Author(s): R. J. Garner
R. J. Garner's The Grafter's Handbook is the classic reference book on plant propagation by grafting and has now been revised and updated for a new generation by respected horticulturalist, Steven Bradley. Everything the dedicated amateur, student and professional horticulturalist wants to know about grafting is here, clearly written in a concise and straightforward style. Chapters include Compatibility & Cambial Contact, Rootstocks & their Propagation, Tools & Accessories, Methods of Grafting and Grafting Established Trees.
Long considered the bible for professional horticulturists and hobbyists alike, this classic gardener's text, first published in 1947, offers a comprehensive grafting course; Completely revised and updated for a new generation by Steven Bradley; Updates take into account the latest research, plus accommodate changes in chemicals and equipment available to the grafter.
Steven Bradley has written more than 30 gardening books, including Propagation Basics, winner of the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best Practical Book. He is author of the booklets for the Ground Force series of gardening programmes and the Ground Force Weekend Workbook co-authored with Alan Titchmarsh, BBC Books. He writes for many gardening magazines, including the RHS Journal, BBC Gardeners' World, Garden Life, The Garden and Garden Answers and also for the Sunday Express. Creator of the Masterclass series in Gardens Monthly, he is also a regular on BBC radio and lectures to students at Capel Manor College (Enfield), the Inchbold School of Design in London, leading specialist days at the English Gardening School in London.
Forewords FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION by Sir Ronald G. Hatton, C.B.E., M.A.,D.Sc., F.R.S., V.M.H. FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION by Sir Ronald G. Hatton, C.B.E., M.A., D. Sc., F.R.S., V.M.H. FOREWORD,TO THE FOURTH EDITION by Professor A. F. Posnette, C.B.E., Sc.D. (Camb.), Ph.D. (London), A.I.C.T.A., F.I. BioI., F.R.S. Author's Notes NOTE ON THE FIRST EDITION NOTE ON THE SECOND EDITION NOTE ON THE THIRD EDITION NOTE ON THE FOURTH EDITION NOTE ON THE FIFTH EDITION Glossary Reasons for Grafting The Plant as seen by the Grafter I Grafting in Nature and Antiquity II Compatibility and Cambial Contact COMPATIBILITY CAMBIAL CONTACT III Rootstocks and their Propagation ROOTSTOCKS FROM SEED VEGETATIVE ROOTSTOCK PROPAGATION IV The Collection and Treatment of Scion-wood V Tools and Accessories VI Methods of Grafting THE MAIN DIVISIONS OF GRAFTING VII Tree-raising in Nurseries TREE-RAISING IN THE OPEN GRAFTING UNDER GLASS VIII Grafting Established Trees TO CHANGE VARIETIES TO REPAIR AND IMPROVE IX In Conclusion References Appendix I PEARS ON QUINCE ROOTSTOCKS Appendix II PLUM ROOTSTOCKS AND THEIR USES Appendix III PLUM ROOTSTOCK/SCION COMBINATIONS TO AVOID Appendix IV REPLANT DISEASES AND THEIR CONTROL Appendix V WEED CONTROL IN NURSERIES BY HERBICIDES Appendix VI MICROGRAFTING Index