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Pruning Simplified: A Step-by-Step Guide to 50 Popular Trees and Shrubs

By Steven Bradley

One of the most practical and helpful how-to gardening books I have ever read.


Paying a professional to prune your trees and shrubs is an unnecessary expense. You can tackle most trees and shrubs on your own, and Pruning Simplified shows you exactly how to do it. This useful guide offers expert advice on the best tools for the job, specific details on when to prune, and clear instructions on how to prune. Profiles of the 50 most popular trees and shrubs—including azaleas, camellias, clematis, hydrangeas, and more—include illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions that will ensure you make the right cut the first time.

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"[Starred review] This comprehensive guide on a topic of interest to virtually all gardeners is highly recommended for public library collections."


"Bradley’s guide is one of the most practical and helpful how-to gardening books I have ever read."


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Steven Bradley

Steve Bradley spent over 20 years teaching horticulture at colleges around England and is now a freelance garden writer and broadcaster. He studied horticulture at Writtle, Cannington, and Pershore Colleges, achieving the RHS Master of Horticulture Diploma. For more information, visit him at sungardening.co.uk.

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