This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, Principles of Horticulture: Basic covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, Principles of Horticulture: Basic will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials.
2 Plant selection,
3 Garden ecology and wildlife,
4 Classification and naming,
5 Plant life cycles,
6 Cells and tissues,
7 External features,
11 Plant propagation,
12 Physical properties of soils,
13 OM in the root environment,
14 Plant nutrition,
15 Alternatives to soil,
16 Plant health maintenance,
17 Garden weeds,
18 Garden pests,
19 Garden diseases and plant disorders
Charles Adams BSc (Agric) Hons, Dip Applied Educ., Fellow Institute of Horticulture, is a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, formerly at Capel Manor and Oaklands College, an external examiner in horticulture, and also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications Advisory Committee.
Mike Early MSc, BSc Hons, DTA, Cert Ed., formerly a lecturer in horticulture science at Oaklands College, St. Albans, now works as a landscape gardener.
Jane Brook BSc (Biochemistry) Hons., MSc (Applied Plant Sciences), MSc (Environmental Management) is a freelance lecturer specialising in Plant Science. She teaches at Capel Manor College and Middlesex University and has previously taught woodland ecology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is also qualified in, and has taught horticulture and has worked in the horticultural retail sector. She is an examiner for the Royal Horticultural Society.
Katherine Bamford BSc Hons (Agric Sci), Cert Ed., formerly lecturer in horticultural science at Oaklands College, St Albans, has worked in the commercia sector with herbs, organic vegeables and hardy plants.