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15/02/2013 at 12:34

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 :/

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?

15/02/2013 at 12:58

Thanks always great to have a book recommended , especially as you did not write it

15/02/2013 at 13:00

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.

15/02/2013 at 13:04

Just checked that out-there are some used copies for a 1p-plusp&p

15/02/2013 at 13:09

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. 

15/02/2013 at 13:16
Shame you didn't write it thanks for that shall have a look , and thanks Geoff for the bargain mention..
15/02/2013 at 13:29

Better be quick-just one left at a 1p-just checked again

15/02/2013 at 13:36
Bought one
15/02/2013 at 14:06

and me, Thank you LS

15/02/2013 at 15:38

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.

15/02/2013 at 15:43

This is quite a nice title for a running discussion-perhaps others can post suggestions with links etc-if possible- and pass recommendations on?

15/02/2013 at 15:53

Maybe a nice idea, just keep the thongs out of it, and I'm on board :P

15/02/2013 at 15:54

Will do

15/02/2013 at 16:17
15/02/2013 at 17:06
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