Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Highland Society of Scotland 1820

Prize essays and transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland , Volume 5 Henry Mackenzie, Highland Society of Scotland 1820 The following LIST contains the names of the principal kinds of PEARS cultivated in the Vale of Clyde, though there … Continue reading

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Yair green pear

Originated at Yair on the Tweed in Peebles-shire, Scotland. Known to have been in existence in the late 1700s. Fruits have firm, tender, juicy, coarse flesh which is gritty around the core. Flavour is sweet subacid and sometimes astringent. Use: … Continue reading

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funnny thing happened on lindores loch today

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Gourdiehill

Gourdiehill we have scions growing of this type http://www.localmatters.co.nz/Mahurangi+Matters/Local+Folk/Errol+Jones+Author.html http://www.wheelers.co.nz/browse/author/2655933-errol-jones/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Matthew   An Historical Account AN ACCOUNT OF MATAKANA HISTORY, GRANDAUGHTER OF JAMES MATTHEW. BY MRS ERROL JONES, 2000 ¬†Charles (1824-1905) and James Matthew (1830-1909) (who left their birthplace at … Continue reading

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Journal of horticulture 1866

Journal of horticulture, cottage gardener and country gentlemen, Volume 11 1866   Sir Walter Scott, though he never saw what he commends, tells us to Bee that abbey by the “pale moonlight,” and I did so see it; and I … Continue reading

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Ancient Orchards of Jedburgh 1822

XXII. Memoirs of the Caledonian Horticultural Society Volume 3(Google eBook) 1825 Some Account of the Remains of the Ancient Orchards of Jedburgh. By Thomas Shortreed, Esq. Jedburgh. (Read 14th March 1822.) There are the remains of many Orchards in and … Continue reading

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