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Cacti By Terry Hewitt

Cacti by Terry Hewitt

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Summary

The cacti is surprisingly easy to grow and this book offers everything you need to know at a glance in one handy and superbly illustrated practical guide; as well as a directory of 50 recommended varieties there is expert advice on planting, cultivation and care.

Cacti Summary

Cacti by Terry Hewitt

Everything you need to know at a glance in one handy and superbly illustrated practical guide. It includes full photographic directory of over 50 varieties of cacti, including Astrophytum, Cereus, Coryphantha, Echinocactus, Opuntia, Pachycereus, Thelocactus, and many more. It features a range of diverse and specialized types that thrive in different climates around the world, including both desert cacti and rainforest cacti. For each variety, full botanical information is provided on history, growth, hue, height, spread and suitability. It includes step-by-step photographic guidance on planting in containers and raised beds, repotting, propagating from cuttings and seed, grafting, maintenance, and how to deal with common pests and diseases. The cactus is perhaps best known as the silent, prickly observer of the wild west action movie, but there are in fact nearly 2,500 different species ranging from the tall column plant to tiny button plants. Capable of surviving in extreme environments, the cactus is surprisingly easy to grow in most gardens. This book guides you through all the techniques involved in propagating and caring for these wonderful plants, and a fully illustrated directory describes over 50 recommended varietes. There is expert advice on selecting the best types, planting them in beds and containers, and dealing with pests and diseases. The book will help you to create amazing displays in indoor arrangements, in the greenhouse and outdoors.

About Terry Hewitt

Terry Hewitt has been a keen collector of cacti and other succulent plants for the last 40 years; for over 25 of those years he has been growing them commercially at Hollygate Cactus Nursery in Sussex. Lecturer and writer, Terry has contributed to many articles and books, including The Royal Horticultural Society Gardeners' Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents.

Additional information

GOR007580188
9781780192840
1780192843
Cacti by Terry Hewitt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Anness Publishing
2013-09-30
64
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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