Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland


Author: Marjorie Blamey,Alastair Fitter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408179505
Category: Wild flowers
Page: 480
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The is the first fully-illustrated and fully-mapped guide to the British and Irish flora, covering more than 1900 species. Its restriction to the British Isles alone allows far more detail and more local information, and identification is made easier with the inclusion of maps for most species. Specific details about plants appearing in certain areas and accurate maps are designed to make location and identification easy, and this book also includes details of local specialities for the Isles of Scilly. Also featured is an illustrated survey of recently disappeared British and Irish plants, some of which may return. With over 5000 detailed colour paintings and more than 1600 maps, this is the most extensively illustrated wild flower guide to Britain and Ireland yet. Coloured, boxed keys to plants in complex or difficult groups are provided to assist identification. The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland also features information about grasses, which are often omitted in other, shorter books, along with sedges, rushes, horsetails and clubmosses. Ferns, though not strictly speaking flowering plants, are also included. This new edition is fully revised to take into account recent taxonomic changes, as well as changes in status and distribution.

Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland


Author: Rae Spencer Jones,Sarah Cuttle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857835394
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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The close-up photographs allow you to examine each plant in detail - so you will know your English from your Spanish bluebell - and because it is done by colour instead of name, it is much easier to navigate. Full of fascinating information, including where and when you will find the flowers, their characteristics, and anecdotes on their historical background with their medicinal and culinary uses. You don't even need to go out into the field to enjoy these beautiful and sometimes elusive flowers.

The Wildflowers of Britain and Ireland


Author: Charles Coates,Margaret Stevens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711228757
Category: Wild flowers
Page: 384
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This book offers a completely new quick and easy way to identify almost any wildflower you may come across in Britain or Ireland. It is unique in the simplicity of its method of identification, using the colour and shape of the flower and the characteristics of the leaf, and has been extensively researched to offer a greater collection of wildflower particulars than ever before published in one portable volume. 563 species are illustrated, grouped according to characteristics, with notes to distinguish between them - including keys to size, and place and time of flowering - as well as additional material on superstition and folklore, and medicinal, culinary and other uses.

Wild flowers of Britain and Northern Europe


Author: Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter,Richard Fitter,Alastair Fitter,Marjorie Blamey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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A comprehensive guide to wild trees, shrubs and flowering plants covering the whole of Britain and Ireland, plus Europe from the Arctic to the Alps. nearly 2000 species are described, and 1450 are illustrated in colour.

Flowers at My Feet

The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland in Photographs
Author: Bob Gibbons,David Woodfall
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780002202138
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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A celebration of the glorious range and beauty of the flowers of Britain and Ireland, illustrated with photographs by the botanical photographers Dave Woodfall and Bob Gibbons.

Marjorie Blamey's Wild Flowers by Colour

The Simple Way to Identify Flowers
Author: Marjorie Blamey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713672374
Category: Flowers
Page: 208
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This is an innovative and remarkably user-friendly guide to the identification of the flowers of Britain and northwestern Europe. By organising the species by their colour group first (and by family within that colour group), this guide enables those less familiar with flower taxonomy to quickly and easily find what they are looking for - a great improvement on the often-frustrating business of trawling through a conventionally-organised guide. The lovely artwork by acclaimed illustrator Marjorie Blamey, with a neat, focused and simple text, makes this book a joy to use.

Collins Flower Guide


Author: David Streeter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007183887
Category: Nature
Page: 608
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Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

The Wild Flower Key

How to Identify Wild Flowers, Trees and Shrubs in Britain and Ireland
Author: Francis Rose,Clare O'Reilly
Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers
ISBN: 9780723251750
Category: Shrubs
Page: 576
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This wild flower identification guide was first published in 1981 and is still widely accepted as the best of its kind for its combination of meticulous illustrations and the use of keys to aid recognition. For this new edition the Latin names have been revised in accordance with the current classification system. It is now published as the ideal book for the serious student of British and north-west European wild plants, providing a bridge between picture identification guides and the non-illustrated academic floras.

Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland


Author: Marjorie Blamey,Richard Fitter,Alastair Fitter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713659443
Category: Wild flowers
Page: 482
View: 361
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The first ever fully-illustrated, fully-mapped guide to the British and Irish flora. Its restriction to the British Isles alone allows far more detail and more local information, and identification which is made easier with the inclusion of extensive maps. Includes specific details about plants appearing in certain areas and coloured maps designed to make location and identification easy, this book also includes details of local specialities for the Isles of Scilly. Also featured is an illustrated survey of recently disappeared British and Irish plants, some of which may return. With over 2000 detailed colour paintings and more than 800 maps, this is the most extensively illustrated wild flower guide to Britain and Ireland yet. Coloured, boxed keys to plants in complex or difficult groups are provided to assist ID. The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland features information about grasses, which are often omitted in other, shorter books, along with sedges, rushes, horsetails and clubmosses. Ferns, though not strictly speaking flowering plants, are also included too.

Harrap's Wild Flowers


Author: Simon Harrap
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408189879
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 6880
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Wild flower identification may seem impossibly hard to those not familiar with them, but this brilliant new photographic guide aims to change that forever. With superb photography throughout, including stunning portraits and close-ups of key features where relevant, and succinct, no-nonsense text this ebook will help you identify almost any wild flower that you may encounter in Britain and Ireland. More than 800 carefully selected species are included in the guide, and only extreme rarities or seldom seen species are excluded. Key features are highlighted in tinted boxes throughout, and details of confusion species and look-alikes are given where relevant. Accurate colour maps based on the national plant-mapping scheme are provided for almost every species. This handy guide is an essential tool for anyone interested in our wild flowers.

Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland


Author: Simon Harrap
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147292486X
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 7736
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The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world, reaching its highest diversity in the tropics where their exotic and colourful flowers are often truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 52 species of wild orchid, some of which are rare or scarce, whilst others are surprisingly inconspicuous. Yet, whether large or small, all orchids share flamboyant flower structures and incredible beauty. This pocket guide allows the identification of all species of orchid in the British Isles. It has concise text highlighting ID criteria as well as notes on biology, habitat and conservation, along with stunning colour photographs and accurate range maps based on maps compiled by the Biological Record Centre. This book provides the perfect guide to these beautiful and evocative plants, and is a must for any field naturalist.

Britain's Wild Flowers

A Treasury of Traditions, Superstitions, Remedies and Literature
Author: Rosamond Richardson
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911358340
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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A fascinating look at the myths, folklore and botany behind over 70 British wildflowers. From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used. Discover which flower used as a medieval lie-detector to test the innocence of suspected criminals, or stuffed in the shoes of Roman centurions to prevent damage to their feet as they marched. From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and ‘nodding violet’ growing in the forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicine, and the history, myths and tales behind each species. The nineteenth-century poet John Clare wrote, ‘I love wildflowers (none are weeds with me)'. This book is a celebration of the bountiful history behind Britain’s beloved wildflowers and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening, history or the natural world.

A Gardener's Guide to Native Plants of Britain and Ireland


Author: Rosemary FitzGerald
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781847973092
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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Over 200 of the most rewarding and easily grown of our wild flowers are featured, their needs and habits explained, and their historical and cultural significance noted. Suggestions are given for their individual use in gardens, so that they may contribute to and enhance even concentional settings.Warnings are included about plants that may behave too wildly.Species accounts are organized into chapters focussing on the seasons when the plants have their greatest garden value.

Edible Seashore

River Cottage Handbook
Author: John Wright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140889629X
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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In the fifth of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright reveals the rich pickings to be had on the seashore - and the team at River Cottage explain how to cook them to perfection. For the forager, the seashore holds surprising culinary potential. In this authoritative, witty book John Wright takes us on a trip to the seaside. But before introducing us to the various species to be harvested, he touches on such practicalities as conservation and the ethics of foraging; safety from tides, rocks and food poisoning; the law and access to the shore, our right to fish, landing sizes and seasons; and equipment such as nets, pots and hooks. Next comes the nitty-gritty: all the main British seashore species that one might be tempted to eat. The conservation status, taste and texture, availability, seasonality, habitat, collecting technique and biology of each species is covered; there are also quite a few gratuitous but fascinating diversions. The species covered include crustacea (brown shrimp, common crab, lobster, prawn, shore crab, spider crab, squat lobster, velvet swimming crab); molluscs (clams, cockle, dog whelk, limpet, mussel, oyster, razor clam, winkle); mushrooms; plants (alexanders, babbington's orache, fennel, frosted orache, marsh samphire, perennial wall rocket, rock samphire, sea beet, sea buckthorn, sea holly, sea kale, sea purslane, sea rocket, spear-leaved orache, wild cabbage, wild thyme); and seaweed (carragheen, dulse, gut weed, laver, pepper dulse, sea lettuce, sugar kelp, kelp). Finally, there are thirty brilliant recipes. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Edible Seashore is destined to join the other handbooks in the series as an indispensable household reference.

Science and the Garden

The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice
Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360353
Category: Science
Page: 368
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"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening." —John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, soil management, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, post harvest management and storage, and conservation and sustainable horticulture. Now with full colour throughout, the second edition provides the reader with: Completely revised and updated chapters from the first edition, with new information and clearer focus on the topics Four new chapters, dealing with matters that have become of increasing concern since the first edition, namely: Diversity in the Plant World; Conservation and Sustainable Gardening; Gardens and the Natural World; and Gardens for Science Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book remains a key text for those sitting RHS examinations, particularly at levels 2 and 3; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists. Key Features Bestselling essential text for all horticulture students Edited and written by a group of highly regarded scientists Covers the scientific information of greatest importance to gardeners and horticulturists Jargon-free scientific explanations, a comprehensive glossary, and copious colour illustrations Royalties from the sale of this book go towards the charitable work of the RHS, promoting horticulture and helping gardeners. www.rhs.org.uk

Dictionary Of British And Irish Botanists And Horticulturists Including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers


Author: Ray Desmond
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780850668438
Category: Science
Page: 900
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Over the past four centuries botanists and gardeners in the British Isles have gathered, maintained and propagated many varying species of plants. Their work has been documented in innumerable books and articles which are often difficult to trace. The Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists represents a time-saving reference source for those who wish to discover more about the lives and achievements of the horticulturalists listed. The dictionary's utility comes not only from indicating the major publications of the named authors, but also the location of their herbaria and manuscripts.; The previous 1977 edition of the Dictionary has for many years been a much used source of information for botanists, botanic artists and archivists. In this revised edition the scope has been expanded to include among its 13,000 entries flower painters in addition to botanical artists over 1400 entries and, for the first time, garden designers.; Finally the Dictionary should have international appeal since so many botanists and gardeners worked on collective plants overseas, in particular in North America and the British Commonwealth.; Each entry gives, wherever possible, details of dates and places of birth and death, educational qualifications, professional posts, honours and awards, publications, location of plant collections, manuscripts, drawings and portraits. Its main function, however, is to provide further biographical references to books and periodicals. Comprehensive classified indices facilitate access by professions and activities, countries, and plant interests.

Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 5, Butomaceae - Orchidaceae


Author: Peter Sell,Gina Murrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107078644
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Planned in five volumes, this new, critical Flora provides a definitive account of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles. Full keys and descriptions should enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild, plus some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time detailed accounts of all the large apomictic genera are given and many infraspecific variants included. Each species entry begins with the accepted latin name, synonyms and the common English name. A detailed description follows, with separate descriptions being given for infraspecific taxa. Information on status, ecology and distribution is also included. Clear black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and also illuminate the diagnostic features of a number of groups of plants.

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy
Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441163530
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.