Planting and Rural Ornament, Volume 2

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G. Nicol, G.G. & J. Robinson, 1796 - Gardening

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Page 427 - It is observable, however, that here it grows comparatively slow. In light land, especially if it be rich, its growth is very rapid; but its wood is light, porous, and of little value, compared with that grown upon strong land, which is of a closer, stronger texture, and at the heart will have the colour, and almost the hardness and heaviness of iron.
Page 195 - ... otherwife, by being very long, one part, perhaps that of the embryo plant, may be out of the ground foon, and the feed be loft. This being done, let the beds be hooped ; and as foon as the hot weather and drying winds come on in the fpring, let them be covered from ten o'clock in the morning until fuufet.
Page 122 - Gloucefterfliire, and flourifties exceedingly upon the bleak banks of the Wye, in Hereford and Monmouth fhires ; where it is much ufed in making charcoal. In fituations like thofe, and where it is not already prevalent, the Beech, whether as a timber-tree or as an underwood, is an objeft worthy the planter's attention.
Page 237 - June; for they are produced in clufter,s both at the ends and from the fides of the branches. They are of a fine white colour, and exceedingly fragrant. The petals of which each is...
Page 192 - The young branches of this fpecies are ftender, tough, and hardy. The leaves are oblong, of a deep green colour, hairy underneath, and have indentures on their edges alternately, very deep. The flowers come out from the fides of the branches, like the former ; and they arc fucceeded by fmall roundifh fruit, which feldom ripens in England.
Page 123 - ... in about twenty-five years. There is no tree better calculated to train as espaliers for the purpose of screening the garden or orchard from winds than the beech, which when so grown is often found to retain its brown leaves all the winter. " This tree is propagated by sowing the masts, which should be gathered about the middle of September, when they begin to fall, and spread out on a mat in an airy place for a week to dry, when you may either sow them immediately, or put them into bags to be...
Page 194 - They are of a particular structure, being composed of three lobes, the middlemost of which is shortened in such a manner that it appears as if it had been cut off and hollowed at the middle. The two others are rounded off.— They are about four or five inches long, and as many broad ; they are of two colours ; their upper surface is smooth, and of a stronger green than the lower.
Page 236 - They fhould be the bottom of the preceding fummer's flioot ; and two of the joints fhould be planted deep in the foil. Another, and a never-failing method is by layers ; for if they are laid down in the ground, or a little foil only loofely thrown over the young preceding fummer's flioots, they will ftrike root at the joints, and be good plants for removing the winter following.
Page 36 - ... property of rendering the soil they grow in more moist and rotten than it would be if not occupied by this aqueous plant. Plantations of alders should therefore be...

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