Title: The fruit, flower, and kitchen garden
Year: 1851 (1850s)
Authors: Neill, Patrick, 1776-1851
Publisher: Philadelphia, H. C. Baird
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in July or PROPAGATION BY BUDDING. 45 August, when the buds destined for the following yearare completely formed in the axils of the leaves, andwhen the portion of bark parts freely from the woodbeneath. The buds to be preferred are those on themiddle of a young shoot. There are many forms ofbudding, but that which is simplest, and is generallypracticed in this country, called Shield-budding, needalone be described. The operator should be providedwith a budding-knife, in which the cutting edge of theblade is rounded off at the point, and which has a thinivory or bone handle, like a paper-folder, for raising thebark of the stock. A horizontal or transversa incisionis made in the bark quite down to the wood, and fromthis incision a perpendicular slit is drawn downwards, tothe extent of perhaps an inch. The slit (Fig. 3) has nowa resemblance to the letter T, q; a bud is then cut fromthe tree wished to be propagated, having a portion ofthe wood attached to it, so that the whole may be an
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