Simple, Practical Hybridising for Beginners
by D. Gourlay Thomas
John Gifford, 1957, [First Edition], colour and black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping to edges and corners, minor bowing to front cover, previous owners note to inside front cover, foxing to endpapers, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing, scuffing, chipping and small tears (see photographs)
“This book is a happy introduction to hybridising by a friendly, entertaining and stimulating guide. The style is simple and captivating, so that any amateur can follow it with ease. In these pages, the Author seeks to answer such questions as “Can I raise a new gladiolus? – a new rose? – a new sweet pea? – a new daffodil? – a new chrysanthemum? – a new carnation?” etc. dealing with the how or the practical side of this fascinating hobby.
This book is also a reliable guide to some of our best modern roses, sweet peas, gladioli, chrysanthemums, etc. by one who looks at these flowers with the keen eyes of a hybridist.”