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A concise, illustrated gardening guide, this book features practical information on choosing, planting and training roses, when and how to prune, the most fragrant varieties and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 140 x 209 x 6mm | 156g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, index
  • 0751348600
  • 9780751348606
  • 1,108,134

Table of contents

Roses in the garden: an introduction to the many ways in which roses can be grown in the garden; the different flower forms, habits, characteristics and uses of the main rose groups. Caring for your roses: choosing, planting and training roses; how and when to prune the different types; how to encourage better blooms and how to keep plants healthy. A gallery of roses: a photographic guide to roses of all kinds - large-flowered bush roses, cluster-flowered bush roses; patio and miniature roses; ground-cover roses; old garden and species roses; shrub roses; climbing roses; rambling roses.
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Review quote

Britain's number one favourite flower, the rose is one of the oldest plants known to man. Referred to in ancient texts its beauty and scent has never lost its appeal. In this RHS Practical guide every type of rose is looked at: hybrid teas, shrub roses, climbers, ramblers and the more specialised growing methods for standards and swags. Clearly illustrated with lavish photographs it is the perfect introduction to this vast genus. The tricky problem of pruning, a subject that can cause many horticultural arguments, is concisely covered, eliminating the many misconceptions that have arisen over the years. Concluding with a "gallery of roses", this small book manages to convey every pertinent fact necessary for the cultivation of this endearing and enduring flower. - Lucy Watson
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4 29% (5)
3 53% (9)
2 6% (1)
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