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Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free (Hardcover)
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Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents.
With hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice.
How long do your seedlings need to germinate? What makes a healthy stem cutting? How do you know what type of rootstock to use when grafting plants? With more than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos to refer to, find out the answer to these questions and more, and discover the experts' secrets to perfect plant propagation that anyone can follow.
From amaryllis to zinnias, this book is an indispensable manual for any gardener; useful for budding houseplant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and indispensable for anyone who wants to expand their range of plant cuttings. Fill your garden with beautiful plants for next to nothing with the brand-new edition of the most comprehensive guide to propagating plants ever published.
About the Author
Editor-in-Chief Alan Toogood is an experienced horticulturalist. Having trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
he went on to study at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Surrey. He works as a freelance writer and journalist, writing for such magazines as Gardener's Chronicle, Amateur Gardening, RHS's own magazine The Garden, and Greenhouse, of which he was the Editor for many years.
With a wealth of expertise behind them, other contributors to this book include the herb expert Jekka McVicar, vice-president of the RHS Council and president of the Herb Society, known for her organic herb garden in Gloucestershire; renowned orchid expert Wilma Rittershausen; John Mattock, whose family boasts a 175-year history
of rose growing; and recently retired executive vice-president of the RHS, Jim Gardiner.
The 2019 edition of the book will be revised by Julian Shaw, who worked on DK's previous gardening title RHS A-Z of Garden Plants.