The Planter's Guide: Or, A Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of Large Trees and Underwood; Being an Attempt to Place the Art, and that of Geneneral Arboriculture, on Fixed and Phytological Principles; Interspersed with Observations on General Planting, and the Improvement of Real Landscape. Originally Intended for the Climate of Scotland

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G. Thorburn and sons, 1832 - 422 páginas
 

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Página 320 - ... with obelisks placed between every two. There wants nothing but the embroidery of a parterre, to make a garden in the reign of Trajan serve for a description of one in that of King William.
Página 313 - But rather to tell how, if art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Página 295 - For Close Plantations, or for Bushplanting in the park, the Trees may be transferred for about 3s. 6d., and the stools of Underwood, for from Is. to 2s. per stool.
Página 99 - Branches, in consequence of the free access of light, are formed as plainly for the nourishment, as well as the balancing of so large a Trunk, and also for furnishing a cover, to shield it from the elements. Thirdly, their superior thickness and induration of Bark is, in like manner, bestowed for the protection of the sap-vessels, that lie immediately under it, and which, without such defence from cold, could not perform their functions.
Página 257 - During the putrefaction of urine the greatest part of the soluble animal matter that it contains is destroyed, it should consequently be used as fresh as possible ; but if not mixed with solid matter, it should be diluted with water, as when pure it contains too large a...
Página 159 - The confinement of the air occasions decomposition, by means of the moisture in the earthy portions. Ammonia is formed, by the union of the hydrogen of the water, with the nitrogen of the atmosphere, and nitre, by the union of oxygen and nitrogen. The oxygen likewise probably unites with the carbon contained in the Soil, and forms carbonic acid gas, and carburetted hydrogen.
Página 408 - ... otherwise produces the effect of balancing the tree against the storm, and, by bringing its branches to a regular shape, adds to its symmetry. '• The time of our survey not being the planting season, we have to regret that no account of this phenomenon, (the absence of props,) so clear as we could have wished, was obtained by us. From Sir Henry's...
Página xii - Oracle," he broadly stated, that " It was the only English cookery-book, written from the real experiments of a Housekeeper, for the benefit of Housekeepers That he had not given one receipt that had not been proved in his own kitchen ; which had not been approved by several of the most accomplished cooks in the kingdom ; and had not, moreover, been eaten, with unanimous applause, by a committee of taste, composed of some of the most illustrious gastrophilists in thc metropolis." Now, although I...
Página 349 - ... whatever tends to increase the wood in a greater degree than what i» natural to the species, when in its natural state, must injure the quality of the timber. Pruning tends to increase this in a considerable degree ; and, therefore, it must be a pernicious practice, in as far as it is used in 'these cases.
Página 123 - Their development is most luxuriant in ground that is neither too loose nor too dense. In stiff and poor soils they are spare and scraggy, whereas in such as are at once deep and loose, the minutest fibres both expand and elongate with facility, and render the mouths that search for food to the plant almost...

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