The Amateur's Rosarium;  A Manual Of Directions by R Wodrow ThomsonThe Amateur's Rosarium;  A Manual Of Directions by R Wodrow Thomson

The Amateur's Rosarium; A Manual Of Directions

byR Wodrow Thomson

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1862 Excerpt: ... MODE OF PRUNING. 41 climbing hybrid Chinese, and hybrid Bourbon groups. When hardy, not very robust growing varieties, as Gallicas, Provences, and Damasks, have been established, let pruning take place in November. Mode Op Pruning. In this matter we must be guided by the habit of the variety, and the object which we have specially in view. In reference to habit, our pruning must be very different in the case of Roses of vigorous habit, from what it should be with those of moderate or dwarfish growth. The length of the portion pruned away, must depend on that of the shoot which the Rose naturally produces. The great rule is this: "Let the freedom of your pruning be inversely in proportion to the freedom of the Rose's growth." In other words, when the Rose grows vigorously, prune it little: when it grows slenderly, prune it closely. Prune a Gallica too meagrely, and it will have shabby blooms. Prune a "Coup d'Hebe" closely, and the likelihood is, that it will have no blooms at all. It is this rule which is so often neglected. We have seen not only the amateur, but the professional gardener go over their beds, and leave the shoots of all their Roses of the same uniform length; and then have the face to grumble, when the flowering season came round. They would have sneered, at the same time, at the tyro who subjected his Black and Red Currants to a similar ordeal. In pruning a vigorous plant of "Coup d'Hebe," "Chenedole," or other Roses of similar habit, six or eight buds are a sufficient number to be removed. In very shy growers, such as some of the Gallicas, &c., we should leave only two or three buds to grow. Guided by this rule, and helped by experience, we will soon acquire the knack, of adapting our pruning to the vigour of our varieties. We have already ...
Title:The Amateur's Rosarium; A Manual Of DirectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021729314X

ISBN - 13:9780217293143