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View larger image of 'Huntleyas and Related Orchids'Harding, Patricia -  Huntleyas and Related Orchids
The first book to treat these attractive plants in such detail, it provides the grower with all the information they need to select which plants to grow – aided by 48 pages of colour photos - and how to grow them. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 260 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Wild Cactus'Huey & Houk -  Wild Cactus
Covers N American Cacti natural history, ethnobotany, discovery and human impact. 127 pages with many well produced colour photos, often full page. 1996 9 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition with 23 pages of colour photos, additional species and 208 pages. 1980 printing, Some wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1972 printing signed by author, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound with original cover mounted on front, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)'Knapp, Sandra -  Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)
A marvellous book that both recounts the discovery of the plants that we now take as commonplace in our gardens, and also the botany of several plant families, all wonderfully illustrated with colour reproductions of botanic art over the centuries. 11 ¼ x 10 ¾ 2003 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Prescott, David -  The Bonsai Handbook
An attractively presented “How to” book, with many colour photos to show how it is done along with a selection of suitable plants to inspire you! 2001 11 x 8 ½ 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear/bump to corner and small remainder mark, New
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View larger image of 'Orchids'Griffiths, Mark -  Orchids
Telling the history of the introduction of exotic Orchids to cultivation, this is a substantial book sumptuously illustrated with large (many full or near full page) reproduction of the paintings commissioned by the RHS since 1897 of their award winning plants. 2002 12 ¾ x 11 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Koopowitz -  Orchids & their Conservation
An overview of the biology, ecology, distribution, destruction and conservation of orchids across the world. 2001 10 x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Damaged dust wrapper, New
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View larger image of 'The Classic Cattleyas'Chadwick & Chadwick -  The Classic Cattleyas
Written by a father and son team, who are well known in the American society and now run a nursery, this book describes the larger flowered species and cultivars, how to cultivate them and future hybridising possibilities. 2006 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 251 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulents for the Contemporary Garden'Cave, Yvonne -  Succulents for the Contemporary Garden
Readers in less warm parts of the world can dream (or it is a nice book with pictures of what the plants can look like!) of growing these fascinating plants to their best in the open air – and for those in warmer climes it provides a good manual of what to grow, and how to grow it. The author lives in New Zealand, and shows how many of these plants can be used to best advantage. 2002 10 x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fold down back cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Aloes in Southern Africa'Smith & van Wyk -  Aloes in Southern Africa
The first part of the book looks at what is an Aloe, its near relatives, botany and ecology. Then it looks at the species by habitat type after which their possibilities for gardening are considered and finally a short section on their uses. The authors are well known experts on the plants and the book is very well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden Plant Primer'Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  The Rock Garden Plant Primer
The author has been closely associate with alpine plans for a great many years from a number of perspectives – editor of Alpine Gardening, academic, plant hunter and grower, and here he share his approach to growing them and suggest what he thinks the most appealing to grow, illustrated with colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slightly bumped/wear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
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View larger image of 'Succulents of Southern Africa'Fransden, Robin -  Succulents of Southern Africa
The author has set out to produce the most comprehensive guide to these plants yet produced, and whilst it doesn’t cover every known specie it includes a tremendous number of them. After a brief introduction to the area and plants, there are also brief biographies of the main personalities who discovered and made the plants better known. The vast majority of the book covers the plants by family with concise descriptions on one page and colour photos, which have come from a number of sources, on the opposite page to the text. A glossary and selected bibliography are also included. It is a substantial book and has certainly achieved its aim. 2017 10 ½ x 8 ½ 504 pages
 
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Comments: , , New
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View larger image of 'Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition'Rebman & Roberts -  Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition
A very chunky book with a notable pedigree – being the third edition – which starts by giving the climate, geology and ecological regions and impact of invasive non native plants. The plants are listed by family and the plants are each given quite readable descriptions and colour photo adjacent to it. 2012 9 ¼ x 6 451 pages
 
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona first edition
The first edition of what became a long running classic. Detailed descriptions with many black and white photos and a few in colour, plus some attractive colour paintings of flowers. 1940 9 x 6 34 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumperd corner but generally good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Smith & Crouch -  Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A useful compact introduction to 240 of the more common succulent plants of the area, typically 2 species to a page, with description, one or more colour photos and distribution map. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'SASOL First Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Manning, John -  SASOL First Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A small introductory booklet to the plants, that gives 48 species a page each, with description, distribution map and colour photos packed in. Short introductory section. 2001 6 ½ x 4 ¼ 57 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
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View larger image of 'Succulent Paradise: Twelve great gardens of the world'Smith & Figueiredo -  Succulent Paradise: Twelve great gardens of the world
An innovative book, it celebrates 12 gardens in South Africa, Europe and North America which have substantial collections of succulent plants. An introductory section looks at the various considerations of the plants and gardens before going on to describe each, illustrated with a wide range of colour photos. 2013 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 184 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World'Gerritsen & Parsons -  Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World
A comprehensive book on these striking Orchids, which starts with their history in cultivation, through botany, growing, propagation and hybridisation, showing, relates genera and their classification before describing selected species and hybrids, very well illustrated with colour photos. l 2005 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 299 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Royal Flowers of the Netherlands'A-tlak, Dennis -  Royal Flowers of the Netherlands
Very large good close up photos of flowers with some association however loosely to the Dutch Royal Family – mainly bulbs. 2008 13 ¾ x 10 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £49.5), New
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View larger image of 'Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers'Dreyer & van Jaarsveld -  Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers
An attractive posthumous compilation of some of the marvellous photographs taken by Dreyer’s both panoramas and close ups well reproduced accompanied by informative text by Ernst van Jaarsveld. 2003 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ 80 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket, New
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Dyer, R A -  Flora of Southern Africa volume 27 part 4 - Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
Key to the species with detailed descriptions and other information with sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Codd editor -  Bothalia volume VIII August 1966 Supplement 1
Articles which will have a wider appeal are the flowers on the new decimal coins and their development, Dyer on “Field work is not all fun” relating collecting Cycads, a profile of Leslie Charles Leach and vegetative propagation of Proteaceae and Ericaceae. 1966 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 69 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Cover somewhat worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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Struik (Publisher) -  Wild Flowers of South Africa
.A very attractive book with good quality colour photos arrnaged by plant family with a brief introduction to each of them. 127 pages 1996 revised second edition.
 
View larger image of 'A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region'Pooley -  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
Illustrates about 2400 species with a colour photo, typically 6 - 10 per page, with description and distribution map on the opposite page. Includes the Drakensberg. Remarkably comprehensive. 630 pages 1998 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slant to binding, New
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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
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View larger image of 'Rainforest'Oldfield -  Rainforest
Looks at the various rainforests around the world area by area, with plants given a greater degree of coverage than sometimes in these books. Marvellous pictures. 160 pages 2002 13 x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Small remainder mark (RRP £24.99), New
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Kramer -  Botanical Orchids
This book concentrates on the species first introduced in to cultivation, rather than the later hybrids, and covers their botany, environment and cultivation before detailing with many attractive species, all well illustrated with sketches and many colour photos and pictures. 1998 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 222 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear to dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
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Mineo, Baldassare -  Rock Garden Plants
Subtitled "A Color Encyclopedia" this book illustrates and describes nearly 1400 species arranged alphabetically. The author has been a noted Alpine Nursery Grower in the USA, 1999 284 pages 11 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
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