Hardback, 18 x 2 x 23cm, 299 pages, Pub. Penguin
“Horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler shows how to take control of your health by adopting a more natural lifestyle. Offering a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, as well as beautiful illustrations, A Modern Herbal reveals how common herbs are the simple, cleansing way to better health and happiness.”
“An easy-to-use identification guide to 280 wild flowers most commonly found in Britain, Ireland and other part of Northern Europe. Authoritative text describes key identification features. Overview of habitats….Every flower illustrated in colour….Includes a glossary of botanical and habitat terms.”
Paperback, 10 x 1.5 x 21cm, 160 Pages, photo images, Pub. Bloomsbury.
“From rosemary to wild garlic and from hyssop to sea kale, our food would be poorer without the herbs we grow. In this new pocket book, Jekka McVicar, legendary herb guru, tells the reader how best to get the most from our wonderful world of herbs.”
Second Ed. David Streeter, illustrated by Christina Hart-Davies, Audrey Hardcastle, Felicity Cole & Lizzie Harper
“The most complete, fully illustrated field guide to the wild flowers of Britain and Ireland. Over 1,900 species described in this updated 2nd edition of the classic field guide. Flowers are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and accurate identification. Features highly detailed colour illustrations by leading botanical artists.”
“…While much has been written on cooking and healing with herbs, little has been told about the history of the plants themselves and the incredible journeys they have made. These often overlooked plants have become a staple in our lives. …This book examines herbs in new ways, making it essential reading for any serious foodie. Filled with beautiful illustrations and delicious recipes, this book will complete the garden library.”
Paperback, 12.5 x 3 x 14 cm, 576 pages, Pub. DK.
“Covers 1,000 RHS recommended varieties – fresh flowers for spring, dazzling summer border plants, and brilliant bark and berries for autumn and winter.”
“The beauty of flowers is well known, inspiring creative minds from Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. But they’ve also played a key part in forming the past, and could shape our future. Roses and thistles have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations. We wear poppies to remember the First World War, but it was the elderflower that treated its wounded horses. A rose might mend a broken heart, and sunflowers may just save our planet.”
Hardback, 17 x 6.5 x 25, 888 pages, Pub. Weidenfeld & Nicholson
“Vickery’s Folk Flora combines botanical expertise with a lifetime’s work – and vividly demonstrates that plant folklore is surviving and flourishing, adapting and evolving in both urban and rural areas.”
“The complete illustrated guide to our wild flora, including grasses, rushes and ferns.”
“A wonderful guide. Clear, relevant and accessible writing is combined with beautiful paintings and excellent maps…An essential tool.” – Tony Juniper, Friends of the Earth.