topwork


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topwork

(ˈtɒpˌwɜːk)
vb (tr)
(Botany) to cut branches of a tree and graft onto them branches of another tree so as to modify the fruits or flowers that grow
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Scions used to topwork bearing 'Bengal' trees were as follows: 1--'Feizixiao', 2--'Nuomici', 3--'Heiye', 4--'Kwai May Pink' and 5--'Bengal'.
It is also fitted with a range of beech base cupboard and drawerunitswith roll topwork surface over and breakfast bar, matching wall mounted cabinets, inset stainless steel one and half bowl sink and drainer unit, integrated appliances to include dishwasher, gas hob with electric oven and stainless steel extractor hood and chimney, and fridge freezer.
Other alternatives are to completely topwork the vine every 8 to 10 years, replant dead vines with new plants, or to completely replant the vineyard.
But in See Now Then, she topworks the familiar old tree, that is to say, she shears off its branches and grafts the remaining structure with multiple scions.
As a consequence, the aqueduct fell into disrepair and, before long, all that remained of Roman intellectual and architectural enlightenment was a series of ruined bridges, tunnels and topworks weaving its way through the limestone Provencal landscape of olive groves, vineyards, lavender fields and pumpkin patches.