Propagating your own plants is one of the greatest joys of gardening, and instead of being intimidated, gardeners should relish this chance to create new life. In RHS Handbook: Propagation Techniques the best Royal Horticultural Society experts show the right way to perform around 20 of the most popular techniques, and look at the simplest routes for success. In step-by-step sequences they'll show how to propagate climbers like clematis, collect tree seed from Japanese maples and sow it successfully, break the dormancy of sweet peas, and trouble shoot any propagation problems you encounter. The propagation directory explains which of the techniques to use for around 1000 of the most popular plants today, so you can populate your garden with beautiful plants for next to nothing.
- Introduction: Why propagate your plants
- Rules and tools: Materials, environments, tools, compost, hygiene, problems
- Cuttings: Stem, leaf, root, modified stem cuttings
- Division: Fleshy crowns, fibrous crowns, offsets, runners
- Layering: Simple layering, air layering, tip layering
- Seeds: Collecting, dormancy, sowing, caring, problems
- Grafting: Whip and tongue, apical wedge, side wedge, chip budding, shield budding
- Propagation directory: How, when, where for 1000 common plants
- Index of propagation techniques
This series is written by a team of The Royal Horticultural Society experts. The RHS is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. The book is the result of more than 100 years of practical experience in gardens across the world.