Gardening for Amateurs; A Simple, Complete, and Practical Guide for Garden Lovers Volume 1

Gardening for Amateurs; A Simple, Complete, and Practical Guide for Garden Lovers Volume 1

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... and it is doubly welcome. Blanc Double de Coubert, which is little more than a single Rose, having but a double row of petals, is of a more spreading habit, its foliage is not so persistent as that of some of the other varieties, but in fragrance it stands almost unrivalled by any Rose that grows. Scotch (Rosa spinosissima), A species of Rose whose habitat is by no means confined to Scotland, extending, indeed, as far south as the Channel Islands. It is occasionally called the Burnet Rose, but is better known as the Scotch Rose. It varies in height from a few inches to 2 and occasionally 3 feet, but the most usual height is about 2 feet or less. In growth it pushes numerous leads underground, which come up so as to form a regular thicket eventually. The stems are covered with very long sharp spines or thorns, so woe betide anyone who meddles with this Rose without first donning thick leather gloves. It grows best in a sandy or gravelly soil. The original type bore sweet-scented white blossoms, but under cultivation other colours have developed, that is if white may be taken as a colour, and among these are shades of yellow, pink, purple, and red. The plant is extremely hardy, and will grow readily in soil in which most Roses would soon perish. Sweet Brier (Rosa rvbiginosa). The " Eglantine" of Sir Walter Scott. The bloom is small and not in any way striking, but the fragrance of the foliage is delicious, and is the cause of the great popularity of this plant. The Sweet Brier proper does not grow to anything like the height of the Penzance Sweet Briers already referred to, indeed it is seldom much more than 4 feet high. It is well to cut these Briers back when first planted, and after wards they need nothing but the cutting out of dead...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578767
  • 9781236578761