The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 3

The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 3

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...larger than those of P. denticulata, and of a deeper and better colour. The plant is in peat on rock-work. The estate of Hannahfield, near Dumfries, which in conse. quence of the failure of heirs lately fell to tho Crown, has just been handed over by the Lords of the Treasury to that town, and among other things arising out of the gift is the maintenance of a portion of the estate as a public park. The property, which is believed to be worth 20,000, is beautifully situated about half a mile to the south of Dumfries, and includes a mansion house, ornamental grounds, and a large expanse of grazing land skirting the left bank of the River Nith. It is a curious fact (remarks the Graphic) that the Drapers' Company have for Borne years been indulging in the luxury of a garden within a stone's throw of the Bank of England, at a cost of at least 12,000 per annum. Such is, indeed, the necessary inference from the announcement that there are negotiations in progress for letting the garden in question for building purposes at something more than that rent. Of course, if this garden were an ornament to London, we should have nothing to do but to praise the drapers for their past munificence, and regret that circumstances have now compelled them to exchange flower-beds for bricks and mortar; but the drapers' garden has always been studiously shrouded from the public gaze, and probably few of the busy thousands who daily traverse Throgmorton Street have even suspected its existence. A Correspondent of the Times relates the following case in reference to the Small Birds Protection Act.--" I was in hopes (ho says) that the Act would rid our suburban fields of bird-catchers. Judge of my surprise and annoyance, then, when I saw this morning in a...show more

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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,220g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652029
  • 9781236652027