Carnations, Picotees, and the Wild and Garden Pinks Ernest Thomas Cook

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Carnations, Picotees, and the Wild and Garden Pinks by Ernest Thomas Cook
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III THE BORDER CARNATION By W. A. Watts THE following notesMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III THE BORDER CARNATION By W.

A. Watts THE following notes from Mr. W. A. Watts, Bronwylfa, St. Asaph, an enthusiastic grower of Carnations, contain useful hints for the beginner. Varieties A few varieties are mentioned, but not many. George Maquay is considered the most beautiful of all the white Carnations. I have tried many other whites with the highest reputations, but have discarded them all in its favour. Next I will mention Countess of Paris, a lovely blush-white suffused with delicate rosy lilac.

These are two of my best varieties- with me they never fail, but are excellent in every way. The yellows I find rather troublesome, especially in a wet season, as the flowers then soon become sodden and brown, and seem to hold the rain much more than those of other colours. I have tried such excellent varieties as Germania, Miss Alley, The Naiad, Pandelli Ralli, and others, but have not had good results from any of them. Probably the soil, which 15 a rather heavy loam over clay, does not suit them, ft- ft! ft! o o w ! fe ft- Duchess of Fife is a very nice flower, of a delightful pink, but it has a weak stem.

Belladonna has a large red flower, but is rather inclined for this reason to burst. Hayes Scarlet is very good. Of the heliotrope- coloured flowers I consider Garvel Gem to be the best. Many of the fancy and yellow-ground Carnations can be grown successfully in the open, and Tenella is one that I find does well. Raby Castle, so well known, is a good hardy salmon-pink, mostuseful for cutting, but it bursts rather badly- and I must not forget the Old Clove and Uriah Pike, both dark crimson - although the latter is strictly a Tree Carnation, it nevertheless does well as a border plant.

It is a great mistake to grow too many varieties, one o...



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