This plant-by-plant guide to pruning features every plant in your garden. This invaluable guide features 100 of the most popular trees and shrubs, with simple instructions that are easy to follow whether you're an expert or a novice. This book tells you everything you need to know about pruning: why you need to prune, when to do it and what tools are required. Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions demonstrate the correct pruning technique for each plant. Unlike every other book on the subject, The Pruner's Bible illustrates each plant individually, ending the frustration - common to beginners and more experienced gardeners alike - of searching to adapt a technique that applies to other plants. As well as the more common shrubs, climbers, roses, trees and soft fruit, this invaluable guide contains sections on pruning hedges and topiary. Extensive charts and checklists give at-a-glance summaries of information plus a list of 'no-prune' trees and shrubs. The Pruner's Bible is so simple to follow that it will inspire confidence in even the most novice gardener.
Table of Contents
Introduction 70 plants pruned step-by-step Reference Section Glossary Index
Steve Bradley M.Hort. (RHS), MA, is a freelance garden writer and broadcaster. He has spent many years teaching the subject at all levels, and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to further his research in the USA and Canada. Steve has worked for the BBC and independent television and radio stations as a presenter, and was a researcher and presenter on official Chelsea Flower Show videos. He has also exhibited at Chelsea, winning a Silver Gilt medal in 2002. He has published more than 30 gardening books and was winner of the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best Practical Book of 2002.