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23/11/2021

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View larger image of 'The English Roses'Austin, David -  The English Roses
These flowers have proved to be very popular by combining the form and scent of the older varieties with the repeat flowering of more modern varieties. Their creator explains their origin before describing many varieties using the new category system he has developed and finally giving his views on how to use them. Well illustrated with many colour photos, the individual cultivar portraits having some of the qualities of botanic art. 2005 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 304 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some tears and loss of paper to back of dust wrapper (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Hollies for Gardeners'Bailes, Christopher -  Hollies for Gardeners
Written by the person who looks after one of the two UK NCCPG collections of Ilex at Rosemoor, this book shows the wide range of plant available for many different garden situations, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2006 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 287 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Bartlett -  Fuchsias - a colour guide
Over 2000 species and cultivars are described, with more than 700 good quality colour photos make this a quite comprehensive guide to the cultivars grown. 320 pages 9 ½ x 6 ½ 1996 Crowood
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Delphiniums'Bassett, David & Shirley -  Delphiniums
Written by two British enthusiast of the plants, who have breed and introduced many new cultivars, this book takes us through their botany and wild species before going on to the groups and varieties and their uses, propagation and cultivation. Well illustrated with colour photos 2006 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'Gardener's Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos'Bell, Michael -  Gardener's Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos
Follows the standard format of this publisher’s series, well written and illustrated with colour photos, giving everything you would expect in such a guide. 159 pages 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 2000 David & Charles
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Gardening with Clematis'Beutler, Linda -  Gardening with Clematis
Takes the approach of growing Clematis with other plants which are compatible and complement each other, with many colour photos of the results that can be achieved. 2004 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 300 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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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Cooke, Ian -  Grasses and Bamboos
A practical guide with the emphasis on using these plants with others to make a harmonious vista, and all the basics are covered as well. Well illustrated in colour and written by a well known UK horticulturalist and nurseryman. 2005 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 96 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear to the dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cox -  The Larger Rhododendron Species
About 20% is about cultivation, habitat etc, and the rest an A – Z of the species. 389 pages plus 82 colour photos. 1990 revised edition. 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket. (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Davidian -  The Rhododendron Species - Volume II Elepidotes Part 1 Arboreum - Lacteum
A detailed look at the species in these series of species, which a wealth of information. 1989 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 344 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Evison, Raymond -  Clematis for Small Spaces
The most famous name in the Clematis World in recent years set out to produce varieties which met the needs to modern gardens and gardeners – more compact and floriferous type without the worries which have traditionally been associated with them of wilt. Here he present the current situation, and tells us how to use them in a wide variety of situations from the traditional to indoors, in sun or shade, and for flower at different times during the summer. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2007 10 ½ x 7 ½ 272 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust cover (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Ceanothus'Fross & Wicken -  Ceanothus
Primarily an A-Z of the species and cultivars available, with the first half concentrating on them in the garden and the second the species in their habitats. Written by two Californians who know them in habitat, and illustrated with colour photos and many sketches. 2006 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 272 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Badly torn dust wrapper (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Grenfell -  Hostas - RHS Wisley Handbook
The concise RHS guide to these plants, including cultivation, use and a selected list of species and hybrids. 96 pages 2002 9 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Grenfell & Shadrack -  Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas
Hostas are favourites for their colour and leaf forms, and two experts on them combine their knowledge and photographic skill to give the key information on how and where to grow them, and the best varieties, well illustrated with colour photos. 2007 8 ½ x 6 212 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Plastic
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
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View larger image of 'Clematis - the Genus'Grey-Wilson -  Clematis - the Genus
This book is about the species and varieties of Clematis by this well known plant expert and writer. It gives descriptions and cultivation details, along with 150 colour photos. 224 pages 2000 Timber Press 10 x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Illustrated Rhododendron'Halliday -  The Illustrated Rhododendron
This is a remarkable book in that it guides the reader through the Rhododendron classification of the RGB Edinburgh, using illustrations over the years from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Superbly illustrated with 121 full page colour plates by such well known artists by Fitch, Snelling, Smith, Edwards, Stones, Hooker, Price, Mendum, Ross-Craig, Webster, Curtis, Halliday, Purves, King, Walsh and Weddell. The text is by Pat Halliday who worked in the herbarium at Kew for 40 years and carried the identification for them on Rhododendrons. Superb. 268 pages 2001 Timber Press 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: betrock, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Jaynes, Richard -  Kalmia - Mountain Laurel and Related Species
A comprehensive account of the genus, written by an accomplished expert and nurseryman of the plants. 1997 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 295 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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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View larger image of 'Genus Cyclamen in Science, Cultivation, Art and Culture'Mathew ed -  Genus Cyclamen in Science, Cultivation, Art and Culture
This substantial book is the result of the aim of the Cyclamen Society from its early days to produce a book which covered all aspect of the plant which has contributions from a wide range of experts and enthusiasts of the plants. Their botany starts it off followed by comprehensive descriptions of the species including their variation and habitats. Scientific studies and fieldwork follow along with their cultivation and cultivar development. An unusual aspect is a large section on their appearance in botanical illustration and another in popular culture. Well illustrated with many colour photos and botanic art as well as maps etc this is surely the pinnacle of their celebration! 2013 11 ½ x 9 ½ 574 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £90), New
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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McGeorge, Pamela -  Lilies
An introductory book on these plants, covering all aspects from history, cultivation, selection etc. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 96 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Meredith, Ted -  Bamboo for Gardens
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Hebes - A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera'Metcalf, Lawrie -  Hebes - A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera
The Author is a well known authority on New Zealand plants, and here gives chapter and verse on these useful and attractive plants from their habitat and classification, through their uses. The main part goes through the species and cultivars, and their relatives Heliohebe, Parahebe and Chionohebe. An authoritative book well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 260 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket, and four pages have a fold across them. (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Morgan, Raymond -  Impatiens - The Vibrant World of Busy Lizzies, Balsams and Touch-Me-Nots
The plants we know as house and bedding plants are only a minute part of this plant family, and the author, an ex nurseryman who has spent much time studying these plants from around the world tried to give a much better understanding of the plants, botany, cultivation and the species to be found in Africa and Asia, well illustrated with colour photos. 2007 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 219 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nelson -  Rhododendrons in the Landscape
Staring with some basics of Garden Design and the history of using Rhododendrons in landscaping, the author then looks at the myriad of ways these plants can be used. 2000 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 215 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos. Timber Press
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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)8.50
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View larger image of 'Camellias: A Practical Gardening Guide'Rolfe & Cave -  Camellias: A Practical Gardening Guide
A good introduction to growing these attractive and popular plants, written by a NZ enthusiast. Covers all that you’d expect from their nomenclature etc with the main emphasis on growing them and the species and cultivars . 1992 9 ¾ x 7 141 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2003 edition,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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Stevens -  Begonias
A good introduction to growing these plants, with much emphasis on how and where rather than just endless lists of varieties. Attractively illustrated. 96 pages 2002 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Thomas, Graham Stuart -  Ornamental Shrubs Climbers and Bamboos
The A-Z of the plants from this authoritative writer, which is one of the most important produced. 10 x 6 1992 585 pages plus 32 pages of colour photos and 32 of B&W
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Walker -  Euphorbias - RHS Handbook
This concise RHS Wisley Handbook covers those suitable for herbaceous cultivation in the UK. 96 pages 2002 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Ward -  Primroses and Polyanthus - a guide to the species and hybrids
This is largely a book about the cultivated forms of these plants written by a well know exhibitor and hybridiser, and also covers propagation and cultivation. Very readable. 160pages plus 16 pages of colour photos illustrating 64 varieties. 1997 Batsford 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Wheeler -  Gardening with Hebes
An attractively produced book which gives much attention to the cultivation and many and varied uses within the garden, as well as a descriptive section on a selection of the species. 149 pages 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 2002
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.95), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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