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A - Z GARDENING SERIES:  BULBS and CORMS. H/C (Stirling Macoboy. Consulting Editor: Roger Mann)  1st Edition 1991. 160pp.  This is an informative guide to growing bulbs of all types. More than 300 bulbs are listed alphabetically and each entry is accompanied by a comprehensive description. Growing hints, soil requirements, climate suitability and height range are detailed for each species. Enhanced by beautiful colourful photographs, this book will inspire gardeners to discover the magic of bulbs. Excellent condition. 

7.50

A BUSH CALENDAR.   H/C + D/W - Faded cover.   (Amy E. Mack. Illustrations by: Robin Single)   First published 1909.  This is a Facsimile / Reprint 1981. 112pp.  It provides the reader with information about each month. Which flowers are blooming; What birds are arriving, departing and breeding. it also includes an update of watercolours plus a revision of plants and birds.  Good condition. Special.

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A TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWERS.  H/C   (Douglas Baglin, Barbara Mullins & Frank Hurley)  1972. 136pp.  This book has a selection of over 300 full-colour photos of Australian Flora with notes on characteristics, identification, history and habitat. Good condition. 

7.50

AN AUSTRALIAN WILD FLOWER BOOK.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Charles Barrett)  1st Edition 1942. 205pp. This book may be taken afield as an aid to the identification of plants on nature rambles, or be browsed through at home. It contains a great number of interesting facts relating to native plants to all the states in Australia. The illustrations, from black & white photographs, are outstanding in their beauty and interest. Some edges of the pages have some foxed spots otherwise the book is in good condition.

8.00

AN AUSTRALIAN WILD FLOWER BOOK.  H/C  (Charles Barrett)  1st Edition 1942. 205pp. Field reference / reading copy. Special.

5.00

AROUND MOUNT ISA: A Guide to the Flora and Fauna.   H/C + D/W   (Helen Horton. Section on reptiles by: David Stammer. Line drawings by: Elizabeth McKenzie)  1st Edition 1976. 181pp. This book was designed for practical field use. After a chapter on geology and climate, the main emphasis is on flora and fauna with chapters on trees, birds, reptiles and mammals. This profusely illustrated book also contains comprehensive indexes to aid identification. Good condition. 

12.00

AUSTRALIAN FLORA IN COLOUR: Flowers and Plants of Victoria.   H/C + D/W   (G. R. Cochrane, B. A. Fuhrer, E. R. Rotherham & J. H. Willis) Revised Edition 1973. 216pp. Almost one fifth of all the native plants occurring in Victoria are illustrated in full colour and each illustration is accompanied with a descriptive caption which give the common and scientific names, flowering times and the characteristics of the plants. They are supported further that describes the general grouping and the environment in which they live. An excellent reference book for the serious botanist, the amateur naturalist and the interested layman.   Illustrated with 543 colour plates.  Good condition. 

15.00

BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIAN FLORA.  S/C - Booklet   (Text by: Eric Lindgren. Photography by: Gary Lewis and Eric Lindgren) 1st Edition 1996. 24pp. This book provides the reader with a show of magnificent photographs of flors from around the country. Mint condition.

3.00

BURKE'S BACKYARD - Information Guide. S/C (Don Burke) Volume No. 1. 1989. 303pp. This is a unique resource book for the average backyarder as well as for animal enthusiasts, serious gardeners, home handy-people, schoolkids, wildlife and nature lovers. When Don presented this program on Channel Nine he presented Fact Sheets on a multitude of segments - these and many others are presented in this popular book. This is a most useful book for the myriad subjects and assignments. Good condition. 

3.00

BURKE'S BACKYARD - Information Guide. S/C (Don Burke) Volume No. 2. 1990. 275pp. This is a follow on book consisting of the same pattern as Volume 1. Good condition.

3.00

BURKE'S BACKYARD - Information Guide. S/C (Don Burke) Volume No. 4. Reprint 1992. 282pp. This is a follow on book consisting of the same pattern as Volume 1. Good condition except for a creaded front cover.

2.00

BURKE'S BACKYARD - Information Guide. S/C (Don Burke) Volume No. 5  1993. 268pp. This is a follow on book consisting of the same pattern as Volume 1. Good condition.

3.00

BURKE'S BACKYARD - Information Guide. S/C (Don Burke) Volume No. 6 1994. 256pp. This is a follow on book consisting of the same pattern as Volume 1. Good condition. 

3.00

CARING FOR YOUR CATTLEYAS. Booklet (By: A. W. F. Kurth) September 1957. 24pp. &  CYMBIDIUMS - HOW TO CARE FOR THEM. Booklet (By: G. C. Harding) September 1965.22pp.  &   HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR VANDACEOUS ORCHIDS. Booklet. (By: G. L. Piper) September 1959. 20pp. &   ORCHIDS SPECIES and HYBRIDS. Booklet. (By: P. K. Searle) September 1960. These four (4) booklets were produced for the Queensland Orchid Society. Good condition.

1.00 

Set of 4

COME BACK IN WATTLE TIME: An Illustrated Handbook to Our Australian Wattle. National Handbook No. 13.  Booklet (Edith Coleman)  2nd Edition 1943. 40pp. This type of book is no longer available today and it is very hard to find second-hand. . It deals with all the species of acacia / wattle that can be found in Australia. Includes 6 Full Page Plates, 16 Half-Plates & 2 Diagrams showing seed formation etc. Most informative. Good condition. 

7.00

COMPLETE GUIDE TO INDOOR PLANTS.  H/C   (Reader's Digest)  Revised Reprint 1981. 496pp.This massive book provides all the information you need to know as to types of, and, the caring of indoor plants. This book is highly sought after. Very good condition. 

18.00

CULTIVATED PLANTS OF THE WORLD: Trees, Shrubs & Climbers.  H/C + D/W  (Don Ellison)  1st Edition 1995. 598pp. This massive volume provides the reader with a photograph of a wide selection of trees, shrubs and climbers, planted and grown for whatever reason, by the people who inhabit a remarkable diversity of geographic environments around this planet. This book could be possibly called a "Pictorial Dictionary" as it contains at least 6  or more photographs on every page! Many of the photographs were taken by this Brisbane  horticulturalist /author in more than 60 countries. A remarkable book !  Excellent condition. 

45.00

FERN GROWERS MANUAL.   S/C (Barbara Joe Hoshizaki) 1979.  270pp.  This book contains complete information on growing virtually every species of fern available in the U.S.A. Good condition. Special. 

5.00

FLOWERS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Booklet   (Photographed by: Helen Ogden. Coloured in Oils by: Ida Richardson) Reprint 1946. 40pp. This booklet consists of 16 illustrations of wildflowers found in Western Australia. Good condition. Special.  10.00
GARDEN & LANDSCAPE TREES IN AUSTRALIA.   H/C + Chipped D/W  (Harry Oakman)  1st Edition 1979. 232pp. This book is an invaluable basic reference source on the numerous beautiful native and exotic trees most commonly found in the parks and gardens throughout Australia. The informative text is accompanied with detailed descriptions of more than 260 trees. It also provides information on the species best adapted to particular soils, climate and drainage. The detailed index, comprehensive bibliography and informative text combine to make this a most important reference book on trees in Australia. Signed by author. Good condition.  12.00

GARDEN ADVENTURES.  H/C (Rae Siega. Illustrated by: Leigh Murrell) 1st Edition 1986. 75pp. This Australian-written book contains valuable information about gardening and garden related activities for children or should we say future horticulturists !   It will keep them busy for hours with the suggested projects. ideal as a gift!  Mint / brand new condition. A copy of this book is yours for FREE with any "Flora" book purchase on this page. Just mention this when ordering !

10.00

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GEMS OF THE BUSH: Featuring Orchids, Birds' Eggs .. etc. (Sun Nature Book No. 5)    Booklet / Paper covers. (Charles Barrett)  No date. 56pp. This is part of a series of various Australian subjects. This one details over 90 species of orchid, over 70 species of birds and their eggs and finally 11 species of Toadstools. Very informative. Loose pages and damaged cover but the pages are in very good condition.                        

10.00

GROWING FERNS.   S/C  (Ray Best. Horticultural Editor: Sylvia Woffenden)   1980. 80pp. This is a beginner's guide to hardy ferns and their culture. Good condition. Special.

1.50

HANDBOOK OF THE VASULAR PLANTS OF THE SYDNEY DISTRICT AND BLUE MOUNTAINS.  H/C (N. C. W. Beadle, O. D. Evans & R. C. Carolin) 1962. 597pp. This book has been amended to include the erratas and additional notes not previously supplied with this original copy. This volume is quite rare. Good condition.

25.00

HOW TO ENJOY WILD FLOWERS. H/C (Marcus Woodward) Reprint, January 1928. 255pp.This book provides tales, legends, quotes, poetry and lines of wisdom relating to the wild flowers found in Europe and the United Kingdom. Special.

2.00

HOW TO KNOW WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWERS:  A key to the Flora of the Temperate Regions of Western Australia.  2 Parts ... (2 Books)  H/C + Damaged D/W   Part 1: By W. E. Blackall. 1954. 370pp. Part 2:  By  W. E. Blackall & B. J. Grieve.  1956  482pp. These books contain the Plant Kingdom and its sub-divisions of all the wildflowers found in Western Australia. In essence, the uniqueness of these books lie in the fact that each book has an ingenious illustrated "key" that makes it fairly simple to sort out species through their characteristic leaves, flowers and fruit. These studies deal with some 3,000 species of native plants, and there is a full index and glossary. Good condition. Special. 

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ON THE EDGE OF WILDERNESS: Wild places near Brisbane.   H/C + D/W   (Robert Rankin) 1st Edition 1983. 144pp. The colour photographs in this book with text, notes and maps represents some impressions of wilderness which are characteristic of the landscape and moods of the wild regions of south-east Queensland. Good condition. Special.  

5.00

RODALE'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBS.  S/C  (Edited by: Claire Kowalchik & William H. Hylton) 1998. 545pp. This book, according all leading chefs, is possibly the best ever attempted to detail and the use and how to cultivate every species of herb plant in the world. Ex lib. Good condition. 

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SHORT CUTS TO GREAT GARDENS: A practical guide to low-maintenance gardening. H/C (Reader's Digest) 1st Edition 2000. 335pp.This most informative book covers many subjects including: Front Yard Gardening; Covering the Ground; Shrubs, Roses & Trees; Flowers & Foliage; Boundaries & Walls; Patios & Containers; Water Gardening; The Kitchen Garden; Time-saving Techniques; Garden Organiser & Plants for Your Zone.    Magnificent.    Special !

5.00

TASMANIA IS A GARDEN.  H/C + D/W (Author: Jennifer Pringle-Jones & Artist: Gayleen Hughes) 1985. 56pp. Good condition. In this book the author and the artist have captured the variety of flowers which are so different from the rest of Australia. The flowers are described in simple day-to day common names generally referred to by most people rather than the actual botanic name. They have also been noted as to the location where they were painted. Good condition.

4.00

TISSUE CULTURE FOR PLANT PROPAGATORS. Paper Covers. Typed manuscript (R. A. De Fossard. The University of New England, Armidale, NSW)  Revised, October 1981. 409pp. Good condition.

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THE HONEY FLORA OF QUEENSLAND. H/C (S. T. Blake & C. Roff. Department of Primary Industries, Queensland) 1972. 234pp.  This book provides much information as to the types eucalypts and other timbers that are ideal for honey production.  Also has a Flowering Calendar and special chapters for South-east Queensland, Coastal Central Queensland, North Queensland and the Paroo District.  Marked cover but in good condition.

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THE ILLUSTRATED HERB ENCYCLOPEDIA: A Complete Culinary, Cosmetic, Medicinal, and Ornamental Guide to Herbs.    H/C + D/W  (Kath Keville)  1st Edition 1991.  224pp. This book is a comprehensive guide to over 140 herbs with beautiful accompanying colour photographs and illustrations. Each entry has a brief history and description of its height, colour, leaves, flowers and fruit as well as details on cultivation, climate and soil.  Some easy-to-follows recipes are included with information on other uses. Ex lib. Good condition. Special. 

SOLD

THE LADYBIRD BOOK OF BRITISH WILD FLOWERS.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Colour Illustrations by: Rowland and Edith Hilder)  1st Edition 1957. 52pp. This book contains most beautiful paintings together with a text providing a description and as to where and when you will find them. Collectable. Special.

2.00

THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF BRITISH WILD FLOWERS.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Compiled by: W. J. Stokoe)  No date. 224pp. This is one of the most popular type of books published. This title provides much information on 200 species of wild flowers together with 220 Illustrations in colour and black & white. Good condition. 

10.00

THE QUEENSLAND CANE GROWERS' HANDBOOK.   H/C  (H. W. Kerr & A. F. Bell. Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, Department of Agriculture, Brisbane) 1939. 200pp. This book provides all the information as to how to grow, harvest  sugar cane in Queensland. Includes some loose magazine cuttings. Good condition. Scarce & collectable. Special. 

SOLD

THE SUN TREE BOOK - Sun Nature Book No. 8.   Booklet (Charles Barrett - In collaboration with C. R. G. Venville)  No date. 44pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on the trees and forests in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a loose centre page.

15.00

TREES AND PLANTS FROM THE STRATHALBYN DISTRICT. S/C (Nancy Gemmell)  1991. 76pp. Strathalbyn is a town just east of Adelaide in South Australia. This is a new version of the book "The Native Vegetation of the Strathalbyn Plains" published by the Tree Committee in 1988. The plants on the supplementary pages which covered the wetter areas of the district are incorporated and indexed with the rest, and it is divided according to the size of the plants from trees to herbs. The drawings are the same and in each part the genera are still arranged in families with the full name and brief description beside each species. Presentation copy signed by author. Good condition.

15.00

VALUABLE QUEENSLAND TIMBERS: Pamphlet No. 4.   Booklet  (C. J. J. Watson. Queensland Forest Service)  1963. 116pp. This was produced to engender a greater love for trees for everybody through a closer acquaintance with their names, appearance and every-day uses. Descriptions of trees are written in non-technical language as far as possible for those people who wish to improve their knowledge of Queensland's native flora and enjoy its beauty to the full. Good condition.  Scarce.  Good condition. 

5.00

WILD FLOWERS OF AUSTRALIA. Booklet  (No author. Published by The Shell Company of Australia.)  No date 1940's to 1950's or earlier ??  48pp. The object of this booklet was to stimulate public interest in Australia's natural flora. It provides reproductions of wild flowers found in each State in beautiful colour together with a short text. Good condition. Scarce.  

5.00

WILD FLOWERS OF AUSTRALIA.  Booklet  (No author. Published by The Shell Company of Australia.)  No date 1940's to 1950's or earlier ??  48pp.  Good condition except for a marked / foxed cover.  Scarce.  

3.00

WILD FLOWERS OF VICTORIA.   H/C  (Jean Galbraith)  2nd Edition, No date.  223pp. This well researched book provides the reader with a mountain of information as the various species of wild flowers found within the state of Victoria. Includes a section of black & white photographs of some of the flowers detailed in the volume. The pages of this book are in good condition themselves except for marked / foxed outside cover. Priced as a "Reading Copy". Special. 

4.00

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