Newspaper Article 1907 – Growing varieties suited to climate

Growing varieties suited to climate

The Hastings Standard
June 21, 1907

Hastings Nurseries: Fruit trees have an especial interest for residents of this district and Mr Horton, at his Frimley nurseries, has made an especial study of the varieties suited to the conditions of climate. A system of dipping the trees in a preparation before sending them on is adopted, to ensure the destruction of insects. This has received the commendation of Mr Kirk, Government Biologist. Of the small fruits there is a profusion which shows an anticipated demand. Mr Horton has made roses a speciality and has many thousands in stock, including the newest up-to-date novelties. Arrangements have been made for the acquisition of 16 acres additional land to the already extensive nursery

The nursery at this time of year has no soft colourings and brilliant tints to engage the eye but one is immediately impressed with the concentration of trees – fruit, forest, shelter and ornamental. Elms, oaks, chestnuts, ash, silver birch etc in infant stages, are growing in preparation for transplantation to take their place, some day, amongst the giants of the forests. Hedge plants for the farm or garden are also largely represented in every variety.

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