Enough of the rocky surface is covered with a thin coating of soil to enable the natives to grow yams, taro, bananas, &c., for their support; cotton thrives well, and has even been exported in small quantities, but there is no space available for its cultivation on any considerable scale.
Hardy fruit thrives, and live-stock breeding prospers.
The tea plant thrives and is being planted fairly rapidly on the Black Sea littoral in Transcaucasia.
The hornbeam thrives well on stiff, clayey, moist soils, into which its roots penetrate deeply; on chalk or gravel it does not flourish.
In central Europe it thrives best in enclosed, preserved waters, with a clayey or muddy bottom and with an abundant vegetation; it avoids clear waters with stony ground, and is altogether absent from rapid streams. The tench is distinguished by its very small scales, which are deeply imbedded in a thick skin, whose surface is as slippery as that of an eel.
Clover thrives best, he says, when you sow it on the barrenest ground, such as the worst heath ground in England.
The Angora goat thrives well in certain districts.
This wattle thrives well in most localities, but especially in the highlands of central Natal.
The cacau is at its best in the humid forests of this region and is cultivated in the rich alluvial valleys, and the banana thrives everywhere, as well as the exotic orange and lemon.
It can be grown in parks and gardens, and thrives well; but the young plants are unable to bear great variations of temperature.
The loquat, an introduction from China, thrives admirably.
In a soil, for example, naturally moist, it is proper to graft pears on the quince, because this plant not only thrives in such a soil, but serves to check the luxuriance thereby produced.
Japonica, I to 12 ft., better known as Hoteia japonica or Spiraea japonica, thrives in peaty or sandy soil; its glossy tripinnate leaves, and feathery panicles of white flowers early in summer, are very attractive.
Tea thrives best in light friable soils of good depth, through which water percolates freely, the plant being specially impatient of marshy situations and stagnant water.
Tea grows and thrives from about sea-level in the tropics to 7000 ft.
Among many trees which have been imported, the lebbek (Albizzia lebbek), a thick-foliaged mimosa, thrives especially, and has been very largely employed.
The Danish forest is almost exclusively made up of beech, a tree which thrives better in Denmark than in any other country of Europe.
The breeds include the Ayrshire, noted milkers and specially adapted for dairy farms (which prevail in the south-west), which in this respect have largely supplanted the Galloway in their native district; the polled Angus or Aberdeen, fair milkers, but valuable for their beef-making qualities, and on this account, as well as their hardihood, in great favour in the north-east, where cattlefeeding has been carried to perfection; and the West Highland or Kyloe breed, a picturesque breed with long horns, shaggy coats and decided colours-black, red, dun, cream and brindle-that thrives well on wild and healthy pasture.
It thrives best in dry soils, and in height varies from 4 or 5 to 12, 15 or, in exceptional cases, as much as between 20 and 30 ft.
It thrives most in a light loam with a dry subsoil; rich and, in particular, wet soils are unsuitable, conducing to the formation of too much wood.
It thrives best on rocky mountain slopes freely exposed to the sun, and requires a relatively high temperature to reach perfect maturity.
Ovalifolium (a native of Japan) thrives by the seaside and even in towns; there is a yellow-leaved variety (var.
The date-palm thrives well as far north as Tabbas in latitude 33 36 and at an altitude of 2000 ft.
The potato thrives best in a rather light friable loam; and in thin sandy soils the produce, if not heavy, is generally of very good quality.
It thrives in most kinds of soils.
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