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A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

By: Emma Short and Alex George

Price: $82.95

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press, 2013


Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specifi... View more info

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Australian Gardening Calendar 2nd Edition: What to do in your garden each month

By: Penguin Books

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin, 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition


The Australian Gardening Calendar is set to become your favourite garden tool. Whether you own a few pots, a vegie patch or a grand garden, it's just what you need: an easy-to-use, month-by-month guide to garden care, covering every climatic zone from the tropical north to the chilly south. Here you'll find information in spades, including: jobs for each month what and when to plant when and how to prune what's in flower or fruit now composting and mulching being water-w... View more info

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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

By: John Klumpp

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises, 2007


Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. It is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, sometimes amusing, and is crammed with useful information. The topics covered are: catching the bug - John's personal perspective; the different species of native social stingless bees; differences in lifestyle between honey bees and native social stingless bees (particularly Tetragonula c... View more info

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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books, 2014


Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard. Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive... View more info

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Backyard Self Sufficiency 2nd Edition

By: Jackie French

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Manna Publishing, 2009

Edition: 2nd Edition


Self-sufficient gardens are beautiful - a ramble of productivity, and a profusion of smells and colour. Jackie will help you to create a 'Garden of Eden' in your own backyard. About the Author: Jackie French is a highly esteemed writer for children and adults with more than 100 books to her credit. She lives in Australia with her family and usually one or more wombats. View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, 2010


Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their bi... View more info

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Beyond the War on of Invasive Species : A Permaculture Approach to Ecological Restoration

By: Tao Orion

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015


Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significant threats to global biodiversity and ecological integrity permeate conversations from schoolrooms to board rooms, and concerned citizens grapple with how to rapidly and efficiently manage their p... View more info

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Citrus: A Guide to Organic Management, Propagation, Pruning, Pest Control and Harvesting

By: Allen Gilbert

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing, 2007


This title follows in the footsteps of Allen's other popular texts on organically growing apples, nuts and tomatoes. Table of Contents: Citrus: Origins & Spread; Citrus Species & Cultivars; Propagation of Citrus; Managing Citrus Trees; Pruning & Training Citrus; Pest and Disease Control of Citrus; Harvesting & Storing Citrus Fruit; Glossary; Index. View more info

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Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke

Price: $33.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises, 2005


This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered. The Butterflies Australian Painted L... View more info

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Creating Your Eco-Friendly Garden: CSIRO Publishing Gardening Guides

By: Mary Horsfall

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing, 2008


- Very practical and well illustrated- Based on a wealth of personal experience* Shows how to develop a garden economicallyThis book shows people how to create an eco-friendly garden from scratch or by redeveloping an existing garden. It is practical, simply written and based on the author's own first-hand experience and the wealth of knowledge amassed during the course of her job at "Grass Roots," Australia's most popular self-sufficiency magazine. The author's aim is t... View more info

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Designing with Succulents

By: Debra Lee Baldwin

Price: $44.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, 2007


Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design. From the undulating lines of Agave americana 'Marginata' to the frilly-leaved rosettes of echeveria hybrids, succulents come in dramatic, sculptural shapes, intriguing textures, and sizzling colors. Bronze, blue, silver, crimson, chartreuse, and lavender leaves set off brilliant, long-lasting blooms. Better still, these elegant plants, which survive drought by storing water in their leaves, stems, or roots,... View more info

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Down-to-Earth Garden Design: How to Design and Build Your Dream Garden

By: Phil Dudman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books, 2010


Creating a dream garden might look easy on TV, but when you're standing in your own backyard it can be hard to know where to start. This garden design book takes you through the planning and design process and gives you the practical skills, knowledge and construction ability to make your ideas a reality. Experienced gardener and landscape designer Phil Dudman breaks down the design process into a series of simple steps that you can follow at your own pace, in your own ... View more info

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Earthworms in Australia: A Blueprint for a Better Environment

By: David Murphy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing, 1995


With over 30,000 copies in print, this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide. View more info

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Edible Water Gardens: Growing Water Plants for Food and Profit

By: Nick Romanowski

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing, 2007


With over 30,000 copies in print, this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide. View more info

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Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

By: Craig Lehoullier

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing LLC, 2015


This book contains everything a tomato-growing enthusiast needs to know about growing over 200 varieties of tomatoes - how to sow seeds, plant, cultivate, and collect seeds. It also offers a comprehensive guide to pests and diseases of tomatoes. No other book offers such a detailed look at the specifics of growing tomatoes, from the point of view of a true expert, with beautiful photographs and tomato profiles throughout. View more info