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Gleanings from French Gardens
Comprising an Account of Such Features of French Horticulture as Are Most Worthy of Adoption in British Gardens

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  • Date Published: February 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079839

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About the Authors
  • The innovative gardener and writer William Robinson (1838–1935), several of whose other works are reissued in this series, was sent by The Times as its horticultural correspondent to the Paris International Exposition of 1867. As a result of his visit, he produced two books, The Parks, Promenades and Gardens of Paris (1869) and this highly illustrated work (first published in 1868 and reissued here in its 1869 second edition) on gardening trends in France, describing 'such features of French horticulture as are most worthy of adoption in British gardens'. In comparing French horticulture with British, Robinson believes that the gardens of the great houses of Britain are not matched in France, but that in terms of market gardening and its produce, France is definitely superior. He argues in this interesting work that French methods of training fruit such as apples, pears and peaches should be widely adopted.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079839
    • dimensions: 140 x 214 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 95 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Subtropical gardening
    2. Hardy plants for 'subtropical' gardening
    3. Le jardin fleuriste de la ville de Paris
    4. The public gardens and parks of Paris
    5. Floral decoration of apartments in Paris
    6. The ivy and its uses in Parisian gardens
    7. Gladiolus culture and rose-showing
    8. The cordon system of training fruit trees
    9. Improved mode of growing the pear as an espalier
    10. Palmette Verrier
    11. Pyramidal training
    12. Columnar and pendulous training
    13. Preserving grapes and peaches
    14. A new and cheap method of making garden walls
    15. Culture of the orange and oleander
    16. Asparagus culture in France
    17. Salad culture, etc.
    18. Horticultural implements, appliances, etc.
    A new lawn plant
    Fruit prospects

  • Author

    William Robinson

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