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A Field Guide to the Caterpillars and Moths in Britain and Europe
D J Carter and B hargreaves
0 00 219080 X
Caterpillars (over 500 sp) arranged by food plant, with pictures of the moths they grow into, and some creatures (eg Solomon's Seal Sawfly) often confused with caterpillars.
Not found on Amazon
Collins Field Guide: Insects of Britain and Northern Europe
Acts as a general introduction to insects and their study for the previously inexperienced naturalist. Provides information on the insects of both Britain and of the parts of Europe which are north of the Pyrenees.
LP £19.99 AP £15.99
Nora F McMillan
Comprehensive textbook to the molluscs of the british isles - mainly marine, but good chapters on snails and slugs
No further info found on Amazon
Botany for Gardeners
The best introductory botany text I know, good illustrations, this guy is another plant freak and he makes science fun. My 2 colleagues at work have gone through the R.H.S General course at our local college with this one and nearly worn it out.
Publisher Out of Stock but Amazon say they may be able to get 1990 edition ISBN 0881921637
The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency
First published in 1976, this book calls readers to respect the land, reap the harvest, waste nothing, stay healthy and live well.
LP £14.99 AP £11.99
Complete Guide to Country Living
David and Charles
Out of print
A Kind of living
Out of print
The Family Smallholding
Out of print
The Allotment - Its Landscape and Culture
David Crouch & Colin Ward
Five Leaves publishing
0 907123 91 0
There's a whole section on the City, with other Birmingham references >throughout the book. The quote at the head of the section might amuse: "What is most notable in Birmingham is the encouragement of Allotments by the corporation; for nowhere does municipal socialism flourish more than in this Tory stronghold"
LP £10.99 AP £8.79
Green Earth Books
LP AP £10.95
A Botanists Garden
AND FINALLY, AFTER A DAY IN THE GARDEN !
The Egoscue Method of Health through Motion
UNABLE TO FIND ON AMAZON UK
The book contains sensible and logical explanations and diagrams and allows one to adapt the exercises to one's condition. The heaviest weight you'll lift in the exercises is your own limbs or body - but no straining or 'feel the burn' stuff. I don't recommend many of this sort of reading as a general rule but gardeners can surely benefit - and what is life without a garden?