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Violets flowers


Violets flowersPlant the Violets runners or off-sets in May in loam and leaf-mould, choosing a damp, shady situation. Russian and Neapolitan Violets may be made to flower throughout the winter and early spring by placing them in a stove or warm pit.

Dog-toothed Violets will grow in any light soil. Autumn is the best time to plant them, and one inch of silver sand round the roots prevents decay; they are hardy and early, but will not bloom unless planted nine inches deep.

White Violets like a chalky soil. One of the best manures for Violets is the ash from bonfires. They may be multiplied to any extent by pegging down the side-shoots in April.

The common Violet flowers in March and April and its heightis about six inches.