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Breeding New Plants and Flowers

By Charles Welch

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ISBN: 9781847974150
PUBLISHED: 06/08/2012
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 183 colour photographs & 52 line artworks

Breeding New Plants and Flowers encourages gardeners of all abilities to experiment with cross-breeding from good quality parent plants. This accessible book brings the skills of hybridizing within the scope of every gardener, allowing the reader to produce new plants for the garden and placing the possibility of creating a prize-winning plant within reach of all.

Topics covered

  • The principles of breeding and the processes involved
  • Instructions on how to breed a variety of plants, ranging from tomatoes and roses.
  • Techniques of pollination, propagation, potting on and planting out
  • Advice on selecting good parent plants

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