The English Gardener: Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and Laying-out, of Kitchen Gardens ..

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A. Cobbett, 1845 - Flower gardening - 405 pages

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Page 420 - Cobbett was, perhaps, the ablest Political writer England ever produced, and his influence as a Liberal thinker is felt to this day It is a real treat to read his strong, racy language.
Page 42 - When you have shaken on dung to the thickness of four or five inches, beat all over again, and so on at every four or five inches deep, until the work be finished. When you get to the top of the boards, you will proceed very well without any ; but you must be very careful to keep the outsides and ends perfectly upright ; for this purpose, great care must be taken that the stakes at the four corners of the bed be placed perpendicularly.
Page 182 - Bring the four edges of bark, that is, the two edges of the cut in the top of the stock, and the two corresponding edges of the cut in the bottom of the scion, to meet precisely; or, if the scion be in diameter a smaller piece of wood than the stock, so that its two edges of bark cannot both meet those of the stock, then let only one meet, but be sure that that one meets precisely.
Page 54 - ... colour (if red or scarlet), small neck, few and short leaves, and long top. The marks of perfection are well known, and none but perfect plants should be saved for seed. The case is somewhat different as to plants, which are some male and others female, but, these present exceptions to be noticed under the names of such plants.
Page 10 - It was the spot where I first began to learn to work, or, rather, where I first began to eat fine fruit, in a garden ; and though I have now seen and observed upon as .many fine gardens as any man in England, I have never seen a garden equal to that of WAVERLEY.
Page 35 - ... boards, or any thing else, however solid. The edging ought to be clipped in the winter, or very early in the spring, on both the sides and at top ; a line ought to be used to regulate the movements of the shears ; it ought to be clipped again in the same manner, just about Midsummer; and, if there be a more neat and beautiful thing than this in the world, all that I can say is that I never saw that thing.
Page 420 - Traffic ; all proved to be repugnant to the Divine and Ecclesiastical Law, and destructive to Civil Society. To which is prefixed a Narrative of the Controversy between the Author and Bishop Coppinger.
Page 423 - COBBETT (Miss Anne) : THE ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPER ; or, Manual of Domestic Management. Containing Advice on the conduct of Household Affairs and Practical Instructions, intended for the Use of Young Ladies who undertake the superintendence of their own Housekeeping. Fcap. 8vo. Cloth, 3/6.
Page 422 - Collective Commentaries : or. Remarks on the Proceedings in the Collective Wisdom of the Nation, during the Session which began on the 5th of February, and ended on the 6th of August, in the 3rd year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, and in the year of our Lord 1822 ; being the Third Session of the First Parliament of that King.

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