Book Sale

The late Graham Purdy* has bequeathed his wonderful collection of horticultural books to the FOBG for fund raising. They are in very good condition, and most 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). Here they are, listed by category and title.   * means listed in more than 1 grouping. Or check out our Book of the Week.

*See Graeme’s story on the Website of the Horticultural Media Association

Would you like to buy this one, or another one or two? You can email FOBG friends.burnley@gmail.com and pay for it  http://www.fobg.org.au/blog/payments/.  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 your email for the flyer.

Meanwhile, browse away!
CACTI, CARNIVEROUS, PALMS, FERNS & IVIES

Title                 A Guide to Palms  & Cycads of the World
Author            
Lynette Stewart
Date                1994    Hardcover
Description     Information on palms and cycads and conservation required and identification and description.
Asking Price  $30

Title                 Cacti – The New Compact Study Guide and Identification  SOLD
Author             Charles Glass, Clive Innes & Marcus Schneck
Date                1996    Hardcover
Description      This will help you to recognise the characteristics of the 8 different groups of cacti. Secrets of successful propagation and cultivation. An A – Z of the 120 cacti species describing the species general characteristics and size, areiles, spines and flowers and information about origins and cultivation.
Asking Price  $10.00   

Title                Carniverous Plants
Author            
Gordon Cheers
Date                1983    Paperback
Description      Describes the habitat, characteristics and recommended growing conditions of  carnivorous plants found all over the world and the areas from which plants originate.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Ferns – A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Ferns for the Home Gardener
Author            
Gillean Dunk
Date                1994    Hardcover
Description      Information on ferns – history, folklore surrounding them, structure and life cycle, pests and diseases and to combat them. How to successfully propagate and grow ferns in a house, garden, greenhouse and hanging basket. List of over 200 ferns – fully described.
Asking Price  $12.00

Title                 Ivies
Author            
Peter Q Rose
Date                1980    Hardcover
Description      Provides details of the many situations in house and garden, large scale landscaping to which ivy can lend an old world charm, Chapters on a choice of variey, propagation and cultivation. Detailed descriptions of over 100 kinds of ivy – given correct identification and guide to plant buyers.
Asking Price   $15.00

 COMPOSTING & RECYCLING

Title                 Composting the Ultimate Organic Guide to Recycling Your Garden
Author            
Tim Marshall
Date                2011   Paperback
Description      What you need to know about recycling in your own backyard. How to build a foolproof heap and maintain it and source suitable materials apart from kitchen green waste and how compost will improve your soil. Biodynamic composting compost for different climates and maintain a thriving worm colony.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Mice Don’t Like Spearmint – New Ideas for Gardening
Author            
Margaret Knight
Date                1990    Paperback
Description      Explores natural garden aides, organic methods, companion and repellent planting and techniques and strategies. Plant profiles and facts on trees, herbs and pot plants.
Asking Price   $16.00

 DESIGN & LANDSCAPING

Title                 A Century of Gardeners
Author            
Betty Massingham
Date                1982     Hardcover
Description      Looks at gardens great and modest from Chatsworth, Sissinghurst, rose gardens and         gardens for children.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 A Perfumed Garden
Author             Frances Kelly
Date                1981    Hardcover
Description      A recreation of gardens of yesterday and is based on Frances Kelly’s own experience in creating a perfumed garden including Australian native perfumed plants.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Australia The Beautiful Great Gardens – Presenting our Special Australian Gardens
Author             Kerrie Andrews
Date                1983    Hardcover
Description      Collection of over 50 of the greatest public and private gardens in Australia. Reflects new trends in Australian garden designs in response to the rigours of different Australian climates, providing outdoor living spaces while historical gardens provide grandeur rarely attained today. Botanical, formal, courtyards, natural bush gardens for from tropical regions to windswept Tasmania.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title             Australian Planting Design SOLD
Author          Paul Thompson
Date               2002   Hardcover
Description      A guide to creating a new garden, visualise, plan, choose the right plants and material and the numbers of plants required, with a focus on Australian plants.
Asking Price   $28.00

Title                 Classic Garden Design – How to Adopt and Recreate  Garden Features of the Past SOLD
Author             Rosemary Verey
Date                1984    Hardcover
Description      How to look and learn from garden history. Introducing great gardeners of the past and learn about beds, borders, water gardens, paths, steps, fences, herbs, alpines,  ornamentals, vegetables and fruit.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Designing Australian Bush Gardens
Author             Betty Maloney & Jean Walker
Date                1967    Paperback
Description      Natural gardens and detailed plans for different situations and planting lists to suit              varying climatic requirements.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 Garden Details – Ideas Inspiration, Great Garden Spaces
Author             Marg Thornell & Kate Thornell
Date                2008    Hardcover
Source book that breaks down garden elements and shows how each can be used to create unique garden spaces from distinctive stonewalls and manicured formal lines to artistic whimsy and colour coordinated borders.
Asking Price  $35.00

Title                 Garden Paradise – The History and Design of the Great Islamic Gardens SOLD
Author            
John Brookes
Date                1987    Hardcover
Description      Persian landscape gardening as a symbol of paradise, traces the historial origins and traditional irrigating systems and the imperial gardens and palaces and shrine gardens of the Mughal emperors.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 Garden Voices – Australian Designers Their Stories
Author             Anne Latreille
Date                2013    Hard cover
Description      Traces the life stories and achievements of Australian designers. From professional              designers to garden lovers for understanding the making of gardens.
Asking Price  $15.00    2 copies

Title                 Gardens for Small Country Houses
Author             Gertrude Jekyll & Lawrence Weaver
Date                1983    Paperback
Description      Arts and Craft Movement centred around country houses or architecture an making the gardens using steps, balustrades and walls, pools, retaining walls, climbing plants, hedges, paving, statues, sundials, gates, pergolas etc.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Grow Native – Creating an Australian Bush Garden  *
Author             Bill Molyneux
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Practical information on creating a native garden, on selecting trees and shrubs for            fragrance, seasonal flowering for attracting birds, on revitalising established gardens, making water gardens, native plants in pots and small city gardens.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Secret Gardens
Author             Jennifer Potter
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Explains the design principles of many types of secret spaces. Practical advice on how to design, plant and furnish secret areas and 5 case studies of real secret gardens.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 Terracotta SOLD
Author             Anthony Noel
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Emphasis on terracotta and a selection of pots, urns and amphorae currently available providing tips on planting, placing and decoration and ideas to transform gardens, rooftops and balconies.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 The Australian Garden – Designs and Plants for Today  *
Author             John Patrick
Date                1985    Hardcover
Description      Shows how 35 gardeners have successfully developed gardens to suit their climates  and soils in 5 States of Australia. Learn about the importance of fragrance, using texture in foliage and flowers and the significance of green as a colour. The importance of micro climates is explained and how to create them.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 The Australian Garden – Designing with Australian Plants  *  SOLD
Author             Diana Snape
Date                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

Title                 The Balanced Garden – Town Country and Courtyard
Author             Paul Bangay
Date                2003    Hardcover
Description      Look at 30 of Paul Bangay’s designed gardens, from roof top gardens to vistas and rooms of an extensive country landscape. Elements of good design, scale,  proportions and balance.
Asking Price  $28.00

Title                 The Edna Walling Book of Australian Garden Design
Author             Edna Walling
Date                1981    Hardcover
Description      A guide to design, to planting, to rock work, to paving and to creating an harmonious landscape.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 The Education of a Gardener
Author             Russel Page
Date                2007 ? Paperback
Description      Garden design the relationship of texture to colour and form, the inspiration of  tradition and the pursuit of artistic expression.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 The New Native Garden Designing with Arid Plants   *
Author             Paul Urquhart
Date                1999  ?     Paperback
Description      Details illustrations and planting plans and emphasis on design. How to use  Australian plants for formal, courtyard, cottage and international styles.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 The Oxford Companion to the Garden SOLD
Author             Edited by Patrick Taylor
Date                2006    Hardcover
Description      A book devoted to gardens and the people involved in making them where the design landscape has played an important role. A survey of the world’s gardens and  biographies of garden designers and articles on a range of topics from garden vistas  to garden elements and styles from scientific issues to the social history of gardens.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 The Vision of Edna Walling – Garden Plans 1920 – 1951 SOLD
Author             Trish Dixon & Jennie Churchill
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Contains over 50 designs concepts in watercolour of gardens of intelligent design              and also romantic and peaceful retreats for their owners.
Asking Price  $60.00    Out of stock

Title                 Urban Sanctuaries – Creating  Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener
Author             Stephen Anderton
Date                2001    Hard cover
Description      Looks at innovative design for various styles of inne city gardens. Advice on basic design elements necessary to create an y urban sanctuary and recommends a range of plants.
Asking Price   $15.00   out of print

Title                 Your Garden Design Book – the Complete Practical Guide to Planning, Styling and Planting Any Garden
Author             John Brookes
Date                1991    Hardback
Description      Sets out the fundamental principles and techniques of good garden design. Provides ideas and practical information to plan a garden to suit your needs in harmony with the home and its surroundings. Step by Step through every stage in creating your design blueprints, skills to measure your garden, draw up a plan, to judging scale and  using patterns and sorting plants.
Asking Price  $10.00

ECOLOGY

 Title                 Australia’s Biodiversity – Living Wealth Exploring Australia’s Plants, Animals and Microorganisms SOLD
Author             Andrew Bentleye
Date                1995    Paperback
Description      Introduces the science of biodiversity. Natural ecosystems and environmental management. Industries including agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, conservation  and science and technology to understand biodiversity.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Natural Gardening in Australia – Organic Growing for Easy Care Garden and Chemical Free Food and a Healthy Environment
Author             Jeffrey Hodges
Date                2002    Paperback
Description      Tried and true methods to achieve a bountiful garden that works in harmony with nature. Special emphasis on water conservation methods and a guide to replacing toxic pesticides with effective natural ones.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Organic Gardening Australia and New Zealand
Author             Peter Bennett
Date                1995    Paperback
Description      Gardening with nature – without chemicals – design principles required for sustainable agriculture and horticulture, companion planting, role of insects in the food cycles. How to grow fruit and vegetables, when to plant and prune, composting methods, fertilisers and poisons.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Pests, Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants (With Suggestions for their Control)
Author             David Jones & Rodger Elliot
Date                1986    Paperback
Description      Authoritative  reference on pests, diseases and nutritional disorders of Australian plants. The book has colour photographs and detailed line drawings of pests, insects life cycles and damage symptoms on plants to help identify your problem. Includes a chart of symptoms and pests listed and described and control methods.
Asking Price  $12.00

Title                 Recycle Your Garden – the Essential Guide to Composting
Author             Tim Marshall
Date                2003    Paperback
Description      Explores how composting works and outlines the multiple benefits for your garden and shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Sustainable Gardens
Author             Rob Cross & Roger Spencer
Date                2009    Paperback
Description      Shows amateur and professional horticulturalists how to make informed decisions  when designing constructing  and maintaining parks and gardens for reduced environmental impacts. Describes the historical context of the global, national and  local environmental issues that confronts us and examines the idea of sustainable living as a means of addressing these issues. Draws attention to sustainable science with the emphasis on environmental accounting and how it is applied at the global, national, country, household and individual levels to establish bench set marks, management goals, uses trends and measures progress towards sustainability.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 The Green Gardener – You can have a Successful Garden Using Natural Organic Methods of Growing and Control
Author             Shirley Stackhouse
Date                1994    Paper back
Description      Information on growing green – Improving soil, saving water, mulching. Wildlife –  birds, possums and other visitors, green pest and disease control attracting the right pests, sprays, traps, controlling pests and diseases
Asking Price   $10.00

ENCYCLOPEDIA & REFERENCE

Title                 ABC Gardening Australia Flora Plant Finder – The Right Plant for Every Garden
Author             Senior Consultant Tony Rodd & Geoff Bryant
Date                2007    Paperback
Description      Includes 1,000s of the world’s most popular garden plants divided into 10 chapters – trees and shrubs, annuals  and perennials, bulbs, corms and tubers, grasses, sedges and bamboo, fruit trees, nut trees and other fruits, vegetables and herbs, climbers and creepers, cacti and succulents, orchids, ferns, palms and cycads.
Asking Price  $40.00

Title                 Australia 300 Years of Botanical Illustration  SOLD
Author             Helen Hewson
Date                2000    Hardcover
Description      History of illustration of Australian plants, includes exploits of early explorers, botanists, naturalists, gardeners and artists associated with the discovery, exploration and development of the country. The history of scientific classification, establishment of botanical garden herbaria and botanical science within Australia.
Asking Price   $70.00

Title                 Botanica’s Pocket Orchids – Over 1200 Species Listed
Author             Botanica;s Pocket Guides
Date                2002    Paperback
Description      Illustrated reference book provides comprehensive information on colour, propagation, plants and flowering, planning and selection, climate, growing conditions, watering and feeding.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Botanica’s Roses – the Encyclopedia of Roses  *
Author             forward by David Austin  by Peter et al. Beales
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Guide to more than 4000 roses. History, origins and developments in breeding,explanation of the different types of roses and how they are classified. Information on planing a rose garden, choosing roses, planting, cultivating and pruning roses.
Asking Price  $55.00

Title                 Cacti – The New Compact Study Guide and Identification  * SOLD
Author             Charles Glass, Clive Innes & Marcus Schneck
Date                1996    Hardcover
Description      This will help you to recognise the characteristics of the 8 different groups of cacti. Secrets of successful propagation and cultivation. An A – Z of the 120 cacti species describing the species general characteristics and size, areiles, spines and flowers and information about origins and cultivation.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Classic Roses – An Illustrated Encyclopaedia  and Growers Manual of Old Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers   *
Author             Peter Beales
Date                1985    Hard cover
Description      History and manual for growers of roses, illustrated and encyclopaedia on all rose species, cultivars and varieties – old fashion roses,  shrub roses and climbers. History of roses – distribution and evolution. Old roses in their context eg. in the landscape, on walls. Aspects of growing old roses and propagation, feeding, pruning and growing conditions. Dictionary of old roses species, hybrids, flowers, scent.foliage, fruit.
Asking Price   $35.00

Title                 Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses Over 1000 Plants, 1500 photographs –   The Definitive Reference Work for Every Gardener* SOLD
Author             Deni Bown
Date                1995    Hardcover
Description      Illustrated encyclopedia of herbs grown for their culinary, aromatic, medicinal and economic uses as well as decorative qualities in the garden. Photographs and detailed botanical descriptions, cooking, beauty, medicine, commercial, processing in perfume and food industries and planting and growing herbs
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Flora of Australia Volume 1 Introduction
Author             Bureau of Flora and Fauna Canberra
Date                1981     Paperback
Description      The volume contains chapters on the history and purpose of the flora of Australia project. The origin and evolution of the Australian flora. The systemic arrangement of plant families and the key for the identification of families of flowering plants and a glossary of botanical terms.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Flora of the Sydney Region
Author             Beadle Evans Carolin
Date                1972    Hardcover
Description      Comprehensive cover of the flora of the Central Coastal Region and is the recognised scientific work on the subject. Brief description of all species are provided and their characteristics plus live drawings are an additional aid to identification.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Garden Plants and Flowers in Australia – An A – Z Guide to the Best Plants  for Your Garden – Royal Horticultural Society
Author             Ian Spence
Date                2004    Hardcover
Description      Shows the best plants for your garden  and how to grow them successfully. Easy to use pictorial guide to over 2500 commonly available garden plants and flowers. Each plant is illustrated in colour and details of the plants growing habits. Entries divided into broad groups from trees to climbers, bulbs, ferns and the most popular such as roses, clematis. Advice on basic plant care and list of plants for any site.
Asking Price  $35.00

Title                 Grow What Basic – Australian Plant Study Group   *
Author             Authors of Grow What Where
Date                1983    Hardcover
Description      2,000 popular Australian plants for your garden and how to grow them. How to grow and choose the best shrubs, trees, climbers, groundcovers and small plants. Essential reading to plan a new or renovate an existing garden.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 Grow What Small Plant – Australian Plant Study Group  *
Author             Authors of Grow What Where
Date                1987    Hardcover
Description      1,000 Australian plants less than one metre for courtyards, rockeries and garden beds. How to choose and grow the best plants for your needs and situation.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Grow What Tree – Australian Plant Study Group   * SOLD
Author             Authors of Grow What Where
Date                1985    Hardcover
Description      250  Australian trees for your garden or farm and how to grow them. Guide to help select suitable native trees for your environment whether it is suburban or cattle station, coastal or inland, seaside or mountains.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Grow What Where SOLD
Author             Australian Plant Study Group
Date                1997    Paperback
Description      Over 1000 exotic and native garden plants in 60 useful categories to see what position in your garden is best suited for that plant. Special conditions vary from coastal to smoggy and different soil types and special purposes such as windbreaks to pond planting.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Handbook of Trees and Shrubs  Sun Garden Series   *
Author             Julie Grace
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Descriptive dictionary of trees and shrubs and a handbook on their propagation and cultivation. From California, but  very useful for Australian conditions.
Asking Price   $25.00

Title                 Name That Flower – Identification of Flowering Plants SOLD
Author             Ian Clarke & Helen Lee
Date                  November 2003          Paperback
Description      Clear concise guide to identifying flowering plants, cultivated and in the wild.                    Australian and worldwide. Note, there is an updated version of this reference book, but this edition is still useful.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Plant Propagation A to Z – Growing Plants for Free   *
Author             Geoff Bryant
Date                2002    Paperback
Description      Illustrates both practical step by step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. More than 1000 plants are covered in the extensive tables detailing which   propagating technique to use – whether seed, cutting or division for every plant listed. More specialised propagation methods are also described including layering, grafting and even growing ferns from spores. Information on germination times, times of year and temperature required for maximum success.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials – Comprehensive A – Z of plants and Garden Design, Choosing, Growing  *
Author             Ellen Phillips & C. Colston Burrell
Date                2005    Hardcover
Description      A Rodale organic gardening book. Designing with perennials, gardening basics and an encyclopedia of perennial plants listed alphabetically with colour photos and descriptions including how the plants should be grown, garden uses and appropriate companion plantings. Note: this is an American work.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 Shrubs and Trees for Australian Gardens   * SOLD
Author             Ernest E Lord F.R.H.S.
Date                1979    Hardcover
Description      Comprehensive and authoritative reference book on Australian trees and shrubs. Over 3500 different shrubs and trees from Australian, New Zealand and overseas described in detail and classified for growing under every possible condition.  An Australian classic.
Condition        Good except the paper cover is in poor condition (torn) leaf
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 The Australian Plant Finder 9000 Plants and Where to Buy Them
Author             Frances Hutchison
Date                1993      Paperback
Description      A guide to 9000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and includes a plant listing, brief                description of plants and details of nurseries which stock them No pictures or photos.
Asking Price   $15.00  out of stock

Title                 The Concise Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
Author             Kenneth A Beckett
Date                1983    Hardcover
Description      Has over 2000 colour illustrations and descriptions of more than 7000 species and provides the complete guide to garden plants – flowers, trees and shrubs. Sets out the cultivation requirements for each species with full descriptions of the trees, shrubs and flowers so the gardener has all the information to create a garden or patio.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 The Readers Digest Gardeners Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers – The Definitive Reference Work for Australia and New Zealand.
Author             Readers Digest
Date                1991    Hardcover
Description      Over 8000 plants and 4000 photographs. Covers all major plant groups, trees to annuals to rock plants, for borders or tub culture.
Asking Price   $25.00

Title                 The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses – The Definitive A – Z Guide
Author             Charles Brigid Quest-Ritson
Date                2003    Hardcover
Description      Catalogue of almost 2000 of the best rose species and cultivars available worldwide and practical guide, growing conditions, propagation and pests and disease control.
Asking Price   $45.00

Title                 The Ultimate Australian Gardening Book – Over 2000 Plant Descriptions More than 2000 Colour Photographs, Field Trips, Seasonal Calender, Cultivation  Guidelines SOLD
Author             Marie-Louise Taylor
Date                1994    Hardcover
Description      Covers various groups of plants including annuals and perennials, shrubs, trees,  bulbs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, herbs, cacti, orchids and ferns.
Asking Price   $25.00

Title                 The Ultimate Book of Trees and Shrubs for Australian Gardens * SOLD
Author             Tony Rodd
Date                1996    Hardcover
Description      More than 1500 varieties from around the world. Reference book – description of each species and information on its origin, growth, habitat, cultivation, propagation  and uses.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 Trees: the Visual Guide to over 500 Species of Trees from Around the World *
Author             Allen J Coombes
Date                1997    Paperback
Description      Guide to trees of the world and explains how a tree is classified and how to keep a record of trees. Provides a visual identity key which shows differences between conifers, broad leaves and palms. Identifies each genus by leaf type. A concise glossary gives technical ad scientific terms. This is a terrific guide to identifying exotic trees.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 World Trees – The Visual Guide to over 500 Species of Trees from Around the World   * SOLD
Author             Allan J Coombes
Date                1992    Hardcover
Description      Identification of trees – conifers and broadleaves and tree identification key
Asking Price  $20.00

FLOWERS AND FLOWERING TREES

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

Title                 Camellias – A Practical Gardening Guide
Author             Tim Rolfe & Yvonne Cave
Date                2000    Paperback
Description      This book surveys the important species and the numerous cultivars. The landscaping potential in a wide range of climates and situations and uses of the plants, comprehensive information on selection, cultivation, pests, diseases, propagation and hybridising.
Asking Price  $12.00

Title                 Clematis and Climbers – What to Grow How to Grow Collins Practical Gardener
Author             John Feltwell
Date                2003    Paperback
Description      Comprehensive information on all common varieties and genera. Charts and plant comparisons and practical advice and export hints and tips.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Growing Azaleas SOLD
Author             Allan Evans
Date                1994    Paperback
Description      How to get the most of your azalea plantings . Detailed instructions on buying plants, selecting and preparing the site, fertilizing, watering  and controlling pests and diseases. Description of 175 popular varieties and accompanying table listing  height, type, flower colour and hardiness, and over 90 colour plates.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 Growing Bulbs
Author             A.G.W. Simpson
Date                1985       Paperback
Description      850 species and varieties of the world’s popular bulbs listed. A total bulb book packed with useful informative facts.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Growing Chrysanthemums SOLD
Author             Bruce Skeen
Date                1984   Hard Cover
Description      Comprehensive book on growing chryanthemums in the Southern Hemisphere.  Many colour plates and text covers almost every aspect of cultural know-how to grow them. Includes chapters on better cut flowers, propagation, pests and diseases, light and temperature, nutrition, producing new cultivars, potted plants and guide to recommended cultivars.
Asking Price  $20.00  currently unavailable

Title                 Growing Irises
Author             Graeme Grosvenor
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Practical knowledge to set up an iris garden or grow a few irises. List of best named cultivars available in Australia and New Zealand. 192 colour plates of many outstanding iris with full planting and cultivar descriptions for many different types of iris.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Growing Perennials
Author            
Trevor Nottle
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Covers over 650 different perennials describing old favourites including among 110 colour illustrations, interesting foliage and colour groupings. Basic care – propagation, planting and pests are fully described and examples given.
Asking Price  $5.00

Title                 Hydrangeas SOLD
Author             Daria Price Bowman
Date                1999   Hardcover
Description      Takes a intimate look at this favourite flower  detailing its many garden-worthy species and cultivars, its long history and essentials of its care.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Pansies
Author             Editor Sharyn Rosart
Date                1999    Hardcover
Description      Collection of pansy photographs and information on the flowers botanical provenance, history and qualities.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Perennials for Your Garden
Author             Alan Bloom
Date                1981  ?            Hardcover
Description      Botanical list and information on perennials.
Asking Price  $8.00

Title                 Perennials The Australian Gardener’s Photographic Guide to Over 1000 Plants by Type, Size, Season, of Interest and Colour
Author             The Royal Horticultural Society  Plant & Guides
Date                1996    Paperback
Description      A handbook to help identify choose and grow perennial varieties and practical techniques to choose planting and caring for and propagating methods.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 The Camellia
Author             Beryl Leslie Urquhart
Date                1956   First Edition    A3 size Hardcover
Description      History of camellias and 20 plates of camellia japonica cultivars.
Condition        Good.  Paper cover in poor condition
Asking Price   $60.00

Title                 The Camellia Story
Author             Tom Durrant
Date                1982    Hardcover
Description      A study of the botanical horticultural, literary and social history of the genus Camellia, its origin and introduction into Europe; tea drinking and the rise in the popularity of the flowers and the spread of the camellia to the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The production of numerous hybrids and the new flower forms. Lots of photographs.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 The Green Tapestry – Perennial Plants for the Garden
Author             Beth Chatto
Date                1989    Hard cover
Description      Conducted tour of her garden – explains the garden and her philosophy of gardening and creates different habitats for plants and basic rules of gardening
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 The Rhododendron
Author             Beryl Leslie Urquhart
Date                1958 (1st Volume of a series on the rhododendron)   Hard cover
Description      Traces the history of the introduction of the rhododendron species from the start and                    hybridisation bringing new colours and forms.
Asking Price   $55.00

Title                 What Camellia is That – Over 1000 Illustrated Entries
Author             Stirling Macoboy
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Illustrated encyclopedia of camellias, each entry describes the flower type and flowering season, parentage, date of introduction and synonyms and any other relevant breeding historical information.
Asking Price  $35.00

Title                 What Perennial Where – Now Australian and New Zealand gardeners can recreate the look and lushness of beautiful English gardens
Author             Roy Lancaster
Date                1998    Hard cover
Description      Guides gardeners in the moist temperate parts of Australia and New Zealand towards the types of plants we can use to recreate the rich and colourful flower gardens of England.
Asking Price   $20.00

GENERAL

Title                 A Celebration of Australian Gardening – Gardenesque SOLD
Author             Richard Aitken
Date                2004    Paper Back
Description     200 years of Australian gardening and garden making – the aesthetics and practical nature of gardens of all sizes.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 A Gardener’s  Diary
Author             Joan Law-Smith
Date                1976    Hardcover
Description      Activities for each month and information about plants including silver plants,  lilies, geraniums, ferns, a white garden and raising seedlings.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 A Gardener’s Log
Author             Edna Walling
Date                1969    Hardcover
Description      Gems of inspiration and practical advise for the 4 seasons.
Asking Price  $35.00

Title                 Edna Walling’s Year – Ideas and Images from All Seasons SOLD
Author             Anne O’Donovan
Date                1990    Hardcover
Description      This book includes easily consulted tables of plants to add to the garden and to pick each month together with lists of Edna’s favourite plants and the seasonal delights and challenges.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Foliage Plants – A Revised Edition of this Classic Book
Author             Christopher Lloyd
Date                1987    Hardcover
Description      Develops ideas and seizes on the central problem in the art and pleasure of gardening. What to look for in garden plants and what to avoid. Leafage for all seasons, shapes,sizes. Habits, textures and colours. Discusses plants of all kinds, shrubs to grasses – evergreen and deciduous, perennials and annuals, hardy and  tender and different positions, shady, open sites and small walled gardens.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Gardening in Pots for Indoors and Outdoors
Author             Margaret Davis
Date                1973    Hardcover
Description      This book has a detailed account of the aims, techniques and practice of the Japanese art of bonsai. Plants in pots includes information on flowering bushes and fruit trees and bulbs.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Gardens in Time SOLD
Author             John and Ray Oldham
Date                1980    Hardcover
Description      This book explores the distinctive contribution of Chinese landscape ideas which influenced not only  Muslim and Mongol Empires and more recently Landscape Schools and the USA and the eastern garden ideas into Europe. Understanding garden heritage through Eastern and Western worlds.
Asking Price  $12.00

Title                 Generations of Growth – A History of the Nursery Industry Association of Victoria
Author             Noelle Weatherley & David Gordon
Publisher         Eastside Printing
Date                1999    Hardcover
Description      Pioneers of Victorian horticulture since 1837 through to the current era including particular identites and nurseries and the effect of the war and depression and the development of nurseries and the association.
Asking Price   $50 currently unavailable  (Antiquarian Shop)

Title                 Green Pens – A collection of Garden Writing
Author             Katie Holmes, Susan K Martin, Kylie Mirmohamadi
Date                2004    Hardcover
Description      A selection of clippings from gardeners who love to write and writers who love their gardens. Eras, fashion and genres, letters and diary extracts, informed advice from newspapers and magazines, extracts from planting guides, novels and poems.
Asking Price  $40.00  out of stock

Title                 Heligan Wild A Year of Nature in the Lost Gardens
Author             Colin Howlett
Date                2001   Paperback
Description      Tale of archaeology and passion – garden restoration of the century and a haven for wild birds and animals, in Cornwall, with weekly observations.
Asking Price  $13.00

Title                 Highgrove – Portrait of an Estate
Author             HRH The Prince of Wales & Charles Clover
Date                1993    Hardcover
Description      Records the success and failures and lessons of turning Highgrove into a model of  environmentally benign farming and gardening estate. History of the Estate making the garden and the way wildlife are encouraged, reasons to make the farm organic and development of markets for organic produce.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 How to be a Gardener – Back to Basics  Book 1 Accompanies the BBC TV  Series
Author             Alan Titchmarsh
Date                2002  ?  Hardcover
Description      Comprehensive guide that explores every aspect of your garden and how it works. Step by step techniques cover everything to laying a lawn and pruning. Advice on weeds, pests and diseases.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 Jane Edmanson’s Favourite Plants – A Personal and Practical Selection for Australian Gardeners
Author             Jane Edmanson
Date                1995    Paperback
Description      Wide ranging selection of plants. Topics covered include hot and dry, cool and shady gardens, climbers, creepers, groundcovers for fences and walls, containers, balconies, sensual and culinary plants.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Letters to Garden Lovers 1937 – 1948 SOLD
Author             Edna Walling
Date                2000    Paperback
Description      This book is a compilation of a regular column Edna wrote for the Australian Home Beautiful magazine. The letters reflect her personal experience practical advice and passion for plant groupings, garden design, colour, paving and rockwork.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 Old Fashioned Gardens SOLD
Author             Trevor Nottle
Date                1992    Hardcover
Description      Description of cottage and villa gardens –  of the 19th century and the secret of recreating them today. Colonial gardens –  front, side, backyard and kitchen gardens, verandah and potted plants and the type of plants used. Gardening history and the simpler and the older versions of many plants grown today such as roses,  pelorgoniums, fuchsias, jonquils and azellas, annuals, biennials and climbers are discussed in detail.
Asking Price   $35.00

Title                 Paul Bangay – The Enchanted Garden
Author             Paul Bangay
Date                2005    Hardcover ?
Description     
Story of how Paul Bangay renound landscape designer came to build the garden of St Ambrose Farm near Mount Macedon – breathtaking garden of vistas and garden rooms.
Asking Price  $23.00

Title                 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne SOLD
Author             Deborah Morris
Date                2001      Hardcover
Description      Lavishly illustrated life and times of the gardens, paints a picture of the land before white settlement, then the story of its plants, buildings and the characters throughout its history that have shaped the way the gardens look today.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 Shirley Stackhouse’s Gardening Year – A Month by Month Guide to the Garden
Author             Shirley Stackhouse
Date                1973    Paperback
Description      A book bases on the gardening column for the Sydney Morning Herald – based in the temperate region of Australia. To help plan a garden and the activities required at specific times.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 The English Gardener
Author             William Cobbett
Date                1980    Paperback
Description      First published in 1829 about gentlemen’s gardens, full of detailed and precise advice – some relevance today and shows the history of gardening.
Condition        pages yellowing
Asking Price   $ 8.00

Title                 The Evolution of a Gardener and the Making of St Erth
Author             T.R. Garnett
Date                1993    Hardcover
Description      Book of personal anecdotes, practical gardening wisdom and a constant evolution of  ideas showing a garden  can never be static.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 The Garden at Forest Hall
Author             Susan Irvine
Date                2002    Hardcover
Description      The restoration of a neglected garden in Tasmania, by renowned rose specialist Susan Irvine
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 The Garden Within
Author             Joan Law-Smith
Date                1991    Hardcover
Description      The story of Bolobek’s (garden in the Macedon district) development, and its progress through the seasons. Book is filled with exquisite images – a drift of daffodils, flowering apples, a canopy of new leaves on the large trees, the clematis, and rose garden. Follows the plantings through the seasons.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 The Good Earth – The View from Audubon Magazine
Author             Les Line
Date                1974    Hardcover
Description      An affirmation of the beauty and grandeur of the Earth we live in. From the depths of the sea to the mountain reaches, the beauty of flowering fields and the majesty of  rare bighorn sheep. From the Galapagos, to the desert of the Southwest and the frontier that is Alaska.
Asking Price   $5.00

Title                 The Kitchen Garden
Author             Heide Gallery
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Guide to the identification of plants
Asking Price    $10.00

Title                 The Language of the Garden – A Personal Anthology
Author             Anne Scott-James
Date                1984    Hard cover
Description      A personal collection of garden writings of various writers and poets through the ages.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 The Uncommon Gardens
Author             Joan Law-Smith
Date                1983    Hardcover
Description      Advice on plants, for winter plants, for shade as well as names of specialised plants such as old roses, lilies, groundcovers and the pranks of nature.
Asking Price   $28.00

Title                 Three Sydney Garden Nurseries in the 1960’s SOLD
Author             John Gelding
Date                1983    Paperback
Description      Accounts of visits to 3 Garden Nurseries and details about their greenhouses, propagation sheds, public viewing areas and ferneries and the types of trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables grown.
Asking Price   $5.00

Title                 Vita’s Other World – A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West
Author             Joan Brown
Date                1985    Hardcover
Description      This book is a study of the minds that made Sissinghurst and includes photographs from Vita’s own picture albums and colour pictures of  his own garden and those that influenced her.
Asking Price   $23.00

Title                 What Plant Where – The Creative Guide to Choosing the Best Plant for Every Area of  Your Garden
Author             Roy Lancaster
Date                1995    Hard cover
Description      A handbook recommending plants for every garden situation, the type of plants, location, conditions and plant selection.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 Yates Garden Guide Centenial Edition 1895 – 1995 100 Years of Australian Best Selling Practical Gardening Guide SOLD
Author             Yates
Date                1994    Paperback
Description      History of Yates and describes many of the plants grown during that time. A book for the ordinary Australian for their homes and surroundings.
Condition        Minor damage
Asking Price   $10.00

 HERBS

 Title                 Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses Over 1000 Plants, 1500 photographs –  The Definitive Reference Work for Every Gardener * SOLD
Author             Deni Bown
Date                1995    Hardcover
Description      Illustrated encyclopedia of herbs grown for their culinary, aromatic, medicinal and  economic uses as well as decorative qualities in the garden. Photographs and detailed botanical descriptions, cooking, beauty, medicine, commercial, processing in perfume and food industries and planting and growing herbs
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Fine Herbs – Fine Herbs for a Beautiful Garden
Author            
Deni Brown
Date                1988    Hardcover
Description      The author selected over 40 plants to tempt the keen gardeners and describes their  cultivation, history, medicinal and culinary uses with detailed and infectious enthusiasm.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Garlic and Friends – The History Growth and Use of Edible Alliums
Author             Penny Woodward
Date                1996    Hardcover
Description      The book covers garlic, leeks, onions, shallots, chives and less known welsh onions, elephant garlic, onion weed, rakkyo, ramsons and every ready potato and tree onions.Their history, identification, propagation and uses in cooking and medicine.  Comprehensive chart list and the cultivars of the main species and where they can be obtained.
Asking Price   $35.00

Title                 Growing Herbs
Author             John Mason
Date                1993    Paperback
Description      Examines all aspects of growing and using herbs. Use of herbs as safe natural alternatives to artificial chemicals. Planted a beneficial companions to other crops, grown as green manure to enrich soil, or spray as environmentally safe pesticides. Introduces conservative ways to growing herbs and using herbs in crafts and cooking.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Herbs for Australian Gardens – A Practical Guide to Growing and Using  Organic Herbs
Author             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

Title                 The Illustrated Book of Herbs – A Directory of Herbs, Gardens  and Remedies, Aromatherapy, Home Cosmetic Recipes
Author             Barbara Hey
Date                1996    Hardback
Description      An illustrated and practical guide to growing and using herbs. Starts with a brief history of herbs and advice on how to design, create and plant a herb garden for medicinal, culinary and formal herb garden to fragrant, container and indoor gardens. Chapters on harvesting, drying and storing herbs, successful methods of propagation, fragrant use of herbs, how to use herbs in the kitchen and for health and beauty and use of essential oils. Directory of herbs listed alphabetically and details of the  herbs  lifespan, origin, description of plant, common names, pests, diseases, cultivation and  use of herbs.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 Wild Herbs of Australia and New Zealand – Revised Edition SOLD
Author             Tim Low
Date                1991                Paperback
Description      Common weeds are a hidden food source and also have therapeutic value. This informative guide shows you where to locate and how to use wild herbs. Detailed illustrations and colour photographs help  you to identify useful plants and recipes show how to use them.
Asking Price  $20.00  currently unavailable

 NATIVE PLANTS

Title                 A Field Guide to Australian Native Shrubs   *
Author             Ivan Halliday & Geoffrey Watton
Date                1978     Hardcover
Description      Easy reference book in alphabetical order and indexes of both common and botanical names and a glossary of scientific terms. Every genus included is accompanied by vibrant coloured photographs plus sketches of leaves, flowers, pods etc. Covers more than 200 species including the common, the rare, the showy, the subtle the easy to cultivate and the difficult.
Asking Price   $8.00

Title                 Australian Native Plants
Author             Vincent Serventy
Date                1984    Hardcover
Description      Explains this wilderness of plants and their environment, over grasslands and deserts and tells of how our native plants evolved and their struggle to survive against constant encroachment of man. Each major family of native plants from the eucalyptus to the lichen is described in the text with over 70 line illustrations and 60 full page colour plates.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Australian Native Trees   *
Author             Vincent Serventy
Date                1984    Hardcover
Description      Through text and over 150 full colour plates and 70 line drawings gives a panoramic view of the tree life of Australia from the desert to the dense, lush growth of the  rainforests. Each family of trees is represented.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Creating a Native Garden for Birds – Mount Annan Botanic Garden Native Plant Series SOLD
Author             Frances Hutchinson
Date                1990    Paperback
Description      A guide to making a garden attractive to birds with the emphasis on native plants and practical plant information, a list of common birds and the plants that attract them.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Gariwerd – Reflecting on the Grampians
Author             Gib Wettenhall Images by Alison Pouliot
Date                2006    Hardcover\
Description      Five essays pay homage to these ranges and wildflowers and natural rock gardens and many photographs of landscape and flowers.
Asking Price  $40.00

Title                 Grow Native – Creating an Australian Bush Garden  *
Author             Bill Molyneux
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Practical information on creating a native garden, on selecting trees and shrubs for fragrance, seasonal flowering for attracting birds, on revitalising established gardens, making water gardens, native plants in pots and small city gardens.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Grow What Basic – Australian Plant Study Group   *
Author             Australian Plant Study Group
Date                1983    Hardcover
Description      2,000 popular Australian plants for your garden and how to grow them. How to grow and choose the best shrubs, trees, climbers, groundcovers and small plants. Essential reading to plan a new or renovate an existing garden.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 Grow What Small Plant – Australian Plant Study Group  *
Author             Australian Plant Study Group
Date                1987    Hardcover
Description      1,000 Austrlaian plants less than one metre for courtyards, rockeries and garden beds. How to choose and grow the best plants for your needs and situation.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Growing Australian Natives in Pots – Indoors and Outdoors
Author             Alec M Blombery
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      This book tells you how to grow Australian native plants in containers. What plants to choose, depending on size, situation and personal preference. Covers all aspects of potting, maintenance and propagation, house plants, bonsai, ferns, orchids, water plants and dried plants for flower arrangements.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 More About Bush Gardens
Author             Betty Moloney & Jean Walker
Date                1969    Paperback
Description      Presenting novel ideas for developing  an Australian garden with ideas and designs including special sections on ferns, wattles, eucalyptus, banksia and other bush favourites. An oldie but a goodie.
Asking Price   $10.00

Title                 The Australian Garden – Designs and Plants for Today  *
Author             John Patrick
Date                1985    Hardcover
Description      Shows how 35 gardeners have successfullly developed gardens to suit their climates and soils in 5 States of Australia. Learn about the importance of fragrance, usingtexture in foliage and flowers and the significance of green as a colour. The impoortance of micro climates is explained and how to create them.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 The Australian Garden – Designing with Australian Plants  *
Author             Diana Snape
Date                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

Title                 The Green Centre – An Account of the BBC / ABC Film of Central Australia
Author             Barry Paine
Date                1976    Paperback
Description      In 1973 the Simpson Desert was inundated with rain. This is an account of when the desert comes to life – vegetation, birds and animals and Lake Eyre filled with water and the land was transformed.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 The New Gardener – A Practical Guide for Australian Gardening
Author             Pippa Greenwood
Date                1995    Hardcover
Description      Practical garden wisdom and solutions to all your questions from how to repair a fence or transplant a tree, to choosing plants for damp shady corners. More than 750 illustrations clearly demonstrates howo to create and maintain the garden. Practical projects from a window box to building a wildlife park. How to plan a new garden or transform an existing one. How to select and care for plants.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 The New Native Garden Designing with Arid Plants   *
Author             Paul Urquhart
Date                1999  ?            Paperback
Description      Details illustrations and planting plans and emphasis on design. How to use  Australian plants for formal, courtyard, cottage and international styles.
Asking Price  $15.00

 PROPAGATION & PRUNING

Title                 Modern Plant Propagation – A Complete Guide to Successful Propagation for the Home and Professional Gardener SOLD
Author             Allan Gardiner
Date                1977    Paperback
Description      Covers all propagating methods and advise about seed collection, storage,  stratification and a guide to all vegetative propagating techniques and all grafting and budding methods.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Plant Propagation A to Z – Growing Plants for Free   *
Author             Geoff Bryant
Date                2002    Paperback
Description      Illustrates both practical step by step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. More than 1000 plants are covered in the extensive tables detailing which propagating technique to use – whether seed, cutting or division for every plant listed.More specialised propagation methods are also described including layering, grafting and even growing ferns from spores. Information on germination times, times of year and temperature required for maximum success.
Asking Price  $25.00

Title                 The Plant Propagator’s Bible – A Step by Step Guide to Propagating Every Plant in Your Garden SOLD
Author             Miranda Smith
Date                2007    Hardcover
Description      Teaches you about plants reproductive strategies so you can propagate. Propagation techniques, explaining relevant biology and illustrated directions. Plus directory of  plants listing appropriate propagating techniques.
Asking Price   $20.00

 ROSES

 Title                 Botanica’s Roses – the Encyclopedia of Roses  *
Author             forward by David Austin  by Peter et al. Beales
Date                1998    Hardcover
Description      Guide to more than 4000 roses. History, origins and developments in breeding, explanation of the different types of roses and how they are classified. Information on planing a rose garden, choosing roses, planting, cultivating and pruning roses.
Asking Price  $55.00

Title                 Classic Roses – An Illustrated Encyclopaedia  and Growers Manual of Old Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers   *
Author             Peter Beales
Date                1985    Hard cover
Description      History and manual for growers of roses, illustrated and encyclopaedia on all rose species, cultivars and varieties – old fashion roses,  shrub roses and climbers. History of roses – distribution and evolution. Old roses in their context eg. in the landscape, on walls. Aspects of growing old roses and propagation, feeding, pruning and growing conditions. Dictionary of old roses species, hybrids, flowers, scent.  foliage, fruit.
Asking Price   $35.00

Title                 Garden of a Thousand Roses – How to Make a Rose Garden in Australia
Author             Susan Irvine
Date                2003    Paperback
Description      A story on the making of a garden
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Growing Old Fashion Roses in Australia and New Zealand
Author             Trevor Nottle
Date                1983    Paperback
Description      The book describes over 300 old roses and has about 90 colour plates. Choice of old roses for particular situations and styles of gardens – basic care, pruning, propagating and pests. Hits on growing in containers, exhibiting them and as cut flowers.
Asking Price  $10.00

Title                 Old Roses – A Practical Gardening Guide
Author             Alan Sinclair & Rosemary Thodey
Date                2000    Paperback
Description      Emphasis on using old roses in a range of situations and various purposes – small and large gardens, over pillars, arches, pergolas and as a groundcover, in containers and combining with perennials, shrubs and trees. A seasonal guide to cultivation.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Peter Beales A Passion for Roses
Author             Peter Beales
Date                2004  Paperback
Description      A comprehansive plant directory of roses – old garden, modern, climbing, ramblers etc.
Asking Price  $35

Title                 The Rose – The Latest The Greatest
Author             Tevor Cochrane & Neville Passmore
Date                2007    Hard cover
Description      Explores the latest and greatest, form, colour, perfume and how to care for roses.  Descriptions of each rose listed.
Asking Price   $20.00

 TREES & SHRUBS

Title                 A Field Guide to Australian Native Shrubs   *
Author             Ivan Halliday & Geoffrey Watton
Date                1978     Hardcover
Description      Easy reference book in alphabetical order and indexes of both common and botanical names and a glossary of scientific terms. Every genus included is accompanied by vibrant coloured photographs plus sketches of leaves, flowers, pods etc. Covers more than 200 species including the common, the rare, the showy, the subtle the easy to cultivate and the difficult.
Asking Price   $8.00

Title                 Australian Native Trees   *
Author             Vincent Serventy
Date                1984    Hardcover
Description      Through text and over 150 full colour plates and 70 line drawings gives a panoramic view of the tree life of Australia from the desert to the dense, lush growth of the  rainforests. Each family of trees is represented.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Conifers for Your Garden
Author             Adrian Bloom
Date                1975    Hardcover
Description      Conifers small and larger. Description of conifers and detailed information.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Form and Foliage – Guide to Shrubs and Trees – A Collection of Garden Favourites
Author             Susin Leong & Tracy Loughlin
Date                2003    Paperback
Description      Brings together some favourite shrubs and trees. Practical tips to choose suitable shrubs and trees for your garden design.
Asking Price  $15.00

Title                 Garden Trees and Shrubs in Australia
Author             Harold Sargeant (Anthos)
Date                1968    Hardcover
Description      This book contains a wealth of knowledge both for the keen and reluctant gardener expressed in simple easy to follow language. In alphabetical form – lists all the flowering trees and shrubs which he recommends with full descriptions and their usefulness and gives advice on how to propagate and prune each plant described.
Condition        Good  but – Paper cover torn
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 Gardening with Conifers
Author             Adrian Bloom
Date                2001    Hardcover
Description      How to enhance gardens of any size and provide interest in all seasons. Shape, colour  of cones, structure, architectural possibilities of form. General tips of care and directory of 650 of the best cultivars.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 Grow What Tree – Australian Plant Study Group   *
Author             Authors of Grow What Where
Date                1985    Hardcover
Description      250  Australian trees for your garden or farm and how to grow them. Guide to help select suitable native trees for your environment whether it is suburban or cattle station, coastal or inland, seaside or mountains.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Handbook of Trees and Shrubs  Sun Garden Series   *
Author             Julie Grace
Date                1984    Paperback
Description      Descriptive dictionary of trees and shrubs and a handbook on their propagation and cultivation.
Asking Price   $25.00

Title                 Shrubs and Trees for Australian Gardens   *
Author             Ernest E Lord F.R.H.S.
Date                1979    Hardcover
Description      Comprehensive and authoriative reference book on Australian trees and shrubs. Over  3500 different shrubs and trees from Australian, New Zealand and overseas described in detail and classified for growing under every possible condition.
Condition        Good except the paper cover is in poor condition (torn) leaf
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Shrubs for Your Garden
Author             Peter Seabrook
Date                1976  ?            Hardcover
Description      Perennial plantsranging from 20 cm low shrubs to small trees. Types to suit every               situation from formal gardens to natural settings.
Asking Price  $20.00

Title                 The Remarkable Baobabs
Author             Thomas Pakenham
Date                2004    Hardcover
Description      Description of where Baobab tree species are located and descriptions of a few specimens and their locations.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 The Ultimate Book of Trees and Shrubs for Australian Gardens   *
Author             Tony Rodd
Date                1996    Hardcover
Description      More than 1500 varieties from around the world. Reference book – description of each species and information on its origin, growth, habitat, cultivatin, propagation and uses.
Asking Price  $30.00

Title                 Topiary and the Art of Training Plants SOLD
Author             David Joyce
Date                1999    Hardcover
Description      Complete Guide to the art and craft of creating these increasingky popular and surprising low maintenance decorative  garden effects. With clear advice supported by step by step illustrations making it accessible for all gardeners.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 Trees for Your Garden
Author            
Roy Lancaster
Date                1974    Hardcover
Description      Information on trees – size, location and description of trees.
Asking Price   $15.00

Title                 Trees the Visual Guide to over 500 Species of Trees from Around the World *
Author             Allen J Coombes
Date                1997    Paperback
Description      Guide to trees of the world and explains how a tree is classified and how to keep a record of trees. Provides a visual identity key which shows differences between conifers, broadleaves and palms. Identifies each genus by leaf type. A concise glossary gives technical ad scientific terms.
Asking Price   $20.00

Title                 World Trees – The Visual Guide to over 500 Species of Trees from Around the                      World   *
Author             Allan J Coombes
Date                1992    Hardcover
Description      Identification of trees – conifers and broadleaves and tree identification key.
Asking Price  $20.00

 WEEDS

 Title                 A Field Guide to Weeds in Australia SOLD
A
uthor             Charles Lamp and Frank Collett
Date                1976    Hard cover
Description      Identification manual – a reference book for students, farm advisers, home gardeners, professional horticulturists etc. Former students will recognise this text.
Asking Price   $30.00

Title                 Gardeners Companion to Weeds SOLD
Author             Suzanne Erment
Date                1998    Paperback
Description      How to identify and control more than 150 common weeds and invasive plants in Australia.
Asking Price   $20.00