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The Practice and Science of Gardening
—' The Cultivation of Bush and Soft
F. W. Costin , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
This is the second of Mr. Costin's talks in this series on the cultivation of fruit trees. Last week he discussed apples, pears, plums, and cherries ; today he is to deal with the soft fruits : black and red currants, gooseberries, and raspberries. He will describe the character of certain varieties, and the influence of these characters on cropping, disease, and pest resistance. He will deal with propagation, with methods and systems of planting, cultivation and management. Listeners will learn among other things how black currants are different from red and white currants : an especially important point to bear in mind when it comes to pruning-a subject Mr. Costin is to discuss next week.
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