Author(s): Royal Horticultural Society
"RHS Propagation Techniques" is the new practical guide to the essential practice of making more plants. It will show how to take cuttings, how to sow seed, how to split perennials to bulk up all of your favourite garden plants. It shows tools, procedures, good practice and aftercare. Propagating your own plants is one of the greatest joys of gardening, and instead of being intimated, gardeners should relish this chance to create new life. In this book the best Royal Horticultural Society experts show the right way to perform around 20 of the most popular techniques, and look at the simplest routes for success. In step by step sequences they'll show how to propagate climbers like clematis, collect tree seed from Japanese maples and sow it successfully, break the dormancy of sweet peas, and trouble shoot any propagation problems you encounter. The propagation directory explains which of the techniques to use for around 1000 of the most popular plants today, so you can populate your garden with expert advice for next to nothing.
This series is written by a team of Royal Horticultural Society experts in fruit, trees, ornamentals and hedges with decades of practical experience. The RHS is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This book is the result of more than 100 years of practical experience in gardens across the world. With this book, gardening practice is in safe hands.
INTRODUCTION: WHY PROPAGATE YOUR PLANTS; RULES AND TOOLS: MATERIALS, ENVIRONMENTS, TOOLS, COMPOST, HYGIENE, PROBLEMS; CUTTINGS: STEM, LEAF, ROOT, MODIFIED STEM CUTTINGS; DIVISION: FLESHY CROWNS, FIBROUS CROWNS, OFFSETS, RUNNERS; LAYERING: SIMPLE LAYERING, AIR LAYERING, TIP LAYERING; SEEDS: COLLECTING, DORMANCY, SOWING, CARING, PROBLEMS; GRAFTING: WHIP AND TONGUE, APICAL WEDGE, SIDE WEDGE, CHIP BUDDING, SHIELD BUDDING; PROPAGATION DIRECTORY: HOW, WHEN, WHERE FOR 1000 COMMON PLANTS; GLOSSARY; INDEX OF PROPAGATION TECHNIQUES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.