The Beauties of Surrey, a Description of Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Comprising All That Is Interesting in Horticulture [&C]

The Beauties of Surrey, a Description of Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Comprising All That Is Interesting in Horticulture [&C]

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...with Arbutus and other evergreen shrubs; the walk to the right, through a vista of evergreens with a Summer-house and small flower garden, conducts by a flight of steps to the terrace; the walk to the left, to a Gothic Summer-house at the end of the Bowling-green, commands the beautiful landscape of the park, the long avenue of old Elms, and a prospect of the hills of Highgatc, Harrow, and St. Paul's Cathedral. The first kitchen garden entered is one acre walled round, rows of pretty Pear trees studded with flower buds, and trained in the en quenouille manner, lined the main walk and the walks around the quarters. The second kitchen garden is about one acre walled round. Against the north walls are the ranges of glass, heated by hot water. The first Vinery is thirty-two feet long, fourteen wide, and sixteen high; the Vines planted outside and pruned on the very close spur system are very large canes and promising for a good crop. The second Vinery is twenty feet long, fourteen wide, and sixteen high. The third Vinery is thirty-two feet long, the same width and height as the others, planted principally with Cannon Hall Muscats. The front sashes of the Vineries extend from the border to the back wall; in one or two of them Fig trees were planted and trained up the trellis in the centre, and all available parts were filled with plants of all sorts, useful for bedding out or for the decoration of the Conservatory. A span-roof house, twenty-eight feet long by twelve wide, fitted up with slate shelves, contained two strong plants of Clivea nobilis. The Orchidece, a span-roof house with slate shelves, is twenty feet long by twelve wide, furnished with a large plant of Passiflora Bonapartia and a small collection of Orchidece plants. The Cucumberhouse is...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627911
  • 9781236627919