Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum; Or, the Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-Hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described with Their Propagation, Volume 2
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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...Garden; and because it points out the names of the nurseries from which these plants were sent to the Society. Whoever, therefore, wishes to form a collection of Crataegus (and we do not think that there is another genus of hardy ligneous plants at all to be compared with it in point of beauty, variety, and general interest) can find no difficulty in gratifying his wishes. He may procure almost every species and variety from the principal London nurserymen, at from Is. Gd. to 2s. 6rf. each; or, if he does not choose to go to that expense, and is a Fellow of the Horticultural Society, he may obtain scions from the Society, at the grafting or budding season, which may be sent packed in moss, either in winter or summer, to the most distant parts of the island; and which may be grafted or budded on the common hawthorn. If hawthorn stocks should not.be already provided, the buds or grafts may be inserted in the plants of a common hedge, at regular distances, and the shoots produced trained as standards. All this might be done by any gentleman living in the country whatever may be the soil or climate of his estate), who keens a head gardener, without incurring 20s. of extra expense; and it would not be easy to Hint out any other mode, at once so simple ana so effectual, for creating a botanical and floral interest in verdant scenery. Those who have not paid much attention to this family of low trees, wc would recommend to visit the Horticultural Society's Garden in the mouths of May and September; and to observe, more particularly in May, the different varieties of C. fJxyacAntha, C. heterophjlla, C. cocefnea, C. Crus-galli, C punctata, and C. macracantha; and, in September, (. Aronia, C orientalis, C. tanacetifMia, C. maroccana, C. heterophjlla, and...
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