Olive growing is expanding rapidly in many countries around the world in which olives have not previously been widely cultivated. Pruning olive trees is quite different from pruning other fruit trees of the temperate zone, because of their biological peculiarities. Errors in pruning may result in yield losses or higher cultivation costs. Pruning also determines the training system which, in turn, is one of the major factors for successful tree performance and orchard profitability. Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing summarises the information available on current pruning techniques and training systems. It specifically addresses the problems faced by growers, professionals and students who are new to olive growing and provides information previously not available in English. The fundamental aim of this book is to explain the basic concepts at a practical level. It will allow the reader, whether experienced horticulturalist or beginner, to develop his or her own skills and pruning strategy.
The viability of modern fruit production is dependent on a number of factors. Probably the most important one of these after site selection is that of orchrd design. The selection of suitable cultivator and rootstock combinations is the starting point for ongoing tree training and pruning which will continue for the life of the orchard. The days of large size fruit trees producing a tonne or more of each fruit are gone forever - a modern orchardist cannot afford to wait for the trees to grow very large, and the production costs of fruit on large, old trees is very high.
This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort with RHS best practice.
Targeting gardeners pressed for time, first-time homeowners confronted by a yard without any idea of what to do with it, and those with certified brown thumbs, Pruning and Training shows gardeners everything they need to know - from pruning an apple tree to clipping a hedge.
Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.
Filled with specially commissioned photographs and detailed "before-and-after" illustrations, this guide offers all the information gardeners need to maintain attractive, well-pruned, and trained trees, shrubs, climbers, roses, and fruit.
How to prune and train plants; including a list of tools and equipment.
Featuring more than 800 plants, Pruning and Training is a freshly redesigned and fully comprehensive guide to cultivating your perfect garden. Pruning and Training has step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. With its practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, Pruning and Training displays information in an easy-to-follow format and has guides to specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs. Learn the basic training techniques for climbing plants and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.
Deals with the basic skills that every gardener needs to know and understand. Think about what you're trying to achieve, whether it be formative shaping of the plant, maintenance, renewal or rejuvenation. Look at the best tools available for the job and the different techniques to use. Includes: * guidance on selecting and using tools and equipment * comprehensive instructions on pruning plants, including roses, shrubs and hedges * tips on how to increase cropping and flowering * advice on training for shape and support Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.
Cool climates bring with them specific benefits and problems that can affect the way pruning is approached. This revised edition adopts a number of new approaches to analysis and interpretation of pruning and training, to aid the vine and its management.
This guide includes advice on how to control plant shape and growth, improve cropping and flowering and controlling pests and disease. Whatever you’re trying to achieve, whether it be formative shaping of the plant, maintenance, renewal or rejuvenation, choose the best tools available for the job.
Offers the information gardeners need to maintain attractive, well-pruned, and trained trees, shrubs, climbers, roses, and fruit.
A concise, illustrated gardening guide, this book features practical information on all the reader might need to know about pruning and training plants and flowers.
An illustrated gardening reference on how to prune and train plants, including a list of tools and equipment. Step-by step diagrams explain basic procedures and a A-Z plant directory has practical advice and is cross-referenced to detailed instructions.
This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort with RHS best practice.
This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Color step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort.

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