The Fruit-gardener: Containing the Method of Raising Stocks, for Multiplying of Fruit-trees, by Budding, Grafting, &c.; as Also, Directions for Laying Out and Managing Fruit-gardens. To which is Added, the Art of Training Fruit-trees to a Wall, in a New, Easy, Expeditious, and Cheap Manner; with a Description of Some of the Best Kinds of Fruit, and the Characters of the Trees, as to Growing and Bearing
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Page v - Four acres was the' allotted space of ground, Fenced with a green enclosure all around : Tall thriving trees confess'd the fruitful mould ; The reddening apple ripens here to gold : Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Page v - Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all th' united labours of the year; Some to unload the fertile branches run, Some dry the...
Page vi - Great is thy skill, O father ! great thy toil, Thy careful hand is stamp'd on all the soil, Thy squadron'd vineyards well thy art declare, The olive green, blue fig, and pendent pear ; And not one empty spot escapes thy care. On every plant and tree thy cares are shown, Nothing neglected, but thyself alone. Forgive me, father, if this fault I blame ; Age so advanced, may some indulgence claim.
Page 123 - ... nail ; then turn the wire backwards and forwards till you break it off; or you may fnap it off with a pair of pincers, and drive the nail clofe to the wall, in fuch a manner as it may keep the wire firm. Where interftices offer near the wire, in the middle...
Page 122 - I (hall communicate it to the public; and it will probably come into general ufe, if the trials are fairly made, and the trees managed with proper care. The wires may be placed oblique, or in any -direction the planter pleaffs.
Page v - Fenc'd with a green endofure all around, Tall thriving trees confefs'd the fruitful mould ; The reddening apple, ripens here to gold. Here the blue fig with lufcious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty peiTrf And verdant olives flourifh round the year.
Page 121 - ... by him for feveral years with fuccefs, and by feveral gentlemen to whom' he communicated it ; and as it is attended with lefs trouble and expence than any other method, and has feveral advantages not to be found in any of the -ways of fixing trees that I have hitherto feen...
Page 120 - In fuch fituations where the foil is naturally light and dry, fruit-trees are more apt to be deftroyed by excefs of heat, than a rich and moift foil: for this reafon, brick-walls are to be preferred where the firft is found to prevail, and ftone and lime walls will anfwer better in the laft cafe. As ftone-walls are much hurt by...