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arillady

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Book sources in Turkey
« on: September 05, 2008, 11:57:11 PM »
As my daughter Thea is heading to Antalya in Turkey this coming weekend I thought I might get her off the beach and into a book shop to look for some plant books (bulbs, native, rhizome plants) - any good books (doesn't matter if the text is in another language) that I should get her to look out for - Any book sources that anyone knows about?
Pat Toolan,
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Gerry Webster

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 07:50:47 PM »
Pat - one of the classic (illustrated) books in English is/was 'The Bulbous Plants of Turkey' by Turhan Baytop & Brian Mathew. Baytop (of Crocus baytopiorum fame) was professor at the University of Istanbul though I don't know whether the book was ever published in Turkish or was even available there.
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 03:29:27 AM »
Thanks Gerry for that title - will look out for it
How many bulbs have you killed over the years????
Pat Toolan,
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South Australia

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 09:30:16 AM »
More than I care to remember :'(
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 09:58:10 AM »
Dont we all!?

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 01:46:23 PM »
Yesterday I was very sad to see that my white Colchicum kesselringii that came with ordinary kesselringii bulbs I bought this time last year had died. There were many small maggots eating it so it may not have been my fault

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arillady

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 12:27:38 AM »
I have done a google search for the book: The Bulbous Plants of Turkey by Turham and Mathew but they are all fairly expensive. Just wondering if I could put a Wanted add in the SRGS publications - there might be a member who has a copy that they do not need anymore and is willing to sell to a keen grower for not quite as much as the book shops are asking.
Pat Toolan,
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South Australia

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 08:32:34 AM »
Pat, this posting is probably the best way of reaching members who might have this book available.
Alternatively, you could try e-mailing the SRGC secretary, Carol Shaw of the Forum, and asking her to put a note in the next 'Secretary's Pages' for you although these will not come out until Jan/Feb.
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arillady

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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 09:43:53 AM »
Thanks David. I am in no great hurry so I will contact Carol (is she your wife or related??) as there are possibly many members who are not on the internet.
Pat Toolan,
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 12:00:23 PM »
Carol is my wife, Pat.
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 08:51:37 AM »
Pat , I value my copy of 'The Bulbous Plants of Turkey' by Prof. Turham & Mathew too much to part with it, however there is a recent [2007] Photographic Guide by Peter Sheasby , of the Bulbous Plants of Turkey and Iran, published by THe Alpine Garden Soc. , at a reasonable price, and available from their Bookstore , lots of Iris photos!
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 11:03:21 AM »
Thanks Otto I will seek it out.
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Re: Book sources in Turkey
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 11:59:47 AM »
Pat,

Be warned, that book recommended by Otto is dangerous.  I got mine locally when Florilegium had a stall at a local plant day last year..... picked it up to have a look at it and just HAD to buy it.  Oh the irises!!!!!  :o ::)
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