The compleat fruit and flower gardener

Publication Date1733
RemainderContaining, I. Curious directions for cultivating the choicest fruits at a small expence. II. Peculiar observations and rules for the management of dwarf fruit-trees, wall-trees, espaliers, and standards; by a new method of rendering them more ornamental and profitable. III. The most useful experiments for improving land by grain and seeds. IV. The names and characters of all the known soils in England, and their improvement by grain, seeds, and plants. V. Remarks concerning the raising flowers from seed. VI. An exact description of the great American aloe, its manner of blossoming and use; with the culture of that, and many other exotic plants. VII. An account of the most beautiful kinds of torch thistles, and their flowers, &c. VIII. The history of the Glastenbury or Holy Thorn, and the peculiar qualifications of that wonderful plant. The third edition, corrected and adorn'd with cuts. To which is added, an appendix concerning the best methods of pruning fruit-trees, whether they are train'd against wals, or in espaliers, dwarss, &c. shewing the disadvantage of the knife, whereby there parts of the wall-fruit is lost every year. Also the method of lopping timber-trees; improving and preserving of that excellent root the potatoe; with the various ways of preparing and dressing them for the table. By R. Bradley, late professor of botany in the University of Cambridge, and F.R.S
PublisherPrinted for Richard Candler, at the Flower-de-Luce without Temple-Bar


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