garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their cul">
Title: The English flower garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their culture
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935
Subjects: Flower gardening Plants, Ornamental Cottage gardening Gardens
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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atered, and an annual mulching with richmanure is of the greatest advantage. In regard to transplanting, the best time to plant is in spring, when 236 THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. growth begins. The renewal of growth is indicated by the unrolHng ofthe young leaves, which may be in April or May.accordingto the winter.Bamboos are very difficult to kill outright, but treated improperly theyare apt to get into a stunted condition, which it takes them along timeto recover from. I would advise those who wish to try these plants toobtain them from the nurserymen in autumn or winter, if they havebeen grown in pots, and to give them greenhouse treatment till theend of May, when they can be planted out in a growing state ; but,on the other hand, if they have been planted out in the nurseryground, not to have them sent off till the end of April or later, whenthey can be set out at once. A yearly clearing out of the older, worn-out stems, dead leaves, &c., prevents that choked-up appearance one
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In Bamboo garden, Kew. trees so often in ill-tended Bamboos, and whilst giving a lighter andmore graceful aspect to the plants allows freer play to the younggrowths. Such, briefly, has been the system of cultivation pursued at Kew,and that it is the right one is shown by the luxuriant growth of almostall the kinds—so luxuriant, indeed, as to be rather embarrassing in thesomewhat restricted space occupied by the collection. The Bamboogarden was made in 1892, and the following are the lengths of a few ofthis years growths, exceeded, of course, by specimens in older collec-tions and in warmer parts of the country, but of some interest,perhaps, as showing the rate of growth of Bamboos in a district whichhas not proved particularly favourable to the growth of tender shrubs BEAUTY OF FORM IN THE FLOWER garden. 237 as a rule : Arundinaria Simoni, 17 feet ; Phyllostacliys viridi-glauces-cens, 17 feet; P. Henonis 15 feet; Arundinaria nitida, 13 feet; A.japonica, 12 feet; Phyllostachys aurea,
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