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Aden -  Hosta Book
A classic book on the subject, covering all the aspects from botany through to usage, from a number of contributors, all well illustrated with colour photos. 1988 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 133 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Although titled "Second Edition" there appears to be very little difference from the original,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Altman, Boy -  Indoor Ferns
Show how to make the most of these distinctive plants in the house, and illustrates what many of the more available species look like with colour photos. 1998 11 x 8 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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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Badcock, Marigold -  Companions to Clematis
Shows how to get the most of these and many other plants by growing them in successful combinations, well illustrated with colour photos. 2000 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 170 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.95), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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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View larger image of 'Hostas - The Complete Guide'Barrett & Highes -  Hostas - The Complete Guide
A good introduction to these popular plants, with not only the basics of propagation and cultivation, but also a great emphasis on the effective use of the plants in schemes with many colour photos. 2004 10 x 8 143 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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
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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 'Pulmonarias and the Borage Family'Bennett, Masha -  Pulmonarias and the Borage Family
Whilst this book does cover the Pulmonarias comprehensively, the title is slightly misleading in that about ¾ of the book is about the rest of the plants in the borage family (but presumably calling it Boraginaceae was rather unappealing!) So it covers other plants such as Forget-me-nots, Heliotrope, Echiums, Comfrey etc. Much information about many interesting plants 2003 Timber Press 10 x 7 ½ 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), 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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Brown, Jane -  Tales of the Rose Tree - Ravishing Rhododendrons and their travels around the World
Traces the history of Rhododendrons from their first discovery by mankind through to the present day. 2004 9 ½ x 61/4 308 pages plus 24 pages of illustrations, mostly colour except for some historical photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Hellebores - a comprehensive guide'Burrell & Knott Tyler -  Hellebores - a comprehensive guide
For the many enthusiasts of these reliable and welcome mid winter plants this book provides a wealth of information, from their botany, historical introduction. Species and hybrids through to how to grow, propagate, breed and them and their use in the garden, based on the authors great experience of growing them and studying in their habitats. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 296 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear or tear or bump (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Church, Glyn -  Hydrangeas
A good introduction to these appealing plants, covering their introduction to cultivation, the genus and species and cultivars, through their cultivation, uses etc. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 x 7 ½ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.95), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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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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Clifford -  Pelargoniums including the popular "Geraniums"
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1970 second edition, No dust jacket and cover in a neatly applied clear self adhesive cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Gardener's Guide to growing Cannas'Cooke -  The Gardener's Guide to growing Cannas
Covers all aspects of the plants and their uses, well illustrated with colour photos, and written by the person who has done so much to popularise them. 160 pages 2001 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
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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: , 1 inch tear and wear to dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear to the dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
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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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View larger image of 'Hardy Rhododendron Species'Cullen, James -  Hardy Rhododendron Species
The author worked for 17 years at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens where he carried out research in to Rhododendron classification, and this book draws on the information that has been built up at Edinburgh. The book starts with the history of the classification of Rhododendrons, and the structure of the flower before giving keys to the sections which then have keys to the species in each section with full descriptions of the plants with many illustrated with colour photos of their flowers and close-ups of their leaves. Whilst largely intended as an identification guide, it does provide the information for those wishing to plant species in the UK and similar climates to help them make their choices. 2005 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 496 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Darke, Rick -  The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes
A substantial book of two halves, the first looking at the aesthetic qualities and the types of results that can be achieved, both natural and in designs. The remainder – in fact just over half of the book – looks at all the grasses and similar plants such as sedges, rushes, restios and cattails which can be used. Extremely well illustrated with over 1000 marvellous colour photos. 2007 11 ¼ x 10 ¼ 487 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £40), 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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Fiala revised by Vrugtman -  Lilacs - a Gardener's Encyclopedia
.The much expanded and revised edition of the 1988 Fiala original which gives comprehensive coverage of these attractive and often wonderfully scented plants. Their taxonomy is first considered, then the species and crosses. Their colour is then considered, then their use in landscaping, companion planting, culture, diseases and pests, propagation and hybridising. 2008 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 416 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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: ,  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Badly torn dust wrapper (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Fryer & Hylmo -  Cotoneasters
A monograph which has a brief introduction to their classification, habit, distribution, cultiovation etc, and the vast majority is their descriptions, keys and comments on their attributes for cultivation. 40 pages of colour photos. 2009 9 ¼ x 7 344 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fault to 2 pages of colour illustrations (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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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
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Grenfell -  Hostas - RHS Wisley Guide
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: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Plastic
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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 'Poppies - second edition'Grey-Wilson -  Poppies - second edition
It covers the whole of the poppy family by genus, detailing species and cultivars along with habitat and cultivation information, and includes recent introductions after the first edition. Superb book as always from this author. 256 pages plus 32 pages with 182 colour photos. 2000 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Cyclamen: A Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists'Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  Cyclamen: A Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists
A significant revision of his 1997 book, incorporating new information since it was published, this book covers the full range of species and hybrids including those of C persicum, giving descriptions, distribution, and cultivation information on each. All that you would expect of this renowned author. 2003 10 x 7 ¼ 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Halda & Haldova -  The Genus Gentiana
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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Halda, Josef -  The Genus Daphne
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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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: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Harkness -  The Rose - An illustrated History
Traces the history and introduction to cultivation of Roses, and all associated aspects, illustrated with magnificent reproductions of historic contemporary botanical art from many of the well known names. 2003 12 ¾ x 10 ¾ 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Hibberd, David -  Hardy Geraniums - RHS Wisley Handbook
A concise introduction to these plants, covering choice of plants for soil and situation and cultivation. 96 pages 8 ½ x 5 ½ 2003
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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View larger image of 'Magnolias and their Allies'Hunt ed -  Magnolias and their Allies
Mainly based on the proceedings on a symposium in 1996, this book covers all aspects of the Magnolias and Michaelias from their current classification, through their habitats to cultivation and hybridising. 191 colour photos and many B&W sketches. 1998 9 ¾ x 7 304 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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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Jefferson-Brown, Michael -  Lilies - RHS Wisley Handbook
The essential information on these plants is packed in to this pocket size book, written by a well known expert on them. 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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View larger image of 'Irises'Jeppe -  Irises
The glory of this jumbo sized book is the superbly reproduced 39 full page colour illustrations of paintings of species and hybrids by the renowned South African Artist Barbara Jeppe, at a size where they can be fully appreciated. An added bonus is the information on history, botany, cultivation, species and hybrids etc of these plants. 95 pages 1999 16 ½ x 11 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Kiew, Ruth -  Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Lawson-Hall & Rothera -  Hydrangeas - A Gardener's Guide
The second edition of this well respected book by the two people who built up the national collection at Windermere. A good introductory section details the history, distribution and botany etc of Hydrangeas, followed by cultivation, propagation and uses of them, before going on to describe the species and varieties, very well illustrated with colour photos and sketches. 2004 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Lawton, Barbara -  Hibiscus
The book covers both the tender exotic varieties as well as the hardier shrubby forms, and provides all the information for their selection and cultivation. Forty nine colour illustrations and a number of B&W sketches whet the appetite for the plants, and the author has been editor and manager of publications for the Missouri Botanical Gardens. 2004 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 160 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very minor wear to the dust jacket (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Parsleys, Fennels and Queen Anne's Lace - herbs and ornamentals from the Umbel Family'Lawton, Barbara Perry -  Parsleys, Fennels and Queen Anne's Lace - herbs and ornamentals from the Umbel Family
Always courageous for an author to write about a group of plants which are usually considered to be weeds, but there are many which can make an attractive and distinctive addition to gardens. Based on her experience at the Missouri Botanic Gardens we are guided through the ones the author thinks are worthwhile for decorative, food and medicinal purposes – along with warnings on the poisonous ones. 2007 9 ¼ x 6 156 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Lawton, Barbara Perry -  Mints - A Family of Herbs and Ornamentals
It can be surprising to think what is in the mint family – Lavender, Salvias, Rosemary and Thyme may immediately come to mind - but there is a much wider range of plants suitable for the garden that are covered here. The usual good mixture of history, cultivation and an A-Z of the most garden worthy genera and species. 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 2002 Timber Press 239 pages plus 32 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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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
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Linnegar & Hewitt -  Irises - RHS Wisley Handbook
A concise introduction to these plants, covering choice of plants for soil and situation and cultivation. 96 pages 8 ½ x 5 ½ 2003
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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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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McClaren, Bill -  Encyclopedia of Dahlias
An attractively produced book on these popular colourful plants, written by a nurseryman and enthusiast for them. The main part of the book describes and illustrates nearly 700 cultivars, organised by showing category, and other sections cover propagation, cultivation, history, hybridising, showing and classification – all you’d want to know! 2004. 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 211 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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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
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Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Saxifrages'McGregor, Malcolm -  Saxifrages
This is a book for growers of these plants. Based on both seeing the plants in many of their habitats as well as cultivation, the author provides the best overview of the whole genus available. After brief introductory sections on the family taxonomy and habitat they are then covered by section, with information on their distribution, cultivation as well as describing species and many cultivars. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 384 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Meredith, Ted -  Bamboo for Gardeners
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £29.99), New
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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
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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
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Mickel, John -  Ferns for American Gardens
Explains the basics of Fern botany, cultivation and propagation before providing a detailed A_Z of species suitable for cultivation with many colour photos including close ups of the fronds. 2003 9 x 7 370 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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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: 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 'Columbines'Nold, Robert -  Columbines
Concentrating on Aquilegia, but both Paraquilegia and Semiaquilegia are also more briefly covered, this book starts with a chapter on cultivation before moving on to the more technical areas of botany etc, and finally concentrating on the species and cultivars of note to the grower. 2003 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 158 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos and 8 pages of botanical paintings.
 
Cover: Hardback
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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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View larger image of 'The Daylily - A Guide for Gardeners'Peat & Petit -  The Daylily - A Guide for Gardeners
Introductory chapters, some by other authors, cover their history, the species, hybridising, before giving a selection of what they see as the best cultivars. Final chapters consider their cultivation in different parts of the world, pests and diseases, exhibiting etc. Colour photos illustrate some of the selected species. 2004 9 ½ x 8 200 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Petit & Peat -  The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies
There has been so much effort put in to breeding noticeable different cultivars of these plants that a new book building on the author’s two previous books published in 2000 and 2004 is justified – 1300 of the 1700 illustrated cultivars have n ot been included in the earlier books. Brief introductory sections cover the history, cultivation of these plants, but this is overwhelmingly a book of illustrations with concise information about each cultivar including parentage where known . 2008 10 ¼ x 8 ¾ 408 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Rankin -  Magnolia - Hamlyn Care Manual
Over half the book is botany, cultivation, history etc of these plants, with the remainder a directory of species and cultivars, well illustrated in colour. 128 pages 1999 11 ¼ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Bamboos'Recht & Wetterwald -  Bamboos
Gives an overview of the uses of Bamboos in garden design and the practicalities of doing so, well illustrated with many B&W sketches and colour photos. Translated from the German edition of 1988. 1992 10 ¼ x 8 ¼ 128 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2004 printing,  (RRP £17.99), 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
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Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Comments: Slight wear/damage to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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
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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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Schenk, George -  Moss Gardening
Yes, the jokes must have been said many times about the subject of this book, but it is in its 11th printing so it must be a good book! It opens up a whole new vista of gardening which few of us have probably contemplated. Well researched, written and illustrated with many colour photos to convince you that the author has presented something worthwhile. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 261 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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ShadracK, Kathy & Michael -  The Book of Little Hostas
An attractive book on these new stars on the block, well illustrated with many colour photos and all the information you would need to choose and grow them. 2010 9 ¼ x 7 205 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear/tear to dust jacket (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Shear -  The Gardener's Iris Book
After a general overview of the types of Irises, this book then considers each type in more detail and then which type to grow in which location. An attractive book well illustrated with many colour photos. 170 pages 2002 Taunton Press10 x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Small & Wulff -  Gardening with Hardy Heathers
Are your memories of Heather Gardens of an area which was planted a long time ago and where plants have died out leaving gaps and others have been overrun with adjacent heathers or even other plants? If so this book should change your mind with attractive design advice along with how to achieve a long lasting attractive feature. The authors come from opposite sides of the Atlantic so can offer suggestions of the best old and new plants which will do well over a wide area of the world from their own long experience. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 296 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Bumped and wear to dust jacket (RRP £30), New
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Smith & Lowe -  Androsaces
A classic and still the prime source of information on these plants, by two enthusiasts on them. In addition to description of the species accompanied by numerous sketches, there is plenty of cultivation information. 1977 8 ½ x 5 ½ 139 pages including 16 pages of B&W photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1988 printing, In particularily good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Yuccas:  Giants among the Liles'Smith, Colin -  Yuccas: Giants among the Liles
A small booklet that concentrates on the species and hybrids, giving descriptions, distribution etc and often a colour photo. A short introductory section cover their history, propagation, cultivation, uses etc. 2004 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 72 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.90
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Society for Louisiana Irises -  The Louisiana Iris - The taming of a Native American Wildflower
The second expanded edition of the history, cultivation and breeding of these attractive and flamboyant plants, both species and hybrids. 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ Timber Press 2000 214 pages plus 40 pages of colour illustrations
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops'Stephenson, Ray -  Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops
The authoritative book on the genus, written by an enthusiast and most knowledgeable person on these plants. The book starts with the uses and cultivation of the plants, then on to their morphology and distribution and the plant family they belong to and the relationship with other genera. The bulk of the book is detailed descriptions, distribution and cultivation of each species, illustrated with many B&W photos and sketches, and 20 pages of colour photos. 1994 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 335 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)40.00
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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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Strickler, Dee -  Northwest Penstemons
An attractive book that describes and illustrates 80 species native to NW America. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'The Plantfinder's Guide to Daisies'Sutton, John -  The Plantfinder's Guide to Daisies
Another comprehensive book in this series, which covers an enormous range of plants in the compositae family, such as Senecios, Thistles, Everlasting Flowers and a whole host more, both the expected and the unexpected. Well illustrated as would be expected in this series. 10 ¾ x 8 2001 David & Charles 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Tebbitt, Liden & Zetterlund -  Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis and their relatives
Takes us through Dicentra, Corydalis and related genera which have become popular plants in recent years. As ever the book covers all the important aspects from history and habitat though cultivation, uses, pests, propagation etc. Written by three experts from across the world. 2008 9 ¼ x 7 176 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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
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Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Towe, L Clarence -  American Azaleas
Covers the 15 species of Native North American deciduous Azaleas, including their cultivation and uses, and their hybrids, written by an enthusiast who has spent more than 25 years studying these species. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2004 9 ¼ x 6 146 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust wrapper (RRP £22.5), New
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Trehane -  Camellias
The Batsford guide by a name well associated with these plants, this book cover all aspects of the plants including history, botany, cultivation, use and varieties. 176 pages with numerous colour photos. 1998 10 x 7 ¾
 
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Turner, Roger -  Euphorbias - A Gardener's Guide
A very useful book which spends a good amount of space on the background to the plants – history, classification, cultivation etc before going on to describe the main species and cultivars available and the uses and cultivation. Illustrated with sketches and 16 pages of colour photos. 1995 9 ¼ x 6 192 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias'Vernon, Andy -  Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias
It’s a pity that Dahlias aren’t grown more widely these days as we could do with a lot more colour and frivolity in the world these days! So maybe this book will encourage us to do so, explaining their appeal, how they can be used in the garden, their botany and forms before describing and illustrating 200 varieties. Finally there is plenty of advice on how to propagate and grow them, all well illustrated with many colour photos. 2014 9 ¼ x 8 ¼ 252 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
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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
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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
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Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Ward, Peter -  Primroses & Auriculas - RHS Wisley Handbook
A concise introduction to these plants, covering choice of plants for soil and situation and cultivation. 96 pages 8 ½ x 5 ½ 2003
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)4.00
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View larger image of 'Ferns of the Tropics - revised edition'Wee, Yeow Chin -  Ferns of the Tropics - revised edition
The 2005 updated edition of the 1997 original, which starts with the botany of the plants, through their folklore and economic uses before looking at their propagation and cultivation and habitats. A wide range of species are then described with concise cultivation information, all well illustrated with colour photos. 191 pages 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 2005
 
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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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Whittaker, Paul -  Hardy Bamboos - Taming the Dragon
Based on the Author’s long experience as a UK nurseryman and enthusiast for these plants, the aim is to dispel the myths surrounding these plants, and to guide the reader through the wealth of different varieties suitable for temperate gardens and the ways they can be used. Well illustrated with many colour photos of the plants themselves and planted out. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ½ 300 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Hardy Geraniums: Second Edition'Yeo, Peter -  Hardy Geraniums: Second Edition
The expanded edition of this classic work on the plants. Comprehensive coverage by an acknowledged authority on them. 2002 Timber Press 10 x 7 ½ 218 pages plus 32 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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