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The greenhouse gardener

Author: Anne Swithinbank; John Swithinbank
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expert advice on gardening in a greenhouse: an indispensable source of information and know-how.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Swithinbank; John Swithinbank
ISBN: 9780711224353 0711224358
OCLC Number: 57281239
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Starting up * Setting up you greenhouse * Raising plants from seed * Taking cuttings * Potting on 2.Raising flowers for the garden * Bedding plants from seed * Easy bedding plants * Annual climbers * Quick-growing biennials and perennials from seed * Starting dahlias from tubers * Cannas 3. Raising vegetables and herbs for the garden * Early starts * Beans * Shallots and garlic * Home-grown herbs 4. Greenhouse crops * A variety of crops to try * Tomatoes * Aubergines * Capsicums * Physalis * Cucumbers * Melons * Citrus * Dessert grapes * Peaches 5. The showhouse * Looking good all year * Arranging your plants * Under the staging * Long-lived plants for greenhouse display * Long-lived climbing plants * Annuals and short-lived treats * Short-lived climbing plants 6. Special collections * Fuchsias * Chrysanthemums * Pelargoniums * Carnivorous plants * Cacti and other succulents * Bulbs * Tender bulbs * Hardy spring-flowering bulbs * Lilies * House plants 7. Greenhouse care * Routine tasks * Pests and disease * Seasonal reminders Index
Responsibility: Anne Swithinbank ; photographs by John Swithinbank.

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