Items for sale and free

I keep a stock of various new and second-hand botanically related items for sale as a service to local botanists. I look out for good value items, then sell these for what they cost me; I don't make any profit on them and don't charge for the time I spend sourcing them. Consequently all items are sold "as seen", but I will replace any new item that proves to be defective in workmanship provided it is returned to me in otherwise good order within a reasonable time after purchase.

I don't do postal deliveries; please email me to arrange either to collect goods at a Hampshire Flora Group meeting or to collect from my home in Chandlers Ford. The full range will also be available at the annual Hampshire BSBI / Flora Group exhibition meeting in the winter.


10x 18mm Lens: this is a basic, serviceable, triplet glass lens in a rubber mounting folding into an aluminium housing that incorporates a lanyard attachment loop.
£2.50 each

10x 21mm Lens: a good quality triplet glass lens with a wide field of view in a metal mounting and housing that incorporates a lanyard attachment loop.
Currently unavailable

Dual 10x 18mm Lens and 20x 12mm Lens: a good quality triplet glass 10x lens and 5-element glass 20x lens, in a metal mounting and housing. No lanyard attachment loop, but a lanyard can be attached round the hinge post of the 20x lens with only a small amount of cursing, and is then secure and serviceable.
I have a stock of this lens currently at £4 each. This usually sells for between £8.50 and £13 from the main suppliers.

Lanyard: plastic lanyard with a detachable plastic clip to the cord mounting, and a fine cord loop that can be threaded through or around the attachment point on the lens.
£0.70 each

New books

Akeroyd: BSBI Handbook 3: Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland, 2nd edition, BSBI 2014

Lansdown: BSBI Handbook 11: Water-starworts (Callitriche) of Europe, BSBI 2008

I sometimes have small stocks of other new BSBI Handbooks at pre-publication prices at the time when they appear. Please ask about specific titles.

Second-hand books

Clapham, Tutin and Warburg: Excursion Flora of the British Isles, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 1981.
£4.50. OK, so its taxonomy doesn't have all the latest changes and it doesn't include all the naturalised species that Stace has, but many of us still find CTW's field keys and descriptions highly clear and practical for the amateur botanist. Several copies, very good condition with original dust-jacket, clean uncreased pages, tight binding.

Cullen et al.: The European Garden Flora, 2nd edition Vol. I: (all monocots), Cambridge University Press, 2011

The following books are the remnant of those generously donated by the late Roger Veall. Proceeds of sales will be shared between the Woodland Trust and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. They are close to 'As New' except for a few marginalia.

Smith: The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland, 2nd edition with further corrections, CUP 2006