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Rose and the Clematisby John Howells
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The author shows how the climbing rose is the natural companion of the clematis and how, when the two are grown together, the overall effect can be dramatic. The author explains, with the aid of clear step by step illustrated instructions, the effective course of action for success in this increasingly popular area of companion. Written in plain, straightforward language, the author covers every aspect of the subject. As well as details of classification, in which the best plants for the job are discussed, the author provides important seasonal growing information including Autumn and Spring pruning techniques, planting details and invaluable advice on the use of colour. The vexed question of pests and diseases is also dealt with at length. This is an instructive title, of special value to the reader with a limited knowledge of gardening but also containing much to interest the more experienced grower. Written by an enthusiastic amateur grower, with an extensive and practical experience of his su
A comprehensive and practical guide to the growing of the rose and the clematis together. The author points out that the climbing rose is the natural companion of the clematis and when the two are grown together, the overall effect can be dramatic.
Introduces readers to the idea of growing the rose and the clematis together so the natural beauty of each plant is enhanced and dramatised by its companion. There is much practical advice on different classifications, growing, pruning and planting as well as invaluable suggestions on the use of colour in different combinations.
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