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" ... is a scarcity of peat, a mixture of decomposed leaves of trees may be applied in its stead, with great advantage. Should the soil not be of a naturally sandy quality, a little sand should be intermixed, so as to render it light and free for the roots... "
Hortus Woburnensis: A Descriptive Catalogue of Upwards of Six Thousand ... - Page 263
by James Forbes, John Russell Duke of Bedford - 1833 - 440 pages
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Magazine of Botany and Gardening British and Foreign ..., Volumes 1-2

1833
...therefore, be admitted into larger sized pots without injury, whilst the more delicate growing roots must not be over-potted ; rather repeat this operation,...potsherds, or any other material that will permit of a free passage for the superfluous moisture. There should be placed nest to the drainage a little...
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The Horticultural Register, Volume 3

Horticulture - 1834
...intermixed, so as to render it light, and free for the roots to run in." " The pots in which they grow must be well drained with small pieces of potsherds,...superfluous moisture. There should be placed next the drainage a little of the rough fibrous substance that is collected from the soil, which will admit...
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Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants, Volume 1

Sir Joseph Paxton - Botany - 1836
...intermixed, so as to render it light and free for the roots to run in. The pots in which they grow, must be well drained with small pieces of potsherds,...superfluous moisture. There should be placed next the drainage, a little of the rough fibrous substance that is collected from the soil, which will admit...
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