Author(s): Royal Horticultural Society
This step-by-step guide to essential Royal Horticultural Society gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading RHS specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority. Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
RHS gardening titles always present a best practice approach to gardening, whatever the subject; Previous editions have sold more than 25,000 copies (Nielsen BookScan, UK); From the UK's leading gardening authority, which now has more than 365,000 members; The definitive garden reference book now in a flexi-bound format with updated information on pests and diseases; Explains and clearly demonstrates the tried-and-tested techniques honed over the years; This title uses more than 2000 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, covering every aspect of gardening today; Artworks are still the clearest way of explaining a technique; Specially commissioned photography shows what effects can be achieved.
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes providing expert advice and information, training the next generation of gardeners, creating hands-on opportunities for children to grow plants and conducting research into plants, pests and environmental issues affecting gardeners. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk
1 GARDENING BASICS Gardening in a changing climate Soil Management Compost Cultivation Pest and Disease Control Weed Control 2 WILDLIFE GARDENING What Is Wildlife Gardening? Creating Habitats for Wildlife Choosing Plants for Wildlife 3 GROWING ORNAMENTALS Effective Planting in Beds and Borders Annuals and Biennials Perennials (including grasses) Bulbs and Corms Shrubs including Groundcover Roses Hedges Climbers and Wall Plants Ornamental Trees 4 LAWNS Planning Site Preparation Seed or Turf Maintenance Renovation 5 GROWING VEGETABLES Preparing the Ground Sowing Salads Brassicas Leaves Stalks and Shoots Pods and Seeds Onion Family Roots and Tubers Vegetable Fruits Herbs 6 GROWING FRUIT Climate Preparation Soft Fruits Tree Fruits Apples and Pears Plums, Gages and Damsons Cherries Figs Peaches and Almonds Apricots Warm Temperate Fruits 7 WATER GARDENING Siting and Design Water plants Pool Maintenance 8 CONTAINER GARDENING Choosing and Siting Containers Composts and Drainage Grouping and Planting Maintenance 9 GARDENING UNDER GLASS Environmental Control Growing Systems 10 PROPAGATING Introduction Tools, Equipment and Care Seed Roots Modified Stems Stems Leaves Division Grafting Glossary Index Acknowledgments