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'My World of Hepaticas' by John Massey

'My World of Hepaticas' by John Massey

Michael Warren provides a brief interpretation of this book which is very much a 'Labour of Love'. 

"I say 'dedicated' because I saw first hand the Author working away, dedicated to making this specialist publication as authentic and precise as could ever be".

Years of Genus

"Burning ...

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'The Crevice Garden'

'The Crevice Garden'

Hester Macdonald provides her specialist analysis on this latest book on Crevice Gardens.

"The Crevice Garden" is a new issue from the always excellent Filbert Press. Written by Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs, there is plenty to interest the newbie crevice gardener as well as anyone more experienced in rockery gardening and crevice gardenin...

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Plant-Life, a 'Walk with Nature’

Plant-Life, a 'Walk with Nature’

Writer Ed Bent has written a new book, entitled Plant-Life, a 'Walk with Nature'.

The value of the book rests in its originality, and wide-sweeping and versatile coverage on plants, wildflowers in particular, and our involvement with nature.

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'Inspiration' Book Launch

'Inspiration' Book Launch

During the Flower Bazar in Aalsmeer next week (3/5 November), The World of Sprayroses will launch its sensational new book showing the endless possibilities of sparkling sprayroses!

For Every Occasion

In this book, the foundation takes you on a journey into the wonderful world of sprayroses. This beautifully designed book proves the...

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Take a Leaf out of this Book!

Take a Leaf out of this Book!

'LEAVES' is the news book from Ben Clevers, International Master of Floral Design.

The book contains 60 different leaves and includes more than 160 pictures of objects. 

Ben takes up the story 'I started 4 years ago to make objects with leaves. The first florist I worked for (as a 14 year old ) told me, please look at what I do. How I create an arrangement, look at...

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The Laurel Throughout the Year 

The Laurel Throughout the Year 

Hester Macdonald reviews this specialist title on Laurels, which is aimed at the hobby gardener. 

This recent edition of the above title has clearly been a labour of love for the writers, and serves as a fitting testament to the on-going work of the Lauretum nursery. The book starts with a bit of botany, citing the Bay laurel in its proper...

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Three Decades of Guía Verde!

Three Decades of Guía Verde!

GuíaVerde is Celebrating its 30th Anniversary!

This is the main directory of companies and products of ornamental horticulture in Spain and Portugal. This publication, formerly known as Cosagro, transcended to paper format to become the meeting point on the Internet for professionals in the sector.

Twin Publications

The Gu&...

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The Science of Tree Selection

The Science of Tree Selection

Dr. Andrew Hirons recently gave a lecture to the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) regarding approaches to enhance tree selection using plant traits.

Andrew has been closely involved with developing the science of tree selection and translating that science into accessible information for practitioners.

Guide for Specifiers

To t...

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Changing the Face of Gardening

Changing the Face of Gardening

“A History of Gardening in 50 Objects” by George Drower, is published by the History Press.

George Drower has written several books on the subject of gardening, and this latest one brings together 50 objects that have changed the face of gardening, and by extension, the world.

Wheelbarrow Invention

His firs...

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Lessons in Horticulture

Lessons in Horticulture

“Plant Parenting” by Leslie F. Halleck, is published by Timber Press.

This easy-read book is clearly aimed at the adventurous amateur. This also deftly manages to incorporate some more technical information on various topics.

These include the legalities of plant propagation or plant names, which many professionals would find useful.

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