The Gardeners Dictionary; Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit and Plea

The Gardeners Dictionary; Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit and Plea

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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. 1754 edition. Excerpt: ...or eight Inches over at the Top in the Clear; in the doing of which, observe to put some Pot sherds, or Oyster-shells, over the Holes in the Bottoms of the Pots, to keep the Earth from stopping them, which would detain the Water in the Pots, to the great Prejudice of the Flowers: then nil these Pots about half way with the fame good Compost as was besore directed, and shake the Plant 6ut of the small Pots with all the Earth about the Roots; then, with your Hands, take off some of the Earth round the Outside of the Bail, and from the Surface, placing one good Plant exactly in the Middle of each Pot, so that it may stand well as to the Height, i. e. not so low as to bury the Leaves of the Plant with Earth; nor so high, that the Shank may be above the Rim of the Pot; then sill the Pot up with the Earth besore-mentioned, closing it gently to the Plant with your Hands, giving it a little Water, if the Weather is dry, to settle the Earth about it; then place these Pots in a Situation where they may be desended from the North Wind; obierving to give them gentle Waterings, as the Seafon may require. In this Place they may remain till die M'ddle or Latter-end of April, when you should prepare a Stage of Boards to set the Pots upon, which should be so ordered, as to have little Cisterns of Water round each Post, to prevent the Insects from getting to your Flowers in their Bloom; which if they are sufsered to do, will mar all your Labour, by destroying all your Flowers in a fhort time: the chies and most mischievous Insect in this Case is, tlie Earwig, which will gnaw off all the lower Parts of the Petals of the Flowers, which are very sweet, and thereby cause the whole Flower to fall to Pieces: but since the making one of these Stages is somewhat...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236525655
  • 9781236525659