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The Book of Pears and Plums

with Chapters on Cherries and Mulberries

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Author: Edward Bartrum
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,851 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.9
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 979
Added to site: 2010.02.12 26635

Standards should be attached to a round, strong, stout stake 2-½ inches thick or more, as soon as planted. The best plan is to have the stake in position ready for the tree. For full sized standards, the stakes should be 7 to 8 feet long, and driven 18 inches or more into the ground; they should be in the centre of each hole. Choose durable wood, as far as possible. A straw or hay band, or a piece of bagging, should now be run round the stem, and the stake attached to it by thick string or cord well tarred. The twigs of the willow (soft and strong, especially the golden willow) may also be used. Protection against rabbits must be provided at once. A wire fence round the orchard or garden is best; where there is no fence, put a yard of wire netting (1-¼ mesh) round each tree. This will last for years. The wire should be 3 feet high at the least. Examine your fence every year in September and repair. You cannot be too particular. Serious damage may be done in a night.




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