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Can anyone please advise the best 'Plant Identifier' book to buy, I would prefer it in hardback, therefore, will pay up to £40.

Many thanks.

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Are you specifically looking at wild plants or cultivated ones?

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If you are keen on learning the latin names then I would go for the RHS Plant Finder. Other than that, I would go for the 'Expert' series (Dr D G Hessayon)

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I have recently got a mature garden and have found loads of really good gardening and plant identifying books in charity shops, some I liked some I didn't but got loads to choose from for a fraction of the new price.

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Hi Rioja,

Thanks for your reply, Cultivated Plants. A Birthday gift for my son who is studying Horticulture.

Regards.

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Hayley1 thank you.

Would I find RHS & Expert series in Waterstones, do you know?

Regards.

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Hi Rioja,

Thanks for your reply, Cultivated Plants. A Birthday gift for my son who is studying Horticulture.

Regards.

It could be a good idea to check the reading lists provided by his college. It's likely that they will recommend specific texts.

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Steely

What a great idea, will certainly use your suggestion for myself, do you have a fave Charity Shop?

On this occasion it's a gift for my son, so want it to be a bit 'special',

Regards.

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I've just looked at Waterstones online, and yes you should be able to get them from Waterstones.

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I would try the RHS A-Z not the Plant Finder as this is purely a list of plants and suppliers not pictures. look at Amazon for alternative sources. Visit the RHS website as well and go in their shop.

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ah...I think that might be the one I meant snowdrop! Silly me. Yes, that's the fella. A huge tome. :D

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