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12/04/2018

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Goode -  Cycads of Africa
A superb production from the authors 21 years of study of the plants. Each species is described, along with a distribution map, and illustrated with a series of attractive colour paintings by the author showing the whole plant, leaf and cone details etc. 1989 12 x 9 ¼ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Catch and 1/2 inch tear to the back of the dust wrapper. 1993 second impression., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Van Der Walt & Vorster -  Pelargoniums of Southern Africa Vol 1
50 species are illustrated with full page colour reproductions of paintings by Ellaphie Ward Hillhorst, and a description of the plant is given on the opposite page. 119 pages 1977 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second printing 1979, Dust wrapper poor with wear especially to the top front and back with a number of small tears and one 1 inch long, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Cappiello & Shadow -  Dogwoods
Most gardeners will be familiar with dogwoods, but are probably unaware of the wide range that are available today. The author takes us through the various groups and shows what they can provide especially with flowers and colourful barks. Their cultivation needs are covered as well as how best to use them, well illustrated with colour photos. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ½ 224 pages
 
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Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Comments: , Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Kozloff, Eugene -  Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia
A comprehensive account of the plants of the area, with detailed keys and description, and 709 colour photos. A brief introductory section gives information of the Geographic and Geology and other information to use the book. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 512 pages plus 96 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Orchid Species Culture - Dendrobium'Baker & Baker -  Orchid Species Culture - Dendrobium
An encyclopaedia of cultivation information for this popular Genus of Orchids. 1996 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 852 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Penstemons'Nold, Robert -  Penstemons
This is a book primarily on the species of these popular plants, and in addition to the good descriptions covers cultivation, distribution, nomenclature, morphology etc. 1999 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 259 pages plus 12 pages of colour paintings and 36 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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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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Withner -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives - Volume 2 The Laelias
A very readable account of these attractive plants. 154 pages with numerous colour illustrations. 1990 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Dransfield & Beentje -  The Palms of Madagascar
A very attractively produced book which starts by looking at the general factors of them in Madagascar before going through the genera and species with descriptions, distribution maps, sketches and colour photos. 1995 12 x 8 ½ 475 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)125.00
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Grey-Wilson, C -  Impatiens of Africa
A comprehensive survey of the African species of the Genus, with morphology, pollination, ecology and phytogeography covered before going on to describe the species in a systematic revision of the species. Many sketches and 23 colour photos. 1980 11 x 8 235 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust wrapper poor with wear and tears., Second hand book – please see important information
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Heims & Ware -  Heucheras and Heucherellas
To emphasise the range of colours now available for these plants this books starts with the colour plates – around 55 pages of them. In addition to the usual sections on cultivation, uses, pests etc the book includes the people who developed the plants in to the impressive range available today. Extensive list of the best cultivars available. 2005 9 ¼ x 6 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)29.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump and wear to dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Gladiolus in Tropical Africa'Goldblatt -  Gladiolus in Tropical Africa
Describes 82 species, along with much interesting information on Gladioli, from this expert on African bulbs. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 321 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Calochortus - Mariposa Lilies & Their Relatives'Gerritsen & Parsons -  Calochortus - Mariposa Lilies & Their Relatives
These striking and challenging bulbs should become more popular with this attractive account of them, which shows the wide range of forms and colours as well as information on their habitat, classification and cultivation. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2007 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Rogers -  Peonies
A really comprehensive book on the plants, from their history through propagation, cultivation and uses through to recommended cultivars, well illustrated with 143 colout photos. 1995 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 296 pages plus 72 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Slight wear/damage to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
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Withner -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives vol 1 The Cattleyas
A very readable account of these plants. 147 pages with numerous colour illustrations. 1988 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'The Genus Cypripedium'Cribb -  The Genus Cypripedium
A classic book on these popular hardy orchids by a renowned author, which covers their history, morphology, ecology etc as well as their cultivation before going through each of the then recognised species. Well illustrated with 26 full page reproductions of botanic art plates by a number of artists, and 98 colour photos. 1997 9 ¼ 6 301 pages plus 27 pages of colour photos and 26 pages of colour plates.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A new copy of the second printing of the original edition - a surprisingly rare book., , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: A new copy of the second printing of the original edition - a surprisingly rare book., , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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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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Plowes & Drummond -  Wild flowers of Rhodesia
A useful book on the plants of this area, on which there is very little, with a brief introduction followed by 193 plants described with colour photos on the opposite page. 1976 6 ½ x 8 ½ Around 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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Lovegrove -  The Living Deserts of Southern Africa
A general natural history book, covering the Karoos as well as deserts. Plants get a reasonable amount of coverage within the overall context. Comprehensively illustrated with colour photos and diagrams. 224 pages 1993 12 x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
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Hardy & Fabian -  Succulents of the Transvaal
The 56 attractive full page colour paintings by Anita Fabian, which illustrate over 100 species, are accompanied by description and habitat information from David Hardy. 1992 12 x 9 138 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Small mark on the front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Du Plessis & Duncan & Bodley -  Bulbous plants of Southern Africa
Subtitled “A Guide to their Cultivation and Propagation” in addition to the expert advice provided the outstanding feature of the book is the 47 full pages of the most attractive colour botanic art. 1989 13 ½ x 9 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jacket nor slip case, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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Lancaster -  Travels in China
Sub titled "A Plantsman's Paradise" this is the magnificent and much sought after book which chronicles his encounters with both the plants and the people. 1989 11 x 8 ½ 516 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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West -  Field Guide to Aloes of Rhodesia - Bundu series
Descriptions and 32 pages of colour photos. 1974 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition 1992 revised by Kimberley titles "Aloes of Zimbabwe", , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Stewart & Campbell -  Orchids of Kenya
The epiphytic, terrestrial and liane Orchids of Kenya are described, with about 2/3rds of them illustrated by colour photos. Many of the species grow in adjacent countries, and this wider distribution is covered. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa'Smith, Crouch & Figueiredo -  Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa
A chunky field guide style book which explains what is a succulent – which is much wider than UK growers would usually include such as bulbs and other borderline plants. It then considers conservation issues, and the plants’ distribution and their horticultural uses. Key features of each plant family are then given before going on to detail more than 700 species arranged by family with each given an introduction. Species include introduced and garden escapes as well as native plants, with each given a concise description, and inevitably only a small part of all the species can be included in a book of this size so the more interesting and commonly seen are concentrated on. A very large number of colour photos are crammed into the book. 2017 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 464 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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La Croix et al -  Orchids of Malawi
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La Croix et al -  Malawi Orchids: Volume 1: Epiphytic Orchids
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Baker & Baker -  Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea to Pleione
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Puy, Laba et al -  The Leguminosae of Madagascar
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Polhill -  Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar
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Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Dorr -  Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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Strid -  Atlas of the Aegean Flora
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Cover: Hardback
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Osti -  The Book of Tree Peonies
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Kiew, Ruth -  Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia
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Dirr, Michael -  Viburnums
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View larger image of 'Wild Flowers of Namaqualand'le Roux -  Wild Flowers of Namaqualand
That this book has gone in to its fourth edition speaks volumes of its usefulness. It follows the field guide style format of the earlier editions but much chunkier. An introductory section explains the various types of habitats in the area covered, and then goes on to cover the species - - nearly 900 are covered which is a major increase of the original edition - typically two to a page, with a concise description next to a useful sized colour photo. 2015 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 480 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Halda & Haldova -  The Genus Gentiana
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Halda, Josef -  The Genus Daphne
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View larger image of 'Kirstenbosch:  the most beautiful garden in Africa'Huntley, Brian -  Kirstenbosch: the most beautiful garden in Africa
Published to celebrate the centenary of the gardens, the simple title doesn’t convey the exceptionally wide range covered within it. As expected it covers the history of the garden, but also goes on to look at the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Plant Hunters, the National Botanic Institute, conservation through cultivation, education and the future of both this jewel and also the rest of the National Botanic Gardens. All well illustrated with colour photos. 2012 10 ½ x 10 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Restios of the Fynbos'Dorrat-Haaksma & Linder -  Restios of the Fynbos
Expanded and updated edition of the 2000 original, this book starts with their biogeography, ecology, biology, phylogeny and classification and identification guide. The species are then considered in detail – all Cape species are covered plus representatives of genera not present there – illustrated with clear colour photos along with helpful information on how to identify them. 2012 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 212 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Cave & Paddison -  The Gardener's Encyclopaedia of New Zealand Native Plants
A comprehensive book which has nearly 1000 colour photos of the plants, taking up close to half the book, with the rest descriptions and information on uses. 1999 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 320 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
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Millar & Mackay -  Orchids of Papua New Guinea
Described as “a first effort to produce a pictorial and geographical record of some of the orchids” the book is based on Millar’s extensive travelling through the area. Brief introduction to the area before descriptions of 203 species and the areas they grow in and illustrated with 270 colour photos by Roy and Margaret Mackay. 1999 11 ½ x 8 ½ 118 pages
 
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Comments: , Slight bump to corner, wear and fading to dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa'Manning, John -  Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
A chunky field guide style book, which starts with a brief introduction to the regions and floral types and how to identify plant families. The plants are organised by 10 groups which the author defines to help people find the correct plant. The book covers around 1100 species, with compact colour photos on one page – typically 4-9 per page, with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 8¼ x 5 ¾ 487 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.50
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Ogden -  Plant-Driven Design
The authors believe that plants often get too little attention when designing gardens, and put forward the case for their approach which looks at the environment the plants are to grow in before selecting those which will be happy there as well as look well together and make an impressive and pleasing whole. Well illustrated with colour photos to show what their approach can achieve. 2008 11 x 9 ½ 281 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), Second hand book – please see important information
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Liden & Zetterlund -  Corydalis - a Gardener's Guide and a Monograph of the Tuberous Species
Both a monograph and a gardener’s guide, this book looks at the tuberous varieties along with a selection of non tuberous ones with brief sections on their botany, history, cultivation, pests etc The majority of the book is keys, descriptions with distributions along with cultivation information for each section along with 127 colour photos. 1997 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Hilliard & Burtt (illustrations by Auriol Batten) -  Dierama - The Hairbells of Africa
These gracious bulbous plants are fully covered in this large format book, with introductory sections on their uses, history, botany, distribution etc before the 44 recognised species are described, 36 with botanical illustrations by Auriol Batten and the others with photos of dried specimens where live material/photos weren’t available. 1991 12 ½ x 9 ½ 152 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Bump to a corner, and slight faults to the surface covering of the dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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Hilliard & Burt -  Streptocarpus
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