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Perfect Pruning By Simon Akeroyd

Perfect Pruning by Simon Akeroyd

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Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener.

Perfect Pruning Summary

Perfect Pruning by Simon Akeroyd

Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener.

It's packed with useful, easy-to-follow advice on pruning all the plants that need it, from individual roses to the hedge that encircles your garden, including shrubs, climbers and fruit trees along the way. The author discusses the best equipment for pruning, from simple secateurs and loppers to pruning saws and powerful chainsaws (though you'll need professional training for those).

He includes an invaluable seasonal guide to pruning - find out why you should prune roses and lavender in autumn but keep your secateurs away from trees, and why spring is the best time to tackle buddleia to ensure a butterfly-filled summer.

There is a useful section on the legislation around pruning, including dealing with potentially problematic plants such as leylandii, and fascinating practices such as coppicing, pollarding, pleaching and decorative topiary are also covered.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains all the advice you need to keep on top of your pruning and make your garden even more beautiful.

About Simon Akeroyd

Simon Akeroyd has written several bestselling practical gardening books: Lawns and Ground Cover (DK 2012), Shrubs and Small Trees (DK 2007), Allotment Handbook (Mitchell Beazley 2013). He is currently Garden Manager for the National Trust English Riviera portfolio but before that he was Garden and Countryside Manager at Polesden Lacey in Surrey, and a RHS Garden Manager. Between 2001-05 he worked at the BBC as a horticultural researcher and writer on various gardening programmes.

Additional information

GOR010116756
9781911358718
1911358715
Perfect Pruning by Simon Akeroyd
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2019-05-02
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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