most of these distinctive plants in the house, and illustrates what many of the more available species look like with colour photos. 1998 11 x 8 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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American hibiscus Society -  The Tropical Hibiscus Handbook
All you need to know about these flamboyant flowers, from their history through cultivation and use to breeding and propagation. In addition to black and white and colour photos and sketches throughout the book, a 16 page section illustrates 192 cultivars in colour. 2003 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 120 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Baggett, Pam -  Tropicalismo
100 tropical plants suitable for cultivation are selected and illustrated with a full page colour photo with description, cultivation and comments on the opposite page. 2008 6 ¼ x 7 208 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Beckett -  RHS Encyclopaedia of House Plants
One of the most useful guides to these plants. 492 pages with many colour illustrations. 1987 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'A Codiaeum encyclopedia: Crotons of the world'Brown, Frank -  A Codiaeum encyclopedia: Crotons of the world
Primarily an attractive colour encyclopedia of the plants, the photos are supplemented with chapters on their origin and history, hybridization, uses, propagation, cultivation, variation etc. 1995 12 x 8 ½ 136 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Clements -  African Violets
A well written and illustrated book by the person who has done so much to popularise these plants in Britain. 192 pages including 16 pages of colour photos. 8 ½ x 5 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)7.00
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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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View larger image of 'The Gardener's Guide to growing Cannas'Cooke -  The Gardener's Guide to growing Cannas
Covers all aspects of the plants and their uses, well illustrated with colour photos, and written by the person who has done so much to popularise them. 160 pages 2001 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Dakers -  Greenhouse Plants in Colour
The illustrations are appealing, and the text quite informative. 128 pages including 32 pages of colour paintings of the plants. 1962 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Davidson -  Illustrated Directory of House Plants
The book on houseplants produced to “Salamander’s” style, well illustrated and produced. 12 x 8 ¾ 320 pages 1990 printing of 1983 edition.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Davidson & Innes & Bilton -  Exotic Houseplants
Mainly a colour encyclopaedia with information on each selected plant, plus general information on cultivation etc. 159 pages with numerous colour photos throughout. 1984 11 x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance'Dimmitt, Joseph & Palzkill -  Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance
A welcome book on these increasingly popular flowering and architectural plants. Although it isn’t a formal revision of the genus, the authors take a splitters view of the species and each is described with habitat, cultivation and flower detail. A large part – about 1/3rd – is devoted to the current hybrids and there are quite long chapters on culture and propagation. Written by three enthusiasts who have good experience of growing the plants, the book is well illustrated with 490 colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Eggenberger -  Oleanders
The authors have spent much time in a number of places in the tropics and have built a wide understanding of the plants growing there, and in this books give a very detailed account of the cultivation and types of Oleanders available and how to get the best results from them. Illustrated with colour photos. 1996 8 ½ x 5 ½ 156 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight bump/wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Francko, David -  Palms Won't Grow Here and other Myths
The author is a professor of botany, and gives the known information on how plants tolerate cold, and how microclimates and other approaches can aid the survival of plants outside their native ranges. A wide range of plants are suggested for the more adventurous gardener. 2003 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 267 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Giles, Will -  Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates
Want to grow exotic looking plants in cooler climates? Then this book by a UK proponent of this type of cultivation provides a very wide range plants suitable to achieve these results. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 440 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Small tear and some wear to the dust jacket (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)21.00
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View larger image of 'Huanduj: The Genus Brugmansia'Hay, Gottschalk &Holguin -  Huanduj: The Genus Brugmansia
A marvellous substantial book on these impressive and exotic looking plants which goes through all you would to know about the plants from Botany, Sacrament and Medicine, Poison, Taxonomy, Natural History, Cultivation, Propagation, Diseases and Pests, Hybridising and Cultivars. Well illustrate with many colour photos. 2012 11 ½ x 9 ¼ 424 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £68), New
Price: £(GBP)58.50
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Herwig -  Hamlyn Encyclopedia of House Plants
Primarily a well illustrated A - Z of houseplants, along with cultural information etc. 288 pages 1984 12 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Lawton, Barbara -  Hibiscus
The book covers both the tender exotic varieties as well as the hardier shrubby forms, and provides all the information for their selection and cultivation. Forty nine colour illustrations and a number of B&W sketches whet the appetite for the plants, and the author has been editor and manager of publications for the Missouri Botanical Gardens. 2004 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 160 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very minor wear to the dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Nijhuis -  1001 Container Plants
This is primarily a picture book illustrating with colour photos plants suitable for containers in the house, patio or conservatory. Brief cultivation information. 143 pages. 2001 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Oliva-Esteva, Francisco -  Garden Plants of the Tropics (Venezuela)
A large number of plants commonly found in cultivation in Veneuezla are detailed, some with a full page, others with a double page. Many colour photos all of a good size including full page. 1987 10 ½ x 9 ¼ 430 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Pedley -  Coleus
A good account of these attractive plants, illustrated with 16 pages of colour photos. 1974 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 116 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Phelan, Joan -  The Successful Conservatory and Growing Exotic Plants
This book, based on practical experience, goes much further than just suggesting which plants to grow, but also goes in to the practical aspects of designing a suitable structure, and how to lay it out aesthetically. 2002 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 154 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)11.00
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Phillips and Rix -  Conservatory and Indoor Plants vol 1
Profusely illustrated with colour photos. The first volume about a wide range of these interesting plants in their classic series. 286 pages 1997 11 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Phillips and Rix -  Conservatory and Indoor Plants vol 2
Profusely illustrated with colour photos. The second volume about a wide range of these interesting plants in their classic series. 319 pages 1997 11 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Brugmansia and Datura'Preissel -  Brugmansia and Datura
The only English book on the subject, this is a very well accomplished translation from the German original. Comprehensively covers cultivation, classification and the species, well illustrated with 100 colour photos. 144 pages 2002 10 x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.95), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Rauch & Weissich -  Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide
Over 700 plants are covered, with descriptions plus one or in some cases 2 colour photos where fruit or other aspects deserve to be shown separately. 2000 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 139 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some wear to the book., New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Riffle -  The Tropical Look
Sub titled “An encyclopaedia of landscape plants for worldwide use”, it is primarily an A – Z of visually attractive plants for warmer climes – and to dream about! 428 pages plus 409 colour photographs. 1998 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £32), New
Price: £(GBP)24.00
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Riffle, Robert -  Timber Press Pocket Guide to Palms
.An attractive book in which an international authority on Palms distils the key issues on growing and using them in the garden, and the best species to use, well illustrated with colour photos. 2008 8 ½ x 6 237pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants - The definitive practical guide'Rix -  Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants - The definitive practical guide
For those who garden abroad, or in the more favourable parts of the UK, this guide helps to suggest plants for consideration in these warmer and sometimes drier climes – or maybe for those planning ahead for UK climate change! Also useful as an identification guide to plants seen abroad. Written in association with Kew, and very well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slightly bumped and damaged dust wrapper (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Coleus'Rogers & Hartlage -  Coleus
In these gloomy times perhaps we might consider growing some of the colourful and easygoing plants which use to be fashionable, and Coleus comes in to that category. This book is written by an enthusiast for the plants, and conveys it in this book with what you’d need to know about the plants, how to grow and suggestions for their use, with many varieties described and illustrated in colour. 2008 9 ¼ x 8 ¼ 228 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Rohwer, Jens -  Tropical Plants of the World
An attractive and handy sized book for taking around when visiting areas with these sumptuous plants, or just enjoying them when at home. The very good colour photos are on one page (mainly 2 or 3 per page but sometimes 4) with the text on the opposite page. 2002 7 ¾ x 5 287 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Roth & Schrader -  Hot Plants for Cool Climates
Packed with lots of suggestions of plants, both familiar and less commonly grown, and techniques as to how to get that tropical effect in temperate climates, with colour photos to tempt you. 2000 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 228 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear to the cover (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Schloss ed -  The Hibiscus Handbook
All you need to know about these flamboyant flowers, from their history through cultivation and use to breeding and propagation. In addition to black and white and colour photos and sketches throughout the book, a 14 page section illustrates 126 cultivars in colour. 1990 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear from storage, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Subtropical Plants'Sparrow & Hanly -  Subtropical Plants
With 200 colour photos, this is a useful guide to the plants that can be seen in warmer climes, and how to grow them, which can be useful for protected cultivation in the UK. 2002 9 ¾ x 7 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Swithinbank -  Conservatory Gardener
More a colour dictionary than her handbook, covering a wide range of the usual and unusual. 192 pages with numerous colour photographs. 1993 10 ¼ x 10 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Taylor -  The Milder Garden
A book for those who would like to be more adventurous in the range of plants that they grow. 273 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos. 1990 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Taylor -  Weather in the Garden
A unique book, looking at the climates plants grow in around the world, and how we can understand how to use the microclimates within our gardens to try to successfully grow some of the more challenging plants. 376 pages 1996 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Passion Flowers'Vanderplank -  Passion Flowers
THE book about these plants, which will tell you all you want to know about them. 224 pages with 120 colour illustrations. Second edition 1996 11 x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Third edition with very minor amendments,  (RRP £18.95), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Warren -  Tropical Garden Plants
A wide range of plants are described along with cultivation comments with many colour photos quite a number of which are larger format than usual. 1997 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ 240 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'The Genus Hoya'Wennstrom & Stenman -  The Genus Hoya
A good overall book on these attractive and little known plants apart from a few common species. Brief introductory sections cover their taxonomy, habitat, morphology, pollination, cultivation and propagation. The main part of the book covers 118 of the species and a few cultivars with brief description and habitat along with comments and advice on how easy each is to grow and flower. Each specie is also illustrated with two colour photos showing the leaves and flowers. 2008 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 144 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Whistler -  Tropical Ornamentals
Covers more than 400 species that are commonly seen in the tropics, and not only describes and illustrates them with a colour photo but also covers cultivation and propagation. 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ Timber Press 2000 542 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £40), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Zachos, Ellen -  Tempting Tropicals - 175 irresistable Indoor Plants
Covers a wide range of plants, from the well known to many lesser grown, which she believes provides the best for indoor decoration, along with how to look after and where to place them. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2005 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 328 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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