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14/01/2017

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AA Publishing -  Garden Photographer of the Year
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Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Angel -  Kew - A World of Flowers
Consisting mostly of sections on different plant habitats, with brief history and future of Kew sections, this is a very enjoyable book from an expert plant photographer. 160 pages with 150 mainly large format well reproduced photos. 1993 11 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Angel, Heather -  How to Photograph Flowers
Even if you don’t want to learn about plant photography you’ll enjoy this book with its inspiring photos, and if you do then it will encourage you as well as give you sound guidance. 1998 9 x 7 ¼ 131 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.5), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Angel, Heather -  Kew - A World of Plants
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Archer-Wills, Anthony -  The Water Gardener
A very attractively produced book covering all aspects of the subject, well illustrated with colour photos and many sketches. 192 pages 10 ¼ x 10 ¼ 1993 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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B&T World Seeds -  Catalogues
Consists of the master list, plus the catalogue sub lists for Cacti, Succulents and Vegetables. 1998 11 ½ x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Beckett, Carr & Stevens -  The Contained Garden
A large part of the book is related to the design and uses of containers, and the rest a dictionary of the most suitable plants, mainly illustrated with colour paintings. 8 ¾ x 8 ½ 1992 Frances Lincoln 168 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Art of Nature Photography'Benvie, Niall -  The Art of Nature Photography
Whilst the pace of technology inevitably makes whatever is published in books quickly out of date, the principles of what makes an attractive picture remain the same and this book gives a wide range of guidance to those who wish to improve their results. A wide range of natural history subjects are covered including plants and it is attractively illustrated to show the approaches in practice to inspire you to achieve as good results! 2000 11 x 8 ¼ 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Beutler & Mandell -  Garden to Vase
A guide as to what is suitable to grow for cutting, and how to best display them, from an expert and well illustrated with many colour photos. 2007 10 ¼ x 8 ½ 304 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Borchsenius, Pedersen & Balslev -  Manual to the Palms of Ecuador
After an introduction to the plants, a key is provided to genera and species and the species are described along with uses and distribution. 16 pages of colour photos. 1998 8 x 5 ¾ 217 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Brittain, Julia -  Hillier Plants, People & Places
A compact reference book with over 700 entries giving concise information on over 700 entries. 2006 8 ½ x 5 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fold to back cover (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Britton & Rose -  Studies in Cactaceae - 1
Description of some new species, illustrated with large black and white photos. 9 ¾ x 6 pages 239 – 242 of Contributions from the US National Herbarium 1913
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , An unusual number of stamps, writing, even bar code stickers adorn this item. Otherwise the sort of wear you'd expect for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Buczacki, Stephan -  The Commonsense Gardener
Advice based on the scientific knowledge of a well known expert enables us mere mortals to make an informed decision on all matters gardening. 10 x 8 2004 Frances Lincoln 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Chace, Teri Dunn -  The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers
I’m sure this doesn’t apply to you, but you might have a friend who ….. A whole host of issues which might have passed through your mind, and common sense responses to them. 2012 8 x 6 220 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Charlesworth -  The Opinionated Gardener
The engaging writings of an ex pat Brit who lived in the USA mainly about his view and experience of growing alpines. 1988 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 196 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Chinery -  The Natural History of the Garden
If you want to know about any aspect of natural history that is going on in your garden, then this is the most comprehensive book I know of. Very good. 287 pages plus 24 plates of colour illustrations. 1977 9 ¼ x 5 ¾.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Clarke & Toogood -  The Complete Book of Plant Propagation
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Cohen & Fisher -  The book of Gardening Projects for Kids
Aa impressive compilation of 101 ideas to get children of all ages interested and involved with plants, gardening and wildlife, with good instructions and well illustrated. 2012 9 x 8 264 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Chalk and Limestone Gardening'Coles, Sarah -  Chalk and Limestone Gardening
Those who garden on chalk and limestone know all too well the strengths and limitations of their soils and will find this book by someone who has battled and experimented with the challenges useful for its suggestions and approaches which cover all plants from shrubs and trees through herbaceous to fruit and vegetables. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2005 9 ½ x 7 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (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: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Coombes -  Collingridge Dictionary of Plant Names
A useful dictionary, giving common to Latin (and vice versa) names as well as meanings. 1985 7 ¾ x 5 ¼ 195 pages Latterly also published under the title "A-Z of Plant Names"
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Coombes, Allen -  The A-Z of Plant Names
The latest compilation from this author who has built up information on where plants come from, who discovered them, how they were named for 4000 plants. A reference book, or to browse, or for inspiration for the annual garden society quiz! 2012 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 312 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Courtyard and Patio Plants'Courtier -  Courtyard and Patio Plants
Covers all aspects of this method of growing plants, from planning through containers, suitable plants and cultivation, all in an attractively presented style. 112 pages 2000 Cassell 10 ½ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Digital Plant Photography'Davies, Adrian -  Digital Plant Photography
For those who would like to improve their photography of plants and gardens this book starts with the equipment available, field and studio techniques, processing pictures, advanced techniques and ideas for subjects and projects. Many good size colour photos. 2013 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Photographing Plants and Flowers'Davies, Paul Harcourt -  Photographing Plants and Flowers
A very attractively produced book with many wonderfully reproduced colour photos which will inspire you to try yourself! Even if you’re not in to photography you’ll enjoy the wide range of fabulous pictures all well reproduced. Covers the technical aspects of photography as well as the many locations and subjects for practising it. 160 pages 2002 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Top 100 Star Plants'de Thame -  Top 100 Star Plants
An attractively colour photo illustrated personal selection of her favourite plants, grouped by plant type. 144 pages 2002 11 ¼ x 10 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Macro photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers'Detrick, Alan -  Macro photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers
Photography is a very popular aspect of our hobby, and this book has been written to help produce the best images primarily of plants but also insects and using close up digital photography. Even if you aren’t interested in photography you will still like the colour photos used to illustrate the book! 2008 9 ½ x 9 ¼ 175 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Elliott - Selected by, Charles -  The RHS Treasury of Flowers
This book brings together a very wide selection of poetry and prose about plants and flowers from Shakespeare through Farrer and Bowles to Moore and Roethke, and complemented with an equally wide range of Botanical Illustrations matched to the writing drawn from the RHS library 2006 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Erhardt, Gotz, Bodeker & Seybold, ed Coombes -  The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names
The latest incarnation based on the classic first published in 1927, which has had contributions from a number of people over the years and edited in the English Language version by Allen Coombes. It has entries for more than 20,000 plants with concise information on distribution, cold hardiness, flowering periods, toxicity, synonyms and endangered species status. 2010 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 920 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very minor catch to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Faber -  Aloe Vera
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Farrant -  Colour in Nature
Whilst only two sections of 30 pages are specifically on plants, if you are interested in nature you will find this a fascinating book. 202 pages with over 300 well reproduced colour photos. 1997 12 ½ x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Feldman, Stanley -  Poison Arrows
Relates the story of how the discovery of the dart poison Curare in the 16th Century has led to the development of many anaesthetics and other drugs, and a greater understanding of how the nervous system works. Written by a Professor of Anaesthetics. 2005 8 x 5 ¼ 244 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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FitzGerald & Robson -  Irish Gardens
An account of 20 of Ireland’s most attractive and interesting gardens, well illustrated with many good colour photos and a “3D” plan. 1999 12 x 9 ½ 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Fitzharris, Tim -  Close-Up Photography in Nature
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Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.95), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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Flowerdew, Bob -  No-Work Garden
Covers the whole range of plants and gardening – houseplants through flowers to vegetables – all in his characteristic style of organic and green gardening. 2002 10 ½ x 9 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Flowerdew, Bob -  Going Organic
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'The World of Kew'Fry, Carolyn -  The World of Kew
Based on the TV series “A New Year at Kew”, this book tells us not just what we see on the surface when visiting it but also the work done at Wakehurst with the seedbank and the activities it carries out overseas. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2006 10 x 7 ¾ 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Herbs in Bloom'Gardner, Jo Ann -  Herbs in Bloom
This book tells the authors approach to getting the best of both worlds from herbs, both for their culinary value and decoration. Well illustrated with many colour photos, 80 herbs are covered with detail of use, propagation, history etc. 394 pages 6 ¼ x 9 ¼ Timber Press 1998
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Genders -  Scented Wild Flowers of Britain
After a brief introduction about scent and its aspects, the plants are covered by families. 256 pages plus 32 plates of colour paintings. 1971 9 ¾ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Genders -  Scented Flora of the World
Large introductory section about the nature of scent, followed by a comprehensive A – Z of plants with scented (not just pleasantly!) flowers, leaves or roots. 560 pages plus 24 pages of B+W photos. 1977 9 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Softcover edition lacking the photos, with slight crease to corner of front cover., , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'A Book of Blue Flowers'Geneve, Robert -  A Book of Blue Flowers
Blue is a less common hue in flowers, and this book considers not only what is blueness and how it is affected by environment etc, but also considers it uses in the garden and then goes through an A – Z of the plants giving much information on species, propagation etc. 327 pages 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ Timber Press 2000
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to the cover (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Gillman -  The Truth about Organic Gardening
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Truth about Garden Remedies'Gillman, Jeff -  The Truth about Garden Remedies
In spite of the cover design this is a quality Timber Press book in which a Professional Horticultural Researcher looks at traditional practices and considers the evidence for their effectiveness or otherwise and how to use the best of practises. 2006 9 x 6 212 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £6.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Graham, Martyn -  Hardy Palms and Palm-Like Plants
If you’d like to produce that “Far away look” for your garden then this book will guide you through the practicalities. Choice of plants extends from true Palms through Agaves, Cordylines, Phormiums, Yuccas etc, and all well illustrated. 2002 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 172 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.95), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Grieve -  A Modern Herbal
An A-Z encyclopedia with details of numerous plants and their uses, with a number of sketches. Originally published 1931 – 1976 edition 8 ¼ x 6 912 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , In extremely good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Guinness & Knox -  Garden your way to Health and Fitness
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Cover faults (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Hammer -  The New Topiary
Describes and illustrates the Topiary techniques used by Longwood Gardens in the USA to produce imaginative and striking designs quickly and effectively. 264 pages 1991 Garden Art Press 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)16.00
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View larger image of 'Seed to Seed - The Secret Life of Plants'Harberd, Nicholas -  Seed to Seed - The Secret Life of Plants
Written by a professional biologist with the John Innes institute, this is part diary of his observations on Thale Cress which can be found growing in a Church Yard, which is the “Fruit Fly” of the plant world for experiments involving breeding, and an insight in to how plants develop and their biology as well as how research actually progresses. 2006 8 ½ x 5 ¾ 311 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Harland, Gail -  Photographing Your Garden
Starting by reviewing the equipment suitable for this purpose, the book then moves on to its usage and subject selection. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2003 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 179 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.95), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Hepper -  Kew - Gardens for Science & Pleasure
A well written and illustrated account of all aspects of Kew. 195 pages 1982 11 x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hobbs & McDonald, David -  The Jewel Box Garden
A highly visual approach which gives numerous ideas of details people can use to create impact and interest in their gardens, with 160 good size and quality colour photos. 2004 10 x 10 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight bump to one corner (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Jackson, B Daydon -  A Glossary of Botanic Terms
A conventional A-Z of the terms in use. 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 481 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1960 printing of the fourth edition, Quite a worn dust jacket with a few tears, and general wear to the body of the book., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Jacobsen, W B G -  The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa
A detailed account of the popular plants with introductory sections on their distribution, ecology and plant communities they are found in before giving a key to families and genera which are then described in some detail and illustrated with black and white photos. 1983 11 ½ x 8 ½ 542 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the edge of the dust jacket, and the first 40 pages have had some water staining to a bottom corner - the pages haven't stuck together but there is some discolouring and wrinkling., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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View larger image of 'Botanic Gardens - a Living History'Johnson & Medbury Eds -  Botanic Gardens - a Living History
Starts by looking a the history of Botanic Gardens from the pioneering ones at Pisa and Padua and then how their role has changed along with their scientific role and botanic art, with each section giving details of selected Botanic Gardens – over 90 are covered in all. A wide range of authors contributed to the book. Well illustrated in colour. 2007 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 295 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £40), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'A Master Guide to The Art Of Floral Design'Jong-Stout & Sigur -  A Master Guide to The Art Of Floral Design
A highly visual book showing the results which can be achieved and the techniques to accomplish them. 2002 10 x 10 230 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Jordan -  Fungi
After a brief introduction, this is a tremendous colour photo encyclopaedia - 3 photos per page. 384 pages 1995 11 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2004 softcover edition, same number of pages as first edition, but with some changed photos and revised naming where appropriate., Very slight wear to cover. (RRP £15.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Joyce -  Foliage
Sub titled “Dramatic and subtle leaves for the garden”, this is a personal selection by the author of those plants that he thinks give a wide range of colours and effects, very well illustrated with colour photos. 160 pages 2001 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Joyce, David -  Topiary and the Art of Training Plants
Takes you through the basics of producing your own topiary, and the uses of them, all well illustrated with colour photos and diagrams. 1999 10 ¼ x 10 ¼ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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View larger image of 'Curtis's Botanical Calendar 2013'Kew -  Curtis's Botanical Calendar 2013
12 assorted botanical art reproductions from Kew’s Archive, plus the front cover illustration. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £8), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Kew Magazine -  Kew Magazine
The successor to “Curtis’s Botanic Magazine” each issue give detailed information on selected species and illustrated with the best botanic art available. 9 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls - revised edition'Kingsbury & Dunnett -  Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls - revised edition
Whilst this book does have a section on plants suitable for this purpose, it’s main strengths are the practicalities and artistic approaches to these interesting features, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 ½ x 8 328 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Encephalartos Nubimontanus: A Distinction Between 11 Variants'Klerk -  Encephalartos Nubimontanus: A Distinction Between 11 Variants
An attractively produced book which looks closely at 11 variants of this rare South African cycad, by someone who lives in their natural habitat and has specialised in their propagation. Colour photos show details of the leaves, inflorescence, fruit, seed etc on one page with descriptions on the opposite page. Introductory section covers their habitat, distribution, what is a cycad etc. 2004 12 x 8 57 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Larkcom, Joy -  Grow your own Vegetables
The latest updated edition of this classic, first published in 1976, by the person who has done so much to promote vegetable growing over the years. 2002 7 ¾ x 5 384 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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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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View larger image of 'Gardener Cook'Lloyd, Christopher -  Gardener Cook
A somewhat unusual topic from an author who often has an angle different from most other people, we are taken across the whole range of fruit and vegetables from both the cultivation and culinary aspects. 10 x 7 ½ 1997 Frances Lincoln 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: American imprint identical to the UK edition,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Adventurous Gardener'Lloyd, Christopher -  The Adventurous Gardener
His approach to experimentation and questioning accepted wisdom, written by one of our greatest gardeners. 248 pages plus 8 pages of photos. 1983 8 ¾ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Compact softcover edition,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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Cover: Card
Comments: Unobtrusive yellow remainder mark, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Lloyd, David -  The Colour Book
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Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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View larger image of 'Seeds: The Definitive Guide to Growing, History and Lore'Loewer, Peter -  Seeds: The Definitive Guide to Growing, History and Lore
Takes us through all aspects of seeds from their botany including pollination, heredity, dispersal and germination. Sources of seed, including the less common are also covered, and it finishes with the practical gardener issues of getting them to grow and keeping your own seeds. 1995 9 x 6 228 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2005 printing,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Mabey, Richard -  Weeds
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £15.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Plants for the Future'Malitz -  Plants for the Future
Whilst we have had the benefit of many fine hybrids, there are still many possibilities, especially wide crosses, which might now be possible with the new techniques which are becoming available. The author lets his imagination wander around the tempting possibilities. 224 pages plus 44 pages of colour photos. 1996 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Martin -  Essence of Paradise
Subtitled “Fragrant plants for indoor gardens”, this is a personal account of the fragrances to be enjoyed by month. 218 pages with a number of colour illustrations 1991 9 ¼ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics'Mawer, Simon -  Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics
Recounts the life of Mendel, and how he came to discover the basics of genetics, and follows the story through to the current day knowledge and uses of the technology. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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McIndoe, Andrew -  Living Lawns
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to the cover (RRP £4.99), New
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Moggi & Guignolini -  Simon & Shusters(MacDonald's) Guide to Garden Flowers
After a brief introduction to the botany, cultivation etc of the plants, the main part is descriptions of over 360 very wide ranging species, along with a colour illustration of each. 511 pages 1983 7 ½ x 4 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Nichols -  Down the Garden Path
A modern reprint of the author’s 1932 light-hearted classic about the development of his garden in Huntingdonshire, along with all the human aspects that related to it. Forward by Bryan Connon, Nichols biographer put the book in to context of its time and place. 2005 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 295 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nicholson & Brightman -  The (Oxford) Illustrated Book of Flowerless Plants
Covers a wide range of plants, from seaweeds through fungi, mosses, lichens and ferns to be found in the UK, in the standard “Oxford” series style. Around 95 full page colour composite paintings illustrate the plants, with descriptions on the opposite page. 1966 9 ¾ x 7 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1979 reprint, 1974 reprint in pretty good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Great Botanic Gardens of the World'Oldfield, Sara -  Great Botanic Gardens of the World
Written by someone closely involved with botanic gardens and plant conservation for many years, this book looks at 60 of the worlds gardens, their history and role in conserving our world flora. Well illustrated with many colour photos, many large format. 2007 11 ¾ x 9 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £24.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Mountain Plants of Venezuela:  The Coastal Range:  The Andes and the Tepuis:  Bromeliads'Oliva-Esteve -  Mountain Plants of Venezuela: The Coastal Range: The Andes and the Tepuis: Bromeliads
A large (and heavy!) book this illustrates plants and habitats which we don’t often see in books. Divided in to four sections, coastal range, Andes, Tepuis (Guayana) and slightly puzzlingly Bromeliads and introductory section describes the various regions. Primarily a colour photo album, with good sized well reproduced pictures, there are also descriptions and some other interesting information. Quite a remarkable and different book. 2006 12 ½ x 9 ½ 335 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)125.00
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View larger image of 'Cycads of Vietnam'Osborne, Hill, Nguyen & Ke -  Cycads of Vietnam
An attractively presented book which covers aspects from the geographical area, biology, history etc of the plants in the area before going on to describe each specie along with distribution, history and conservation. Illustrated with many colour photos, botanical sketches and maps. 2007 11 ½ x 8 ½ 116 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Paul & Rees -  The Water Garden
A good basic introduction to designing, installing and planting ornamental pools and natural water features. 1986 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 168 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slightly bumped (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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View larger image of 'The Naming of Names'Pavord, Anna -  The Naming of Names
Traces the development of botanical naming and classification from the earliest days through to 1705 when the fundamentals were established. Written in an engaging style, and illustrated with many contemporary B&W and colour illustrations. 2005 10 x 7 ½ 471 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Pears & Stickland -  RHS Organic Gardening
Originally published in 1995, this updated edition gives the basics on the basics of all aspects of Organic Gardening with many sketches and diagrams. 1999 9 x 6 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slightly damaged copy (RRP £8.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Peel -  Collins Family Garden
Designed to not only make a garden suitable for all the family, but also within the constraints of time etc of family life, this book is full of ideas and information as to how to do it, well illustrated in colour. 128 pages 1999 10 ¾ x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Phan Van Lit & Lew Buller -  Mountains in the Sea - The Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo
Want to try something completely different? Then how about trying these miniature landscapes based on the Vietnamese landscape, often incorporating rock features. Includes information on the scenery of Vietnam and the history of development of this style, along with practical advice and design ideas. 10 ½ x 7 ½ Timber Press 2001 232 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Podlech, Dieter -  Herbs and Healing Plants - Collins Nature Guides
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Cover: Softcover
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Raven, Sarah -  The Bold and Brilliant Garden
With an introduction by Christopher Lloyd, this book admirably shows in words and colour photos the glorious effects that can be achieved from the author’s approach. 11 ¼ x 9 1999 Frances Lincoln 168 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £15.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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Royal Horticultural Society (sponsors) -  European Garden Flora
A monumental work setting out to list and briefly describe all plants known to be in cultivation in Europe. 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , A part set of the first 4 volumes (of 6) in the more rubust original hardback edition. Protected with plastic - the originals has no dust wrapper. Original owners name neatly written in Chinese on title page, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol. 1: Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae; Angiosperms Alismataceae to Iridaceae Contents include Cycadaceae (2 pages), Gnetales (1 p.), Aloineae (17 pp.), other Liliaceae, Agavaceae (19 pp.), Dioscorea (1 p.), , New
Price: £(GBP)80.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol. 2: Juncaceae to Orchidaceae Includes Bromeliaceae (15 pp.), , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Comments: Vol. 3: Casuarinaceae to Aristolochiaceae Includes Aizoaceae (38 pp.), Cactaceae (99 pp.). The latter is contributed by Hunt, Taylor, Leuenberger, and other collaborators, and edited by RBG, Edinburgh, , New
Price: £(GBP)85.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol. 4: Dilleniaceae to Leguminosae Includes Crassulaceae (75 pp.)., , New
Price: £(GBP)98.00
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Sanders -  Garden Foes
No date – 1930’s edition? Character book, first published 1911, with separate sections on Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables illustrated with sketches, B&W photos and quite a few colour illustrations. 7 ¼ x 4 ¾ 368 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Schenk, George -  The Complete Shade Gardener
That this book originally published in 1984 is still in print - albeit in its 2002 updated edition of the 1991 revision – speaks volumes about its quality, added to which Christopher Lloyd gave it a good recommendation. A quarter of the book covers coping with shade whilst the rest covers the plants he recommends. 9 x 7 311 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Segall, Barbara -  Gardens by the Sea
The book starts by looking at 21 impressive seaside gardens around the world before looking at the features often to be found in them and finally at the strategies for successfully growing plants in these environments and detailing 150 of the more interesting plants too be grown there. Extremely well illustrated by photos from Jerry Harpur. 2002 11 ¼ x 9 ¾ 140 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Simmons, John -  Managing the Wet Garden
In gardening as in life, taking a problem and making it in to strength is a useful technique for success. So for anyone with an area which stays wet for most or all of the year, this book provides a large range of options along with the necessary information and encouraging pictures for making it in to an attractive area rather than a headache. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 310 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump and very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Smith -  A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names - Their Meanings and Origins
A classic being the first compact dictionary of botanical terms in general usage. 1997 Dover reprint of the 1963 original under the title “A Gardener’s Book of Plant Names”. 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 408 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £11.5), New
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Smith, Lyman -  Notes on Bromeliaceae 1 - XXX111
Detailed descriptions and keys illustrated with sketches. Reprinted from Phytologia 1953 – 1971 as contributions from the Reed Herbarium no XX 1971 (1983 reprint) 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 666 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight fading/marks to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'The Green Roof Manual'Snodgrass & McIntyre -  The Green Roof Manual
A comprehensive book on the subject which also covers larger projects and geared more for the professional rather than amateur situation. Well illustrated with many colour photos of projects from around the world. 2010 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 295 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear/tear to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Stearn -  Botanical Latin
Whilst inevitably a somewhat technical book, this, THE book on the subject, has much of interest to those who don’t wish to delve too deeply. 1983 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 566 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: In exceptionally good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Sumner, Judith -  The natural History of Medicinal Plants

 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Systematics Association Committee for Descriptive Biological Terminology -  Terminology of Simple Symmetrical Plane Shapes Chart 1a
The title says it all! Reprinted from Taxon 11(5): 145-156 1962 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 11 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight marks and wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Tang, Yang,& Matcharakorn -  Cycads of Thailand
A modest but attractively produced booklet on the plants, with descriptions, colour photos and distribution maps. 1997 8 ½ x 5 ½ 34 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Taylor, Patrick -  Gardens of Britain & Ireland - Eyewitness Companion
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Cover: Plastic
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Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Tenenbaum, Frances -  Gardening at the Shore
Although the author gardens in America she does live in a cooler area and there is much which provides thought for the UK coastal gardener. Suggestions on what to grow, how to grow it and combine plants to provide the necessary protection. 2006 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Thame & McCann -  Gardening with the experts
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Thompson, Peter -  Self-Sustaining Garden
The author, formerly head of the Physiology Department at Kew, takes us through his approach to more successful and easier gardening by trying to align what is grown to the location, and to use techniques which minimise the need for pesticides and improve the soil. Well illustrated with colour photos and sketches. Based on his experiences in the UK and wide travelling around the world looking at how the plants grow. 200710 x 7 ¾ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Trehane, Piers -  Index Hortensis volume 1 Perennials
A guide to the correct naming of garden plants, including families, genera, species, cultivars, synonyms English herb names etc. 1989 8 ½ x 5 504 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Trew -  The Herbal of the Count Palatine
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Tukey -  The Organic Lawn Care Manual
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Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'South African Parasitic Flowering Plants'Visser, Johann -  South African Parasitic Flowering Plants
A fascinating account of these little known plants, organised by family with a good introductory to each and many colour photos of the species. 1981 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 177 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Ward, Bobby -  A contemplation upon flowers - Garden Plants in Myth & Literature
The end product of many years work, a very wide range of plants are covered. 1999 9 x 6 446 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight fold to one page (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Weemaes, Margot -  The Royal Glass-houses at Laeken
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Wolfenden, Joan -  The Year from Yaffles
The follow on from her first successful book “The Glory of the Garden”, in which she chronicles the garden through the year in the same charming style of the first book of her paintings and hand written text. 1987 9 x 7 ¾ 104 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Wrinkle -  Cycads: Their cultivation and propagation
Good basic introduction on the cultivation of these interesting plants written by a nurseryman who grows them, illustrated with colour photos. 11 x 8 ½ no date 23 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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