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Pruning (Royal Horticultural Society's Encyclopaedia of Practical Gardening) [Paperback]

Christopher Brickell , Royal Horticultural Society
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 3rd Revised edition edition (18 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840001518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840001518
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Brickell was awarded the CBE in 1991 for his services to horticulture and has published several books including the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers from DK. Christopher is based in Sussex.

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This guide to pruning is one of a series of books which were formerly published in one volume entitled "The Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening", covering various aspects of gardening techniques in step-by-step detail. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This is definately a book to use for reference rather than sitting down and reading from cover to cover. It is laid out in sections covering roses,shrubs,climbing and wall plants, vines, fruit trees, soft fruit and trees. The introduction and glossary at the front cover all of the basis so that a gardening novice should be able to follow the pruning instructions. There are plenty of clear black, and green illustrations showing where to prune which look easy to follow except for the climbing and rambling roses illustrations which look quite messy - perhaps like the plants! The instructions are written in plain english with specific gardening terms only used where necessary. As each chapter is laid out in a similar way it is easy to skim through and find the area thet you want. Most common shrubs and trees are included in the appendix, which then points you to the relevant pages for pruning the specific plant. As the book is quite small and reletively inexpensive it is a book that you could take around the garden and use outside while pruning. As it is so compehensive it is likely to be the only book that you ever need on pruning.
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4.0 out of 5 stars AN INTERESTING LITTLE BOOK 20 Oct 2013
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I bought this on the recommendation of the guy who's redesigning and re-working our garden, as a part of the renewal involves some small trees within a wildflower meadow.
I was impressed with the price and speed of delivery of the book, and on an initial reading it does seem comprehensive and fairly easy to follow.
No doubt the best assessment however will be 1 ~ 3 years after I start trying to put its advice into practice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know ! 16 Aug 2013
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A must have book for the keen gardener who wants to prune properly and get the best out of their fruit bushes and trees.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy 14 July 2013
By Cal
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I was recommended this book by a friend and hadn't bought one because they were so expensive. This used book was a great bargain and in good condition, thanks
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