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Science of Gardening - The Hows and Whys of Successful Growing

By Prof Peter Jones

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ISBN: 9781847972422
PUBLISHED: 14/04/2011
PAGES: 256
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 148 colour photographs 42 line drawings

Most gardening books deal with the how of gardening - how to prune roses, take cuttings or control diseases. This approach means you have to follow rules and instructions which are easy to forget or misunderstand. A complementary approach is to understand why plants respond to pruning, why only some plant shoots produce roots when taken as cuttings and why crop rotation can help manage disease in the vegetable garden.

This clear and accessible book will lead you through both the why and how of gardening explaining:

  • The ways in which plants are constructed, grow and develop
  • What the Latin names tell us about plants
  • How to look for tell-tale signs as to where each plant will do best in your garden
  • Why we should take more care of the roots of our plants
  • How to use plant ecology to manage weed problems in the lawn
  • Why only some plants breed true-to-type from seed
  • How to apply this knowledge to both ornamental and kitchen gardens

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" A comprehensive look at the background to gardening: how plants function, why some breed true-to-type from seed and others don't, the relevance of Latin names, using plant ecology to manage lawn weeds, and much more. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Irish Garden

" The Science of Gardening by Professor Peter Jones is the most attractive, comprehensive and concisely written, environmentally sensitive gardening book I have yet seen; a beautifully illustrated textbook for the gardener who wants to learn how plants work and how to work alongside nature. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Irish Examiner

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