Cassell's ABC of Gardening

Cassell's ABC of Gardening

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: cuttings in spring in heat. Soil, loam, peat, and sand. DALECHAMPIA. Ord. Euphorbiaceae.-The most noteworthy species, Roezliana, is a stove evergreen climber, producing red and yellow flowers. Prop, by cuttings in spring in sand in brisk heat. Soil, equal parts of peat and loam, with plenty of sharp sand. DAMASONIUM. Ord. Alismaceae.--The only species of note, stellatum, is a hardy aquatic, 1% ft., producing white and yellow flowers in summer. Prop, by division. DAMNACANTHUS. Ord. Rubiaceae.--Intermediate house shrubs, producing white flowers in spring. Prop, by cuttings in sandy soil beneath a bell-glass over bottom heat. Soil, rich loam, peat, and sand. DAMPIERA. Ord.Goodenovieae.--Greenhouse herbs or shrubs, producing blue flowers. Prop, by division or cuttings. Soil, peat and loam, with sand. DAMPING OFF.--One of the many troubles of the grower of flowers from either seeds or cuttings. It is caused by a, fungus that flourishes when the soil is kept excessively damp and the structure is not correctly ventilated. The preventive lies in abundance of air. DAMSON. Ord. Rosaceae.--An extremely useful hardy fruit, that has been artificially developed from the Bullace. Standards and half standards are the best forms of tree, and they serve an excellent purpose as wind breaks in exposed places. They might be more freely planted in hedges. Prop, by budding (whicl: see), by grafting (which see), by seeds, and by suckers, the latter especially for Farleigh Prolific. Any fertile, well drained soil suits.. DANDELION.--A terrible weed when it becomes established in lawns, whence it must be eradicated by grubbing up or burning with vitriol. Forced leaves are used for winter salads, but they are greater favourites on the continent than at home....
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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836502
  • 9781236836502