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Gardeners often worry about growing fruit, seeing it as something that is complicated and best left to the experts, but this is not the case. This practical book cuts through the myth and mystique, and explains the skills and techniques required to produce an abundant and delicious crop.
Topics covered include:
- Choosing what to grow
- Planning and preparing the garden
- Planting, support and pruning
- Care and protection
- Calendar of care
- Detailed advice on individual fruit categories
"Growing Fruit is a pleasure to read; leading the reader from planning to cultivation in a series of assured, logical steps - this is the clear, informed voice of experience. The text is clear, steadily paced and filled with useful detail, without being too academic, whilst the layout instils a sense of space, encouraging readers to rest awhile and absorb. Each technical term is clearly explained in the text and the comprehensive glossary is extremely helpful. Most importantly of all, there are excellent explanations and images showing how to prune - arguably the main reason why fruit growing is so widely ignored.
Alan is the ideal expert head gardener, a calm and engaging voice that ensures you can achieve your fruit growing aims."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Gardens Illustrated