Garden Planning

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Doubleday, Page, 1911 - Gardening - 423 pages
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Page 312 - ... think, however, that the strongest reason of all for its retention is its suitability to formal or geometrical parterres. Most people have their own notions as to what constitutes perfection of colour in bedding arrangements. This perfection I have not attained to, nor have I, perhaps, any decided preference for one colour over another ; but I have very decided notions that the various colours should be so completely commingled that one would be puzzled to determine what tint predominates in...
Page 265 - Svn-Dials are venerable and pleasing garden decorations; and should be placed in conspicuous, frequented parts, as in the intersection of principal walks, where the " note which they give of time" may be readily recognised by the passenger.
Page 11 - Poicer of retaining heat ; 100 being assumed as the standard. Sand with some lime, . 100 Pure sand, . . . 95 '6 Light clay...
Page 227 - Cotula (wild chamomile or slinking feverfew) : the young larva emerges at the end of May or during the first week in June : when first hatched the larva is light green, and is generally to be found coiled round the unexpanded flower-bud ; it grows with great rapidity, and scarcely three weeks elapse from its being found in this diminutive state to its acquiring its full size, which is generally at the end of June, although...
Page 113 - Ibs. 24 6* ? 4 6* 8 2* 2* 2* 66 it is better to err on the side of too much than of too little seed.
Page 336 - What, then, are we to think of those who, without necessity, carry the dead lines of the builder into the garden, which, above every other artificial creation, should give us the sweetest
Page 313 - I planting a bed with flowers of two contrasting colours I should adopt the simple plan of using a broad edging of one colour with a central mass of the other. A bed of white pinks, edged with mauve violas, or of purple blue Canterbury bells, edged with yellow violas, or Fig.
Page 238 - rustic" treatment favoured by commercial makers of garden houses is not only expensive, but it is meaningless, inartistic, structurally unsound, and not durable. The practice of plastering these garden structures with slabs of "virgin cork" is indefensible, and should never be inFig.
Page v - This volume, however, is designed for those who are not inclined to make use of the services of a professional garden designer. Either excessive cost or intense personal interest in the development of the home grounds may effect this result.

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