Roses; Their History, Development and Cultivation

Roses; Their History, Development and Cultivation

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...is the usual practice of the trade to execute orders in the order in which they are received--first come first served; thus by ordering early is insured early autumn delivery. (b) Treatment of Plants on Arrival.--On the arrival of the plants the bundle should be carefully unpacked, and the roses " laid in by the heels." To do this dig a trench in some more or less protected spot, say in the kitchen garden, and lay in the plants side by side, the removed earth from the trench forming a back on which they may slightly lean. If there are more roses than will fill the first trench, or indeed in any case, dig another trench parallel to the first, and turn the earth as it is taken out into the first trench, covering the roots of the roses already laid in. See that the soil covers the roots both back and front, so that they do not lie hollow, tread slightly, and repeat the process as often as there arc plants to lay in. Here the roses will remain without injury until required for planting even if planting is deferred for some weeks. Should the bundle arrive during a hard frost take it into the potting-shed and leave it there for a few days just as it is. It would, however, not be advisable to leave the bundle unpacked much longer than a week, for the sooner the plants are in the ground the better. In the process of unpacking see that the roots do not become dry, and if they do, dip both roots and wood in a tub of water before laying them in the trench. Some trade growers invariably dip the roots in day puddle before despatching them to their destination. This coating of clay effectually prevents the roots from becoming dry, and therefore when this is done dipping in water on arrival is unnecessary. It sometimes happens, when the roses are sent...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651081
  • 9781236651082