Pruning & Training

Pruning & Training

Book - 2017 | Revised edition.
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Featuring more than 800 plants and step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants, this comprehensive guide is freshly redesigned to help cultivate your perfect garden.

With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. Using a practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, information is displayed in an easy-to-follow format and annotated illustrations that carefully guides readers on specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs.

Learn the basic training techniques for climbers and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Train jasmine to climb a wall, learn where to prune a rose, and increase your fruit tree's yield.

Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK, [2017]
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9781465457608
Branch Call Number: 635.91542 BRICK
Characteristics: 336 pages
Additional Contributors: Joyce, David - Author


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Feb 14, 2018

This book is a gem. We have a variety of over-grown bushes and shrubs and plants in between. I wasn't sure where to start in my yard but this book help me put together a game plan of what and when to clip and prune.

Mar 25, 2015

Pruning and Training --- by --- Christopher Brickell and David Joyce. It’s spring. And a young man’s fancy turns to … yes, yes, yes: pruning. But maybe he should have given this some thought a coluple of months earlier; or maybe last summer. This book is jammed with over 300 pages of where to prune, when to prune, how to prune. And a whole bunch of other prunes. Some think pruning is the pits (ok, ok. --- no more bad puns) but there are many reasons for doing it: to encourage or discourage fruiting; to foster a strong tree or to shape a tree. Much of the book is encyclopaedic in its layout; there are many colour photographs as well as many other illustrations. Not the sort of book you’re likely to read in its entirety but one I’m glad the library had on its shelves.

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