Principles of Horticulture
This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking an RHS course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf and ornamental planting in the outdoors and in protected culture. It has a wide breadth of coverage, from the subject’s more commercial aspects, through to matters of the garden and allotment, with the latest information on conservation, practical propagation techniques, and garden design. With highlighted definitions and key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.
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Horticulture in context
Climate and microclimate
Classification and naming
Plant cells and tissues
External characteristics of the plant
Transport in the plant
Horticultural diseases and disorders
Physical properties of soil
Soil organic matter