Horticulturist

  1. Name 12 of each of the following, pointed out in a park or garden: trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennial, hardy or half hardy annuals; rock or alpine plants.
  2. Prepare and discuss with the Examiner, either a plan for the layout of an herbaceous border with particular reference to continuity of bloom, colour schemes and comparative height; OR a plan for an ornamental bed of trees, shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous perennials to give bloom all the year round.
  3. Give a plan for a 10-rod allotment for supplying vegetables for 1 year, listing the seeds necessary.
  4. Show shrub or fruit tree pruned by himself and discuss the principles and purpose of pruning.
  5. Discuss and show the Examiner how to propagate plants by seed, division, cuttings, layering, budding and grafting.
  6. Give the names of 3 varieties of the following fruits in his own district: apples, pears, plums, blackcurrants, raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries. In giving these selections the importance of pollinators, where necessary, should be considered.
    and maintain the fertility of his own garden soil.
  7. Understand the importance of control of pests and diseases. Know how and when to use sprays, dusts, grease-bands.
  8. Know how to cultivate and maintain the fertility of his own garden soil.