Recommend a good book on clematis

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  1. Merlin B Brinkerhoff

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    Hi,
    A friend showed me a good, general book on clematis. It was a very slim volume, but had lots of information on planting, propagation, pruning, types, etc. He has mislaid his book, and I am trying to find one like it. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks,
    Merlin
     
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    Thanks Peirrot. I would like to be able to see the table of contents. It is NOT the book that I had seen...at least I don't think so. I'll take a look at it, however.
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    merlin

    essentially that web site is the book clic on the links at the side to see what is in the book
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look. Do you know the book "Simply Clematis" by Edith Malik... it seems to be the Bible of the American Clematis Society.
    Merlin
     
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    Not sure if this is the book your friend had or not... it is a slim book
    'A Comprehensive Guide to Clematis' by Barry Fretwell
    1st published in 1989 by William Collins Sons & co Ltd
    Reprinted by Harpur Collins
    It does have a chapter on Cultivation and one on propagation etc
    Hope this helps
     
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    janetdoyle Active Member 10 Years

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    I have a book on clematis, called Clematis; for Colour and Veratility, by Keith and Carol Fair, published in 1990, by The Crowood Press, in Ramsbury, Marlboroush, Wiltshire SN8 2HE, ISBN number is 1-852232846. Purchased here in Canada somewhere. It shows the main types of clematis according to pruning regimen, and has lots of useful info on the main named ones... it is a bit out of date, although a very attractive book, I think, because I have seen many new named varieties for sale here on Vancouver Island, and I have seen books on the shelves in stores and libraries subdividing the clematises even further re pruning technique, timing, depth of pruning etc...
     

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