Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Peach-house Borders (S252a: 1875)
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A short request for information printed on page 353 of the
23 October 1875 issue of The Garden. Wallace was a regular reader of, and contributor
to, the magazine, and although this note only carries his initials, it very probably is by him.
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Should I mix a portion of old mortar with the soil of a Peach-border? The compost I have
prepared consists of equal parts of turves of light hazel loam and the strong soil of the kitchen
garden, and having a quantity of old mortar I should be glad of advice from some of your
correspondents before using it. My Peach-house is a lean-to, 40 feet long, with a south-west
aspect. I shall plant three trees to cover the front trellis, and the same for the back wall. What are
the best six tried kinds?--A. R. W.
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