A Treatise Upon Planting Gardening

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 94 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ... any other difagreeable object, for all which it is very fit, as its branches and leaves are very thick. It is not worth cultivating for any other ufe. r There are fome other varieties of variegated Elms that are for beauty and ornament in pleafure-grounds, but of no great value as foreft-trees, fo are of no confe-quence at prefent. They are propagated from layers, and budding on the common rough-leafed Elm. They require a good deep foil, and not too rich, or they lofe much of their beauty. The Lime tree is a very beautiful growing tree, and is very fit for fhady walks and clumps for ornament, but, like the Horfe-Chefnut, makes a conftant litter, which is the reafon it is not now in much efteem. Its wood is foft, and of no great value, but for carvers and fuch trifling works, fo is not a fit tree for large plantations. It will thrive in foft fand, and any light foil that is dry: its favourite foil is a fandy loam, in which it will grow to a great lize, and if it has room to fpread will be very beautiful. ' The Sycamore is a fine growing tree, and the wood is of great ufe for turners, and many other things in the furniture and 'hufbandry way; it is allo a very ornamental tree in plantations, and in clumps where the ground is fit. It thrives befl in a fandy loam; it grows very well in all light dry foils that are of a moderate depth. It is worth propagating for profit, where the foil anfwers. " The The common Maple will thrive in all poor dry grounds, even where there is but little earth: it is a wood of no great value, and feldom grows to a great fize, and is not fit to make plantations, neither for profit nor beauty; it is very good for to convert into under-wood, as it moots very ftrong and very quick from the ftools after the firft cutting....

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