An Encyclopaedia of Gardening, Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture and Landscape-gardening, Including... a General History of Gardening in All Countries
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822 - 1469 páginas
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Página 11 - that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection.
Página 36 - where is a noble conserve of all those rarities; and at the end of it is the arch of Constantine, painted on a wall in oil, as large as the real one at Koine, so well done, that even a man skilled in painting may mistake it for stone and sculpture, The sky and
Página 124 - said, he thought that was the best climate where he could be abroad in the air with pleasure, or at least without trouble and inconvenience, the most days of the year, and the most hours of the day ; and this
Página 21 - on the terrace or hilly garden, there is a grove of stately trees, among which are sheep, shepherds, and wild beasts, cut very artificially in a grey stone ; fountains, rocks, and fish-ponds. Casting your eyes one way, you would imagine yourself in a wilderness and silent country ; sideways, in the heart of a great city.
Página 289 - of the surrounding air; the great object in the application of manure should be to make it afford as much soluble matter as possible to the roots of the plant ; and that in a slow and gradual manner, so that it may be entirely consumed in forming its sap and organised parts.
Página 36 - newly watered, and furnished with statues, fountains, and groves ; the walks are very fine ; the fountain of Laocoon is in a large square pool, throwing the water near forty feet high, and having about it a multitude of statues and basins, and is a surprising object ; but nothing is more esteemed than the cascade,
Página 36 - terminating in a grotto. Here are also fountains that cast water to a great, height, and large ponds, two of which have islands for harbour of fowls, of which there is store. One of these islands has a receptacle for them, built of vast pieces of rock, near fifty feet high, grown over with moss, ivy,
Página 310 - the atmosphere, by radiating their heat to the heavens, I perceived immediately a just reason for the practice, which I had before deemed useless. Being desirous, however, of acquiring some precise information on this subject, I fixed, perpendicularly, in the earth of a grass-plat, four small sticks, and over their upper extremities, which were six inches above the grass, and formed the
Página 281 - neighbourhood, and in similar situations, as the difference of the composition may, in many cases, indicate the most proper methods of improvement. If, on washing a sterile soil, it is found to contain the salts of iron, or any acid matter, it may be ameliorated by the application of quick-lime. A soil of good apparent texture,
Página 237 - and snow-drop protrude their flowers in February; the primrose in the month of March ; the cowslip in April ; the great mass of plants in May and June ; many in July, August, and September ; some not till the month of October, as the meadow saffron; and some not till the approach or middle of winter, as the Laurustinus and