This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.
Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
Introduction 1. Horticulture and gardening 2. Plants of the word 3. Ecology and garden wildlife 4. Classification and naming of plants 5. Plant life cycles 6. Plant cells and tissues 7. External features of plants 8. Plant reproduction 9. Plant growth 10. Transport in plants 11. Plant propagation 12. Physical properties of soils 13 Organic matter in the root environment 14. Plant nutrition 15. Growing in containers 16. Plant health maintenance 17. Garden weeds 18. Garden pests 19. Garden diseases and plant disorders
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