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RHS Propagating Plants Alan Toogood

RHS Propagating Plants By Alan Toogood

RHS Propagating Plants by Alan Toogood

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From trees and shrubs to culinary herbs, this practical guide offers advice on the successful propagation of all garden plants. Detailed A-Z listings, tips from experts and a general methodology should prove useful to amateur and professional gardeners alike.

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RHS Propagating Plants by Alan Toogood

From trees and shrubs to culinary herbs, this unequalled practical guide offers invaluable advice on the successful propagation of all garden plants. Detailed A-Z listings, specially commissioned photographs and colour illustrations show you every technique you will need. With unique tips from expert propagators, as well general methodology, this book is a must-have for amateur and professional gardeners alike.

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How to get more plants for free? How to obtain that rarity so elusive at the garden centres? How to get your hands on so many plants cheaply for that hedge or parterre? Easy - grow your own and with the expert advice offered here, it is made simple for all. The expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society is beyond doubt. On the brink of celebrating its centenary, the Society has promoted horticultural excellence and training since its inception. Written by experts in layman's terms, this is both a visual and written guide to the topic of plant propagation. Lavishly illustrated and clearly captioned, over 1500 plants from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, houseplants, bulbs and vegetables are covered with techniques ranging from cuttings, division and seed. This is THE definitive guide and a must for every gardener. - Lucy Watson

About Alan Toogood

Alan Toogood trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has worked as a horticultural journalist on Gardener's Chronicle and Amateur Gardening, lectured in Horticulture and was editor of Greenhouse magazine. He is now a freelance horticultural journalist and consultant, Horticulture Correspondant for The Times and Features Coordinator for The Garden. Alan resides in Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Introduction: learning from nature; propagation in the past; modern propagation; sexual increase of plants; vegetative propagation; tools and equipment; soils and growing media; propagating in different climates; the propagation environment; plant problems. Garden trees: taking cuttings; sowing seeds; grafting and budding; layering; palms; cycads; conifers; A-Z of garden trees. Shrubs and climbing plants: taking cuttings; division; sowing seeds; layering; grafting; heaths and heathers; roses; A-Z of shrubs and climbing plants. Perennials: division; sowing seeds; taking cuttings; ferns; alpine plants; water garden plants; bromeliads; ornamental grasses; orchids; A-Z of perennials. Annuals and biennials: sowing seeds; A-Z of annual and biennials. Cacti and other succulents: sowing seeds; division; taking cuttings; grafting; A-Z of cacti and other succulents. Bulbous plants: division; sowing seeds; scaling and chipping; A-Z of bulbous plants. Vegetables: sowing seeds; culinary herbs; A-Z of vegetables.

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RHS Propagating Plants by Alan Toogood
Used - Very Good
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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