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How to Propagate: Techniques and Tips for over 1000 Plants

Handbook / Manual

By: John Cushnie

256 pages, colour photos

Kyle Books

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #182208 | ISBN-13: 9781856268882
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NHBS Price: £15.99 $21/€18 approx
Hardback | Sep 2006 | #163538 | ISBN: 1856266125
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Most of the plants we grow in our gardens can be propagated with ease. Some of the techniques are almost foolproof, even for complete beginners; others are a bit more tricky, but all are readily achievable for the amateur gardener prepared to have a go, accept the occasional failure and revel in the triumphs. In addition to the techniques themselves, the author gives detailed guidance on plant hygiene, temperature and humidity, timing and how to look after your newborn plants until they are ready to go out into the garden and fend for themselves.

'An exemplary guide for any gardener - I don't know a better single source of information on the subject.' Organic Gardening

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John Cushnie has been propagating plants for over 40 years, having started with chrysanthemum cuttings when he was at school and moved on to shrubs, trees, perennials, alpines, house plants and much more. He runs his own garden design and contracting company from Northern Ireland. He is the presenter of BBC-TV's The Greenmount Garden (with a second series recently commissioned) and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Ireland's Homes, Interior and Living and Gardeners' World. His previous books are Ground Cover, How to Garden, Trees for the Garden and Shrubs for the Garden; they have been translated into six languages. He is also co-author of GQT Plant Chooser and GQT Techniques and Tips for Gardeners.

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