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Re: Books you may like to hear about
« Reply #795 on: November 11, 2021, 05:27:58 PM »
See here for details of a book of the late  Marcus Harvey's collected articles, coming soon :
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18714.0
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« Reply #796 on: November 24, 2021, 09:09:57 AM »
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« Reply #797 on: November 25, 2021, 06:49:36 PM »
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« Reply #798 on: November 27, 2021, 06:16:51 PM »
Thanks Yann for searching out these ebooks and bringing them to our attention. The Tajik book is splendid.
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« Reply #799 on: November 29, 2021, 12:45:29 PM »
My bookcases are now way-over their capacity and the time has come where I badly need to make space available. So I  will start with a selection of Brain Mathew books that I will make available without charge apart from my costs for postage and packaging. If anyone is interested please PM me.

697309-0

"Bulbs- The Bulbous Plants of Europe and their Allies"
By Brian Mathew and Christopher Grey-Wilson with illustrations by Marjorie Blamey
288 pages Collins published 1981

Sorry I made a bit of a mess of listing all these in one post but will tryy again||||










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« Reply #800 on: November 29, 2021, 01:02:08 PM »
"The Smaller Bulbs" by Brian Mathew
196 pages with 96 colour plates and 8 line drawings
Published by Batsford 1987

697311-0

"The Larger Bulbs" again by Brian Mathew
224 pages with 4 colour pages, 24 black and white and 24 line drawings
Published Batsford 1978

697313-1

"Growing Bulbs-The Complete Practical Guide"
195 pages
Published Batsford 1997

697315-2
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« Reply #801 on: November 29, 2021, 01:12:47 PM »
"The Iris"
256 pages, 36 colour plates, 32 black and white, 16 line drawings
Timber Press 1981 with revisions in 1989

697317-0

"Flowering Bulbs for the Garden"
A  Kew Gardening Guide
Published RBG Kew and  Coiingbridge 1987
124 pages

697319-1
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« Reply #802 on: December 12, 2021, 05:59:23 PM »
Spring hasn't been so close than now  :D
I propose to discover a northern region of Portugal shunned by botanists: Serra d’Arga.
Only 1h from Porto's airport, the acces is easy from Arga de Cima (where you can find cheap rentings).



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« Reply #803 on: December 12, 2021, 06:03:43 PM »
Now we're going to Italia,  Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale has published a great atlas of vascular plants.



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« Reply #804 on: January 02, 2022, 12:28:42 PM »

The  "Electronic Atlas of Crassulaceae of the Flora of Siberia and the Russian Far East" includes keys for identifying genera and species. It is not yet a 'proper' book but the intention is for the Atlas in time to be turned into a publication as part of the project "Succulent Flora of Russia".

http://botsad.ru/menu/mir-rastenii/atlas-crassul/
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Books you may like to hear about
« Reply #805 on: January 11, 2022, 04:43:05 PM »
Kenton Seth (USA) and Paul Spriggs(Canada) have written their long-anticipated book on crevice gardening published by the excellent Filbert Press, entitled 'The Crevice Garden - how to  make the  perfect home  for  plants from rocky places'  and the book is open for pre-ordering - see the  link below - for  only £23.25.

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-crevice-garden-how-to-make-the-perfect-home-for-plants-from-rocky-places/9781739903909



Publisher
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Publishing Date
21 April 2022
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1739903900
    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1739903909

From the little I have seen of the book so far, I am very excited to get it into my hot little hands!

Many of you will already know of the  talents and skills  of these two remarkable men - the number of terrific garden builds they have been a part of, both individually and together, is growing all the time, and this book gives some of the  clearest information on the subject available anywhere. Kenton and Paul have learned from the best,  and are well -equipped to pass on their experience to others in this book.
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« Reply #806 on: January 12, 2022, 11:25:55 AM »
Illustrated Flora of Georgia, a great free ebook. Descriptions need to be translate (use deepl pdf translator) otherwise you can buy the english version.

698359-0

https://bit.ly/3GsKciw
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« Reply #807 on: January 12, 2022, 05:32:19 PM »
Yann,
Thank you for this reference!
Where did you find all these great books?

Gerd
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« Reply #808 on: January 13, 2022, 03:10:32 PM »
I recently got a new book, "A Passion for Snowdrops" by George Brownlee.
Rather a nice little book, covering many aspects of snowdrops from different varieties their timing in the year, the flower in art and information about galantamine.

 https://www.whittlespublishing.com/A_Passion_for_Snowdrops

£15.99
978-184995-493-8
216 × 138mm
160 pages
90 illustrations (photographs, drawings paintings) colour throughout
Softback



The same Scottish publishers also have "Patrick Neill - Doyen of Scottish Horticulture"
 by Forbes W. Robertson ( co-author with A.D. McKelvie of the SRGC ' milleniun book)

    "Chronicles the activities of one of the most important Scotsmen of the 19th century
     One of the key figures in the history of Scottish horticulture by virtue of his widespread and lasting
     influence
     An historical insight into the origin and early life of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society,
     including the scientific scene of the time. "



and "Monkey Puzzle Man - Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter " by James McCarthy



http://www.whittlespublishing.com/
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« Reply #809 on: January 14, 2022, 03:25:23 PM »
Yann,
Thank you for this reference!
Where did you find all these great books?

Gerd

Well a bit of search engine "tags" and you can find a lot of thinks you won't find using the search interface.
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