RHS Pruning and Training


RHS Pruning and Training Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Pages: 336 ISBN: 9780241282908 Categories: , Tag:

RHS Pruning and Training (Revised Edition) is a fully-illustrated plant-by-plant manual, with the usual high production values of the RHS/Dorling Kindersley series of books for gardeners and horticulturalists.
Step by step guidance. Plants are grouped alphabetically, with detailed information on the general pruning principles for each group and the growth habits and particular needs of individual plants. Specialised techniques e.g coppicing and topiary are also explained. Inside you will find:

  • Comprehensive guidance for pruning and training over 800 plants
  • Clear artworks and step-by-step photographs to guide horticultural experts and gardening novices alike
  • A practical A-Z approach, organised by plant type, displays detailed information in an easy-to-use format
  • Guides to specialised techniques for each plant type, such as renovation pruning, pollarding, fruit bush training, topiary, and pinch pruning.

Gardening design is so much more than aesthetic! Knowing how to prune and shape plants correctly will help you achieve the best displays of flowers, produce bumper crops of fruit, and help your plants remain disease-free. Learn how to understand how different trees change through the seasons and the best way and time to cut them, apply best-practice techniques to different species, and gain expert insight into gardening a variety of plants.

Detailed instructions and illustrations allow novice and amateur-expert gardeners to prune and train their gardens with confidence. Author Christopher Brickel has ensured that this gardening book is an excellent quick reference guide and simple step-by-step instruction manual with illustrations to demonstrate precisely where, how, and when to make those crucial cuts.

Weight1.5 kg



Author Biography

Formerly Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Christopher Brickell is an eminent plantsman. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor-in-chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its 6th edition and with sales of over three million copies). This was followed by RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and RHS Pruning & Training. He has recently completed full updates of the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants, RHS Pruning & Training, as well as RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. .