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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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Shrubs Can Provide the Perfect Solution

Shrubs Can Provide the Perfect Solution

This new work from Timber Press is a good addition to their 2019 titles.

'Shrubs – Discover the perfect plant for every place in your garden', is another example of a specialist gardening title by this leading publisher.

25 Chelsea Gold Medals

The author, Andy McIndoe is well known to many reader...

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"Les bienfaits magiques des arbres"

"Les bienfaits magiques des arbres"

In our series of Book Reviews, Hester Macdonald reviews this new publication for 'hungry tree buffs' .

This recently published book by Stéphane Krebs, (a third generation Swiss landscaper with a passion for trees), is intended for the popular market.

Divided into Section...

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"Dahlias - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden"

"Dahlias - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden"

In a new series of Book Reviews, Hester Macdonald reviews this excellent guide on Dahlias.  

This comprehensive guide on Dahlias is very much for the amateur grower or the professional wanting to brush up on their knowledge. The author Naomi Slade provides more than enough background for any enthusias...

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Multilingual Guide to Swiss Gardens

Multilingual Guide to Swiss Gardens

Switzerland has many of the world’s finest gardens. British garden expert Hester Macdonald has now featured fifty of these in her new book Gardens Schweiz/Suisse/Switzerland, the first multilingual guide to Swiss gardens.

Inventive Design & Planting

From the delicate alpine gardens of Schynige Platte in the Bernes...

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