Pruning and Training Plants: A Complete Guide

Pruning and Training Plants: A Complete Guide

by David Joyce
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1552975347

ISBN-13: 2901552975342

Pub. Date: 01/04/2003

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

This superb guide uses specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams to clearly explain the basic pruning procedures. All the popular plants suitable for pruning or training are covered in the authoritative text. Diagrams and photographs combine to give a detailed visual reference of what a plant should look like before, during, and after pruning

Overview

This superb guide uses specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams to clearly explain the basic pruning procedures. All the popular plants suitable for pruning or training are covered in the authoritative text. Diagrams and photographs combine to give a detailed visual reference of what a plant should look like before, during, and after pruning care.


  • Ornamentals: roses, deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, climbers, wall shrubs, hedges and topiary, pinch pruning
  • Fruit Trees: apples and pears, plums, cherries, peaches, apricots, figs, renovating fruit trees, plus many more
  • Soft Fruits and Vines: gooseberries, currants, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries, grapes, passion fruit, kiwi fruit

The book also features:


  • 300 step-by-step color diagrams to guide readers through a year-long agenda of what to do, when, and how
  • Superb color photographs showing plants that are pruned or trained to look their best through all seasons
  • A-Z plant directories for quick reference to practical advice
  • Complete cross-references to detailed instructions
  • Tools and equipment
  • A glossary of technical terms plus further reading and a comprehensive index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901552975342
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/04/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Foreword by Christopher Bricknell

Introduction

Ornamentals

- ROSES (Consultant: Michael Gibson)
- - Modern Bush Roses
- - Species and Shrub Roses
- - Climbers and Ramblers
- - Standard Roses
- - Exhibition Roses
- - Rose Hedges/Renovation

- A-Z OF ROSES

- TREES (Consultant: Mark Burleton)
- - Feathered Trees
- - Standard Trees
- - The Care of Established Trees

- SHRUBS (Consultant: Mark Burleton)
- - Deciduous Shrubs
- - Evergreen Shrubs
- - Renovation

- CLIMBERS AND WALL SHRUBS (Consultant: Mark Burleton)
- - Hedera
- - Clematis
- - Wisterias
- - Ceanothus
- - Chaenomeles and Pyracantha

- HEDGES (Consultant: Mark Burleton)
- - Formal Hedges
- - Pleaching
- - Arbours and Tunnels
- - Renovating Formal Hedgs
- - Informal and Rustic Hedges

- TOPIARY (Consultant: Mark Burleton)
- - Geometric Shapes
- - Representational Shapes

- A-Z OF ORNAMENTALS

- PINCH PRUNING (Consultant: Ray Waite)
- - Cascase Chrysanthemums
- - Fuchsias
- - Coleus
- - Pelargoniums
- - Miscellaneous Ornamentals

Tree Fruits (Consultant: Harry Baker)

- APPLES AND PEARS
- - Bushes and Standards
- - Spindlebush Trees
- - Cordons
- - Espaliers
- - Dwarf Pyramids
- - Fans, Arches, and Tunnels

- PLUMS
- - Pyramid Plums
- - Fan-trained Plums

- SWEET AND DUKE CHERRIES
- ACID CHERRIES
- PEACHES
- FIGS
- RENOVATION OF FRUIT TREES

- OTHER FRUIT TREES
- - CitrusFruits
- - Quinces and Medlars
- - Mulberries
- - Elderberries
- - Cobnuts and Filberts
- - Walnuts/Pecans/Chestnuts
- - Olives
- - Persimmons and Pomergranates

Soft Fruits and Vines (Consultant: Harry Baker)

- GOOSEBERRIES
- RED AND WHITE CURRANTS
- BLACK CURRANTS
- RASPBERRIES
- BLACKBERRIES
- BLUEBERRIES AND CRANBERRIES
- GRAPES
- PASSION FRUIT
- KIWI FRUIT

Tools and Equipment
Glossary
Index
Further Reading
Acknowledgements

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