Thursday, 5 February 2015

Field Guide to Identifying Hellebores in the UK

Do you get confused as to which Hellebore is which? Can't remember which is the green-flowered one? Which, of the five types commonly found in gardens and hedgerows, are the poisonous ones?

You need one of the new Field Guides, now available on Amazon Kindle as an eBook. Here's the page - just go to Amazon's Kindle store and type in "field guide hellebores" and there it is. Click on the author's name to see the others available so far in the series - more are coming on line each day.

But don't buy it! Not today, anyway: wait until Sat 7th or Sun 8th, when it will be FREE!!!

What's going on, I hear you say?

What's with this blatant advertising?

For the last few years I've been compiling Tables of Difference for various groups of plants and trees, to make it easier to identify the common ones. Botany is not hard to get into, you quickly learn to recognise, say a Willowherb.  The trick is in identifying which Willowherb, or whatever, it is.

This is where these little Field Guides come in: once you are confident enough to recognise that it's a Hellebore, you can save time wading through the in-depth botanical descriptions and merely take a quick look at the above Field Guide, which has all the salient information neatly laid out in a grid, so  you can quickly and easily check which characteristics your plant has.

Each month, for the first weekend of the month, there will be Field Guides offered for free download - not all of them, as Amazon restrict me as to how many "free" days each book is allowed to have, but I'll try to rotate the titles on offer, so you have a good chance of getting whichever ones you want for free.

They are only available electronically, and are published via Amazon's Kindle, but you can also download them to your PC or to other ebook readers, so it doesn't matter if you don't have a Kindle.

I hope you enjoy them!


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