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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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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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Charles McIntosh 1832 book of garden pears

The Book of the Garden 1855 Charles McIntosh , Volume 2 (Google eBook) THE HARDY FRUIT GARDEN. CHAPTER V. THE PEAR. The pear, like the apple, is indigenous to most parts of Europe, and is known botanically as Pyrus communis Wild. … Continue reading

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Book Garden 1855 Charles McIntosh Medicinal plants

The Book of the Garden 1855 Charles McIntosh , Volume 2 (Google eBook) CHAPTER IX. MEDICINAL PLANTS. Is the olden times, when barbers exorcised the art of phlebotomy, and gardeners were the ” cullers of simples ” and administrators of physic, … Continue reading

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ON ORCHARDS AROUND FARM-HOUSES. By Mr MAIN, Chelsea.

  The Quarterly Journal Of Agriciture  (Google eBook) William Blackwood ON ORCHARDS AROUND FARM-HOUSES. By Mr MAIN, Chelsea. A Few observations on a subject of rural economy, which is in many places wholly neglected, may not be uninteresting. The traveller … Continue reading

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T. Osborne and M. Cooper, 1744

The timber-tree improved, or, The best practical methods of improving different lands with proper timber: and those fruit-trees whose woods make the most profitable returns to their owners, according to the newest inventions, by the plough, harrow, and other methods … Continue reading

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