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Image from page 470 of “An encyclopædia of gardening;” (1826)

Identifier: encyclopdiaofgar00loud
Title: An encyclopædia of gardening;
Year: 1826 (1820s)
Authors: Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843
Subjects: Gardening
Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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grounds of a residence aie much varied,the general view of the kitchen-garden will unavoidably be looked down on or up to fromsome of the walks or drives, or from open glades in the lawn or park. Some arrange-ment will therefore be requisite to place the garden, or so to dispose of plantations thatonly favorable views can be obtained of its area. To get a birds-eye view of it from thenorth, or from a point in a line with the north wall, will have as bad an effect as the viewof its north elevation, in which all its baser parts are Iendered conspicuous. Sect. II. Exposure and Aspect. 2390. Exposure is the next consideration, and in cold and variable climates is of somuch consequence for the maturation of fruits, that the site of the garden must be guidedby it, more than by locality to the mansion. 2391. The exposure should be towards the south, accoiding to Nicol, and the aspect atsome point between south-east and south-west, the ground sloping to these points in Book I. EXTENT. 457 417

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an easy manner. If quite flat, it seldom can be laid sufficiently dry ; and if very steep,it is worked under many disadvantages. It may have a fall, however, of a foot in twenty,without being very inconvenient, but a fall of a foot in thirty is most desirable, by whichthe ground is sufficiently elevated, yet not too much so. (^Kalendar, p. 6.) 2392. An exposure declining towards the south, is that approved of by Switzer, but notmore than six inches in ten feet. Two or three inches he considers better. {Tract.Fruit Card. 2d edit. p. 17.) 2393. An open aspect to the east, Abercrombie observes, is itself a point of capitalimportance in laying out a garden, or orchard, on account of the early sun. When thesun can reach the garden at its rising, and continue a regular influence, increasing as theday advances, it has a gradual and most beneficial effect in dissolving the hoar frost, whichthe past night may have scattered over young buds, leaves, and blossoms or setting fruit.On the contrary

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