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Orchids

By: Black, Peter McKenzie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Hamlyn: 1973

Seller ID: 010372


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

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


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

The Complete Manual of Organic Gardening

By: Caplan, Basil (ed)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1992

Seller ID: 011021


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, kee... View more info

Wildflowers of New South Wales

By: Clyne, Densey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1973

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 009240


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

The Compost Book

By: David Taylor, Yvonne Taylor

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Australia, Reed: 1993

Seller ID: 009042


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 View more info

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


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

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


550 excellent pp, only fault a small closed tear on dj at rear. A multitude of reference data photos maps etc. 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


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


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

The Oxford Companion to Gardens

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

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, OUP: 1986

Seller ID: 010485


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

Drinks from the Wild

By: Krause, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Stackpole Books: 1996

Seller ID: 009217


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

The Polytunnel Companion

By: Neville, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Farming Books and Videos: 2006

Seller ID: 011019


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. Al... View more info

Green Retreats The Story of Vauxhall Gardens

By: Scott, S.C.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009022


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 View more info

Keeping Chickens (Garden Farming Series)

By: Walters, John & Parker, Michael

Price: $14.00

Publisher: UK, Pelham Books: 1986

Seller ID: 011023


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. View more info

The Generous Garden: A Second Anthology of Garden Writing from "Hortus"

By: Wheeler, David (ed)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: UK, Alan Sutton Publishing: 1991

Seller ID: 010760


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 th... View more info