Gardening & Flower Arranging
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When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden. Minnie Aumonier


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The Findhorn Garden - pioneering a new vision of man and nature in cooperation
Turnstone Books/Wildwood House rep 1979
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(Order reference 13021).

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Ashberry, Anne: Miniature Trees and Shrubs
Nicholas Kaye 1st 1958
4to, orange cloth cvred bds with gold titling to spine, sl spotting to bds, sl wr + chps to d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 640 gms
(Order reference 12331).

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  Barker, Cicely M F'word by Percy Thrower: The Flower Fairies Gardening Year
Blackie and Son 1st 1983
small 4to, v v min crsing to d/w, inscr to fep o/w VG++/VG++ 330 gms
(Order reference 8909).
  Bradley, Clare: The Family Garden
Lorenz Books 1st 1997
large square format 4to, min bmps + wr to bds, tiny tr to d/w o/w VG+/VG++ 790 gms
(Order reference 5809).
  Brooks, Anthony: Garden Guides - Pruning
Chartwell Books 1996
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(Order reference 14192).
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  Carter, Tom: The Victorian Garden
Bracken Books 1988
4to, v min chp to d/w o/w F/F 960 gms
(Order reference 4053).
  Cerovsky, Jan: Endangered Plants - a comprehensive illustrated guide to the conservation of flowers, trees and shrubs Sunburst Books 1995
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, F/F 975 gms
(Order reference 14130).
  Clarke, Graham & Toogood, Alan: The Complete Book of Plant Propagation
Ward Lock rep 1991
4to F/VG++ 855 gms
(Order reference 10360).
  Cook, T H, Douglas, James & McLeod, J F: Carnations and Pinks
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8vo, paper cvred bds with applied colour plate to fr bd, 8 colour plates, no d/w, wr + bmps to bds o/w VG 350 gms
(Order reference 2845).
  Courtier, Jane: Gardening As It Was - from the pages of Amateur Gardening 1884-1945
B T Batsford 1st 1995
4to F+/F 635 gms
(Order reference 13894).
  Cross, John: Palargoniums for All Purposes
W H & L Collingridge 1st 1965
8vo, short tr + partial delamination to d/w, sl wr to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG++ 350 gms
(Order reference 10060).
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  Davies, Jennifer: The Victorian Kitchen
BBC Books 1st 1989
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(Order reference 12158).
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  Fletcher, H L V: The Fragrant Garden
Newnes 1st 1965
8vo, sl wr + small closed tr to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 345 gms
(Order reference 10085).
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Homefront in the garden Gavin, Diarmuid: Homefront in the garden - inspirational designs and ideas from the cutting edge
BBC series BBC 1st 2001
4to, v min crsing to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 970 gms
(Order reference 9773).
  Grigson, Geoffrey: Gardenage or the plants of Ninhursaga
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1st 1952
8vo, small date to fep, v sl creasing, sl wr + chps + small pce mssg at top fr L H cnr of d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 390 gms
(Order reference 8183).
  Grounds, Roger: The Secret Life of Plants
Davis-Poynter 1st 1980
prev owner's address sticker to front pd o/w F/VG++ 380 gms
(Order reference 2546).
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  Harris, John: The Garden - A Celebration of One Thousand Years of British Gardening
Mitchell Beazley/New Perspectives 1st 1979
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(Order reference 2538).
  Hughes, Hilary: Fruit Cultivation for Amateurs
W H & L Collingridge Ltd 1st 1951
8vo, red cloth cvred bds with gold titling to fr bd + spine, v v min wr to d/w + vertical crse to fr of d/w o/w F/VG++ 980 gms (Order reference 8854).
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  Innes, Miranda & Perry, Clay: Medieval Flowers
Kyle Cathrie 1st in pb 2002
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(Order reference 14312).
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  Jackson, Sheila: Blooming Small - A city-dweller's garden
The Herbert Press/Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1st 1994
large 4to, v v min bmps to bds, d/w price-clipped o/w VG++/F 720 gms
(Order reference 4442).
A Witch's Guide to Gardening Jacob, Dorothy: A Witch's Guide to Gardening
Elek Books 1st 1964
8vo, v min spotting to white areas of d/w o/w F/VG++ 220 gms
(Order reference 5834).
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The Ornamental Kitchen Garden Macdonald, Janet: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden
David & Charles 1st 1994
4to, F/VG++ 750 gms
(Order reference 12529).

Ornate kitchen gardens (or potagers) have a long and fascinating history. Travellers
returning to Europe from the Americas in the fifteenth century brought with them new and exotic edible plants, relishing them for their appearance and their culinary usefulness. They grew these close to their homes where they could see and display them, arranged in formal patterns for decorative effect. This unusual book will inspire both the gardener and the designer to continue this ancient tradition.
Janet Macdonald has written an authoritative guide to creating an ornamental kitchen garden which is as exciting as it is practical. Divided into three parts, the opening section features well-known modern potagers. It sets the scene, providing a resource for the imaginative reader and the serious gardener. The following two parts are practical and focus on planning and planting, giving detailed advice on all you need to know to create your own potager. The lavish photographs of contemporary potagers will appeal to all.
Combine the glorious colours and textures of fruit and vegetables with the intricacies of a formal planned garden and you will discover the ancient secrets of the potager: what pleases the eye will also tempt the appetite.
  Massingham, Betty: Miss Jekyll - Portrait of a Gardener
Country Life 1st 1966
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(Order reference 2779).
  Midda, Sara: In and Out of the Garden
Sidgwick and Jackson 5th reprint
8vo, inscr to fep verso, v v min sunning to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 475 gms
(Order reference 6291).
  Midda, Sara: In and Out of the Garden
Sidgwick and Jackson 1st 1981
M/M 500 gms
(Order reference 3660).
  Midda, Sara: In and Out of the Garden
Sidgwick and Jackson 1st 1981
8vo, d/w v v sl grubby o/w VG++/VG++ 480 gms
(Order reference 4999).
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  Nichols, Beverley: The Art of Flower Arrangement
Collins 1st 1967
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(Order reference 2606).

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  Ohashi, Haruzo (photographed by): Japanese Garden
Graphic-sha Publishing 1st 1986
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(Order reference 10641).
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In a Monastery Garden Peplow, Elizabeth & Reginald: In a Monastery Garden
David & Charles 1st 1988
4to F/VG++ 810 gms
(Order reference 9187).

In this celebration of the monastery garden the authors trace the fascinating history and look at a wide variety of gardens and themes - always bearing in mind those who want to get the best out of a visit, and those ever eager to gain hints on design and methods for their own garden.

Monastery gardens have always had special significance and design features and methods of crop raising and preservation, bee keeping, wine making and much else have been strongly influenced by what the monks did - while even today's great cathedral gardens pioneer and are worthy of attention.

The importance of gardens surrounding monasteries, cathedrals and abbeys is looked at in detail in this beautifully illustrated and evocative guide. These gardens were needed to provide food, medicine and shelter for the pioneering monks when establishing their communities. Salves, potions and healing remedies for the infirmary were grown as well as flowers and foliage for decorating the church on feast days.

With the aid of specially prepared plans, drawings, and photographs the book illustrates the growth and importance of individual and communal gardens at monastic establishments up to the time of the dissolution while tracing the history of monastic influence, much of the information being based on original research.

Bringing the story up to date, the authors provide an excellent guide to those sites offering much that is new to the observant visitor today. They discuss Peterborough's fine garden, the camery (secret) garden at Wells, the rose and scented gardens for the blind at Bury St Edmunds, the circular walled garden at Michelham Priory and, among many others Westminster Abbey.

There are also lists of the types of plants grown and used (in monastic days), a gazetteer of sites to visit and what to look for, and a glossary of monastic terms.

This thematic and inspirational study of bygone days is specifically aimed at the practical benefit of today's reader.

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The Classic Garden Rose, Graham: The Classic Garden
Summit Books 1st 1989
4to, sl wr to btm of bds o/w VG++/VG++. Complete practical guide to recreating the charms of traditional garden styles 1020 gms
(Order reference 4359).
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  Sackville-West, Vita Plates by Graham Rust: Some Flowers
BCA/Pavilion/National Trust 1993
4to, F/VG++ 585 gms
(Order reference 14725).

  Saxton, Josephine: Gardening Down a Rabbit Hole
Aidan Ellis 1st 1996
8vo F/F 425 gms
(Order reference 5782).
  Search, Gay & Hamilton, Geoff: Old Garden New Gardener
BBC Books 1st 1992
8vo, v min crsing to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 565 gms
(Order reference 10578).
  Simmons, Alan F: Simmons Manual of Fruit - tree, bush, cane and other varieties
David & Charles 1st 1978
8vo, v minor bmp to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 510 gms
(Order reference 12216).
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The Cottage Gardener's Companion Taylor, Pat (ed) for the Cottage Garden Society Verey, Rosemary (f'word): The Cottage Gardener's Companion
David & Charles 1st 1993
4to F/F 705 gms
(Order reference 4677).

Cottage gardening is one of today's most popular gardening styles. Borders crammed with an informal jostle of herbs and flowers, paths lined with scented pinks and primroses, lavender bushes by the garden gate and roses round the door ... the cottage-garden image is irresistible, and the style can be adapted to
suit almost any garden, from country-house acres to tiny town courtyard.

The Cottage Gardener's Companion is both an inspirational and practical guide to choosing and using plants to create the authentic cottage feel in your own garden - whatever its size. Compiled by the Cottage Garden Society, descriptions of the cottage garden scene and the tasks to be performed at each season are followed by a detailed compendium of traditional cottage-garden plants to choose. Trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, bulbs, herbs, old cottage favourites and fascinating curiosities are all described, while a wealth of inspirational plant combinations and schemes are suggested for all seasons and situations.

Illustrated throughout with original engravings and superb colour photographs showing just what can be achieved, The Cottage Gardener's Companion is essential reading for everyone who would like to plant an abundant and beautiful garden.

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The Japanese Art of Miniature Trees and Landscapes Yoshimura, Yuji & Halford, Giovanna: The Japanese Art of Miniature Trees and Landscapes
Charles E Tuttle Co. 11th prtg 1964
4to, fabric cvred bds with gold titling + device to fr bd + sp, v min chps + wr to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 830 gms
(Order reference 4659).

Now at last an eminently practical book about one of Japan's most fascinating arts. Japanese miniature landscapes and, particularly, dwarf trees -"bonsai," as they are frequently called even in the West - have long been admired throughout the world, and large sums have been spent importing them into other countries, often only to have them die. There is something so magical, unearthly even, about their gemlike beauty that their creation has generally been thought an occult science, and for the layman even their care and preservation have seemed to be shrouded in mystery.

As this book proves, however, the creation and care of bonsai is a comparatively simple art which can actually be systematically taught rather than, as in earlier books on the subject, just talked about vaguely. Now, given a reasonably green thumb and a modicum of patience, anyone in any country can create his own bonsai; and still easier is it to apply the few matter-of-fact rules necessary to keep a finished bonsai in healthy and vigorous condition for generations.
Here are detailed instructions, together with many helpful diagrams and charts and a treasury of photographs, on every phase of the art: propagation and training, with hints for those in a hurry and for small-apartment dwellers; daily and seasonal care, and treatment of pests; how to judge, select, and exhibit bonsai, with emphasis always upon the untold enjoyment they can provide. Included also, for those who want still more detailed information, are invaluable appendices concerning tools and equipment, soil analyses, and precise data on the more than three hundred species of plants used in making bonsai.

This, then, is a definitive work, one which has long been needed and which will remain the bonsai book for years to come. It is a book for those who want to try their hand at a fascinating hobby; for those who, preferring to buy their bonsai ready-made, want to fulfill their responsibility of preserving such miniature loveliness; and for those who want simply to understand more about one of Japan's most treasured traditions, "sculpturing beauty in living wood."
The Potted Herb Zabar, Abbie: The Potted Herb
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1st 1988
4to, v v min crsing + sl dulling to d/w o/w F/VG+ 635 gms
(Order reference 9224).

Herb gardening in pots affords all the larger pleasures of gardening in microcosm. With skill, imagination and flair the results can be spectacular In a book full of delights the author shares her thoughts on the history and cultivation of herbs as well as giving specific advice on propagation and training. Taking a decorative approach she reminds us that there is always room somewhere for a garden of potted herbs and that there may be no better Christmas tree than a pine-scented rosemary topiary planted in an old rose pot. Instructions, recipes and fresh ideas for using herbs, spring wreaths, ointments, sachets, foods and presents-are all prettily illustrated with the authors drawings.