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This is the definitive practical guide to pruning and training. "RHS Pruning and Training" is a comprehensive practical guide to pruning trees, shrubs, roses and climbers. Featuring an A-Z approach on over 800 plants with practical, step-by-step images to show you exactly where and how to make pruning cuts, plus information on advanced techniques such as coppicing, topiary and pergola-training, "Pruning and Training" will ensure you have the best gardening advice for green fingered results.
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Christopher Brickell is Chairman of the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. He is editor-in-chief of DK's RHS Gardeners' Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and The RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening. In 1991 he was awarded the CBE for his services to horticulture. Christopher lives in West Sussex. David Joyce is the celebrated author of many specialized books on horticultural techniques and was General Editor of The Chelsea Year.Review:
To prune or not to prune? When to prune? Why prune at all? Just some of the questions this seemingly complex subject raises. But a basic understanding of the reasons behind the methods will reveal an underlying logic: to encourage flowering, fruit, improve the shape or make bushier. 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 pruning and training. Lavishly illustrated and clearly captioned, all aspects are covered for every type of plant: trees, shrubs, climbers, fruit trees and roses, from initial pruning at planting to established trees needing shaping or rejuvenation. This is THE definitive guide and a must for every gardener. - Lucy Watson
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Book Description DK Publishing (Dorling Kinders, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111405363126