HEELING IN

May be described as a half-way house to planting. It is done where it is inconvenient immediately to plant such things as shrubs, fruit and rose bushes, standards, herbaceous perennials or trees received from nurserymen. A shallow trench is dug, sufficient to take the roots, and the plants are laid in on the slant with the roots covered. They can so remain with safety till removed to permanent quarters. The practice is also adopted to complete the ripening of bulbs or onions which have to be lifted before the ‘grass’ has fully withered in order that the ground they occupied can be put more quickly into successional cultivation.

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