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RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Rhs2) By Christopher Brickell

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Rhs2) by Christopher Brickell

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This is a gardening guide for amateur and professional gardeners providing step-by-step sequences. It includes a common-name index for easy checking of botanical names and shows you how to plan and implement techniques from transplanting a young tree to hybridizing a rose.

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Rhs2) Summary

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Rhs2) by Christopher Brickell

For amateur and professional gardeners alike the Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening is the one and only guide you'll ever need to own. Comprehensive and authoritative text - supported by 3 000 specially commissioned colour photographs - guides you expertly through the entire range of gardening techniques. You will find all you need to know about every facet of practical gardening in this complete and up-to-date gardening reference. Comprehensive coverage of gardens and gardening The largest section of the book Creating the Garden opens with a detailed chapter on garden planning and design which invites you to explore fresh ways of designing and making the most of your site. This is followed by individual chapters based on the main plant groups and areas of the garden - for example ornamental trees perennials the rock garden the fruit garden and the indoor garden. Within each chapter there is detailed in-depth coverage of every aspect of soil preparation planting routine care pruning and propagation with step-by-step photographic sequences and artwork demonstrating all the techniques. In the second part of the book Maintaining the Garden all the tools equipment accessories and materials needed for garden projects are covered. Annotated diagrams and detailed photographs make any task easy to grasp from how to select and equip a greenhouse to laying paving putting up fencing and building a pergola. Separate chapters show how climate and soil combine to affect your garden with simple instructions on cultivating and improving the soil. A photographic gallery illustrates clearly the symptoms of hundreds of pests and diseases for quick identification and control. Expertly assembled for easy access Under the experienced editorship of the Director General of the RHS Christopher Brickell and an internationally distinguished team of over 35 gardening specialists the full range of gardening skills has been exhaustively researched and expertly planned and presented. Over three years in the making the book shows every aspect of gardening painstakingly photographed to help you pinpoint precisely what you need to know about a particular gardening technique or garden plant. At the back of the book there is a gardener's calendar with seasonal reminders an extensive glossary of terms and a fully-integrated index that includes botanical and common plant names.

About Christopher Brickell

Formerly Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Christopher Brickell is an eminent plantsman. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor-in-chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its 6th edition and with sales of over three million copies). This was followed by RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and RHS Pruning & Training. He has recently completed full updates of the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants, RHS Pruning & Training, as well as RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Creating the garden. Part 2 Equipping the garden. Part 3 Managing the garden environment. Appendices: seasonal reminders.

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RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (Rhs2) by Christopher Brickell
Used - Very Good
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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