The Retir'd Gard'ner...: Revis'd With...alterations & Additions...

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J. Tonson, 1706
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Page ii - ... the art of making and disposing of parterres, arbours of greens, woodworks, arches, columns, and other pieces and compartments usually found in the most beautiful gardens of country scat*.
Page ii - Difpofing of Parterres, Arbours of Greens, Wood- Works, Arches, Columns, and other Pieces and Compartments ufually found in the moft Beautiful Gardens of Country-Seats. The whole enrich'd with Variety of Figures, being a Tranflation from the Sieur Louis Liger.
Page 700 - ... etc. We next cross an alley and arrive at the nursery, which is also surrounded by an iron railing. On the south is a bed shaded by the lime trees of the grand avenue, in which such plants are cultivated as require peculiar care.
Page 743 - ... (1706) is expressed practically the same attitude as Switzer's. A Labyrinth is a Place cut into several Windings, set off with Horn-beam, to divide them one from another. In great Gardens we often meet with them; and the most valuable Labyrinths are always those that wind most, as that of Versailles, the Contrivance of which has been wonderfully lik'd by all that have seen it. This "Labirinthe de Versailles...
Page 743 - The Palisades, of which Labyrinths ought to be compos'd, should be ten, twelve or fifteen foot high; some there are that are no higher than one can lean on, but these are not the finest. At Theobald's, not far north from London, were Lord Burleigh's wonderful gardens under the care of Gerard, who had thus for twenty years served that Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth. Those that, in the course of years, saw the gardens were many and famous. Bacon was prompted...
Page 751 - Shape you think fit by the help of your Shears, which being well guided, will make this Shrub of a very agreeable Figure.
Page ii - Containing the Manner of ^Planting and Cultivating All Sorts of Flowers, Plants, Shrubs, and Under-Shrubs...
Page 599 - In the Middle of thefe Leaves arifes a Stem about a Foot and half high, along which, from about a Third Part upwards...
Page 765 - We have great variety of hollies in England, and have brought them to more perfection than they are in any other part of the world.
Page 410 - Layers as foon as the Plants have dropt their Flowers, which is commonly at the End of May, or Beginning of...

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