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PRUNING FOR FRUIT

 

 RRP: $19.95

 

Author: MORPHETT Bruce   Format: PAPER BACK

  

This book is about achieving practical results - and growing luscious fruit to enjoy!

 

Everyone loves fruit, especially when it's juicy, full of flavour and fresh from your garden. However, many people don't know that pruning is critical to establishing and maintaining your trees & vines to get the best from them.

 

This beautifully illustrated book will show you how to maintain good fruit size, obtain quality, quantity, training, and generally when, what and how to do it! It covers a range of backyard fruits including stone fruits, evergreens, pome and vine fruits - cherry, apple, kiwifruit, fig, pear, plum, almond and more - and you know it is good because it's from the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. So, get pruning and bon appétit!

 

First published in 1993, this revised edition of this hugely popular book is back and looking better than ever - much to the home gardener's delight!

 

The Royal Horticultural Society pruning & training

 

RRP: $39.95

Author: Christopher Brickell, David Joyce

 

  This guide to pruning and training contains, in just one volume, the information gardeners need to maintain attractive, well-pruned and trained trees, shrubs, climbers, roses and fruit. 800 ornamental plants and fruits are covered. The different plant groups are covered in separate chapters, each beginning with a clear introduction explaining the general principles. Colour illustrations with step-by-step instructions are included for exemplary genera to illustrate standard pruning techniques and methods of special training. There follows an extensive A-Z of genera and species, containing detailed information about the particular needs of each plant. To explain the more unusual or difficult techniques, special "feature" pages - on such topics as topiary, hedging, bonsai, pleaching and pinch pruning are interspersed throughout the book.

 

RHS Pruning & Training

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Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing

 

 Rrp: $69.95

  

Author: Gucci, Riccardo   Format: paperback

Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing summarises the most up-to-date information available on current pruning techniques and training systems. It specifically addresses the problems faced by growers, professionals and students who are new to olive growing and provides information previously not available in English. The fundamental aim of this book is to explain to the basic concepts at a practical level. It will allow the reader, whether experienced horticulturalist or beginner, to develop his or her own skills and pruning strategy.

 

Contents

Introduction

Basic principles for pruning woody crops

Physiological background for pruning olive trees

Pruning olive trees

Pruning young trees

Pruning mature trees

Criteria for selecting the training system

Description of modern training systems

Comparisons of training systems

Conclusions

References

Pruning & Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing

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The Grape Grower, A Guide to Organic Viticulture

Rrp: $59.95

 

Author: Lon Rombough

 

IT'S HERE!! The Grape Grower, by Lon J. Rombough, Chelsea Green publisher. Written from nearly 40 years personal experience, training in Viticulture at the University of California at Davis, plus years of growing and testing well over 200 varieties of grapes, and correspondence with other grape growers, researchers and breeders worldwide.

 

As you can see from the table of contents, this book covers everything needed to grow grapes, with more on American table grapes than any book in over 80 years, as well as the best of the hybrid wine grapes. It deals with topics like, what to do with overgrown old vines, easier ways to graft grapes, solving the problem of "why aren't there any grapes?" and a lot more.

 

Foreword by Roger Swain

Introduction.

Chapter 1 - Structure of the vine

Chapter 2 - Site, Soil, Laying out and Establishing the vineyard.

Chapter 3 - Training and Pruning.

Chapter 4 - Organic culture of the Vineyard.

Chapter 5- Diseases of Grapes

Chapter 6- Insects of Grapes

Chapter 7- Animal and Bird Pests

Chapter 8 - Propagation

Chapter 9 - Rootstocks

Chapter 10 - Varieties.

Chapter 11 - Grape species.

Chapter 12 - Cold Climate and Tropical Grapes

Chapter 13 - Breeding grapes.

Espalier

 

RRP $27.95

 

Author: Allen Gilbert

 

 "...His unique but simple methods of training plants as espaliers are both original and brilliant. They allow anyone, including people with tiny gardens, to grow with minimal pruning a wide range of highly-productive, space-saving fruit trees and other species, including Australian natives...."

Peter Cundall

 

Create beautiful, productive garden walls and fences, and optimise space in small gardens, patios and balconies with Allen Gilbert’s innovative espalier techniques.

 

The book is filled with beautiful photographs and informative illustrations and covers:

 

 

 

PRUNING FOR FLOWERS AND FRUIT

 

  RRP: $39.95

 

Author: VARKULEVICIUS Jane   Format: PAPER BACK

   

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Pruning is all about controlling and directing plant growth. It's easy to have the best groomed and most productive garden when you understand how plants grow and know what to prune and when to do it.

 

Pruning for Flowers and Fruit shows you techniques from the most basic to the most advanced of espaliers and topiary. The book covers a wide range of ornamental plants, vegetables, fruit trees and bushes with special emphasis on popular plants such as roses, hydrangeas, citrus, nuts and berries. It will show you how to choose the best plants at the nursery, maintain your secateurs like a professional, prune weather damaged plants and renovate your ornamental or fruiting trees and shrubs.

 

Whether you live in a cool temperate zone or the tropics this book shows you how to bring out the best in your garden.

Espalier

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The Water Wise Garden

 

Rrp : $29.95

 

Author: Jeffrey Hodges

 

Description

In this timely book, organic gardening guru Jeffrey Hodges explains how to make the most of our precious water resources to create and maintain a

healthy, flourishing garden. This practical manual will help you:

 

understand the way plants use water and the way water is stored in the soil - knowledge that will instantly transform your watering practices

 

create 'water-use zones' to improve water efficiency

improve the water-holding content of your soil with compost and mulch

 

make the best use of recycled water, including rainwater and grey water

 

a list of water-wise plants suitable for Australian gardens

tips on managing pests and disease using organic methods

 

a practical section on preparing and planting a vegetable garden suitable for every budding urban gardener

 

 

 

The Water Wise Garden

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Starting Out With Herbs

Rrp $24.95

 

Author: Margaret Roberts    Format: Soft Cover

 

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A systematic introduction to the world of herbs, Starting out with Herbs contains over 60 variations of herbs that you will find in your garden, including basil, bay, fennel, mint, rosemary and thyme. The book also outlines cultivation, history of the herb, domestic, cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses. Recipes include lavender tea, garlic butter, parsley eggs and rose-scented geranium scones.

 

From kidney stones to weight loss, arthritis to fertility, Starting Out With Herbs details commonly experienced ailments, and the herbs that can aid them.

 

 

Starting Out With Herbs

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GROWING FLOWERS NATURALLY

Rrp $19.95

 

Author : JACKIE FRENCH

 

This is no ordinary book about growing flowers organically.  For Jacki French, flowers are magic, literally magic.  The product of millions of years of evolution, their colours, shapes and smells are as irresistible to humans as they are to birds, bees, wasps and other pollinators.

 

This book will give you a multitude of excuses to grow flowers, not just for their beauty but to benefit your garden by attracting predators , improving  soil fertility and  suppressing weeds.  There are also flowers for eating and medicinal flowers, flowers for perfume and flowers for skin and hair care.

 

Jackie’s enthusiasm will have you itching to get into the garden and her common sense approach to working with , not against nature will ensure that you succeed.

 

Growing Flowers Naturally

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Pruning for Fruit

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Tomatoes for Everyone – A Practical Guide To growing tomatoes all Year Round

Rrp $31.95

Author: Allen Gilbert

 

Tomatoes for everyone is for people who don’t have much space, time or energy but love the taste of home grown fruit.  It’s all you ever wanted to know about growing tomatoes, including:

· propagation- growing from seed, raising seedlings and grafting

· ways to grow – no dig gardens, growing in pots, hydroponics and companion planting;

· general care – feeding, composts and mulches, watering, warmth and protection

·  problems, diseases and pests

· reaping the rewards – harvesting eating and recipes.

 

 Also included are descriptions of over 150 modern and heirloom tomato cultivars and a lists useful contact such as seed suppliers and gardening organisations.

Tomatoes for Everyone

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Asian Herbs and Vegetables – how to identify, grow and use them in Australia

Rrp $26.95

Author: Penny Woodward

 

In this informative book, Penny describes over 90 Asian herbs and vegetable.  Every plant has a description and colour photo to help identification.  She includes cultivation notes both for tropical and temperate climates.  Finally she describes how to prepare and use the herb or vegetable with notes on traditional use.  This book is a wonderful resource for food gardeners, cooks and food lovers.

 

Asian Herbs and Vegetables

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Citrus – a gardeners Guide

Author: Bruce Morphett and Ian Tolley

$19.95

 

This book is for home gardeners growing citrus in the southern temperate regions of Australia.  It is attractively presented with colour photos, illustrations and diagrams on every page and is set out in a simple easy to follow style.

 The authors discuss varieties of citrus suited to cooler climates and how to grow them either in ground or in pots.  There is a chapter on problem pests and diseases and information on citrus nutrition including a chart describing the functions of various soil nutrients and the symptoms of their deficiencies.  The authors also cover harvesting, and storage of citrus fruit.

 

Citrus, a Gardeners Guide

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