The Clergy-man's Recreation:: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening

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Bernard Lintott, between the Two Temple-Gates, in Fleet street., 1714 - Gardening - 52 pages
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Page 41 - August, inoculate a bud taken from a yellow striped jessamine, where it is to abide all winter ; and in the summer, when the tree begins to make its shoots, you will find here and there some leaves tinged with yellow, even on the other branches not inoculated, till, by degrees, in succeeding years, the whole tree, even the very wood of all the tender branches, will be most beautifully striped and dyed with yellow and green intermixed.
Page 42 - Bud fhould not ftoot out, or that " it fhould live but two or three Months, and " after that happen to die, or be wounded by " 'accident ; yet even in that little time it will *' have communicated its Virtue to the whole ** Sap, and the Tree will become entirely ftriped.
Page 24 - LONDON, 1717." Under the head of general pruning this author observes : " That the more the branches of any tree are carried horizontally, the more apt and the better disposed that tree is to bear fruit ; and consequently^ the more upright and perpendicular the branches are led, the more disposed that tree is to increase in wood and less in fruit.
Page 21 - To give new beauties to your garden," says the Rev. I. Laurence, in his Clergyman's Recreation, " none in my mind is to be compared to the Yew, which is so tonsile, and grows so very thick and beautiful with clipping, and withal bids defiance to the hardiest winters, that it is the best and most lasting ornament in a garden. To make one in love with these hedges, you need only take a walk in the Physic Gardens at Oxford, where you are presented with...
Page 15 - Irregularities are beft diŁ guifed and fet off in a large Plot of Ground, yet even in a lefler Garden, an irregular Form, if it be .not very aukward indeed, may be reduced to a Regularity fufficiently agreeable as well as...
Page 14 - Lines 6 ring any thing into Order, and I fee not but a Triangle in a Garden has its Beauty as well as a Square, and yet an irregular piece of (jround .ftiay tse fliade to have Both by venue of ft'rajt Lines, viz.
Page 41 - ... abide all winter, and in summer you find here and there some leaves tinged with yellow, even on the branches not inoculated, till by degrees in succeeding years the whole tree, even the very wood of all the tender branches shall be most beautifully striped and dyed with yellow and green intermixed. It is not material whether you cut off the branch above the inoculation to make the bud itself shoot. Even if the stock is not cut off and the bud does not shoot out, the same effect will be produced....
Page 20 - tis advifeable to fow them with the Green Shell upon them, to preferve them from Mice in the Winter, if this Nurfery be well managed, and kept clean from Weeds for two Years, the third...
Page 2 - Weft ; for then the two former will be good enough for the beft Fruit; and the two latter good chough for Plumbs, Cherries, and Baking Pears.

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