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The Climbing Plants Specialist: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting, Improving and Caring for Climbing Plants and Wall Shrubs

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Fill the garden with a glorious explosion of color and vitality that draws the eye skyward! Easily followed advice on selecting, planting, and caring for climbing plants and wall shrubs are highlighted by more than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams. There’s a complete A – Z compendium, extensive feeding and pruning directions, and tips for using “vertical gardening.” A special section on climbing and rambling roses will help keep these favorites vigorous year ...

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Overview

Fill the garden with a glorious explosion of color and vitality that draws the eye skyward! Easily followed advice on selecting, planting, and caring for climbing plants and wall shrubs are highlighted by more than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams. There’s a complete A – Z compendium, extensive feeding and pruning directions, and tips for using “vertical gardening.” A special section on climbing and rambling roses will help keep these favorites vigorous year after year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845371050
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Specialist Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 842,905
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They have written a wide range of highly successful books and contributed to several international magazines. They live in Rye, East Sussex.

Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They have written a wide range of highly successful books and contributed to several international magazines. They live in Rye, East Sussex.

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Table of Contents

Author's foreword 2
Getting Started
Climbers and wall shrubs 3
Range of climbers 4
Climbers for all places 6
Seasonal displays 8
Looking After Climbers and Wall Shrubs
Buying a climber or wall shrub 10
Supporting a climber 12
Pruning climbers and wall shrubs 14
Pruning climbing roses 18
Pruning rambling roses 19
Increasing climbers 20
Routine care of climbers and wall shrubs 22
A-Z of Climbers and Wall Shrubs
Flowers 24
Climbing annuals 32
Attractive leaves 34
Autumn-coloured foliage 36
Seedheads, fruits and berries 38
A-Z of Climbing and Rambling Roses
Climbing and rambling roses 40
Using Climbers and Wall Shrubs
Covering walls 48
Dressing pergolas 50
Clothing arches and tunnels 51
Arbours 52
Free-standing screens 53
Clothing trees and tree stumps 54
Cottage-garden climbers 55
Climbers in containers 56
Fragrant climbers and wall shrubs 58
Fragrant climbing and rambling roses 60
Plant associations with climbers and wall shrubs 62
Plant associations with roses 66
Climbing and scrambling vegetables 68
Wall-trained fruit 69
Formal garden displays 70
Climbers as hedges 72
Climbers as ground cover 73
Small-garden climbers, wall shrubs and roses 74
Colour parade 75
Problems with climbers 76
Glossary 78
Index 79
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