Gardening for the Million eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 262 pages of information about Gardening for the Million.

For bouquets and edgings:  Agrostis, Anthoxanthum, Avena, Briza, Coix Lachryma, Eragrostis, Festuca, Hordeum Jubatum, Lagurus, and Stipa Pennata.  For specimen plants:  Eulalia, Gynerium, Panicum, Phalaris, and Zea.

Gratiola Officinalis.—­This hardy herbaceous plant bears light blue flowers in July.  A rich, moist soil is its delight.  It is propagated by dividing the roots.  Height, 1 ft.

Green Fly.—­Fumigate the infected plants with tobacco, and afterwards syringe them with clear water; or the plants may be washed with tobacco water by means of a soft brush.

Grevillea.—­Handsome greenhouse shrubs, which require a mould composed of equal parts of peat, sand, and loam.  Give plenty of water in summer, a moderate amount at other seasons.  Ripened cuttings may be rooted in sand, under a glass.  Young plants may also be obtained from seed.  They bloom in June.  Their common height is from 3 to 4 ft., but G. Robusta attains a great height.  Grevilleas will grow well in windows facing south.

Griselinia Littoralis.—­A dwarf-growing, light-coloured evergreen shrub, which will thrive near the sea.  It requires a light, dry soil, and may be increased by cuttings.

Guelder Rose.—­See “Viburnum.”

Guernsey Lily (Nerine Sarniense).—­Soil, strong, rich loam with sand, well drained.  Plant the bulbs deeply in a warm, sheltered position, and let them remain undisturbed year by year.  Keep the beds dry in winter, and protect the roots from frost.  They also make good indoor plants, potted in moss or cocoa-nut fibre in September, or they may be grown in vases of water.

Gumming of Trees.—­Scrape the gum off, wash the place thoroughly with clear water, and apply a compost of horse-dung, clay, and tar.

Gunnera Manicata (Chilian Rhubarb).—­This hardy plant bears large leaves on stout foot-stalks, and is very ornamental in the backs of borders, etc.  Planted in a rich, moist soil, it will flower in August.  It can be propagated by division.  Height, 6 ft.

Gunnera Scabra.—­Has gigantic leaves, 4 to 5 ft. in diameter, on petioles 3 to 6 ft. in length.  It prefers a moist, shady position, and bears division.  Makes a fine addition to a sub-tropical garden, where it will flower in August.  Height, 6 ft.

Gynerium (Pampas Grass).—­This unquestionably is the grandest of all grasses, and is sufficiently hardy to endure most of our winters.  It is, however, desirable to give it some protection.  It requires a deep, rich, alluvial soil, with plenty of room and a good supply of water.  Plants may be raised from seed sown thinly in pots during February or March, barely covering it with very fine soil, and keeping the surface damp.  Plant out at end of May.  They will flower when three or four years old.  The old leaves should be allowed to remain on till the new ones appear, as they afford protection to the plant.  It may be increased by division of the root.  Height, 7 ft.

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