Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Allan Searle's Garden Book of Lawns and Ground Cover -by- Allan Searle (1993 reprint). ISBN 1863450815.
Learn about the grasses which can be used in lawns, where they will grow happily and where they will not, and how they need to
be fed to stay dense, green and healthy; the Ground Cover section offers alternatives to grasses. Illustrated in colour.
Used second hand small softcover book. 80 pages. (Treasure Press Australia, Port Melbourne, reprint, 1993) Light creasing to covers,
first blank page is marked, all other pages are very good.
Discovering Soils No. 8 When Should I Water? -by- Kevin Handreck. CSIRO Division of Soils booklet. ISBN 0643025227.
2nd Edition 1986. Australian Soils. Getting water into soils; effects of water stress; when to water; increasing efficiency of
water use; garden watering systems; mulching; dew; salinity; coping with excess water; conversion table.
Used second hand softcover booklet. 76 pages. (CSIRO. 2nd edition. 1986) Covers are lightly worn and creased. Rear cover is grubby.
Pages are very good. (2)
Earthworms In Australia A Blueprint For A Better Environment -by- David Murphy (Reprint 1997).
ISBN 1875657096. Earthworm Culture. The author is a vermiculture consultant who first became interested in the
earthworm for its potential in the disposal of waste in his business; he has amassed a huge practical knowledge of
worms and their uses: they can convert your household compost heap into a Clean Machine which never needs to be turned,
never fills up and provides a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden. Used second hand
paperback book. 112 pages. (Hyland House Publishing, South Melbourne. Reprint, 1997) Spine sunned. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 200 grams.
Esther Dean's Gardening Book Growing Without Digging -by- Esther Dean. ISBN 0207169608. Straw
Gardening. Learn how to build a productive straw garden; about comfrey, the miracle herb and about cannibal snails;
all without digging in the soil. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 52 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers.
North Ryde. 1990) Name & address written on front free endpaper. Else in very good condition.
Exotic Orchids in Australia -by- David L Jones. ISBN 0730102718. Orchids. Details
230 species of orchids grown in Australia; each species is illustrated in colour with text on origin and
cultivation; chapters on propagation; orchid pests and orchid diseases; orchid identification. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 168 pages. (The Currawong Press. Chatswood. 1993) Foxing on endpapers,
first and last few pages and edges of pages. Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Else in fine
condition. Weight 700 grams.
Fruit Gardening In New Zealand -by- Ralph and John Ballinger. ISBN 090856306X. Growing Fruit in
New Zealand Gardens. A book written for New Zealand home gardeners. Following a description of the basic principles of planting,
pruning and caring for trees and shrubs, the book sets out clearly in alphabetical order the growing of all the main
fruit crops; principal nut crops are contained in one chapter, while some of the newer sub-tropical fruits are
gathered together in another section; clear and concise spraying programmes; month by month reminders are set out in
concise lists; approximately 230 photographs and sketches. Used second hand softcover book. 120 pages. (The Caxton Press. Christchurch. 1981)
Covers are worn. Tear in bottom of front cover now taped. Pages are very good.
Garden Bulbs For Australia and New Zealand -by- James Hitchmough. ISBN 0670901318. 222 pages. Illustrated with over
60 colour plates. Detailed information on the characteristics, propagation and cultivation of over 350 species of bulbs, corms, and
tuber-forming plants suitable for, and commercially available in Australasia. (Viking O'Neil. Melbourne.
First Edition. 1989) Used second hand book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. Spine sunned. Dust jacket worn on edges and corners with small tears
on corners now closed. Foxing on reverse of dust jacket and edges of pages. Else very good. Weight one kilogram.
Growing Orchids Book Three Vandas Dendrobiums and Others -by- J N Rentoul. ISBN 0850911559. Gardening. Orchids.
Over 200 coloured illustrations of orchids and many black and white photographs; pedigree charts; maps. Used second hand softcover book.
241 pages. (Lothian Publishing Co Pty Ltd. Melbourne. First Edition. 1982) Light foxing on edges of pages. Small stain on
lower edge of rear pages. Else very good. Weight 700 grams.
Growing Orchids In Australia -by- Terry Cook. ISBN 0730205878. Gardening. Orchids.
Terry Cook shows how a great many orchid species are easy to grow; all the information required by the beginner is in this book
demonstrating simple growing techniques. Illustrated in full colour. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 104 pages.
(Golden Press Pty Ltd. Silverwater. 1989) Rear of dust jacket has a small tear in upper outer corner. Else in very good condition.
Weight 800 grams.
Growing Successful Orchids In The Greenhouse And Conservatory -by- Mark Isaac-Williams. ISBN 1861082711.
Gardening. Orchids. Invaluable information on how to grow orchids successfully in the greenhouse & conservatory in an easy to
follow format; illustrated with colour photographs and includes detailed illustrations on orchid care and cultivation;
comprehensive chapters on eight of the most popular genera: cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, paphiopedilum, pleione,
odontoglossum, jewel orchids, & coelogyne, with advice on pests, diseases & common ailments. Used second hand paperback book.
122 pages. (Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications Ltd, Lewes, UK, 2003) Very good condition. Weight 520 grams.
Hardy Rhododendron Species A Guide To Identification (2005) -by- James Cullen
in association with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. ISBN 0881927236. A key to the accurate
identification of the nearly 300 rhododendron species widely in cultivation, listed in systematic order and
fully described, including complete citation of existing illustrations and notes on the occurrence of wild-origin
specimens in cultivation; each description is followed by a rigorously tested, easy-to-use diagnostic key;
beautiful photographs include close-ups of flower and leaf, and microscopic images of leaf surfaces; lists of
individual diagnostic characteristics and unique gardener's keys; an essential reference for all rhododendron
enthusiasts and growers. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 496 pages. (Timber Press Inc, Portland, Oregon.
2005) Very light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Maintaining Healthy Shrubs And Trees In Australian Conditions -by- John Mulholland. SIGNED COPY. ISBN 0646167367.
Australian gardening. This comprehensive and rare guide tells you what to plant; where to plant, when to plant; how to tend
your plants; warning signs to watch for; how to repair damage; and why you should undertake these tasks and how your plants
will react to treatment and conditions. Crammed full of helpful tips and information with many practical illustrations. Used second hand
softcover book. 183 pages. Signed by John Mulholland on first page. (McBenny. Carina, Qld. 1993) Corners are bumped.
Else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
National Botanic Gardens Growing Native Plants No. 12. ISBN 0644023600. Australian Native Plants.
Covers: Pests and diseases; Acacia Flexifolia; Austromyrtus Dulcis; Callistemon Viminalis; Aphanopetalum Resinosum;
Phebalium Coxii; Hakea Bucculenta; Grevillea 'Evelyn's Coronet'; Grevillea Willisii; Melaleuca Spathulata; Solanum
Laciniatum; Polyscias Sambucifolia; Eucalyptus Parvvifolia; Tasmannia Purpurascens; Doryanthes Excelsa. Used second hand softcover
booklet. Page nos. 273 - 296. R81/889. Cat. No. 8165139. (Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra, 1983) Covers are a
little discoloured. Else in fine condition.
National Botanic Gardens Growing Native Plants No. 13. ISSN 08157898. Australian Native Plants.
Covers: Climbing Plants; Baeckea Ramosissima; Cyphanthera Albicans Subsp. Notabilis; Enchylaena Tomentosa;
Grevillea Confertifolia; Myoporum Bateae; Helichrysum Apiculatum; Hoya Macgillivrayi; Kunzea Affinis;
Olearia Erubescens; Nematolepis Phebalioides; Prostanthera Teretifolia; Phebalium Squamulosum Subsp.
Parvifolium; Pandorea Pandorana 'Golden Rain'; Veronica Formosa. Used second hand softcover
booklet. Pages nos. 297 - 324. R84/310(1). Cat. No. 851226. (Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra, 1986) In fine condition.
National Botanic Gardens Growing Native Plants No. 14. ISBN 0644078146. Australian Native Plants.
Covers: Plants for shady areas; Regelia Ciliata; Anigozanthos 'Dwarf Delight'; Acacia Iteaphylla;
Ricinocarpos Bowmanii; Backhausia Citriodora; Callicoma Serratifolia; Calytrix Sullivanii;
Eriostemon Verrucosus; Eucryphia Moorei; Callistemon Pallidus; The genus Proiphys; Daviesia
Mimosoides; Appendix. Used second hand softcover
booklet. Pages nos. 325 - 351. 88/20167). Cat. No. 8802600. (Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra, 1989) In fine condition.
Ornamental Conifers For Australian Gardens -by- Raymond J Rowell. ISBN 0868402397. Conifer Tree Species.
Each conifer species is listed under its botanical and common names; precise information is given on identification, cultivars,
suitable climatic conditions and soils, methods of management; each species described is accompanied by a drawing of its shape;
also full colour photographs of native and exotic conifers complement the text. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial
covers. 167 pages. (University of New South Wales Press. Sydney. 1996) Marks on upper edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Weight 800 grams.
Pests Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants With Suggestions For Their Control -by-
David Jones and Rodger Elliot. ISBN 0850912091. Lothian Gardening Guide. Effective ecological answers to your
gardening problems with emphasis on natural remedies rather than chemical control. Used second hand softcover book. 333 pages.
(Lothian Publishing Co. Melbourne. Reprint. 1989) Spine sunned. Foxing and some marks on edges of pages. Else
very good condition. Weight 800 grams
Planetary Planting A Guide To Organic Gardening By The Signs Of The Zodiac And The Phases Of The Moon
-by- Louise Riotte (1975). ISBN 0671219537. Lunar Agriculture. Easy-to-follow instructions for using the astrological
method to create great gardens; how to apply simple techniques to every phase of gardening practice; also invaluable advice
on many aspects of organic gardening; illustrated with black & white photographs and diagrams. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 352 pages. (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1975) Dust jacket is worn with small tears and chips on
corners and edges. Some marks on rear endpaper, else the book itself is in very good condition. Weight 700 grams. Scarce.
Plant A Tree A Working Guide To The Greening Of Southeast Queensland -edited by- Wally Davies. ISBN 0959402519.
A practical guide for the many groups and individuals who are planting trees on a small or large scale in southeast
Queensland and the north coast of New South Wales; it includes a complete list of trees and shrubs native to these areas; the
appendices list recommended species for a variety of situations such as creek banks, farms, streets, parks and backyards.
Used second hand softcover book. 144 pages. (Greening Australia, Ecos Educational Publications, Nambour, First Edition, 1984) Covers are worn and
creased on edges. Name written inside front cover. Light soiling on edges of pages. All else is good. Weight 550 grams.
The Complete Book Of Bulbs, Corms, Tubers And Rhizomes A Step-by-Step Guide to Nature's Easiest and
Most Rewarding Plants -by- Brian Mathew & Philip Swindells (1995). ISBN 0864387792. Gardening. Advice on how and where
to use bulbs; imaginative planting arrangements for every situation; information on planting for colour; practical details
on plant cultivation; more than 750 bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes listed alphabetically according to season and
illustrated in colour. (RD Press, Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1995) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket,
240 pages, foxing on first and last few pages, else in fine condition. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The Protea Growers Handbook Including Leucadendrons, Banksias and Grevilleas -by- Lewis Matthews (1995). ISBN 0731803256.
Gardening. Introduces the plants of the Protea family suitable for growing; both cultivars and species are described, with cultivation notes, details
of propagation, control of pests and diseases. Illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings. Used second hand softcover book. 128 pages.
(Simon & Schuster Australia, East Roseville, 1995) Light creasing to covers, some foxing on first and last few pages, else very good.
What Garden Pest or Disease Is That? Every Garden Problem Solved -by- Judy McMaugh. 1986 reprint. ISBN 0701819324.
Used second hand gardening pest and disease identification book. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 312 pages. (Lansdowne Press. Dee Why West.
Reprint. 1986) Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
What Garden Pest or Disease Is That? Every Garden Problem Solved -by- Judy McMaugh. 1987. ISBN 1863020160. Used second hand gardening pest
and disease identification book. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 312 pages. (Weldon Publishing. Sydney. Reprint. 1987) Dust
jacket is worn on edges and lightly scuffed. Spine and front cover sunned. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
What Garden Pest Or Disease Is That? Companion Edition -by- Judy McMaugh 1990. ISBN 1863020926.
Used second hand pocket size gardening pest or plant disease book. Used second hand softcover book in dust jacket. 304 pages. (Weldon Publishing.
Willoughby. 1990) Wear, creasing and some chips to dust jacket. Book itself is in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
What Garden Pest Or Disease Is That? Companion Edition -by- Judy McMaugh 1995 Reprint. ISBN 0725408332.
Used second hand softcover pocket size gardening pest or plant disease book. 304 pages. (Weldon Publishing.
Willoughby. Reprint. 1995) Covers and spine are sunned. Corners of covers are bumped. Name of previous owner crossed out on front free
endpaper. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
You, Too, Can Grow Orchids A Guide For Australian Gardeners 7th Edition 1988 -by- Ralph Handcock
and Margaret Smith. ISBN 0867770457. Australian Gardening. Orchids. Teaches the basics of orchid culture, then which orchid
varieties to choose, how to plan your orchid collection, and how to provide the most suitable growing conditions; nearly 70 colour
pictures and about 30 black and white; step by step details on how to grow orchid seedlings; how to repot and train orchids; and
how to deal with orchid diseases; also contains instructions for building an orchid house. Used second hand hardback book. No dust jacket.
Pictorial covers as issued. 88 pages. (Child & Associates Publishing. Frenchs Forest. 1988) Foxing on reverse of covers, endpapers
and first and last few pages. Name whited out on front free endaper. One page has a taped tear at bottom. Else pages are very good.
Weight 600 grams.
Your Gardening Questions Answered. ISBN 0863480534. (Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1989)
Used second hand large hardcover book, no dust jacket, 464 pages, pictorial covers, in excellent condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
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