Herbs A Global History - www.booksonthelane.co.ukA Modern Herbal

Alys Fowler
Hardback, 18 x 2 x 23cm, 299 pages, Pub. Penguin
Price: £20.00


“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.”

Wild Flowers of Britain and North Europe - www.booksonthelane.co.ukA Naturalists Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe
Andrew Cleave
Paperback, 13 x 1.5 x 18, photo images, 160 pages, Pub. John Beaufoy Publishing.
Price: £5.75


“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.”

A Pocketful of Herbs - www.booksonthelane.co.ukA Pocketful of Herbs
Jekka McVicar

Paperback, 10 x 1.5 x 21cm, 160 Pages, photo images, Pub. Bloomsbury.
Price: 12.99


“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.”

Collins Wild Flower Guide - www.booksonthelane.co.ukCollins Wild Flower Guide

Second Ed. David Streeter, illustrated by Christina Hart-Davies, Audrey Hardcastle, Felicity Cole & Lizzie Harper
Price £24.99


“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.”

Herbs A Global History - www.booksonthelane.co.ukHerbs – A Global History
Gary Allen
Hardback, 13 x 2 x 20.5, images a mixture of botanical prints, illustrations and photo. Pub. Reaktion Books.
Price: £10.99


“…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.”

RHS What Plant When - www.booksonthelane.co.ukRHS What Plant When – More than 1,000 top plants for every season
Martin Page with Andrea Loom

Paperback, 12.5 x 3 x 14 cm, 576 pages, Pub. DK.
Price: £10.99


“Covers 1,000 RHS recommended varieties – fresh flowers for spring, dazzling summer border plants, and brilliant bark and berries for autumn and winter.”

The Brief Life of Flowers - www.booksonthelane.co.ukThe Brief Life of Flowers
Fiona Stafford
Paperback, 12.8 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm, 232 pages, Pub. John Murray.
Price: £10.99

“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.”


Vickery's Folk Flora - www.booksonthelane.co.ukVickery’s Folk Flora
Roy Vickery

Hardback, 17 x 6.5 x 25, 888 pages, Pub. Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Price: £24.00


“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.”

Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland - www.booksonthelane.co.ukWild Flowers of Britain and Ireland
Marjorie Blamey, Richard Fitter and Alastair Fitter
Paperback, 14 x 3 x 22cm, 482 pages, Pub. Bloomsbury. Second Ed.
Price: £18.99


“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.