Irish Gardening Volume 3

Irish Gardening Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... deliciously fragrant, especially after rain. It is essentially a rock plant, but may be grown in ordinary borders. Mr. Mallett says--" I have seen many instances where the use of peat has proved detrimental to this plant. It undoubtedly appreciates lime in limited quantities, and I can recommend mellow loam and leafmould in equal parts as the best soil for it, weighting the whole with a few pieces of soft mountain limestone. Thus treated and given shade for a year or two it will thrive. D. oroda, introduced from China and Japan, is an evergreen attaining a height of four feet. Its flowers are sweet-scented. It is rather tender, but Mr. Mallett believes it can be successfully grown in Ireland. D. indica is a greenhouse plant bearing deliciously scented flowers in early spring. Daphnes can be readily propagated by layers. By T. MAGUIRE, The Orchard, Enniskillen. SWARMING and supering will be the matters most requiring attention this month By the time these lines are in print the hawthorn should be in bloom, and if the weather be sufficiently hot at the time a very considerable amount of honey may be gathered from it. To this end, stocks should be at full strength by the first of the month, and supers in readiness, if not already put on. In some districts, supers were required this season as early as 15th May. Where holly abounds the flow in May is not to be despised. Before putting in crates of sections the hives should be gone over, any frames full of honey at the back should be uncapped and placed in the centre, the tops of the frames should be scraped free of propolis, and the carriers of the crate coated with vaseline or petroleum jelly to make manipulation easier. Those who prefer honey to increase of stocks should use every effort more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555252
  • 9781236555250