Whether it's a small citrus plant or a large vine, conservatory plants are more popular than ever. Collins Practical Gardener Conservatory & Greenhouse Gardening is bursting with practical advice and step-by-step instructions covering everything from choosing and planning a structure to filling it full of plants and keeping them thriving.
Covers all the technical know-how you'll need including planning permission, different types of structure available and how to keep your greenhouse clean.
The book is a complete guide to how to maintain different types of growing conditions using heaters, ventilation, water systems, light and shade, and tips on what plants grow best in which environment. it contains all the information you will need on feeding, watering, repotting, pruning and support – even advice on keeping your plants healthy while you're on holiday!
A comprehensive A–Z directory of all commonly available conservatory and greenhouse plants provides an at-a-glance reference for care needs and individual varieties. Another invaluable feature is the diagnostic troubleshooting chart, enabling you to identify plant problems from the symptoms.
Bursting with information, advice and practical tips this informative guide to conservatory and greenhouse gardening is the most attractive and down-to-earth reference of its kind.
• BUYING AND BUILDING A GREENHOUSE/ CONSERVATORY
–Choosing a greenhouse
–Siting and erecting a greenhouse./conservatory
• PLANNING YOUR GREENHOUSE
–Planning the space
• CARING FOR THE PLANTS
• SEASON BY SEASON GUIDE.
–Maintaining the greenhouse
–Pests and diseases