The Orchard House; Or, The Cultivation Of Fruit Trees In Pots Under Glass

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byThomas Rivers

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... tioned width the shutters should be 2 feet instead of 18 inches deep. The great object is to have a light unbroken roof, without ridges, furrows, and gutters, all of which are rather new, or at least not very old, but all clumsy and unpleasing. In houses where expense is not heeded, the water should be conducted from the roof into a tank or tanks underground, either outside or inside. Eainwater is the best of all to syringe or to water the trees with. It is essential that these large houses should stand endwise NE. and SW., or nearly so; for if placed NW. and SE., as some of mine are, owing to the peculiarity of the site, the trees in the north-east border will be too much shaded, and will not ripen their fruit well. I also prefer the same position for small span-roofed houses. The height of the houses I have described exceeds that which I have given in former editions, but I am inclined to think it more eligible, for it is surprising to see what fine and even large trees can be grown in houses of this size and height. ORCHARD-HOUSES AS SANATORIUMS. From the ' Quarterly Review' for October 1859.) Structures like these are as much for ornament and pleasure as for the cultivation of fruit. The dry air of a spacious orchard-house is most agreeable in the autumn, winter, and spring months for invalids. An hour's sunshine sends the air up to 60. Early spring and winter-blossoming shrubs may be introduced, but not evergreens; for to keep the latter in health they must be liberally watered, and this destroys the elasticity and dryness of the air which makes it so agreeable to breathe. Some plants of Chimonanthus fragrans, in large pots, will give their sweet flowers in January. Jasminum nudiflorum and the Forsythias, although quite leafless when in bloom, have ...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... tioned width the shutters should be 2 feet instead of 18 inches deep. The great object is to have a light unbroken roof, witho...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217125549

ISBN - 13:9780217125543

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