Welsh Newspapers

Search 15 million Welsh newspaper articles

Hide Articles List

7 articles on this Page




HINTS UPON GARDENING. During dry weather clear off exhausted crops of peas and beans, and dig tha ground deep, and manure liberally. Daring showery weather plant out winter greens of all ltinds. Be careful in transplanting not to bruise the leaves of the plants. Celery has been terribly tormented with fly, bat is cow recovering. If it be possible to give water do so liberally, and you will be well repaid for your trouble. Early planted. out crops may now be earthed ap, but do this when the plants are quite dry. Endive to be sown again, and strong plants in early seed beds to be planted out. Shallots should be taken up as soon as the bulbs are ripe; if left in the ground, they will be injured by the autumnal rains. This remark applies especially to damp and low-lying soils. Make ready a sufficient number of beds for the winter crop of spinach as soon as possible, in order to be ready to sow early in August. The soil should be rich, and the position chosen, if possible, should lie high and dry. Cauli- flowers and brocolia can be got eat now on ground cleared of peas and beans. Trench deep, and mix the manure with the soil, so that it is evenly distri- buted throughout the mass. Onions lifted as we ad- vised last week, may in a few days be taken up and laid in the sun to dry. L. tiie weather is wet, spread them in a ehed, or on some dry mats in spare frames. In some country plaea3 they hnish off the onions for storing by placing them in a baser s oven after the bread is drawn. This is a very good plan, and a pretty certain remedy for bull-Backs ill a green, soft, condi. tion, but it is not likely any crops will require to be artificially ripaned this seaaos. Roses may now be struck in any quantity to secure fine plants on their own roots. Make up a few fratues if with gentle bottom-heat, all the better, but iaau ia not indispen- sable. There must be sixmehss C- light rich soil in which to dibble tha cuttings: choose short half-ripe 3 shoots for the purpose, and keep them shaded and frequently sprinkled. Strawberries to be potted as soon as rooted, as they make roots faster in pots than in the open ground: and should we have a chilly autumn a few of the beat of the plants can be kept under glass, to ripen their crowns. Lay a few more of the best runners in pots, cut away all weak runners, and supply water liberally to runners and oid stools. The conservatory will row need a revision, and a general changa of occupants. Liliums and gladioli will now coma in, and make a fine show with iirst-class annuals and fuchsias. Specimen trees and climbers to be stopped and trained in, to assist ripening of. the wood. Many choice border plants are ;aow ripening their seeds, and whatever is required zauet be secured in time. Generally it is safest to gather tee seed be.ore it is dead ripe, as in many cases x.'hs pods open end the seed is scattered and lost. Cut off bunches with a portion 0f stem attached, and spread them on C*O-J.O9, unaer cc-var, to dry for a day or two, and then put them in the full sun to harden. A shelf in a greenhouse is the best place, because there is less fear of them being scattered by wind. Label all seeds when gathered, to prevent mistakes, and of all hardy subjects sow a portion at once, and keep the rest till spring.-Gá?'¿¡ener's Magazine.




[No title]