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Let's Propagate! : A plant propagation manual for Australia - Angus Stewart

Let's Propagate!

A plant propagation manual for Australia

Paperback Published: 1st February 2012
ISBN: 9781742375816
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

Fantastic infomative book

5

great book for people new to gardening

Darling Downs Qld

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A wonderful informative book. Well written and easy to under

5

For everyday use in the home garden to replace and increase number of trees and plants in my garden. Love the book.

Queensland

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An excellent reference book - often used at our nursery

5

Have long used this book at our native plant nursery. Sent it as a present to niece in NT to help her with plant propagation she is undertaking on a property owned by the Australian Conservancy Foundation.

Rainbow Beach Qld

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Books by Angus are worth buying

4

Be at home or use post office if not at home

2106

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My mistake in above review

5

My review above stated that I couldn't find information about long-stem planting in the Index. This is true, but the book does actually contain two pages of text plus a page of photographs describing the technique of long-stem planting. My bad.

Canberra

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It's great to propagate!

5

I had read about propagation within a few pages or chapter within general gardening books. As a fledgling gardener, I tried propagation a couple of times, but didn't have much success, so I decided to buy 'Let's Propagate'. It's definitely detailed and techniques are very clearly demonstrated through many photographs as well as descriptive text and links to his online videos. Various chapters describe how and when to propagate soft wood and hard wood cuttings as well as how to (cleverly) collect and germinate native seeds of even the trickiest of species. I even found a mention of how to propagate one of my favourite plants 'Canberra grass' (Scleranthus), which was not easily available through general Google searches. I was only disappointed in not being able to find information about the recently-developed technique of long-stem planting. Maybe it's in there somewhere, but I couldn't find it in the Index under various terms that I could think of. As a reference book, it's both comprehensive and easy to understand. Definitely a keeper for my library and worth the price.

Canberra

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ISBN: 9781742375816
ISBN-10: 1742375812
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1

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