The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 64

The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 64

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... numbers. For, during the whole period of migration in autumn as in spring, every shrub-grown spot becomes a welcome resting-house for many weary travellers, scarcely seen at other times between the Arctic regions and the tropics. Even London has its autumn and spring visits from feathered sleeping London, and discovering that it could get a night's lodging in the great wheel, or realises the vastness of the ordeal which the migrant small birds go through when, with the blind instinct of travel when the cold wind blows, they leave their northern homes in autumn for lands, which they have in most cases never seen, situated they know not where The Goldcrest And His Friends. But you need not go to the top of the great wheel at Earl's Court to see a migrant goldcrest; nor need you wait on the East Coast on the chance of having the good luck oi the naturalist who saw a cunning little goldcrest alight from its journey across the North Sea off an owl's back! There is hardly any shrubbery so poor at this season but it has its wandering goldcrests. Restless little impa they are, hardly ever still enough to let yoc make quite sure that they are only goldcrest, and not the rarer firecrests. And, as tbey go drifting from tree to tree, piping to each other in needle tones, you discover that tbey have company in their wanderings. Blue tits, coal tits, marsh tits, long-tailed tits, and great tits, with tree-creepers and nuthatches, make up a lively company that will give you a stood hour's entertainment if you care to watch then And they are only one collective factor in the wealth of bird life, which is daily changing in your garden at this season. E. K. 11 NOTES ON HARDY PLANTS. DIANTHCS CJCSICS. (Prom a photograph by WiUmott.) able to more

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  • Paperback | 876 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,533g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737946
  • 9781236737946