garden : an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches" (1871)">
Title: The garden : an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches
Year: 1871 (1870s)
Subjects: Gardening Horticulture
Publisher: London : [s.n.
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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y loam, to which has been added one-third leaf mould and asixth part of sand ; they will root in a greenhouse temperaturecovered with bell or hand-glasses kept sufficiently close to preventflagging, but not so as to cause the leaves to damp off; the soilshould be kept quite moist, and the pots ought to stand on soil, sand,or some other moisture-holding medium, and not on dry shelves. Ifthey can be placed in a temperature of 50 they will root all thequicker. Hedge-cutting.—The growth of a hedge is much influencedby the shape to which it is cut; nevertheless, this is a point whichseems to receive less consideration than it deserves, even from thosewho ought to be acquainted with the effects of yearly confininggrowth within certain limits. Observe, for instance, the size towhich uncut plants will grow, compared with such as are regularlytrimmed in, and the same holds good with respect to any particular Supplement to The garden, Office 37, Southampton Street, Covent aarden, London, W.C,
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THE GREAT ARAUCARIA AT DROPMOKE (gofthiohj Jan. 22, 1876.] THE garden. 85 branch or branches upon a given plant that aro left to grow lo alarger aize tban tbo rest. In all cases it will bo found that thobranches, from whatever part of tho pltmt they may be produced—base or top—will bo proportionate in strength with the extent towhich they have been allowed to grow; hence it follows that, incatting a hedge, the wider it is left at the bottom, by permitting tholower branches to extend, and by keeping the top ones cat in closeup to a point, the stronger the growth at the bottom, where itis most wanted to be, and this will proportionately check the naturaltendency in the top branches to oat-grow and leave those near thebase weak. The too general practice in catting garden hedges isjust the reverse of this, for they are often left to grow to a consider-able height; the sides are then cut perpendicalarly, and the top flat.Than this it would be diflScult to imagine a worse shape to which
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