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How to Prune: Techniques and Tips for Every Plant and Season

Handbook / Manual

By: John Cushnie

256 pages, Col illustrations

Kyle Books

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #182207 | ISBN-13: 9781856268851
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About this book

John Cushnie has been pruning plants for more years than he cares to remember. He now draws on those decades of experience to guide readers through techniques that will improve the quality and yield of fruit, flowers and foliage, encourage growth and point it in the right direction, extend the life of a plant, restrict size and produce desired shapes, whether elegant or wacky. With sections on when to prune; special treatments for old plants, young plants, hedges and trees; restraining rampant plants in the greenhouse or conservatory; detailed advice for more complicated groups such as roses, climbers and fruit, this is the guide that keen gardeners and beginners alike have been waiting for.

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John Cushnie runs his own garden design and contracting company. He is the presenter of the BBC-TV series The Greenmount Garden and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Garden Heaven and Gardeners' World. His previous books are Ground Cover, How to Garden, Trees for the Garden, Shrubs for the Garden and How to Propagate. He is also co-author of GQT Plant Chooser and GQT Techniques and Tips for Gardeners.

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