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1897 Excerpt: ...of varieties, Hollyhock of varieties, Honesty,
Iponopsis elegans, Sweet Pea of varieties, Linum coccineum, Scarlet
Flax, Lobelia of varieties, Lupins of varieties, Marigold, French
and African, niaurandiaalba and rosea (climbers), Mignonette,
Myosotis (forgetme-not), Nasturtium of varieties, Nemophila,
Nigella damascena (love in a mist), Poppy of varieties, Pentstemon,
Phlox drummondii, Picotees, Polyanthus, Stocks of varieties,
Scabiosa, Verbena, Virginian stock, and Wallflowers. If these are
sown in the cool districts they will need protection from frosts.
If no means of protection are available the sowing had better be
delayed. Orcljard totes for July. The Orchard Notes for June cover
a large pari of the July work, as orchard work during July is
simply a continuation of the June work. "Where pruning has not been
completed it should be done now as soon as possible, the prunings
being gathered and burnt, as previously recommended. Winter
spraying should always follow winter pruning, as at no time can you
give the trees a more thorough dressing, or a dressing that will be
of such allround value. Spraying can be done quicker and better
now, and at a lee cost, on account of the small amount of materials
required, than at any other time of the year. If you can only
afford one spraying a year, then let that spraying be with the
sulphur, lime, and salt remedy, applied to the trees -s soon as
they are pruned. No progressive fruitgrower can afford to negleet
spraying. It is as necessary for the health of his trees and for
the production of sound fruit, free from disease, as is the
manuring of the orchard or the pruning of the trees. Prune early
and prune thoroughly, especially in the case of young trees. Do not
be afraid to use the knife, but remember th...
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