RHS Plant Finder 2003-2004

RHS Plant Finder 2003-2004

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Listing more than 70,000 plants, the annual edition of RHS Plant Finder is an invaluable book for all avid gardeners. With over 4,000 new plants listed, this updated guide contains all the correct botanical names. The book also includes addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses, opening times, location maps and mail order details for over 800 nurseries. Just in time for the planting season, this is the number one annual.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 38mm | 773g
  • Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • maps, bibliography
  • 0751364355
  • 9780751364354

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THE guide to finding that rare plant, that plant you spotted in a magazine or on television, or read about but couldn't find in the local garden centre. A massive research project launched by the RHS in 1987, this is now THE book for serious gardeners searching for that missing plant. With over 65,000 entries, it offers a nursery for every possible plant, their name, address and telephone number listed together with mail order availability if applicable. No longer do you need to spend hours on the phone ringing around in fruitless searches. This book will quickly and easily give you the answer. From widely found to very scarce, all plants are covered with those generally easily available marked accordingly. Whilst it may take time to get used to the coding system, once mastered, it opens up a whole new world of plant hunting for gardeners. And who knows, that one-off trip to collect a long sought-after plant may result in more than you bargained for with a car full of horticultural gems gleaned from an otherwise unknown nursery. Updated annually, it is an up-to-the-minute reference to locate particular plants and a vital addition to every serious gardeners' bookcase. - Lucy Watson
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Table of contents

The naming of plants - a question of nomenclature; symbols and abbreviations. Plants: how to use the plant directory - how to find your plant; using the plant directory - additional plant name information in the directory, notes to supplementary keys; supplementary keys to the directory - collectors' references, nomenclature notes, classification of genera, reverse synonyms. The plant directory - bibliography, international plant finders. Nurseries: using the three nursery listings; how to use the nursery listings; nursery details by code; nursery index by name; specialist nurseries; maps.
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