Author(s): Graham Rice
A guide to the cultivation and propagation of hellebores, with a detailed explanation of how to improve your plants through the breeding and selection of better strains. Also included is advice on associating hellebores with other plants and arranging groupings for maximum effect in the garden.
Excellent condition second hand hardback with good dj. Small inscription in fep.
Part 1 The lure and magic of hellebores. Part 2 Ecology and botany. Part 3 Cultivation. Part 4 Plant associations. Part 5 Propagation. Part 6 The hellebore species. Part 7 Hybrids in the wild and in gardens. Part 8 Breeding hellebores. Part 9 The orientalis hybrids. Part 10 Case histories. Part 11 People and their plants: hellebores at Buckshaw 1964-83, Jim Archibald; hellebores at Old Country, Helen Ballard; a botanist's view, Brian Mathew; confessions of hellebore addict, Will McLewin; hellebores at Blackthorn Nursery, Robin White; Margery Fish and hellebores at East Lambrook. Part 12 The national collections: the national collection in Hampshiare, Jeremy Wood; the national collection at Hadlow College, Kent, Kemal Mehdi. Part 13 Hellebores in America. Part 14 Hellebores in Australia, Trevor Nottle. Part 15 Where to see hellebores. Part 16 Where to buy hellebores. Part 16 Reading about hellebores.