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YOUR GARDEN DESIGN BOOK : Complete Practical Guide to Planning, Styling and Planting Any Garden

By: Brookes, John

Price: $31.35

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Lothian (In Association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew): 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008353

ISBN: 0850914043

Condition: Very Good +


352pp., colour photographic illustrations, plus colour and b/white diagrams and plans, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain green boards near fine. Tiny spot to rear free endpaper and pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. "Good design is the key to all successful gardens, large or small, in town, country or suburbia, yet for many people, it proves all too elusive. In John Brookes' 'Your Garden Design Book', arguably the world's leading international garden designer de-mystifies the who... View more info

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THE VICTORIAN GARDEN

By: Carter, Tom

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1988

Seller ID: 009642

ISBN: 1851702075

Condition: Very Good


186pp., plus Book List and Index. Eight pages of colour plates, plus b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Unobtrusive previous owner's gift inscription to ffep., else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-iIlustrated (front and rear), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased only. " . . . describes the varied aspects of practical horticulture and ornamental gardening: the efficiency of the kitchen garden, the splendours of the grand pleasure grounds, the single-minded dedication of those who grew flowers... View more info

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TOTALLY BONSAI : A Guide to Growing, Shaping and Caring for Miniature Trees and Shrubs

By: Coussins, Craig

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, New Burlington Books: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006401

ISBN: 1861553862

Condition: Very Good +


128pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A guide to tending and styling Bonsai for the beginner-whether buying a finished tree, or cultivating your own. Learn the secrets of shaping, creating twin trunks, bending and transforming, and discover the best ways to display your Bonsai . . . Chapters include: The Bonsai Tradition, Getting Started, General Care, Styling and Display, Easy Species Guide, Style Gallery, plus Index. Book weight approx. 480g. View more info

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MODERN RHODODENDRONS

By: Cox, E.H.M., and Cox, P.A.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1956

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 013118

Condition: Very Good


xiii, + 193pp., four unpaginated colour-art plates (exquisite art by Margaret Stones). Book clean and square. Gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain green, original cloth boards undamaged. Lightly foxed prelims pages, green tint top edge, else textblock unmarked. Intext, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Colour-art illustrated (Margaret Stones), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, affixed Australian price sticker on front flap, mildly nipped, chipped and soiled, plus clear tape reinforcing on verso folds. The rhododendron is one of the most popular of all flowering shru... View more info

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THE CREATIVE GARDENER'S COMPANION : For Australian and New Zealand Gardens

By: Davies, Rosemary

Price: $15.20

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Hyland House: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011466

ISBN: 0947062122

Condition: Very Good


xii, + 338pp., plus 10 colour illustrated pages, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain green boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally and softly edge-creased. From the jacket flap: "This is a unique, practical, do-it-yourself guide for gardeners who want to plan and design, make and care for a garden that is their own creation and is composed of their favourite plants. An ideas book for those who want to turn a barren block into a beautiful garden or improve and renovate a... View more info

ADVANCED GUIDE TO HYDROPONICS

By: Douglas, James Sholto

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1979

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 005348

ISBN: 0720708303

Condition: Very Good +


333pp., frontispiece and intext, b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, otherwise very good. Written by a pioneering authority on hydroponics, this book should prove to be most valuable to agriculturists and horticulturists worldwide, particularly those concerned with over-crowded, or adverse climate areas . . . Contents include: 25 chapters over six 'parts', plus Biblio. and Index. Book weight approx. 900g. View more info

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MINIATURE ROSES

By: Eagle, Dawn and Barry

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Auckland, William Collins: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009912

ISBN: 0002175681

Condition: Very Good


128pp., full-colour photographic illustrations, b/white line drawings. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards minimally shelf-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed. " . . . describes the fascinating history of miniature roses, their propagation, hybridising, cultivation, and seasonal care. The major part of 'Miniature Roses' is devoted to an alphabetical listing of over 250 miniature rose varieties, with a brief description of each, giving details of flower colour and size, the height of ... View more info

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FAVOURITE PLANTS. (Signed Copy)

By: Edmanson, Jane

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Thomas C. Lothian: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 006600

ISBN: 0850917069

Condition: Very Good +


153pp., colour plate endpapers, like plates throughout, supported by b/white line illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. An inscription, congratulating an award winner, signed by the author on title page, that recipient's label affixed over printed ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, nominally bumped, gloss wrapper has fold-in flaps. The author, as a public face of gardening, is often asked, " What is your favourite plant? " As a response to this query, she produced this title. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Various favourites, Index. Book weight app... View more info

FUCHSIA LEXICON

By: Ewart, Ron

Price: $21.85

Publisher: Poole, Dorset, U.K., Blandford Press: 1982

Edition: 1st. U.K. Edition,

Seller ID: 001891

ISBN: 0713710780

Condition: Very Good


336pp., intext colour section comprising 48 pages, each with four separate images to view. Several instructional b/w line-drawings. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minimal shelfwear. Leaves clean. Pictorial, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. The author, with 20 plus years in professional horticulture, gives a 'detailed' description of some 200 species, varieties and cultivars, covering colour, foliage, growth habit, date of registration and raiser and other relevant information. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Cultivation, Trained types, Pests/di... View more info

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LILIES

By: Graaff, Jan de, and Hyams, Edward

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Nelson and Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007289

Condition: Very Good


142pp., unpaginated colour plates throughout (all called-for plates extant), plus several intext, b/white line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain, original red cloth boards. A former owner's name stamped on ffep., and title page, foxing flecks on head of text-block, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and dampstained on heel of spine. This title was the first in a proposed series of gardening books, and the author was considered to be the world's leading authority on the art of growing Lilies . . .... View more info

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DAYLILIES FOR THE GARDEN

By: Grosvenor, Graeme

Price: $23.75

Publisher: East Roseville, NSW, Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013196

ISBN: 0864178697

Condition: Near Fine


176pp., illustated throughout: b/white line-drawings (Lesley Boston), plus numerous, stunning photographic colour plates (mostly detail), photography by the author. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm backstrip. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. With many suggestions for gardening and landscaping, the author presents background information on daylily species, major factors influencing types to grow, planting and cultivation tips, descriptions, classifications, and exte... View more info

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THE HYDRANGEAS

By: Haworth-Booth, Michael

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Constable: 1975

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 007331

ISBN: 0094603707

Condition: Very Good


219pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece plus unpaginated b/white plates throughout (all extant). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corners. A former owner's stamp on ffep., else leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly bumped and edgeworn. First published in 1950 (Constable), this 4th edition has been revised and enlarged. Considered to be a standard work on hydrangeas, contents include: Prelims., Edition Prefaces, Intro., History, Species, Varieties, Breeding, Cult... View more info

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GROW YOUR OWN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

By: Hills, Lawrence D.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1975

Edition: New Edition, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 007126

ISBN: 0571048307

Condition: Very Good


328pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section, plus intext line drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on lightly bumped and creased spine. Mildly flecked text-block edges, else unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket is price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, and has significant loss of text colour on spine. Published in the Northern Hemisphere and referencing relevant seasons/months, this book by Lawrence Hills will be helpful to all who wish to grow fruit and vegetables using non-chemical methods. Including a chapter of recipes, contents v... View more info

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[The Gardenway Book of] GARDEN STYLES FOR BRISBANE AND THE SUB-TROPICS

By: Hirschfeld, Jo (Compiled by)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Darra, Queensland, Australia, Trevor and Mary Dickinson: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007835

ISBN: 0646156365

Condition: Very Good


95pp., illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates and sketch-illustrations (Drawn by: John Bayton A.M., Marian Forster, David Greenfield, and June Kelly). Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Book clean and square. Staples clean and tight. Sketch-art illustrated (June A. Kelly) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Leaves pristine. Garden style guidance for folk in the sub-tropical area of Brisbane, Australia. Significant contents include; Prelims., Brisbane Identity, Book Aim, Garden Themes, Birds, Maintenance, Restoration, Watering without Waste. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage cha... View more info

FRUIT CULTIVATION FOR AMATEURS

By: Hughes, Hilary

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, W.H. & L. Collingridge: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001191

Condition: Very Good


477pp., original red cloth boards, a plethora of relevent b/w halftone plates and line drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Gilt titles. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated [Variety Of Fruit], loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, closed tears, two fingernail size pieces missing from head of spine panel, narrow drip stain thereon. Very informative, 37 chapters, divided into three 'parts', General methods, Handy fruits described alphabetically, Fruits under glass, General index, Index of pests and diseases. Book weight approx. 980g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item... View more info

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MEDIEVAL FLOWERS

By: Innes, Miranda and Perry, Clay

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Kyle Cathie: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008900

ISBN: 1856262596

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated dustjacket (neatly protected in removable plastic cover) mildly scuffed. "The flowers of the Middle Ages had a significance almost incomprehensible to the modern-day gardener. They were as precious as jewels, and formed part of every courtly ritual and every village romance. They were painted and praised, they predicted the future and healed past wounds, and they were revered as a token of God's generosity and goodwill in trying times. 'Medieval Flowers' celebrates those species that grew in ... View more info

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TREES FOR WARM AND TEMPERATE CLIMATES

By: Macoboy, Stirling

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Dee Why West, N.S.W., Australia, Ure Smith: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009986

ISBN: 0725404817

Condition: Very Good +


182pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of brown boards, which are very mildly shelf-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket negligibly indented, sticker ghost to front fold-in flap. "As well as the European favourites, including many new and special varieties, you will find a host of magnificent trees from the new world, together with notes on their origin, cultivation and habits. All the essential facts are given about all the included trees - their size, speed of growth, c... View more info

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LAVENDER, SWEET LAVENDER

By: McLeod, Judyth A.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010497

ISBN: 0864176015

Condition: Near Fine


120pp., colour photographic illustrations, and b/white line-drawings (by the author). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. " . . . in this definitive book, the essence of lavender itself is unerringly captured. There is an amazing potpourri provided of traditional and innovative culinary, craft and fragrance uses . . . Lavender farms from around the world, together with the history of lavender farming, modern lavender farming techniques and oil extraction are described . . . describes in detail and offers designs for a range of exquisite small a... View more info

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GARDENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

By: Moore, Eric

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Stacey International: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004494

ISBN: 0905743490

Condition: Very Good +


Original cloth. 144pp., double-page, colour-spread title page, plus intext colour plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor bump and dampstain on head of backstrip. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. The intense heat and extreme aridity present the aspiring gardener resident in the Middle East with major obstacles to overcome in the quest for a lush, colourful garden. The author, drawing on deep, first-hand knowledge of the area tackles each presenting problem step-by-... View more info

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GARDEN OPEN TODAY

By: Nichols, Beverley

Price: $36.10

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008663

Condition: Very Good


252pp., art-illustrated endpapers, plus b/white chapter-headings, together with several intext drawings, all art by William McLaren. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, foxing flecks on textblock edges, else clean. Two-colour, art-illustrated (William McLaren), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, flecked, and colour-affected on spine. In his unique style, Beverley Nichols offers up another of his original gardening books taking us into the toolshed ... View more info