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The "Rose Doctor" is about to make another house call -- to your home and garden. Reach for the world's most popular book on roses, newly revised and expanded, with over 3 million copies sold in earlier editions. The 1990s have seen many new varieties and ideas for care, such as a new worldwide interest in miniature climbers and shrub roses; here you'll find over 150 new varieties illustrated and described for the first time in any book, along with some just published, greatly simplified new methods of pruning. Yet the basics that have made this the all-time best-seller are still here, and better than ever. Start with a closeup look at a rose plant, and learn its parts, view the various types, and take a guided tour through the seasons. Then comes an encyclopedic description of 388 of the most popular and most readily available rose varieties, all shown in full-color photos, with charts that detail the number of petals, colors, fragrances, foliage, flowering perrods, and pruning methods of each. Discover your favorites among the varieties of Tea, Floribunda, and Patio roses, and the features of miniatures, ground-cover roses, climbers, scramblers, and different types of shrub rose, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of growing each type. Then bring the Rose Doctor along with you to make your purchases selections and get advice on where to plant them, whether in beds, borders, rockeries, hedges, screens, walls, or trees. There's information on planting and care, pest and disease control, displaying cut flowers, breeding, and exhibiting in competitions. Appropriate to its variegated theme, you'll find full color on every page.
Reach for the world's most popular book on roses, newly revised and expanded, with over 3 million copies sold in earlier editions. You'll find 150 new varieties and ideas for care printed for the first time in any book. Yet the basics still remain: a guided tour through the seasons, an encycopedic description of 388 popular roses; advice on purchase selections, planting locations, and pest and disease control; growing instructions; and an array of useful information.
144 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 1/2.
This revised edition covers 150 new varieties of roses and includes two new groups of rose - the patio rose and ground cover roses. The book contains photographs and descriptions of the top 400 roses, and a list of rose gardens to visit.
Roses are some of the most popular plants in the garden. Whether you plant them for colour, bloom or fragrance, The Rose Expert gives you all you need to know to get the most from your roses, with information on:
Different types available.
Choosing and buying.
How and where to plant.
How to mulch, train and feed.
Dealing with pests and diseases.
Growing roses as a hobby.
Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.