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Grow your own plants

Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: London : BBC, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using a variety of simple propagation techniques, learn how to grow your own plants for free. Alan Titchmarsh shows how to sow seed, take leaf and root cuttings, divide shrubs, and how to promote growth in your young plants. He covers all the essentials and provides inspirational ideas for filling your garden with flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables, all grown from scratch.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN: 9781849902229 1849902224
OCLC Number: 820110772
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Introducing propagation (How plants grow ; Tools and equipment ; The propagationg environment ; Growing mediums ; Care and maintenance ; Focus on plant problems) --
Growing from seed (Sourcing, collecting and storing seed ; Focus on dormancy ; Sowing in pots, trays and modules ; Focus on ferns ; Sowing direct into the ground ; Focus on easy windowsill projects) --
Growing from cuttings (Types of cutting ; Shoot cuttings from perennials ; Focus on succulents ; Shoot cuttings from woody plants ; Leaf cuttings ; Root cuttings) --
Layering, division and grafting (Layering ; Division ; Bulbs ; Grafting) --
A-Z propagation directory (Ornamental plants ; Fruit, vegetables and common herbs).
Responsibility: Alan Titchmarsh.

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* Demystified, down-to-earth approach to propagation * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams * A-Z directory with recommended propagation techniques for each plant * Key tips on  Read more...

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