Filled with sound advice for novice and experienced gardeners alike, this straightforward reference simplifies an important but often daunting gardening task.

Bradley explains how pruning can be used to control plant structure, promote growth, and manage neglected or overgrown plants, and examines the range of tool options, as well as offering an overview of safety considerations. Giving specific instructions and helpful tips for pruning more than 50 types of commonly grown plants, the detailed text, supplemented by color photos and illustrations, clarifies exactly where and how to cut.

The guide also includes advice on pruning trees, hedges, climbing plants and ground cover as well as specialized techniques for topiary, coppicing, pleaching and more. Well organized to help you easily find the information you need, it’s a valuable addition to any gardener’s library.

Softcover, 8" × 10", 192 pages, reprinted 2019.

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