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
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
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.
Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing
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.
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
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
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.
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...."
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:
forms, trellis systems and designs
selection – including flowering plants, fruit trees, and native Australian plants
shaping, pruning, maintenance and care.
PRUNING FOR FLOWERS AND FRUIT
Author: VARKULEVICIUS Jane Format: PAPER BACK
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.
The Water Wise Garden
Rrp : $29.95
Author: Jeffrey Hodges
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
Starting Out With Herbs
Author: Margaret Roberts Format: Soft Cover
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.
GROWING FLOWERS NATURALLY
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.
Tomatoes for Everyone – A Practical Guide To growing tomatoes all Year Round
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
· 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.
Asian Herbs and Vegetables – how to identify, grow and use them in Australia
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.
Citrus – a gardeners Guide
Author: Bruce Morphett and Ian Tolley
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.