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PostSubject: The French gardeners   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 13:56

The French gardeners

The French gardeners, in preparing compost for their orange trees, endeavour to compensate for quantity by quality, because, as Tory Burch Outlet Bosc, in " Nouveau Cours d'Agriculture," justly observes, the pots or boxes in which the plants are placed ought always to be as small as possible, relatively to the size of the tree. At Genoa and Florence a strong yellow clay is preferred, as may be observed upon examining trees imported from those places. The Dutch, following this example, grow their trees in Tory Burch Sale a strong, stiff clay, highly manured.English writers on this subject have recommended a variety of mixtures, but all agree in having a rich and rather strong soil, to which we may add, that our own practical opinion is, that a soil for these trees cannot well be too rich or too strong; even strong, rich brick earth, exposed to atmospheric changes for a year or two, and highly enriched with manure, we have found to answer our expectations.pottino and shifting.Orange trees do not require to he repotted or shifted so often as most other plants; once in two years or longer may be considered as a medium period for this operation. The months of March or April appear to be the best time, and the following the best mode of proceeding. When the plants are large, the boxes or tubs should be taken to pieces, in order that the roots may be examined without disturbing the ball. The best boxes for this purpose are those that are contrived so that they may be separated with as little trouble as posible, and those recommended in the Gard. Mag., vol. i., and in Mcintosh's Practical Gardener, vol. ii., are decidedly the best, as affording the greatest facilities, both for removing and examining the roots of the plants. Tubs have advantages also, and may be, like boxes, of any size above that of the largest size pots; they are readily taken to pieces by knocking off the hoops, and having a cooper at hand to put them together again. By either of these ways the operation of shifting becomes an easy matter, but when the boxes or Tory Burch Handbags tubs are not taken to pieces, then the tree and ball must be entirely lifted out of the tub and suspended, by fixing a rope round the stem, and passing the other end over a Tory Burch Flats pulley fixed to a triangle, that the tree may be so elevated that the new tub or box may be placed under it, into which the tree is lowered as soon as the necessary operations of examining the roots have taken place.

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