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Technical Repository Volume 11 (Paperback) Loot Price: R428
Discovery Miles 4 280
Technical Repository Volume 11 (Paperback): Books Group
Technical Repository Volume 11 (Paperback): Books Group

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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. 1827 Excerpt: ...year many flowers. In August and September, we insert our buds upon stocks that have not been pruned; they are placed upon the old wood, not only because we bud low, but because this succeeds best. Whatever be the period at which budding is done, if the plant be well pruned on all its branches, the bud does not fail to push. The scion of a rose tree is seldom too dry to take when the bud is inserted with a thin bit of wood behind its eye. I have thus budded successfully from scions that had remained in a drawer for ten days. When cuttings for buds are to travel I pack them in long grass, and surround them with straw disposed longitudinally. We prefer to graft and bud our roses not more than six inches above ground; firstly, in order that the whole head of the bush may be exposed to the eye of the observer; and, secondly, because the union is more certain, and the plant keeps the earth moist by its own shadow. Besides, it often happens, in bending down the stem of high plants to see their flowers, that the stem is injured and the buds destroyed, by the curiosity of persons desirous of minutely examining them. At the pruning season, the branches of the budded plants, which are formed into a head, are annually cut down to nine inches in length; and we do the same thing with our roses which are not budded, we thus obtain a great deal of young wood, and a bushy plant, as well as a very large number of flowers. The pruning is performed at the end of January: all the four-year old wood is cut entirely back, and the plants themselves are taken up and renewed at the end of eight years. Whenever we wish to make our roses flower in the autumn, we prune them back in the spring as soon as we can discover their flower buds. In order to obtain stocks, we take from the woo...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-03091-7
Barcode: 9781236030917
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-03091-5

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