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I didn't write this Geoff!! Anyways I bought this book from amazon I think for the princely sum of £4.99. It is very detailed on just about everything! It's called 'The Plant Propagator's Bible', it's readers digest and written by Miranda Smith. I personally think this should be made sticky so everyone buys it.. it tells you how to germinate every seed, root cuttings, grafting, even leaf cuttings! Also scaling bulbs, it has everything, I just thought I'd pass this on to everyone, mainly because I've read many books but this really is my bible. It's very simple to follow and read with lots of pics, it basically allows you to grow anything that grows in the UK.
Gone up in price :/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plant-Propagators-Bible-Readers-Digest/dp/0276442075
But I'd pay the money anyways, it really is that good. Mind the first reviewer moaning about phlox not being in it, don't think they have a brain, book can only be so big no?
Thanks always great to have a book recommended , especially as you did not write it
came up as a suggestion when i was ordering from amazon last year, at the time was a fiver so I thought why not, but having seen lots of threads on here, I find most are answered with this book. I don't normally shout about a product, but it's helped me loads.
Just checked that out-there are some used copies for a 1p-plusp&p
1p plus less than £3 for postage.used but that's fine. Think I'll have one of those LS.
If we're recommending books that we didn't write, can I recommend all those Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix garden plant series and all their others. Good photos and info.
Better be quick-just one left at a 1p-just checked again
and me, Thank you LS
you won't be disappointed, well I'm not anyways I've been 'into' growing veg etc for about 4 years now, and now enjoying flowers and bulbs too! Luckily my parents were always keen gardeners so it was kind of inevitable. Still trying different things, I bought the 'How to be a gardener' series of books by the wise Alan, picked them up cheap at TKMAX, again for beginners these are really good for a general grounding. The book 2 is very good for veg to grow, with varieties, what they like/dislike/pests etc.
The Bible is great for germination and cuttings though, even tells you what the seeds need, soak/stratify/score..
Anyways hope you find it as good as what I have.
This is quite a nice title for a running discussion-perhaps others can post suggestions with links etc-if possible- and pass recommendations on?
Maybe a nice idea, just keep the thongs out of it, and I'm on board :P
This is excellent and I didn't write it.
I'd recommend anything by Christopher Lloyd...selection here:
And for veg growing, Joy Larkcom:
I didn't write any of them either...