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Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Roses

By: Stirling Macoboy
472 pages, 1500 col illus
Publisher: Salamander Books
Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Roses
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  • Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Roses ISBN: 9781840654356 Hardback Oct 2002 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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For its perfect beauty and scent, the rose if unparalleled. A symbol of love and romance, and a coveted object of natural elegance, the rose is, unsurprisingly, the most popular of all flowers. Whatever your favourite rose, you are likely to find all the facts about it here, and more besides. You will discover the romance behind some of the names, and the seductive power of the rose in history. This beautifully illustrated encyclopedia is an indispensable reference guide with 1,500 roses of every type arranged alphabetically, with comprehensive details and accompanied by full-colour photographs. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Roses is a reference guide that no serious gardener should omit from their bookshelves.


The classification of roses; guide to the entries; wild rose; modern and old garden roses; miniature roses; the cultivation of the rose; other members of the rose family; rose terminology; some famous rose breeders; roses with special qualities.

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Stirling Macoboy is the author and photographer of over thirty gardening books, the output of a career that has spanned more than 40 years. His work has taken him all over the world in search of beautiful and rare flowers to photograph and research for his books. A regular visitor to the Chelsea Flower show for 30 years, he is a member of the Royal National Rose Society.
By: Stirling Macoboy
472 pages, 1500 col illus
Publisher: Salamander Books
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Roses are one of Britain's favourite flowers - for growing or buying as cut flowers. Outselling nearly every other genus, roses are to be found in most gardens, suburban or country, and are frequently voted the country's top plant. Rose expert Stirling Macoboy offers a colourful encyclopedia of this vast family, examining the three main groups: wild roses, modern and old garden roses, and the often overlooked miniatures. Encompassing every possible growth form, roses can climb, ramble, sprawl, hedge or just offer a neat bush amidst other plants. Easier to look after than many people think, they are a valuable addition to any garden offering scent, colour, foliar interest as in Rosa glauca and winter hips Attractively presented and listed alphabetically, the author gives a knowledgeable overview of each variety/cultivar with the only downside being the omission of plant height and spread which makes the work more of a reference to a rosarian than a general gardener trying to locate a rose for a particular location and space. - Lucy Watson
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