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AN ABUNDANCE OF FLOWERS by Judith M Taylor Ohio University Press, £16.26 ISBN 978-0804011938 Discover the fascinating history and dedicated plantsmen behind eight well-known plants including Gladiolus, Clematis and Dianthus. THE FLORILEGIUM by Colleen Morris and Louisa Murray Kew Publishing, £32 ISBN 978-1842466490 A beautifully produced book showcasing the botanical richness of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. CITY GREEN: PUBLIC GARDENS OF NEW YORK by Jane Garmey Photographs by Mick Hales The Monacelli Press, £36.11 ISBN 978-1580934800 From well-known sites to secret corners, discover a greener side of New York City. GARDEN DESIGNS MADE SIMPLE by Judith Lywood The Cloister House Press, £19.95 ISBN 978-1909465664 A collection of illustrated garden plans, well suited to beginner gardeners. PRACTICAL HOUSE PLANT BOOK by Fran Bailey and Zia Allaway RHS, £14.99 ISBN 978-0241317594 An invaluable guide with more than 175 detailed plant profiles, display ideas and expert plant care advice from the RHS.