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Let's Propagate! A plant propagation manual for Australia Revised Edition, Angus Stewart
1 Let's Propagate! A plant propagation manual for Australia Revised Edition
Angus Stewart Australia ABC Books 2012 1742375812 / 9781742375816 Revised Edition Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 17.5 x 2.1 cm 
If you're a gardener who buys everything from the standard and limited nursery range, then you are missing out on one of the most satisfying of all human endeavours - propagating your own plants. Let's Propagate is for anyone interested in hands-on propagation in Australia, either professionally or in the home garden. The book is a marvellous gardening companion for suburban gardeners who crave a creative element amidst the weeding, mowing and pruning; gardeners who are frustrated after trying to adapt imported and inappropriate information to local conditions; gardeners in search of Australian varietals; recreational gardeners and professional propagators alike who wish to be abreast of new techniques and research to stimulate germination in many difficult-to-propagate Australian plants; those who wish to expand the range of plants currently available to them; and anyone who wishes to experience the joy of fostering and nurturing new life. Gardening media personality and avid propagator, Angus Stewart, takes us from the first principles to the latest sophisticated techniques. His infectious passion for his subject will make you yearn to get out there to create landscapes and gardens, grow trees, or perhaps help revive endangered species. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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The Manual of Plant Grafting: Practical Techniques for Ornamentals, Vegetables and Fruit, Peter MacDonald
2 The Manual of Plant Grafting: Practical Techniques for Ornamentals, Vegetables and Fruit
Peter MacDonald USA Timber Press 2014 1604694637 / 9781604694635 Hardcover New Book 
This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Ornamental Plants, and Fruit and Nut Trees, W. J. Lewis and D McE Alexander
3 Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Ornamental Plants, and Fruit and Nut Trees
W. J. Lewis and D McE Alexander Australia Landlinks Press 2008 0643093974 / 9780643093973 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 24.8 x 17.0 x 1.0 cm 
Covers all methods for grafting and budding. Gives detailed step-by-step instructions. Clearly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Grafting and Budding is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide on all of the grafting techniques the professional and home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with an introduction to vegetative propagation, which includes growing plants from cuttings as well as from grafts. It provides a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. The following chapter introduces the reader to the tools that are needed and the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting. It gives step-by-step instructions for making grafts, advice on selecting scion wood, production and preparation of rootstocks and after-care of grafted plants. Separate chapters on budding and grafting describe the complete range of methods that can be used. The budding chapter covers T-budding, chip budding, patch budding and V-budding. The chapter on grafting covers the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, approach graft, seed grafting, grafting of herbaceous plants, machine bench grafting and top working established trees. The remainder of the book has separate entries discussing the preferred method of propagation for each of the plant species. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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