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  • Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland (Collins Wild Guide)
    Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland… by Akeroyd

    Quick and easy identification of the 240 most common species each illustrated with a full colour photograph. Text covers height flowers leaves and fruit with distribution map and an at-a-glance flowering season chart, 255pp. 2004 revised edition

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Grasses: A Guide to their Structure, Identification, Uses and Distribution in the British Isles
    Grasses: A Guide to their Structure,… by C E Hubbard

    This comprehensive guide remains a standard work. Farmers, botanists and anyone interested in the countryside can find all the material they need to identify our native grasses and to learn about their structure. B/w line drawings, 476pp. 3rd edition reprint 1992

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Sphagnum: A Field Guide
    Sphagnum: A Field Guide by M O Hill et al.

    ID keys, line drawings, A5, 31pp. Revised & updated 1992

    Paperback £4.50 Buy Now
  • Trees and Shrubs of Greece
    Trees and Shrubs of Greece by George Sfikas

    Habitat & descriptive details of c200 common spp. Colour illustrations. 219pp. 2001 revised edition

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers of Greece
    Wild Flowers of Greece by George Sfikas

    Pocket size guide illustrations over 150 common species. Details of climate and habitats. Colour photographs, line drawings, 125pp. 2001

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Spartina Anglica: A Research Review
    Spartina Anglica: A Research Review -

    A vigorous and fertile plant, Spartina anglica has spread remarkably since it first appeared almost a century ago. It is now the dominant species in the lower zones of salt marshes throughout Britain. This booklet discusses its effect on the ecology of intertidal mudflats and marshes in Britain Europe and China. Colour photographs, line drawings, graphs, charts and maps, 80pp. 1990

    Paperback £4.50 Buy Now
  • Sedges of the British Isles (BSBI Handbook No. 1)
    Sedges of the British Isles (BSBI… by A C Jermy et al.

    Revised and enlarged edition to include all genera Cyperaceae. B/w line drawings, distribution maps, aliens, extinct & dubious records list, glossary, 554pp. 3rd edition 2007

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland (BSBI Handbook No. 5)33% OFF
    Charophytes of Great Britain and… by J A Moore

    Charophytes or stoneworts are amongst the largest and most structurally complex of the green algae. This book will find favour with all freshwater botanists who feel that they need a little assistance in the field. B/w line drawings glossary distribution maps. 140pp. 1988 reprint

    Paperback £8.99 RRP: £13.50Buy Now
  • Trees of Britain and Ireland (Green Guide)
    Trees of Britain and Ireland (Green… -

    Illustrates 150 species most common to Britain and Europe with information on height, shape and important features for each species. Colour illustrations, 104pp. 1992

    Paperback £2.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers of Britain: Over a Thousand Species by Photographic Identification
    Wild Flowers of Britain: Over a… by Roger Phillips

    Over 1000spp. illustrations, colour photograph, 224pp. 1977

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Mushroom Magic
    Mushroom Magic by Michael Jordan

    An introduction to the fascinating colourful & bizarre world of the mushroom. Colour photographs, 160pp. 1993

    Paperback £11.99 Buy Now
  • British Water Plants
    British Water Plants by Sylvia Haslam et al.

    B/w drawings. 108pp. 1986

    Paperback £8.00 Buy Now
  • The Wild Flower Key: How to Identify Wild Flowers, Trees and Shrubs in Britain and Ireland
    The Wild Flower Key: How to Identify… by Francis Rose, Clare O'Reilly

    This title now concentrates on the flora of the British Isles, omitting the western European species contained in the first edition. Covers over 1,600 wild plants found in Britain and Ireland. Combines comprehensive keys with colour illustrations with vegetative keys to plants not in flower. 576pp. 2006 revised and expanded edition

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Plants of the Balearic Islands
    Plants of the Balearic Islands by Anthony Bonner

    Covers the most common and interesting plants which are indigenous to these islands. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 148pp. 2004 edition

    Paperback £10.95 Buy Now
  • Umbellifers of the British Isles (BSBI Handbook No. 2)
    Umbellifers of the British Isles (BSBI… by T G Tutin

    There is a popular misconception that all umbellifers are virtually indistinguishable from one another but in fact most species are readily identifiable when in flower and even from the leaves alone. This handy little book assists the botanist to recognise the essential differences and so give the plant a name. Keys, line drawings, 197pp. 1997

    Paperback £11.95 Buy Now
  • Clathraceae
    Clathraceae by D M Dring

    A revision of the world species of Clathrus, Colus, Lysurus etc. Reprinted from Kew Bulletin Vol. 35 (1). Line illustrations, figures, 96pp. 1980

    Paperback £16.00 Buy Now
  • Understanding Lichens
    Understanding Lichens by George Baron

    A fully comprehensive book taking the reader from the most basic description of what a lichen is, to a complete description of the growth forms, reproduction and dispersal, physiology, habitat and communities. It covers amateur fieldwork, choice of microscope, uses of lichens and a guide to classification. 4 colour plates of the most commonly found species, b/w line drawings and photographs, 96pp. 1999

    Paperback £9.95 Buy Now
  • Arable Plants: A Field Guide
    Arable Plants: A Field Guide by Phil Wilson, Miles King

    Concentrates on the group of plants showing the steepest decline of all British flora over the last 25 years, those plants which grow among our crops. Covers the history of agriculture and origins of 100 species of arable plants. Colour photographs, 312pp. 2003

    Hardback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers and Where to Find Them in Northern England: Volume 2 Waterside Ways
    Wild Flowers and Where to Find Them in… by Laurie Fallows

    Covers the streamsides, pond margins, bog and coastal areas of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Upper Teesdale. Details of identification, habitat, folklore and culinary and medicinal uses of the common wild flowers of northern England. Recommended walks provide any easy way to find them. Colour photographs, maps. 144pp. 2004

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers and Where to Find Them in Northern England: Volume 3 Acid Uplands
    Wild Flowers and Where to Find Them in… by Laurie Fallows

    Covers the mountain, moorland and acid heaths of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Upper Teesdale. Details of identification, habitat, folklore and culinary and medicinal uses of the common wild flowers of northern England. Recommended walks provide any easy way to find them. Colour photographs, maps. 128pp. 2004

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  • Ancient Trees That Live for a Thousand Years
    Ancient Trees That Live for a Thousand… by Anna Lewington, Edward Parker

    From the tropical rain forests of Amazonia to the arid wastes of the Namib Desert, 'Ancient Trees' presents a celebration of over 25 tree species capable of living at least 1,000 years. Contains information relating not only to the size and great age of ancient trees but also to their religious, cultural or historical significance. Colour photographs, 186pp. 2004 reprint

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland8% OFF
    Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and… by J.R. Akeroyd

    Based on "Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles" by Lousley and Kent (1981) this long awaited new edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with additional treatments of many unrecorded hybrids and adventives.

    Paperback £15.99 RRP: £17.50Buy Now
  • A Guide to Plant Galls in Britain
    A Guide to Plant Galls in Britain by Margaret Redfern, Peter Shirley

    2005

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  • Wild Flowers of the Dorset Coast Path
    Wild Flowers of the Dorset Coast Path by Peter Cramb, Margaret Cramb

    Should help you to identify many of the wild flowers commonly found along the Dorset coast path, as well as some of the rarer flowers. Over 100 species are illustrated in black and white and dewcribed in everyday language. Grouped by habitat to make identification easier. 80pp. 2003

    Paperback £5.95 Buy Now
  • Guide to Grassland Plants 1
    Guide to Grassland Plants 1 by Mavis and Richard Gulliver, Carol Roberts

    Most common plants of grasslands, other than those occuring on chalk or limestone, have been included in this key. 2002

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  • How to Create a Wildlife Garden
    How to Create a Wildlife Garden by Christine Lavelle, Michael Lavelle

    Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the fragility of natural habitats. This book set out clearly why all the creatures that you may find lurking in the undergrowth have their part to play in the well being of your garden and why they should be encouraged and welcomed as part of your garden planning. Clear easy to follow instructions on a range of basic tecniques. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2007

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Key to Identifying Flowers of Grassland
    Key to Identifying Flowers of Grassland by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify wild flowers that are common in lawns, playing fields, verges and open spaces

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  • Key to Identifying Flowers of the Hedgerow
    Key to Identifying Flowers of the… by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify the most commonly found plants alongside hedgerows and in copses and woods.

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  • Key to Identifying Dispersal of Fruits and Seeds
    Key to Identifying Dispersal of Fruits… by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify plant seeds and how they are dispersed

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  • Key to Identifying Trees and Shrubs
    Key to Identifying Trees and Shrubs by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify the common British Trees.

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  • Guide to Garden Wildlife
    Guide to Garden Wildlife -

    Detailed descriptions and information on the life history, behaviour and occurrence of the extraordinary variety of wildlife that can be found in gardens. General introduction to the ecology of the garden and its species as well as the latest thinking on improving gardens for wildlife.

    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • Plant Life
    Plant Life by Roland Ennos, Elizabeth Sheffield

    Sets out the background of evolutionary and taxonomy theory and introduces a classification of living plants based on the ways in which they have evolved. Shows how the contrasting environments have led to the evolution of such different floras as those of tropical rainforests, prairies and deserts. Colour and b/w illustrations, 232pp. 2000

    Paperback £22.50 Buy Now
  • British Alpine Hawkweeds
    British Alpine Hawkweeds by David Tennant, Tim Rich

    Covers every aspect presently known about alpine hawkweeds in Britain. Includes their history and their earliest discoveries by the pioneer collectors dating from 1688 to the present day, identification, locations and distribution. Detailed keys, illustrations, 234pp. 2008

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Key to Identifying Common Grasses
    Key to Identifying Common Grasses by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify the common grasses

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  • Key to Identifying Common Fungi
    Key to Identifying Common Fungi by Lyn Merrick

    A3 key to help you identify some common fungi found in our countryside. DO NOT EAT ANY FUNGI. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING

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  • Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to Trees
    Out of the Woods: The Armchair Guide to… by Will Cohu

    Can you identify that tree outside the window? This is a revelatory ramble through country and city, from woodlands of majestic oaks, via alder clad lay-bys to streets lined with cherries. Contains numerous tips for recognition and is rich in tree biography and gossip. Colour illustrations, 56pp. 2007

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Trees of the Rocky Mountains
    Trees of the Rocky Mountains by George A. Petrides

    Designed for in the field use. Provides key that will help the observer identify any tree that grows wild in the Rockies and Intermountain West. B/w illustrations. 78pp. 2005 2nd edition

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • RHS Plant Finder
    RHS Plant Finder -

    This annual publication puts gardeners in touch with growers and suppliers of plants, many of them rare and/or unusual. There are more than 73,000 plants listed and updated annually from the catalogues of some 760 nurseries. 956pp. 2004

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
    Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the… by Pierre Delforge

    Covers the identification, biology and distribution of more than 520 species of orchid. Detailed text, colour photographs and line drawings allow the specialist, as well as the avid botanist, to identify the wild orchids of this region. 640pp. 2006

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • A New Key to Wild Flowers23% OFF
    A New Key to Wild Flowers by John Hayward

    This user friendly, original key provides an easy route to the accurate naming of flowers, trees, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns in the British Isles. No expert botanical knowledge is expected and with a little practice the key can be quickly mastered. 278pp. 2004 reprint

    Paperback £12.99 RRP: £16.95Buy Now
  • A Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of New Zealand
    A Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of… by Geoff Brunsden, Liz Brunsden

    Colour photographs of 125 species with informative text. 2004

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Listen to the Trees
    Listen to the Trees by Don MacCaskill

    One of Scotland's foremost naturalists and wildlife photographers reflects on his early years in Kilmartin in Argyllshire. We learn of his awakening interest in man's relationship with the wildlife around him - why was it necessary to kill it? A career in forestry revealed an inborn love of trees that flourished and became his life. B/w photographs and drawings. 192pp. 2007

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Fungi of Northwest Wales: A Mycota of the Vice-counties of Merionethshire, Caernarvonshire and Anglesey
    Fungi of Northwest Wales: A Mycota of… by Charles Aron

    Lists all the known records of wild fungi for these three counties from the 18th century to the present day. Records include locality, details of habitat, date and name or initials of the recorder. Covers over 2,800 species arranged in alphabetical order. 12 colour plates, 304pp. 2005

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe
    Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Britain… by Helga Hofmann

    Pocket size guide which provides quick and easy identification of over 200 European flower species. Colour photographs and illustrations, 192pp. 2006

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Rough Patch: A Sketchbook from the Wilder Side of the Garden27% OFF
    Rough Patch: A Sketchbook from the… by Richard Bell

    B/w and colour illustrations. 160pp. 2005

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £10.95Buy Now
  • A Personal Record: Wildflowers of Ireland
    A Personal Record: Wildflowers of Ireland by Zoe Devlin

    This is Zoë's personal record of the wildflowers that adorn Ireland's countryside, presented so those without botanical knowledge can gain a greater understanding of the subject. Passionate about this often-overlooked part of our natural heritage, Zoë embellishes descriptions and photographs of the plants with herbal and literary references and related Irish folklore.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Guide to Common Grasses
    Guide to Common Grasses by Mark Gardener

    Covering 30 species, this fold-out chart should enable everyone to put a name to some of the most common species of grass found in Britain and Ireland. A special feature of this chart is a simple-to-use lateral key to enable users to make an accurate identification quickly. Colour illustrations and keys to common grasses. 2010

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  • Food from the Wild
    Food from the Wild by Ian Burrows

    A practical field guide to over 250 species of fruits, nuts and seeds, flowers, plant leaves, herbs, roots, seaweeds and fungi found in Britain and Northern Europe. Detailed information on size, appearance, occurrence and habitat of each foodstuff and information on how to prepare and cook them. Colour illustrations, 146pp. 2011

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Hedge Britannia
    Hedge Britannia by Hugh Barker

    This is the story of how British hedgerows contribute to our national identity and our wildlife. Over the centuries we have proved ourselves to be a nation of hedge-growers, marking our boundaries with hedges or trimming our topiaries into fantastical shapes. From formal garden features to emphatically rustic barriers, the author explores our hedges in all their diversity. 320pp. 2012

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • The Cornish Flora Supplement 1981 - 1990
    The Cornish Flora Supplement 1981 - 1990 by L J Margetts, K L Spurgin

    An update to `Review of the Cornish Flora 1980' by Margetts and David, published in 1981. This title forms an annotated systematic list with an appendix discussing a new species Rubus metallorum bibliography and list of subscribers.

    Hardback £16.50 Buy Now
  • Alien Plants of the British Isles: A Provisional Catalogue of Vascular Plants (excluding grasses)
    Alien Plants of the British Isles: A… by E J Clement, M C Foster

    This book may be regarded as complememtary to Stace's New Flora of the British Isles but whereas Stace only includes aliens found in the wild at the present time all aliens that have ever been reliably recorded are listed in this publication. Bullet symbols record the number of localities in which each plant has been found and origin details and exact sites are also shown, 590pp. 1994

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Methods for Monitoring Heather Cover (Research & Survey in Nature Conservation, No. 27)
    Methods for Monitoring Heather Cover… by A MacDonald, H Armstrong

    Amidst concern about loss of heather cover in the uplands, this book provides advice on how best to measure heather cover and how to monitor its extent and utilisation. Line drawings, tables, 30pp. 1992

    Paperback £4.50 Buy Now
  • Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs
    Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Trees and… by Bob Gibbons

    This accessible guide provides comprehensive details for 90 of the most familiar British and European species of trees and shrubs. A short introduction provides tips on identifying trees and shrubs and how to estimate their height.

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Insects and Diseases Damaging Trees and Shrubs of Europe
    Insects and Diseases Damaging Trees and… by Milan Zubrik et al.

    A comprehensive atlas to the world of insects and diseases damaging trees and shrubs in Europe, iIllustrated with over 4,300 unique colour photographs, showing more than 1,100 species of insects and diseases causing damage to tree species and shrubs in Europe.

    This book compiles a remarkable amount of essential information for specialists, professional practitioners or students in Forestry and Parks and Gardens Management. More generally, the work will also be instructive and useful for anyone keen on the natural environment, trees and gardening who would like to know the causes of damage to trees and shrubs.

    Hardback £175.00 Buy Now
  • Whitebeams, Rowans and Service Trees of Britain and Ireland
    Whitebeams, Rowans and Service Trees of… by Tim Rich et al.

    An account of 52 native or naturalised Sorbus taxa in Britain and Ireland (44 species and 8 hybrids).The taxonomy, history, distribution, biology and ecology of each Sorbus taxon is described with an assessment of its conservation status and notes to help with identification. Colour photographs, line drawings, maps, 223pp. 2010

    Hardback £28.00 Buy Now
  • The Genus Hebeloma: Fungi of Northern Europe Volume 3
    The Genus Hebeloma: Fungi of Northern… by Jan Vesterholt

    This book provides identification keys, detailed descriptions, colour photographs and drawings of the microscopical features of 45 species known from northern European.

    Paperback £52.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers of Crete
    Wild Flowers of Crete by George Sfikas

    A handy pocket size guide covering over 450 spp. with details of habitat flowering period & description. Over 450 colour photo 310pp. 2005

    Paperback £20.50 Buy Now
  • Collins Tree Guide: The Most Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe
    Collins Tree Guide: The Most Complete… by Owen Johnson, David More

    With outstanding colour illustrations that are both beautiful and accurate, this guide covers every tree in Britain and Northern Europe found outside aboretums. 464pp. 2004

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Britain's Orchids
    Britain's Orchids by David Lang

    A comprehensive photographic guide to orchids of Britain and Ireland, covering the 51 species recorded including all the varieties and sub-species, as well as 9 species of uncertain or doubtful provenance. Each species account covers the identification of the plant, highlighting potentially confusing species. Where appropiate, details are given of the hybrids recorded and a summary of the taxonomic status.

    Also information on habitat requirements, pollination and conservation. Colour photographs which show the whole plant and close up views of flower spikes and individual florets. Distribution maps, 192pp. 2004

    Hardback £16.95 Buy Now
  • Deciduous Woodland Wildlife Discovery Pack
    Deciduous Woodland Wildlife Discovery… by Fiona MacGillivray

    Contains identification guides for trees, winter twigs, seeds and fruits, spring flowers, birds, animals, fungi and lichens and tracks and signs. Also an instruction guide, colouring poster and dry wipe pen.

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