Title: Rose gardening; how to manage roses and enjoy them
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Hampden, Mary. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Rose culture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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hole is full enough for the roots to almost rest onthis. The ground having been prepared earlier, there willbe no more manure to add, only a handful of sandy loam,with a scattering of bone-meal, if wished, and, in all cases,some little bits of the fibres of dead turves for the rootletsto be able to cling to at once ; failing turf-loam fragments,really old cocoa-nut fibre refuse will do. Hold the tree with the left hand, while the right handspreads out the roots. Do not try to force roots out of theirshape ; if they have all grown sideways, and become stiff,they must remain in their form. Sometimes roots go allone way because the tree has been blown by sou-west gales;keep the roots on the sou-west side now, and put a stoutstake on the opposite side. It is a great help to have a comrade to hold each rose treesteady. Work some good compost between, and around, the roots,and add a couple of inches of this above them. Make theroots firm in the soil, but do not pound it into a sort of con-
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GOLDEX l-.MBLEM (JV/A-r,.) 1 APV AI.Ii K STANLKY iPink) GKXERAT, McARTHUR (/wv/) PLANTING ROSES 129 Crete. Of course the proper placing for rose roots is to spreadthem out evenly on all sides, but this cannot invariably becarried out. Fill up the hole to about a couple of inches above the levelof the rest of the ground ; do not be persuaded to make itany higher against the stems of the trees, or no rains willbe able to enter where they should. See that the stakes are quite firm, and that the ties are notso tight as to check sap, yet not so loose as to leave the boughor stem shaking. If the weather is not frosty, give a gallon of rain water toeach tree. If the temperature is dangerous, or sharp frostmay be expected at night, defer the watering until a genialspell comes. Go round the trees a week later, and treadthem in, making the surface of the ground then just level. In severe weather strew straw lightly and evenly over thebed, or border, or lay down the feathered ends of pea-faggots
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