Author(s): Royal Horticultural Society
This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort with RHS best practice.
* 'Expert advice from the Royal Horticultural Society Experts' - Gardens Illustrated * The must-have practical gardening library with a strong identity and visible authority on mainstream gardening subjects. * Jargon-free text clarifies the mystique and perceived difficulty of some gardening practices. * Fully illustrated with colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography to make the problems easy to diagnose.
'Expert advice from the Royal Horticultural Society experts' --Gardens Illustrated
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 RULES & TOOLS Introduction Pruning techniques Tools & equipment Understanding pruning terms PERENNIALS Introduction Staking Autumn cutback ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS Introduction Pruning deciduous shrubs Minimal deciduous pruning Hard deciduous pruning Pruning evergreen shrubs Minimal evergreen pruning Shrub renovation Topiary masterclass ORNAMENTAL TREES Introduction Tree forms & shapes Feathered trees Branch-headed standards Removing large & different branch types Removing unwanted growth Other tree pruning techniques Tree renovation Tree problems CLIMBERS Introduction Pruning climbers & wall plants Clematis Wisteria Honeysuckle Wall shrubs HEDGES Introduction Formative pruning of a deciduous hedge Formative pruning of an evergreen hedge Formative pruning of a conifer hedge Pruning established hedges Hedge renovation ROSES Introduction Annual pruning programme Bush roses Shrub roses Standard roses Climbing & rambling roses Rose renovation FRUIT TREES & BUSHES Fruit tree introduction Apples & pears Plums, damsons & gages Cherries Peaches & nectarines Renovating & restoring neglected fruit trees Soft fruit introduction Black currants Gooseberries, red & white currants Raspberries Blackberries & hybrid berries Blueberries Grapevines PRUNING DIRECTORY INDEX PICTURE CREDITS