The Modern Gardener; Or, Universal Kalendar: Containing Monthly Directions for All the Operations of Gardening ... Selected from the Diary Manuscripts of the Late Mr. Hitt ... (Google eBook)

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Hawes, Clarke & Collins, 1771 - Gardening - 530 pages
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Page 418 - ... part of their respective mother branches ; by which means you will have room to examine the shoots, and to use your knife properly. In the course of pruning these trees, be careful to select the most promising and best situated shoots at the above distances, in a regular manner, advancing, as it were, one after another, in every part of the tree, making room for them, by cutting out all the other useless or unnecessary shoots...
Page 91 - Having thus placed them exactly together, they must be tied with some bass ; then cover the place with grafting-clay, to prevent the air from entering to dry the wound, or the wet from getting in to rot the stock ; you should also fix a stake in the ground, to which that part of the stock, and likewise the graft, should be fastened, to prevent the wind from breaking them asunder.
Page 90 - The manner of performing it b to take a graft of the tree you defign to propagate, and a fmall piece of the root of another tree of the fame kind, or very near it. or pieces of roots cut from fuck tree as you tranfplant, and whipgraft them, binding them well together.
Page 84 - If thefe grafts are to be carried to a confiderable diftance, it will be proper to put their cut ends into a lump of clay, and to wrap them up in...
Page 91 - Ihould be fattened, to prevent the wind from breaking them afunder, which is often the cafe, when this precaution is not obferved. In this manner they are to remain about four months, in which time they will...
Page 425 - ... them fometimes, and pick out thofe that are rotten. Walnuts may be preferved by the fame means that grapes are, after they are cleanfed from their hulks and rubbed quite dry, as alfo fmall nuts and filberts, faving that thefe two forts laft mentioned need nothing to pack them in but their own hufks.
Page 86 - ... and it is by this method that many kinds of exotic trees are not only propagated, but -alfo rendered hardy enough to endure the cold of our climate in the open air ; for, being grafted upon...
Page 338 - August ; and in doing of this work, you should always make choice of cloudy weather ; for if it be done in the middle of the day...
Page 84 - ... be laid in the ground with the cut downwards, burying them half their length, and covering their tops with dry litter, to prevent their drying ; if a...
Page 79 - ... always be a good quantity of the white trefoil or dutch clover fown with it ; for this will make a fine turf much fooner than any other fown grafs, and will continue a better verdure than any of the grafs-tribe. In order to keep...

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