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A Treatise upon Planting, Gardening, and the Management of the Hot-House

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  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072243

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  • This practical guide was first published in 1776: in this reissue of the two-volume 1777 second edition, the two volumes have been bound in one book. John Kennedy (d.1790) was the gardener to Sir Thomas Gascoigne, the owner of Parlington Hall in Yorkshire, and his book is addressed to landowners and their head gardeners. His concern is with 'the planting of poor wastes, moorlands, and apparent mountains', as well as with hothouse plants such as pineapples and vines, and delicacies including asparagus and cultivated mushrooms. At the other end of the scale, he also provides sections on field-cabbages, carrots and turnips as feed for cattle. In each of these areas, he gives detailed descriptions of the preparation of the ground, the tools needed, propagation techniques, and the subsequent management of pests and diseases. This is a fascinating treatise on the gardening skills needed on a grand eighteenth-century agricultural estate.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072243
    • length: 580 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Preface
    Part I:
    1. The method of raising wood
    2. On sowing tree-seeds with corn
    3. On planting moors and commons
    4. On thick planting
    [no. ch. 5]
    6. On the soils proper for the different kinds of forest trees
    7. On American forest-trees
    8. On the management of grown woods
    9. On fences and their management
    10. On vines
    Part II:
    10. Of the nursery
    11. Of pruning forest-trees
    12. Of pruning fruit-trees in general
    13. The ananas, or pineapple
    14. New method to raise mushrooms
    15. An improved method to raise asparagus
    16. On cabbages
    17. On carrots
    18. On turnips.

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    John Kennedy

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