The Floral World and Garden Guide, Band 5

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Groombridge and sons., 1862
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Seite 159 - It has the same effect when sprinkled on the foliage of fruit trees. A paste of one part of powdered chloride of lime and one-half part of some fatty matter, placed in a narrow band round the trunk of the tree, prevents insects from creeping up it. It has even been noticed that rats and mice quit places in which a certain quantity of chloride of lime has been spread. This salt, dried and finely powdered, can, no doubt, be employed for the same purposes as flour of sulphur, and be spread by the same...
Seite 122 - ... the calyx with its hundred petals. When it first opens, it is white, with pink in the middle, which spreads over the whole flower the more it advances in age, and it is generally found the next day of a pink colour ; as if to enhance its beauty, it is sweet-scented...
Seite 224 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Seite 245 - Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Seite 224 - ... or six feet, and there spin a smooth case, in which they change into a pupa or chrysalis. They remain under this form all the winter, until the month of February, when they become perfect Beetles, but with their bodies quite soft and white. In May the parts are hardened, and they then come forth out of the earth.
Seite 144 - The stem of the flower is an inch thick near the calyx, and is studded with sharp elastic prickles about three-quarters of an inch in length.
Seite 122 - ... upon the water. Quite in character with the wonderful leaf was the luxuriant flower, consisting of many hundred petals, passing in alternate tints from pure white to rose and pink.
Seite 225 - They are so abundant every year, and so well known in every part of the kingdom, that tbese beetles have been called by various names, as field-chafers, May-bugs, bracken-clocks, fern-shaw beetles, chovies, &c. The female, having deposited about a hundred eggs in the earth, dies, and the larvae hatch and commence their attacks upon the roots of the grass. Although they are mischievous in gardens, it is in pasture-lands and lawns that they commit the greatest ravages ; by their consuming the roots,...
Seite 225 - May-bug maggots were exceedingly abundant in the autumns of 1839 and ] 840 in Hampshire and Gloucestershire, and again in 1844 in various localities. It is stated that they continue feeding for three years, and they generally reside about an inch beneath the turf; but as winter approaches they retire deeper into the earth ; and even in November, when frost has set in, they have been found buried a spade deep. From the large size of most of them at this period, I expect they are generally full-grown...
Seite 224 - ... well calculated for burrowing. From each of these eggs proceeds, after a short time, a whitish worm with six legs, a red head, and strong claws, which is destined to live in the earth under that form for four years, and there undergoes various changes of its skin, until it assumes its chrysalid form.

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