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RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Hardcover – 23 Feb 2006

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  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: DK (23 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405314540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405314541
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 4.8 x 29.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Worth it’s weight in gardener’s gold’ -- Yorkshire Post, 4 March, 2006

About the Author

Christopher Brickell is Chairman of the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. He is editor-in-chief of DK's RHS Gardeners' Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening. In 1991 he was awarded the CBE for his services to horticulture. Christopher lives in West Sussex.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Ms. C. HARRIS on 13 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book because i was just getting into gardening. I use it regularly to plan my border, as it has clear descriptions of the plants by genus, size, colour, and seasons they appear. I also find that children when they visit, love the photos of the plants and flowers.
I would reccomend if you or someone you are buying for, are starting to get into plants and flowers, and into gardening, this book is an excellent source for information. It has helped me plan what I buy in the way of plants - no more garden centre mistakes because i make a list of what I want to grow from seed or buy as plants, and this book enables me to do this.
Also, if a plant does not do well, this book describes for most plants, what conditions they need, so it can assist in problem solving, for the sucess of your garden.
Finally, when its deepest winter, I enjoy leafing through this book at the beautiful colour plates of flowers, remembering what the flowers of spring and summer look like!
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153 of 156 people found the following review helpful By "duckie6819" on 4 Mar. 2006
Format: Hardcover
The first thought that went through my mind when I was able to look at the book for the first time was - WOW!
It is a well written guide with pages and pages of beautiful pictures to get inspired by. And I found it very easy to read as well. The description and growing needs of every plant and flower is written in a simple to follow way.
This book has so much information on so many plants, I could keep myself easily entertained right up until mid-spring. Just in time for putting the information I learned into use!
I'm so happy to have bought this book, I am already looking into this author's past books on houseplants too.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Hazel on 30 April 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have just been given this wonderful book and am having trouble holding on to it. All my friends want to disappear with it. It is the best gardening bible I have had.The information is first rate and it has fantastic photography!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. Tucker on 25 Mar. 2009
Format: Hardcover
RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

New to Gardening, i needed a Great book ; This is my first Plant and Flower Book and i have no regrets with this purchase ; The Book is big and heavy and has a vast amount of information on plants and flowers etc ...
The perfect Reference book, even for the more experienced gardeners ; My Father, has enjoyed gardening for years and he thought the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers book was brill and he's learnt a lot, from it.
The illustrations are superb and the book is of high quality....
It's my Gardening Bible!
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By M. Frecklington on 9 Aug. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Loving this book but there are down sides! Im not sure about the way its layed out. The book is split into two sections the first is layed out in a strange mix of plant type and flower colour. The second is the description etc that is layed out in the normal alphabetical way. Still all the excellent colour pictures make up for any bad points.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cattykins on 11 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this for my pal who is studying as a gardener. She was very pleased as it is an excellent refernce book for all the plants and flowers she needs to learn about. It arrived promptly and was well packed and in excellent condition. It has to be the heaviest book that I've ever bought!!

Very good value...affordable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. B. Agnew on 17 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
what a fantastic book, everything you need to know about your what to grow in your garden.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tomric122 on 12 Feb. 2010
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We bought this book after moving to a new house with a well established and well stocked garden. We are fairly experienced gardeners but found this book a real asset when getting to know the plants in our new garden. It has also helped us buy replacement stock and alternative plants for this new envronment. Cannot recommnd this book highly enough.
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