How to Grow Shrubs and Climbers: A Comprehensive Guide to All the Essential Gardening Techniques, from Choosing and Planting to Care and Maintenance - Over 500 Colour Photographs with Practical and Easy-to-Follow Advice (Paperback)Jonathan Edwards (author)
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 23/01/2007
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Shrubs and climbers provide the gardener with one of the principle tools for design and decoration throughout the year. Their huge range and variety allow a great deal of choice and flexibility to shape the composition and mood of any garden. They have the facility to add colour throughout the seasons, and also height, scent and texture. This expertly written and lavishly illustrated book shows how to select the best shrubs and climbers for any garden, with inspirational ideas for a range of decorative effects. Climbing plants bring height to the garden, and an element of privacy, with the additional benefit of covering unsightly walls and fences with colourful blooms in spring and summer, as well as stunning autumn foliage. Shrubs provide a permanent planting structure and will always be an attractive and stable part of any garden design. The book covers all the technical aspects of planting, propagating, and maintaining plants. There is clear advice, illustrated with step-by-step techniques, on selecting the right plant, planting, and providing support for climbers on vertical surfaces such as walls and fences and hedges.There is also easy-to-follow guidance on weeding, mulching, watering, feeding and moving plants, as well as basic pruning, propagation and dealing with pests and diseases. With practical guidance, stunning plant portraits, and 400 colour photographs and artworks in total, this informative book is an indispensable guide for any garden enthusiast seeking the knowledge and expertise to use shrubs and climbers to create a beautiful and uniquely personal garden.
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 297 x 228 x 15 mm
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