Palm tree books.

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Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:12 pm

Can anyone recommend any speciaist books for sale. Been having a look around & they seem a bit thin on the ground. karl.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by redsquirrel » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Anything by M Gibbons will be good icon_thumright
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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:40 pm

redsquirrel wrote:Anything by M Gibbons will be good icon_thumright
Thanks red. All i can find are second hand books on amazon. I've looked on his palm centre site & none for sale there :( . karl.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by Leigh » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:59 pm

karl66 wrote:
redsquirrel wrote:Anything by M Gibbons will be good icon_thumright
Thanks red. All i can find are second hand books on amazon. I've looked on his palm centre site & none for sale there :( . karl.
Nothing wrong with second hand books Karl, unless the kids have been at em with there crayons :lol:

Check out you local charity shops always a good source for books icon_thumright

Heart Foundation shops seem to be the best and always have a good selection of Garden and plant books you'll be suprised what you will find
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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:25 pm

Leigh wrote:
karl66 wrote:
redsquirrel wrote:Anything by M Gibbons will be good icon_thumright
Thanks red. All i can find are second hand books on amazon. I've looked on his palm centre site & none for sale there :( . karl.
Nothing wrong with second hand books Karl, unless the kids have been at em with there crayons :lol:

Check out you local charity shops always a good source for books icon_thumright

Heart Foundation shops seem to be the best and always have a good selection of Garden and plant books you'll be suprised what you will find
Leigh, i have no problem with second hand books, its just there wanted for xmas presents. karl.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:07 pm

Martin Gibbons palm books are a must if you can get hold of them, Karl.
Keith Boyer's Palms and Cycads beyond the tropics is old but worth finding, as is...
Palms and Cycads from around the World by Jack Krempin.
More recently, Palms won't grow here and Other Myths by David Francko is a brilliant read.

Off topic, if you want any more info about Gran Canaria nurseries, Karl, pm me.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by Nigel » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:39 pm

Karl, take a look at the IPS website here where they have the 50 best titles with descriptions.
http://www.palms.org/shoppingcart.cfm/s ... 0,x,x,x,x/
martins book is the best simple book for beginners but if you want to know more in depth info then you need to look elsewhere. If you need any help with any of the titles at the IPS bookstore I can help you decide if its a good book or not.
Robert Riffles Enclyopaedia of palms is considered one of the best.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:30 pm

Nigel wrote:Karl, take a look at the IPS website here where they have the 50 best titles with descriptions.
http://www.palms.org/shoppingcart.cfm/s ... 0,x,x,x,x/
martins book is the best simple book for beginners but if you want to know more in depth info then you need to look elsewhere. If you need any help with any of the titles at the IPS bookstore I can help you decide if its a good book or not.
Robert Riffles Enclyopaedia of palms is considered one of the best.
Many thanks nigel. I will have a look through the titles but was hoping to order from a british site for more convinence. karl.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by Nigel » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:38 pm

Karl, I think its helpful as a point of reference for you, once you find the title you want you can probably find it on Amazon.
However, I bought from IPS booksite online and the book arrived very quickly.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by paulrm71 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:16 pm

Karl

The Palmcentre (Kew) do have a few books for sale, but not on their website. I picked up a copy of 'Palms' by Martin Gibbons, and they had another book aswell. Worth giving them a ring.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by Nathan » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:29 pm

Robert Lee Riffle's book is one of the best, when I bought my copy many moons ago I just ordered it from a local bookstore, but I'm sure you can find a copy on ebay/Amazon icon_thumright

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 am

Nathan wrote:Robert Lee Riffle's book is one of the best, when I bought my copy many moons ago I just ordered it from a local bookstore, but I'm sure you can find a copy on ebay/Amazon icon_thumright
Many thanks for feedback. I've just ordered 3 books off amazon, they are Palms wont grow. All about palms, & New exotic garden. karl.

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Re: Palm tree books.

Post by karl66 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:19 pm

The wife bought me a fantastic book today called: The encyclepedia of plants & flowers by the Royal horticultural society. A massive thick hardback book which has everything in it. karl.

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