Gardening, Illustrated; For Town and Country. a Weekly Journal for Amateurs and Gardeners Volume 3

Gardening, Illustrated; For Town and Country. a Weekly Journal for Amateurs and Gardeners Volume 3

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... The offsets should be planted separately on good ground.J. C. B. 5463.--Da.isies deteriorating.-Vo know of no other cause for the deterioration of Daisies than their becoming what London market growers call soil rich. When such is the case, it is absolutely needful to change their culture to a very different piece of soil for a few years, and then they may be rown again on the old ground. When this sic ness comes on it is rather the plants which suffer than the quality of the blooms, and, t-herefore, we find it diflicult to account for your Daisies reverting back to single flowers. Perhaps the best thing would be to destroy the entire stock, 5488.-Carnations not bl0oming._--The Malmaison Carnation belongs to what is called the Tree section, most of which bloom in the winter. Perhaps all your Carnations are of the same section, and they may flower freely at Christmas or later. In any case layer_soine of the strongest shoots, or grass, as it is termed, at once making a slanting slit with a sharp knife in the stem near the soil, and then pressing it into a hole made in the soil. using some sharp sand to assist rooting. Fix the layer in the ground by means of pegs or stones. They should be rooted in two months. The best soil is good yellow loam, well-rotted manure, and sharp white sand.--A. D. 5487.-Holes in Dahlia leaves.-No doubt the holes in the leaves of your Dahlia plants are caused by earwigs or woodlice. You must make a trap for these on each plant by putting on the top of the sticks to which the plants are tied small flower-pots 5523.--Sunflowers.-Seed discs of the size you mention in the Sunflower, viz., 14 in., are very unusual indeed; from 6 in. to 8 in. is thonghtto be a good size. Still, strains and cultivation have much to do...
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  • Paperback | 1050 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,833g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947177
  • 9781236947178