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Sweet Peas And Antirrhinums (Snapdragons) | by William Cuthbertson, V.M.H



I have associated with Sweet Peas in the present volume, Antirrhinums (Snapdragons), because I believe there is a rapidly growing interest in these flowers, and because I know of no work which has been published dealing with them.

TitleSweet Peas And Antirrhinums (Snapdragons)
AuthorWilliam Cuthbertson, V.M.H
PublisherJAMES CLARKE & CO.
Year1915
Copyright1915, William Cuthbertson, V.M.H
AmazonSweet Peas And Antirrhinums (Snapdragons)
-Introduction to Sweet Peas And Antirrhinums (Snapdragons)
When I was endeavouring to make up my mind whether I should accede to Messrs.Clarke's request and write this little book, I asked the advice of several horticultural friends, among others that of Mr....
-Part 1. Chapter 1. The History Of Growing Sweet Peas
The Coming of the Modern Sweet Pea. Twelve Of The Best Modern Sweet Peas I do not intend to trouble my readers with a long account of the history of the Sweet Pea. A few salient facts must suffice...
-Chapter 2. Growing Sweet Peas For The Average Man
By the average man I mean the man who requires good average sweet peas for home decoration, for cutting and giving away to friends, and who is therefore not prepared to give their culture anything lik...
-Sweet Pea Seed Planting or Sowing For The Average Man
If the average man wants to have a few sweet peas in bloom by the end of May and during June, he must sow a few seeds in autumn, but this is not recommended unless he has a frame or greenhouse. The en...
-Sweet Pea Planting or Sowing under Glass For The Average Man
As seeds of the fine Spencer or waved Sweet Peas are rather expensive, sowing under glass is very generally followed. It is of course necessary to have a small greenhouse or a frame to carry it out; o...
-Sweet Pea Planting or Sowing in the Open For The Average Man
This should not be attempted earlier than the month of March, and only then when soil is in good friable condition. For out-of-door sowing, a double line is recommended. The lines nine inches apart an...
-Staking Sweet Pea Plants For The Average Man
A Fine Line Of Sweet Peas For Cutting, Staked With Hazel Branches. As soon as possible - in the case of plants from boxes or pots as soon as they are planted out - they ought to be staked with sma...
-Chapter 3. How To Grow Sweet Peas For Exhibition
The first concern of the grower who is going in for exhibition is to procure good true seed of the best exhibition varieties in September. A list of the best sorts will be found in another chapter. It...
-The Feeding Of Sweet Peas
After the first flowers have appeared, feeding the plants with liquid manure should begin. Once a week is often enough, and there is nothing better than the old-fashioned preparation of sheep dung an...
-How To Prepare The Soil For Sweet Peas
This chapter started with seed sowing. There is still a process of vital importance to the successful exhibitor to be dealt with, and that is soil preparation. I am no believer in the four to six fee...
-Chapter 4. How To Grow Sweet Peas Under Glass
Growing Sweet Peas under glass has become quite a common practice in recent years. In America, the winter flowering section is largely grown, but great success has not been obtained with them in Brita...
-Growing Sweet Peas Under Glass In Britian
In Britain plants are usually grown to bloom from the beginning of April onward till the out-of-door flowers are ready, and it can with perfect truth be said that as fine flowers can be grown in this ...
-Chapter 5. The Best Sweet Pea Varieties
There are many hundreds of varieties of Sweet Peas. In such a number many are found more suited than others for special purposes and, trying to make things as simple as possible for the reader, I proc...
-Chapter 6. Cutting And Arranging Sweet Pea Flowers For Exhibition And Table Decoration
In the days of long ago, my old friend and employer, Mr. James Dobbie, used to tell me that success on the exhibition table was as much dependent on the treatment the flowers received after they were ...
-How To Cut and Arrange Sweet Pea's for Exhibition
Preparatory to beginning to cut flowers for exhibition, a number of jars or vases should be filled with water and placed in a light room or shed. The flowers should be cut with as long stems as possib...
-How To Cut and Arrange Sweet Pea's for Table Decoration
The arranging of flowers nicely on dinner tables and in vases about the home is quite an art. For an ordinary dinner table, five vases for the centre and one for each of the four corners makes an ide...
-Chapter 7. How To Grow Sweet Pea's For Seed
When the grandiflora or old type of Sweet Pea was the only one in existence, seed growing presented few difficulties. It was a common sight then to see acres of plants unstaked, from which quite good ...
-Sweet Pea's Grown In California For Seed
California is the great Sweet Pea seed growing centre of the world. As all know, the climate is superb and the soil conditions are admirable in the stretch of land from San Francisco to Los Angeles. T...
-Chapter 8. How To Raise New Varieties Of Sweet Peas
Prior to the introduction of the waved Sweet Pea Countess Spencer, the raising of new varieties was almost entirely in the hands of Mr. Henry Eckford, and had been for a long series of years. As alrea...
-How To Cross Fertilize A Sweet Pea Plant
I will now proceed to explain the process of raising new varieties by cross-fertilization. Supposing, for the sake of illustration, it was desired to endeavour to get a large scarlet variety which wou...
-Chapter 9. Diseases And Insect Troubles With Sweet Peas
Quite recently I had a letter from a very noted gardener, in which he said Sweet Peas were going out of cultivation to a great extent in his part of the country, because so many growers had their plan...
-Other Troublesome Sweet Pea Visitors Are Mice, Slugs And Birds
Mice Mice get at the seed immediately it is sown if they can, either in boxes, in frames or greenhouse, or in the ground in the open. Under glass they can usually be kept off by putting a sheet of gl...
-Part 2. Antirrhinums Or Snapdragons. Chapter 1. Introduction To Antirrhinums Or Snapdragons
The Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) attained to the dignity of a florist's flower last century, and many named varieties at one time existed which were all propagated by cuttings. Perhaps the most noted nam...
-Chapter 2. How To Grow The Antirrhinum Or Snapdragon
The culture of the Antirrhinum presents no real difficulties. It is by nature a perennial, but the best results are obtained by treating it as a biennial, or even as an annual. If only a comparatively...
-How To Grow The Antirrhinum Or Snapdragon As a Biennial
Sow the seeds in boxes or in a frame in July. When plants are large enough, transplant three inches apart into another frame in which they should be wintered and planted out in March. Two hints here m...
-How To Grow The Antirrhinum Or Snapdragon For Conservation
Select from summer sowing nice plants, and pot them in September into small pots; grow on in a cold greenhouse; move into larger pots in January, and shift again in March into five or six inch pots, i...
-Chapter 3. Growing The Best Varieties Of Antirrhinums Or Snapdragons
It is always an exceedingly difficult thing for one who is a raiser of new varieties of flowers to write about the best varieties in a quite unbiassed manner. One naturally has a predilection for one'...
-Royal Horticultural Society's List of the Best Antirrhinums
(Vide Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, Vol. xxxix., Part 3, April, 1914) A Vase Of Antirrhinums (Nobile) Antirrhinum Tall Section Name Colour Beauty - Crimson. Moonli...









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