Remarkably few native trees, shrubs or flowers are to be found in British gardens. In fact, the British flora is very poor in species: yew trees and holly bushes are very much the exception to the general rule that our woody garden plants are exotics. Similarly, the wild flowers of our hedgerows and woods have contributed remarkably little to the traditional British garen. Why should this be? Where have all these now familiar plants come from? Have they been domesticated from the wild or brought from abroad? The aim of this book is to throw some light on the origins of the plants found in British gardens. All the factors which have given rise to our many and various garden plants are discussed, together with the roles played by botanists and gardeners in this process. The rise of ecology as a science is described, and the book brings the reader up to date with a discussion of late-20th-century attitudes to gardens and garden plants.
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Book Description Collins. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some wear and barcode page may have been removed, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-C-020-01124
Book Description London; Collins, 1993., 1993. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. 367 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket with cover design by Robert Gillmor. Jacket very lightly spine-sunned; slight mark to ffep otherwise fine. Number 80 in the New Naturalist series and one of the "Golden 13" most sought-after titles. Scarce, particularly in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 3895
Book Description Collins, 1993. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition.. 1st 1993. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. New Naturalist No. 80. 16 colour plates and over 60 b/w photos and drawings. Wrapper is a little faded to spine, with small crease to edge of spine. [S]. Bookseller Inventory # 2116215
Book Description 1993 Collins, 1993. Hardback. 1993 1st edition, fine. Dust jacket fine, not price clipped, slightly faded on spine as usual. Bookseller Inventory # N80G
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1993. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 200pp; 16 pages of colour plates and over 60 b/w photographs and drawings; glossy pictorial d/j with fading to spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036969
Book Description Collins, London, 1993. Cloth, Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. 200pp. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Moderate fade to dustjacket spine. Size: 220x150mm. Bookseller Inventory # 18961
Book Description Collins, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.. An near fine copy of the first and only hardback edition, pp. 200, with sixteen pages of colour plates and over 60 black and white photographs and drawings. Dust jacket near fine, a little fading to the spine and a little onto the front panel [please see image], not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green Buckram boards fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions or marks, appears unread - as new. A fine book in a near fine jacket. Size: 8vo (16 x 22cm). Bookseller Inventory # 028555
Book Description Collins, 1993. Book Condition: Fine. 200, 38 col photos, 49 figs. . HB. Fine copy in pristine unclipped dust-wrapper with no colour loss to spine. 'Completely unfaded copies are an absolute rarity if indeed exist at all' (Bernhard & Loe, 2015). 1st edition. Scarce. Bernhard & Loe, NN80A. . Bookseller Inventory # 31546