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A book I didn't write, but everyone should own

I didn't write this Geoff!! Anyways I bought this book from amazon I think for the princely sum of £4.99. It is very detailed on just about everything! It's called 'The Plant Propagator's Bible', it's readers digest and written by Miranda Smith. I personally think this should be made sticky so everyone buys it.. it tells you how to germinate every seed, root cuttings, grafting, even leaf cuttings! Also scaling bulbs, it has everything, I just thought I'd pass this on to everyone, mainly because I've read many books but this really is my bible. It's very simple to follow and read with lots of pics, it basically allows you to grow anything that grows in the UK.


Gone up in price :/

But I'd pay the money anyways, it really is that good. Mind the first reviewer moaning about phlox not being in it, don't think they have a brain, book can only be so big no?



  • joslowjoslow Posts: 218

    Thanks always great to have a book recommended , especially as you did not write itimage

  • came up as a suggestion when i was ordering from amazon last year, at the time was a fiver so I thought why not, but having seen lots of threads on here, I find most are answered with this book. I don't normally shout about a product, but it's helped me loads.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Just checked that out-there are some used copies for a 1p-plusp&pimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    1p plus less than £3 for postage.used but that's fine. Think I'll have one of those LS.

    If we're recommending books that we didn't write, can I recommend all those Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix garden plant series and all their others. Good photos and info. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Shame you didn't write itimage thanks for that shall have a look , and thanks Geoff for the bargain mention..
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Better be quick-just one left at a 1p-just checked againimage

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Bought one image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    and me, Thank you LS

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • you won't be disappointed, well I'm not anyways image I've been 'into' growing veg etc for about 4 years now, and now enjoying flowers and bulbs too! Luckily my parents were always keen gardeners so it was kind of inevitable. Still trying different things, I bought the 'How to be a gardener' series of books by the wise Alan, picked them up cheap at TKMAX, again for beginners these are really good for a general grounding. The book 2 is very good for veg to grow, with varieties, what they like/dislike/pests etc.

    The Bible is great for germination and cuttings though, even tells you what the seeds need, soak/stratify/score..

    Anyways hope you find it as good as what I have.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    This is quite a nice title for a running discussion-perhaps others can post suggestions with links etc-if possible- and pass recommendations on?image

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