The Gardener's Assistant; Practical and Scientific a Guide to the Formation and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden

The Gardener's Assistant; Practical and Scientific a Guide to the Formation and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859* edition. Excerpt: ...is restored over the space a b, the base of the bud b is twice as far from the continuous downward channels as the bud d. In Fig 180, the two sides of the triangular space, from which the bark has been raised for the insertion of the bud, are exposed throughout their whole length to the course of the returning sap, and the latter can therefore soon flow to the centre of the space. This being the case, inverted T-budding may frequently be found the preferable mode of the two. Square Shield-budding consists in merely cutting out a square patch from a strong branch or stem, a (Fig. 181), and a similar piece, but furnished with an eye, from another strong branch. Having been ex-j-ig. 81 actly fitted, it may be co-, vered with a piece of paper, f? pierced with a hole for the: eye; or adhesive plaster will answer exceedingly well. This mode is sometimes adopted for spring-budding trees having thick bark. It has the advantage of covering, exactly, with the inner bark of the piece containing the bud, the whole of the alburnum laid bare; but in Tbudding this is impossible, as it is, indeed, with any method in which the shield is introduced below the bark. Instead of cutting out the square piece entire, some make the incision across the top, and down the two sides, but not across the bottom; and the bark is peeled down to this, and replaced by the shield, over which the loosened bark is brought up, a hole being made in it for the bud to push through. As this piece of bark is exactly the size of the place from which it wa? taken, and of the shield which is made to fit that place, it is evident that it can only cover the latter, and that it cannot extend over the edges of the wound where it is most wanted; therefore it is not so good as a bandage, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565843
  • 9781236565846