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step-by-step growing guide to Pears

One of the most delectable tree fruits, the best pears are home grown. This is because, like tomatoes, pears grown commercially must be tough-skinned to travel well without bruising, and remain firm fleshed for a relatively long period of time. … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by admin
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Suitable site and soil for Growing Marrows and Courgettes

Marrows were formerly grown on rubbish heaps, before scientific composting became widely practiced. As they took up a lot of space, and needed plenty of humus, this seemed a neat solution. Nowadays, however, marrows are normally grown in open ground. … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
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Exhibition and Garden Pansies and Violas From Seed

The amateur will buy his seed (if he does not take the easy, less interesting path, and buy the plants outright) from a reputable seedsman; but it may interest him to know how it has been made to conform to … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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VIOLAS AND PANSIES

A family whose daughters are noted for their beauties of complexion, figure, feature, and sweetness, will always attract a large following. The Viola family, with the Viola’s richness of colour, the Violetta’s grace of form, the Pansy’s lovely face, and … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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Sweet Peas: Exhibition Culture Under Glass

Sweet Peas are cultivated under glass for two purposes—to obtain an early crop—or to ensure a clean crop for exhibition. In either case the grower can utilize the same glass structure for a following crop of tomatoes, and complete the … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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DO NOT BEGRUDGE SEED COSTS

Good seed perfectly ripened and true to name is worth the price asked for it. Cheap seed is a more than doubtful bargain, and certainly useless for exhibition work. Some growers chip the seed (especially the dark-seeded varieties), to hasten … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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SWEET PEA (Lathyrus odoratus)

Considering that peas have been grown in the East for thousands o) years, it is somewhat remarkable that the Sweet Pea, prime favourite as it is now, was only brought to Britain from its native home in Sicily about two … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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RHODODENDRONS (Ericaceae)

Travellers to the realms of the Rhododendrons go hand in hand with Gulliver. At one time they wander lost among the giant Brobdingnagians of Burma, tree species 100 ft. high, and in their season, covered with masses of brilliant and … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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PRIMULAS IN THE GREENHOUSE

Greenhouse Primulas are either biennial or perennial, but are all treated as biennials to ensure a stronger habit and finer flowers. Their height is from 9 to in. They are perfectly easy in culture, and make admirable pot plants for … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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GENERAL CULTIVATION OF PRIMULAS

A good loam, with a little sand if it is heavy, or a little peat if it is poor, generally suits Primulas. Chalk is very frequently disliked by them, and a freshly limed soil is always risky. The ordinary primrose … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by admin
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