About

 

I am Christopher Brickell, former director of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturist. In 1976, I was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour for services to horticulture, followed by a CBE. A former editor of The Plantsman, I have also chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. I have worked on several publications with DK including the previous editions of Plants & Flowers and A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. I amassisted by a team of plant specialist contributors, who will identify the latest and best plant varieties.

In my book, RHS Pruning & Training, learn how to prune and train fruit bushes, fruit trees, roses, and woody ornamentals with this best-selling plant-by-plant guide – now in its 4th edition. Written and updated by the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Pruning & Training provides step-by-step guidance on how to prune and shape more than 800 different plants, including climbing plants, fruiting vines, conifers, and palm trees. Simple instructions accompanied by clear photography and illustrations demonstrate precisely where, how, and when to make those crucial cuts. Whether you need help pruning wisteria, have a small garden that needs controlling, fancy trying garden ideas such as topiary, need to reinvigorate a leggy rose bush, or want advice on pruning a fruit tree into an attractive – and productive – espalier or fan shape, this complete pruning bible will guide you every step of the way.