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Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

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    David S. Ingram(Editor) Daphne Vince-Prue(Editor) Peter J. Gregory(Editor)

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Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of ′Why′ – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the ′How′, providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide–ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, and post harvest management and storage. Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book will be a most valuable text for those sitting the RHS general examination, and horticultural students at certificate and diploma levels; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists.

"I know of no book that deals with this range of subjects. I am sure the book is needed and that it will be welcomed by the horticultural community."

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  • By C. Mitchell on 6 November 2003

    I bought this book to help with the RHS advanced certificate and found it quite useful. I have to admit that it is fairly heavy going and I found myself falling asleep when I tried to read it at night. It is better as a reference book to assist in certain subjects rather than a good read. I would recommend it for horticultural students but not for the basic gardener, unless they were very keen on the scientific side of gardening.

  • By Helena Rose on 16 January 2015

    Very happy with the purchase, thanks.

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