RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: A Step-by-Step Guide to Key Skills for Every Garden

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: A Step-by-Step Guide to Key Skills for Every Garden

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By (author) Royal Horticultural Society

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Hardback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 291mm x 42mm | 2,075g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845334086
  • ISBN 13: 9781845334086
  • Illustrations note: 1600 colour illustrations and 100 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 450,587

Product description

"The RHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques" is the new definitive guide explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the Royal Horticultural Society, the world's leading gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear and concise colour illustrations supported by over 1000 beautiful colour photos.This book includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering; covers all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs; shows how to create water features and patios, add lighting; and, includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, gardening under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance, as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. Put together by an army of RHS experts, this book is the result of more than 100 years' practical experience in gardens across the world. With this book, gardening practice is in safe hands.

Table of contents

CONTENTS 1 Gardening basics Gardening in a changing climate Soil Management Compost Cultivation Pest And Disease Control Weed Control 2 Wildlife gardening What Is Wildlife Gardening? Creating Habitats For Wildlife Choosing Plants For Wildlife 3 Growing ornamentals Effective Planting in Beds and Borders Annuals and Biennials Perennials (including grasses) Bulbs and Corms Shrubs Including Groundcover Roses Hedges Climbers and Wall Plants Ornamental Trees 4 Lawns Planning Site Preperation Seed Or Turf Maintenance Renovation 5 Growing Vegetables Preparing The Ground Sowing Salads Brassicas Leaves Stalks and Shoots Pods And Seeds Onion Family Roots And Tubers Vegtable Fruits Herbs 6 Growing Fruit Climate Preparation Soft Fruits Tree fruits Apples and pears Plums, gages and damsons Cherries Figs Peaches and almonds Apricots Warm temperate fruits 7 Water gardening Siting and Design Water plants Pool maintenance 8 Container gardening Choosing and siting containers Composts and drainage Grouping and planting Maintenance 9 Gardening under glass Environmental control Growing systems 10 Propagating Introduction Tools, equipment and care Seed Roots Modified stems Stems Leaves Division Grafting Glossary Index Acknowledgments