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Book details are as follows:

Title
Author
Publisher
Year
ISBN Number
Paperback/Hardback
Comments
Price (LP = List Price, AP = Amazon Price)



The Garden Source Book
Caroline Boisset
Mitchell Beazley
1993
1-85732-986-4
Hardback

Synopsis
A reference guide to help gardeners plan and create their ideal garden, offering basic facts and suggestions from a team of contributors.
LP £25.00 AP £20.00


The Green Tapestry
Beth Chatto
Harper Collins
1989
0 00 414064 8
Softback

Synopsis (Amazon)
In this text, Beth Chatto explains how she has used different natural variations of the site to create widely differing habitats. Her rules of planting are not difficult to follow: select the plants that will thrive naturally in the conditions you have, and successful cultivation should follow.
LP £14.99 AP £11.99


The English Flower Garden
William Robinson
Bloomsbury
1998
0747538336
Paperback

All anybody needs to read about garden design, another opinionated enthusiast. These 2 by William Robinson are all time garden classics. Synopsis (Amazon's, not mine)
William Robinson has been described as "one of the greatest gardeners of all time". Indeed, the word "Robinsonian" has entered the language to describe the natural-informal and even the "wild" garden that were his favourite themes.
LP £7.99 AP £6.39


How to Make a Wildlife Garden
Chris Baines
Elm Tree Books
Not found on Amazon


Creating a Wildlife Garden
Bob and Liz Gibbons
Bounty Books
1996
1851529357
Hardback

Synopsis
Shows gardeners how to turn their garden into a wildlife sanctuary by growing plants and flowers which will attract wildlife. The book describes the plants, and the animal, insect or bird which feeds on them. By using this book, gardeners can add colour and scent to their gardens and aid wildlife.
Currently out of print.
LP £6.99 AP £5.59


The All Seasons Garden
John Kelly
Frances Lincoln
1995
0-7112-09936
Hardback

Synopsis
Everyone wants a garden that is beautiful at all times, but in too many gardens there is only one really attractive season, from late spring to midsummer. This book shows how to put colour in the garden all year round by selecting plants that have beautiful foliage, stems and fruit, as well as flowers. It tells readers all they need to know about designing and planning a framework of evergreens and garden features, and discusses, season-by-season, the best plants for constant appeal throughout the year. The book is illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs and watercolours of gardens. John Kelly is the co-presenter of BBC Television's "Gardener's World" and is the author of "Amateur Gardening", "The Garden" and "Foliage in Your Garden
LP AP £14.99

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