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April 9, 2010

how to grow roses.

Peter Seabrooke, with the help of Anne Swithinbank, explores the beauty of Britain's favourite flower in all its types and colours.

Modern techniques are linked with age-old experience to show how you can produce more roses and better plants than ever before. They show in detail how to plant bare root and container grown bushes for long term flowering. Above all Peter shows that rose pruning is not to be feared, it is simple, logical and fun. He explains the right timing and shows the correct techniques for pruning bushes, ramblers and climbers, and shows how to handle neglected roses and suckers. The importance of fertilisers for plant growth and flowering is explained. You will find out how to select and use the products for pest and disease control and see how summer dead heading is more than just the removal of faded flowers.

Chapter 1 - The History of Roses
Chapter 2 - Modern Rose Breeding and Production
Chapter 3 - Rose Types Explained
Chapter 4 - Planting
Chapter 5 - Pruning
Chapter 6 - Feeding
Chapter 7 - Pests and Diseases
Chapter 8 - Dead heading

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