The Book of the Rose

The Book of the Rose

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...will consist of great care in the ventilation. One year, by way of experiment, I never opened the ventilators at all for my Marechal Niel, and it bloomed extremely well. Better no air at all than a cold draught when the sun is hot, ' I am sure. Sulphur upon the hot-water pipes is the well-known remedy, and for pot Roses I should use finger and thumb with sulphur of sulphur solution. Orange Fungus or Bed Bust.--This fungus-pest is not so well known or so harmful as mildew; but it is more difficult to combat, either by preventive or remedial measures, for its growth is inside the leaves and stems of the Rose, and it is only when the spores are ready for dissemination, and scatter with a touch, that it bursts the membranes of the Rose plant and appears outside. The life-history of this fungus, known as Coleosporium pingue and several other names according to its different stages, is much the same as that of Rose-mildew. Orange fungus has, too, the resting stage of winter in small but visible black spots on the fallen leaves, the woven mass of mycelium of spring in the leaves or leafstalks attacked, and the summer spores which proceed from it. It can be recognized at once by its colour, which in the spring is a purple spot with a concave yellow centre on the upper part of the leaf and a convex bright orange spot underneath, sometimes red at midsummer, changing to simple black spots on the leaves, which fall quite early in August. In my own garden I see very little of the yellow or orange stages, but plenty of the last one. A considerable point in favour of this pest is that it very rarely makes its presence disagreeably and harmfully felt till the first bloom, the " season " of exhibitors, is over. August is the month of its power, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568044
  • 9781236568045