Holttum R E & Enoch Ivan
Release Date: 01 August 2010
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Asia
Gardening in the Tropics offers invaluable advice on how to establish a luxuriant tropical garden. This authoritative guide lists more than 500 varieties of tropical plants. In addition, it provides up-to-date information on pests, diseases and other technical subjects. This definitive book will certainly meet the needs of all gardeners in the Malayan region and in other parts of the wet tropics.
* Informed content from distinguished Professors on Malayan botany.
* A complete guide to gardening in the tropics from planning and designing a garden to soil treatment and pest control.
* Well organized, user-friendly one stop source for plant information and reference
* Invaluable photographs for selecting appropriate plants for your tropical garden.
Richard Eric Holttum (1885–1990) became interested in plants from an early age. After his studies at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Prize in Botany, he came to the Straits Settlements and was appointed Assistant Director of the Gardens Department. He subsequently became Director of the Botanic Gardens and remained so until 1949. In that year, he was appointed Professor of Botany at the new University of Singapore, retiring in 1954. While he was in Singapore and later, when he went back to England after retirements, Professor Holttum devoted detailed study to orchids, bamboos and ferns, and wrote several authoritative treatises on them. In 1951 he was awarded the degree of Sc. D. by the University of Cambridge in recognition of his published works on Malayan botany.
Ivan Enoch read Botany and Agricultural Botany at the University College of Wales, Aberyswyth. In 1950 he was appointed to the Department of Botany at the University of Malaya in Singapore under Professor Holttum. In 1960 Professor Enoch took up an appointment at the Faculty of Agriculture in Kuala Lumpur teaching Agricultural Botany. For several years he was invited to act as one of the judges at the annual M.A.H.A. show and also joined the Selangor Gardening Society, of which he was a committee member for some time. He now lives in West Yokrshire and continues his work on seeds.
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