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Propagation By Alan Toogood

Propagation by Alan Toogood

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This vintage practical guide, replete with illustrations, diagrams, photos, and charts, outlines the techniques to ensure successful propagation and cultivation of healthy plants.

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Propagation by Alan Toogood

All sorts of greenhouse, garden, and house plants can be propagated from cuttings, using only a cold frame or some sheltered ground. Budding, layering, grafting, division, and raising from seed are also simple operations once you know how-with the added satisfaction of obtaining new plants at a fraction of the cost of buying them. This manual explains all the techniques clearly and simply, illustrating the process with more than 80 diagrams and photos. There are also chapters on the uses of modern materials and equipment, the history of propagation, and the care of young plants after the propagation period, to ensure complete success. Comprehensive alphabetical tables cover the propagation of over 1,500 different kinds of plant, making this book as invaluable for the horticultural student as it is for the home gardener. For each variety the chart indicates the most suitable methods, times of year, and conditions-greenhouse, cold frame, outdoors, or indoors-to propagate successfully.

About Alan Toogood

Alan Toogood received his horticultural training at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley. He was editor of Greenhouse magazine and further worked as a horticultural journalist for Gardener's Chronicle and Amateur Gardening magazines.

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Plates Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The ancient art of propagation 2. Why propagate? 3. The fascination of propagation 4. Raising hardy plants from seeds 5. Raising tender plants from seeds 6. Stem cuttings 7. Other types of cuttings 8. Grafting 9. Budding 10. Division of plants 11. Simple layering 12. Other methods of layering 13. Nursery management 14. A guide to the alphabetical tables Table: Propagation of hardy garden plants Table: Propagation of greenhouse and other tender plants Select bibliography General index Index of plant names

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Propagation by Alan Toogood
Rowman & Littlefield
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