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 on the 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. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
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.
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