Book of the week

Yes another weekly treat! Graham Purdy has bequeathed his wonderful collection of horticultural books to the FOBG for fund raising. They are in very good condition, and many are well known classics of horticultural literature, by well known authors.  We are offering them at bargain prices. Committee member Cheryl has catalogued them all (which has been quite a job). We are featuring one each week to tempt you, but you can also visit the full list, and browse to your heart’s content. Book Sale

Would you like to buy this one, or another one or two? You can email FOBG and pay for it  Once payment has been  verified, we will notify you, and you can pick up the book any Wednesday, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm from Cheryl and the Prop Group, or by special arrangement if convenient with Cheryl and Andrew..

There will also be a “hands on” book sale at the Big Day Out in December. Watch this space.


Book of the week no. 4 is:

Title  Agapanthus – A Revision of the Genus In Association with the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society
Wim Snoeijer
Date  2004    Hardcover
A definitive account of the agapanthus in cultivation. Detailed description that                    includes history morphologial details, colour even DNA analysis.
Asking Price  $40.00

Book of the week 3 is:

Book of the week 2 is

Title                 The Australian Garden – Designing with Australian Plants  *  SOLD
Author             Diana Snape
2002    Hardcover
Description      When and how to use Australian plants in our gardens and public landscapes – used in all the major gardening styles, choices include the untouched natural garden, coastal, arid, country grassland, cottage, wildflower, small courtyards and formal gardens.
Asking Price  $25.00 




Book of the week 1 was


Title                 Herbs for Australian Gardens – A Practical Guide to Growing and Using  Organic Herbs
Penny Woodward
Date                2008    Hard cover
Description      Contains a fully illustrated A – Z of herbs, chapters on propagation, organic and  water efficient gardening, cultivation and planning, pest repellant herbs, cooking with herbs, medicinal herbs, useful Australian native herbs and more.
Asking Price   $25.00