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1 Black, Peter McKenzie Orchids
Australia Hamlyn 1973 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 29.5cm 
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. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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2 Brown, Jane TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: RAVISHING RHODODENDRONS AND THEIR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD
UK Harper Collins 2004 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 24.5cm 
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 ornamental plant is highly recommended for all libraries and for general readers and specialists alike." -Brian Lym, Library Journal 308 crisply presented pp with several photo sections, illus endpapers. approx 800g packed to post 
Price: 29.00 AUD
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3 Caplan, Basil (ed) The Complete Manual of Organic Gardening
London Headline 1992 Hardcover Very Good-good Poor 29cm 
ex-Southhampton lib, usual stamps, plastic over dj etc. all other pp jolly good, occasional colour transference from colour plates to facing page but only when the colour plate is a full page, but I guess this will be endemic in all copies. Basil Caplan as editor of Organic Magazine is certainly the right person to versee this valuable resource. A guide to gardening without using artificial fertilizers and pesticides offers practical advice on promoting healthy soil, keeping pests and diseases under control, and selecting and growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. The Complete Manual of Gardening 'The book of books on Organic gardening' Daily Telegraph Since the complete Manual of Organic gardening was first published it has established itself as the most authoritative book on organic holticulture ever produced. Creative by a team of experts under the editorship of Basil Caplan, founder and editor of Organic Gardening Magazine, it is the definitive guide to gardening without using artificial fertilisers and pesticides 406pp & heading towards 2kgs packed for post. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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4 Clyne, Densey Wildflowers of New South Wales
Australia Rigby 1973 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good 26.5cm 
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. Wikipedia is chockablock with Clyne's achievements & publications - this book (in great order) showcases Clyne's marvellous touch with the camera, hence her Hasselblad Master's Award, 1976. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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5 David Taylor, Yvonne Taylor The Compost Book
Australia Reed 1993 Hard Cover Very Good None Issued 22cm McKosker, Helen 
A reference to the secrets of compost. It discusses what can and cannot be composted, whether to encourage or discourage the living things haunting a heap, as well as bins, boxes, tumblers, shredders and munchers. There are diagrams and drawings to illustrate the text. 85 pages. Laminated pict boards 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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6 Denckla, Tanya Gardening at a Glance The Organic Gardener's Handbook on Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Herbs
USA Wooden Angel 1991 Softcover Good None issued 29cm 
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. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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7 G R Sainty and S W L Jacobs Waterplants of New South Wales
Australia Water Resources Commission N.S.W. 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 23cm 
550 excellent pp, only fault a small closed tear on dj at rear. A multitude of reference data photos maps etc. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
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8 Greenoak, Francesca Glorious Gardens A portfolio of ideas for planting & Design
UK Conran Octopus 1989 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 31.5cm 
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 garden area more "glorious," with interesting paths, vines, planters, moss, centers of focus, planting arrangements, etc. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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9 Grover, Harry The Vegetable Gardener's Diary for Australia and New Zealand
Australia Hyland House 1994 1st Card Cover Fine None issued 24cm 
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! 
Price: 82.00 AUD
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10 Jellicoe, Susan & Geoffrey, Goode, Patrick & Lancaster, Michael The Oxford Companion to Gardens
UK OUP 1986 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 25.5cm 
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 of someone's achievement and joy." 635pp & approx 1.8kgs packed for post 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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11 Krause, Steven Drinks from the Wild
UK Stackpole Books 1996 Papeback Very Good None issued 21cm 
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. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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12 Molyneux, Bill; Forrester, Sue The Austraflora A-Z of Australian Plants
Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd 2002 Paperback Excellent None issued 21.5cm 
The most accurate, concise and relevant information on hundreds of Australian plants. Over 1500 species listed alphabetically in an easy to follow tabled format. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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13 Neville, Jane The Polytunnel Companion
UK Farming Books and Videos 2006 Softcover Excellent None issued 21.5cm 
This book offfers the essential dos and don'ts involved in choosing and constructing a tunnel. The author sets out to provide advice based on first hand experience as well as guidance from expert polytunnel owners on areas that the potential user should consider including: Choosing your polytunnel; Planning requirements; Ground and soil preparation; Construction; Maintenance and repair; Seasonal guide to making the most of the tunnel & organic methods of pest control. All this combined with the author's down-to-earth, no-nonsense style. 127 crisp pp & less than 500g for post. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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14 Scott, S.C. Green Retreats The Story of Vauxhall Gardens
London Odhams Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 25.5cm 
128pp, very small closed tear to rear & front dj lower, negligible spotting to compressed page edges, dj clipped, - traces the evolution of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, from its pastoral beginnings for Restoration gallants, through its Georgian heyday as a lovers' lane to its decline and decay in the ninteenth century. bw illus throughout 
Price: 70.00 AUD
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15 Walters, John & Parker, Michael Keeping Chickens (Garden Farming Series)
UK Pelham Books 1986 Softcover Excellent None issued 19.5cm 
126pp, less than 500g for post. There's almost nothing better than calling "chook chook chook" while a bunch of enthusiastic chicks come running towards you. Brekky? toast soldiers & a soft boiled egg and maybe give the last bit of toast to the dewy-eyed Jack Russell sitting beside you on the verandah. Well, get this book & it can all be yours - we may lend you one of our JRs if you need to complete the picture. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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16 Wheeler, David (ed) The Generous Garden: A Second Anthology of Garden Writing from "Hortus"
UK Alan Sutton Publishing 1991 Hardcover Very Good Good 24cm 
An anthology from the second year of Hortus, the privately published periodical founded by the gardening writer. This is the sequel to 'By Pen and by Spade,' & is a further selection of stylish and informed anecdotes about gardens, gardening and gardeners. Illustrated in mono with photos and drawings throughout text. David Wheeler (founder and editor of Hortus: A Gardening Journal) won the Veitch Memorial Medal' is a prestigious international prize issued annually by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 2009. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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