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06/03/2021

Alpine Plants

Bird, Richard -  A Guide to Rock Gardening
A good introduction to the many aspects of cultivating alpines with many sketches to show how to do it, and 8 pages of colour photos. 1990 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 142 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Green -  Asiatic Primulas
The classic book on the subject, 163 pages plus 24 pages of B&W photos. 1976 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some discolouration to dust jacket otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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Grey-Wilson & Blamey -  Alpine flowers of Britain and Europe
A pocket style guide with colour illustrations by Marjorie Blamey and descriptions on the opposite page by Grey-Wilson. 1979 7 ½ x 4 ½ 384 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Quite worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden Plant Primer'Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  The Rock Garden Plant Primer
The author has been closely associate with alpine plans for a great many years from a number of perspectives – editor of Alpine Gardening, academic, plant hunter and grower, and here he share his approach to growing them and suggest what he thinks the most appealing to grow, illustrated with colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slightly bumped/wear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
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Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  Alpines
A good introduction to these plants for those new to them, well illustrated and written by a well known expert. 9 ½ x 8 ¼ 2000 64 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £6.5), Second hand book – please see important information
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Innes -  Alpines the illustrated dictionary
Along the same lines as the Preston-Mafham Cactus volume, this shows a wide range of near 1000 plants with a colour photo and descripton arranged in alphabetical order. 1995 190 pages 11 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Tear to top right of front of dust jacket and an indentation on the back but otherwise good, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
Comments: , Slight edge damage to a few of the pages (RRP £35), New
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Mineo, Baldassare -  Rock Garden Plants
Subtitled "A Color Encyclopedia" this book illustrates and describes nearly 1400 species arranged alphabetically. The author has been a noted Alpine Nursery Grower in the USA, 1999 284 pages 11 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
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Moggi -  MacDonald Encyclopedia of Alpine Flowers
After an introduction to the habitat of the plants, the main part is descriptions of over 300 species, along with a colour illustration. 384 pages 1984 7 ½ x 4 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces'Schenk, George -  Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces
The author, a retired nurseryman, shares his experiences of growing plants in all sorts of areas where we don’t usually think of doing so, thereby transforming so many uninteresting areas in to something which is attractive. He has worked with colleagues around the world in varying enviroments doing this and visited them annually to see how they developed and learnt the lessons to be gained and to be built on. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2003 9 ¼ x 7 ½ 190 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
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Webb & Gornall -  Saxifrages of Europe
An authoritative study of the species with history, descriptions, variation, hybrids, distribution, habitat and cultivation of not just the European Species but also many of the African and American species and even some of the Asian. 62 colour photos as well as some black and white and maps etc. 1989 10 x 7 ½ 307 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1 inch tear to top right of front of dust jacket, otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Sink & Container Gardening using dwarf hardy plants
Details how to achieve this charming way of growing and displaying plants, showing how to do it, and suggesting many suitable plants for them. 2001 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , , New
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View larger image of 'Alpine Gardening'Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Alpine Gardening
An attractively produced introduction to growing these plants covering the whole picture from what is an alpine, through the many ways to grow them, propagation through to some selections, all well illustrated in colour. 2002 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 149 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.95), New
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View larger image of 'Alpines from Mountain to Garden'Wilford, Richard -  Alpines from Mountain to Garden
Chronicles the plant hunters who provided the marvellous range of plants now available for us to grow, and how the early growers of them found ways to make the plants grow well in cultivation. Organised by 8 geographical regions from which the plants came, and looks more closely at some of the more interesting plants. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2010 11 ½ x 9 ½ 244 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight indentation to front cover (RRP £29), New
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