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Visions of Roses

By: Beales, Peter

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Little Brown & Company: 1996

Seller ID: 012189

Condition: Very Good


208 crisp white pages & approx 1.4kg packed for post to you. Allow yourself to be taken on a gently paced tour of 33 beautiful gardens in England, Scotland, France, Italy and the United States, in the company of Peter Beales and Vivian Russell. The warmth and wisdom of rose-grower extraordinaire Peter Beales, who explores the many roses that live and thrive in their different settings, brings the gardens alive, while Vivian Russell's superb visual sense has resulted in t... View more info

Orchids

By: Black, Peter McKenzie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Hamlyn: 1973

Seller ID: 010372

Condition: Excellent


128pp of gorgeousness & great advice & info. approx a kilo packed for post. Shows some of the thousands of species of orchids, describes their variations in habitat, size, and characteristics, and discusses the propagation and cross-breeding of orchids. View more info

The Herb Book

By: Boxer, Arabella & Back, Philippa

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, Octopus: 1980

Seller ID: 009121

Condition: Good


A really terrific resource with 900g+224pp of info. About 1/2 concerns the horticulture/history side of herbs and the latter half is a smorgasbord of herb-centric recipes & uses (eg as a hair rinse, sadly something I no longer need in any great qty). It's a large format book jam packed with line artwork & colur photos - grab some monks & start a walled garden now - better yet have a glass & let the monks get to work, they love that stuff. View more info

TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: RAVISHING RHODODENDRONS AND THEIR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD

By: Brown, Jane

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 011112

Condition: Excellent


reviews for this book include >>> "Painstakingly, she tracks the rhododendron through history, myth, art, literature." -Dana Goodyear, New York Times Book Review "Brown's entertaining homage to the majestic rhododendron provides a voluminous exploration of the development and significance of this luciously romantic and elegantly exotic garden gem." -Booklist "This well-researched romp through the horticultural history of a widely grown ornament... View more info

Wildflowers of New South Wales

By: Clyne, Densey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1973

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 009240

Condition: Very Good


Densey Clyne (born 4 December 1922)[1] is an Australian naturalist, photographer and writer, especially well-known for her studies of spiders and insects. She was born in Risca, Wales, United Kingdom, and moved to Australia in 1936.During WW2 after a year in the Land Army Densey served as a commissioned officer in the Australian Women's Army Service. Densey (née Dorothy Denise Bell) ) married Peter Clyne (now deceased) in 1950. She lives in Wauchope, New South Wales. Wi... View more info

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Gardening at a Glance The Organic Gardener's Handbook on Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Herbs

By: Denckla, Tanya

Price: $30.00

Publisher: USA, Wooden Angel: 1991

Seller ID: 010455

Condition: Good


review >>> this book is a masterpiece of detailed gardening information. You may never have to ask another question. My opinion >>> this book is the difference between abe & amazon, one has the info at your fingertips, the other has enough bells, whistles & distraction I feel like reaching for a hammer. This book's a great reference with about 20pp at the back of ref & resources. 272pp of remedies & growing techniques. View more info

Rock Gardens How to Plan and Plant Them

By: Edwards, A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Ward Lock: 1949

Seller ID: 012507

Condition: Very Good


700g & 320pp in great order with tight sewn-in binding, clean pp, colour plates & bw pics & illus re all you need to know re principles & techniques of rockery planting & construction. sm section missing dj top rear otherwise it's all good, get your gloves on! View more info

Waterplants of New South Wales

By: G R Sainty and S W L Jacobs

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Australia, Water Resources Commission N.S.W.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009077

Condition: Excellent


550 excellent pp, only fault a small closed tear on dj at rear. A multitude of reference data photos maps etc. This book provides a complete well illustrated guide for people who want to know more about the waterplants of N.S.W. where they grow and the role they play in the aquatic ecology. View more info

Glorious Gardens A portfolio of ideas for planting & Design

By: Greenoak, Francesca

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Conran Octopus: 1989

Seller ID: 010794

Condition: Excellent


A celebration of garden styles and planting schemes with all the information needed to make such dream gardens a reality. The book presents photographs of 20 classic styles, each picture accompanied by analysis of how the effect has been achieved and how to recreate it, even in the smallest plot.. 192 crisp white pp, 1.3kg for post, previous owner name. review >>> This is an outstanding garden design book. . . . the pictures still give me loads of ideas of how to make my... View more info

The Vegetable Gardener's Diary for Australia and New Zealand

By: Grover, Harry

Price: $82.00

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House: 1994

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 009635

Condition: Fine


This very hard-to-find book is so immaculate you'd be forgiven for thinking it's straight from the press. 148pp with a comprehensive index. What to plant month-by-month, advice on climate regions, cultivation notes, chapters on herbs, asian veg, soil improving - buy it and rival Peter Cundall in flora wisdom! View more info

GROWING AUSTRALIAN PLANTS

By: Holliday Ivan and Lothian Noel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Rigby Australia: 1986

Seller ID: 011722

ISBN: 0727015672

Condition: Good-very Good


Well presented and researched guide to Australian Plants from the coast, to the alpine regions and from the temperate to the tropics. Includes ideas for propagation, planning and maintaining your garden and an index. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to Gardens

By: Jellicoe, Susan & Geoffrey, Goode, Patrick & Lancaster, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, OUP: 1986

Seller ID: 010485

Condition: Very Good


This unique volume covers the history and design of gardens across the globe--from the earliest known examples to the present day. Accounts of garden history in individual countries. Biographies of designers, patrons, plant-collectors, and garden enthusiasts definitions of English and foreign-language garden terms. COUNTRY LIFE: "The most notable work on gardens to appear for a very long time." THE GUARDIAN: "A perfect bedside book...each entry an evocation ... View more info

PALMS IN AUSTRALIA

By: Jones David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Reed BOOKS, AUSTRALIA: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011721

ISBN: 0730100073

Condition: Very Good


Text refers to over 300 Native and Exotic Species with drawings, photographs and includes information on Australian and New Zealand palms. A very well researched and presented guide. View more info

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Plot Designing Your Garden

By: Kirton, Meredith

Price: $42.00

Publisher: UK, Murdoch Books: 2005

Seller ID: 013065

Condition: Excellent


Plot is some 440pp of copious illustration, ideas & references & is heading towards 2 kg to post. Full of workable and imaginative ideas about garden design, this book can be used as both a comprehensive reference guide and a constant source of inspiration. The first section of the book provides an historical background to garden design before covering the basics, from assessing your site to working out a design brief for your own garden 'rooms'. The second section expl... View more info

Drinks from the Wild

By: Krause, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Stackpole Books: 1996

Seller ID: 009217

Condition: Very Good


The author looks at what use can be made from the myriad of available common plants from acorns to yews. 276pp, binding tight, cover curled (maybe the way it was stored or maybe a bit too much absinthe), spots to compressed page edges. chapters incl teas, beers, syrups, vinegars etc, bw line art throughout. View more info

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Palms and Cycads Around the World a Comprehensive Pictorial

By: Krempin, Jack

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Australia, Horwitz Grahame: 1990

Seller ID: 009239

Condition: Very Good


1.2 kgs + 276pp, fox spots to last 2-3 & 1st 2-3pp, masses & masses of colour photos throughout, maps, growing tips & conditions & enough info to become the David Attenborough of the plant world. dj a cat's whisker away from excellent. View more info

NEPENTHES OF MOUNT KINABALU

By: Kurata Shigeo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Malaysia, Sabah National Parks Trustees: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011724

Condition: Very Good


A comprehensive guide to the Nepenthes of Mount Kinabalu including black and white and colour plates, showing their natural habitat and detailed growing information. View more info

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Garden Style

By: Maddocks, Cheryl

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday: 1990

Seller ID: 009282

Condition: Very Good


Detailed guide to creating an individual garden with almost 200 colour photographs. Includes descriptions of 34 garden designs and sections on Thow to proceed' and Tpracticalities'. The author is a trained horticulturist who has written 22 books on gardening. 256 perfectly presented pp with masses of colour illustartion throughout. approx 1.5kgs View more info

COMPLETE AUSTRALIAN GARDENER ILLUSTRATED

By: Mellor, Olive

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Colorgravure Publications, Melbourne: 1950

Seller ID: 011692

Condition: Good


A collectors item with interesting illustrated inside boards and b/w photos typical of it's time. View more info

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Step-by-step Guide to Growing Bonsai Trees

By: Melville, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Pelham Books: 1973

Seller ID: 011175

Condition: Excellent


92 crisp pp, less than 500g for post. lots of line art & photos to guide you in the beautiful world of min-flora. View more info