Principles of Horticulture: Level 2  book cover
1st Edition

Principles of Horticulture: Level 2

ISBN 9780415859080
Published October 2, 2014 by Routledge
40 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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 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.

Table of Contents

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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Charles Adams BSc (Agric) Hons, Dip Applied Educ., Fellow Institute of Horticulture, is a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, formerly at Capel Manor and Oaklands College, an external examiner in horticulture, and also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications Advisory Committee.

Mike Early MSc, BSc Hons, DTA, Cert Ed., formerly a lecturer in horticulture science at Oaklands College, St. Albans, now works as a landscape gardener.

Jane Brook BSc (Biochemistry) Hons., MSc (Applied Plant Sciences), MSc (Environmental Management) is a freelance lecturer specialising in Plant Science. She teaches at Capel Manor College and Middlesex University and has previously taught woodland ecology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is also qualified in, and has taught horticulture and has worked in the horticultural retail sector. She is an examiner for the Royal Horticultural Society.

Katherine Bamford BSc Hons (Agric Sci), Cert Ed., formerly lecturer in horticultural science at Oaklands College, St Albans, has worked in the commercia sector with herbs, organic vegeables and hardy plants. ?