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Re: Books you may like to hear about
« Reply #766 on: September 13, 2020, 05:53:52 PM »
See Gail Harland's review  of the  new  Colchicum book :
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17563.msg415679#msg415679

The new RHS monograph;
Colchicum: The Complete Guide, by Christopher Grey-Wilson, Rod Leeds and Robert Rolfe.

This book is available from the AGS  bookshop - £32 for  AGS  members
https://www.alpinegardensociety.net/shop/colchicum-the-complete-guide/
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« Reply #767 on: October 24, 2020, 09:04:08 PM »
I know Scottish and English peoples like the Cévennes and Lozère, here's a nice flora of 500 plants growing in this region.



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« Reply #768 on: October 24, 2020, 09:20:50 PM »
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« Reply #769 on: October 29, 2020, 05:52:36 PM »
Mount Oiti, located north of Vardousia range, is also home of several endemics plants.
The book is in greek and can be easily translated online. Maps of the areas to explore, list of plants and fauna are available for each site.


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https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hWz0oJkMeYcZWup8RcQ6jt2x8P6wmmg9?usp=sharing
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« Reply #770 on: October 29, 2020, 05:59:58 PM »
Fabaceae from north of Greece, 226p. A great guide for those interested by this large family, off course many of the species described are also found in the Balkans and Mediterranea

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C1bdMR5ErfiQ2IEglzPDw2mv49DKtME9/view?usp=sharing
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« Reply #771 on: October 29, 2020, 06:06:05 PM »
back to much colder region, Rare plants of Shropshire,online published

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« Reply #772 on: November 06, 2020, 06:21:11 PM »
A  Christmas  Gift  idea?

Got this  note  from the Gardening  for the  Disabled  Trust -
 
"Please pass this information on to anyone in the UK and world especially keen gardeners!  We even have some orders from Australia and America!

Gardening for Disabled Trust has just produced a little book called ‘Cuttings’ - a wonderful cornucopia of gardening tips to help us raise some much needed funds.     This is a great idea for a Christmas present for all gardeners.

Best wishes
Angela Goddard "
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www.gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk


Order your copy today .....
And discover over 500 tips from famous gardeners such as Carol Klein, Mark Lane, Alan Titchmarsh: find out what Joanna Lumley, Helen Mirren, Julian Clary and Jeff Beck have in common: and benefit from the combined experience of many green-fingered friends. With sparkling photography and beautiful illustrations, its a fun and informative little stocking-filler for your friends and family. Priced at £10 plus P & P – order your copies today!



 Order  from this  page  : https://www.gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk/get-involved/book-of-gardening-tips/
Shipping will begin mid-November.


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« Reply #773 on: November 08, 2020, 03:20:09 PM »
I've just finished reading A plant-hunter in Afghanistan by Christopher Grey-Wilson. I found it to be an enjoyable and informative book of an area of central Asia that I'm unlikely to ever visit, though I've seen the country - tantalisingly - from Termez, Uzbekistan.

The book covers an overland, nine month plant-collecting expedition in 1971. It is well illustrated with photographs of plants, scenery, historical treasures and people. I found the photographs fascinating, the moreso because they were copies of transparencies of their time. Of all the chapters the real highlight for me was the exploration of the Wakhan Corridor.

It is disappointing to report - particularly because I enjoyed the book - that the text would have benefitted from tighter editing and a comprehensive proofing (as there are many irritating typographical errors). Perhaps a second edition could address those points. That said I'm pleased that Chris Grey-Wilson finally put pen to paper to share publicly his travels across Afghanistan. The splendid cover photograph is a fine illustration of the rigours of the expedition and extent to which folk like Grey-Wilson and his principal companion Tom Hewer go to expand our knowledge and appreciation of plants.

A Plant-hunter in Afghanistan is available at NHBS, AGS bookstore or direct at c.grey-wilson@talk21.com
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Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

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« Reply #774 on: November 16, 2020, 06:14:27 PM »
Anthology celebrates  decades  of the  Dundee Botanic Garden

A collection of picture and word reflections celebrates decades of the Dundee Botanic Garden, through the eyes and thoughts of its regular visitors.

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/stories/anthology-celebrates-50-years-dundee-botanic-garden

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Dr Mark McGilchrist, Chair, Friends of the University Botanic Garden, and Principal Professor David Maguire holding the anthology
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« Reply #775 on: November 22, 2020, 06:43:02 PM »
Panayoti Kelaidis waxes  lyrical about  Penstemons in this  blog  : https://prairiebreak.blogspot.com/2020/11/penstemania-shhhhhhhhh-theres.html?fbclid=IwAR2ttJAbbV8EWDPiTEtoH0i6Zi66ezKJ5V0iDkVJ1SrbaIfLqOuHUuMHAW8

- and  highly  recommends  this  new book about  them 

The Heart of Penstemon Country: A Natural History of Penstemons in the Utah Region Hardcover – 9 Jun. 2020
by Mikel R Stevens (Author), Stephen L Love (Author), Tony McCammon (Author)



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This is  the  link to the  book via  Amazon Smile - https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Penstemon-Country-Natural-Penstemons/dp/1591522617/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Heart+of+Penstemon+Country&qid=1606070916&s=books&sr=1-1

 to buy  to the  benefit  of  the  Scottish Rock Garden Club, as  described  by  Richard  Greem SRGC Treasurer, here : https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12425.0
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« Reply #776 on: December 07, 2020, 02:17:36 PM »
Orchids of the crimean peninsulta, a lot of nice photos and maps. Texts in russian.

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« Reply #777 on: December 10, 2020, 01:15:21 PM »
Another great ebook for those who already explored Turkey or want to (re)discover its biodiversity.
More than 1000p, with maps, gps, list of plants and fauna protected. This is a master piece whatever is your interest in nature.

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« Reply #778 on: December 11, 2020, 02:56:58 PM »
Has  anyone  read this new book for Himalaya botanists? 

Magnus Lidén & Pankaj Bharali (2020). Flowers of the Se La – Alpine plants of NW Arunachal Pradesh

 https://acta.mamutweb.com/Shop/Product/40-Flowers-of-the-Se-La-Alpine-plants/DIVA2%3a1429318

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