Classic Roses: An Illusrated Encyclopaedia and Grower's Manual of Old Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers.
London: Collins Harvill 1985. Hardbound about 11 inches tall by 8 inches wide 432 pages. Appendices, bibliography, index. Green endpapers. Description: Profusely illustrated with color photographs, plus a few black and white illustrations. An authoritative history and manual for growers of roses. The author's special interest, as also his experience is reserved for old-fashioned roses, shrub roses and climbers. Part One describes the history of roses. Part Two puts old roses in their context: roses in the landscape, in shrubberies and woodland; roses for hedging; ramblers ad scramblers; roses for fences, ground cover and more. Part Three details all aspects of growing old rose, from propagation and buying to feeding and pruning, with advice on growing conditions, soil, pests, diseases and more. Part Four is a comprehensive dictionary of old roses, listing over 1000 species and hybrids, subdivided by family, each described with concise details of their flowers, their scent, foliage and fruit, suitability for various climates and soils, with identifying notes.'' BINDING/CONDITION: green boards; lightly rubbed and the corners and spine ends; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0002727080
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