Title: The Garden : an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches
Year: 1871 (1870s)
Subjects: Gardening Horticulture
Publisher: London : [s.n.
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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eter is rather more than40 feet. It is intersected by little paths, and has two mainapproaches—one upon the eastern and the other on the westernside; they are so skilfully curved and cut out amidst sloping will be one of the most attractive of its kind. Here alsomany beautiful species of British Moss find a congenialhome, such as Hookeria lucens, Leucobryum glaucum, andmany others. It is not every one who can afford to experi-ment in this way with rare and costly plants and Perns ;but, should they do well under their present circumstances,the experiment will not be without profit to many gardenersin the more geni.al parts of the country. Sevei-al plantswill jjrobably have half-hardy associated with their nameswhich have uot yet enjoyed such a distinction, and, per-chance, many charming little bits of scenery, with naturalIocks and water. Ferns and wild flowers, will bo coveredin with glass. The trickling of running water and thepresence of singing birds among the Ferns, are added to
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View in Feiiiery at St. Joha.s House, Islo of Wight. banks, as very greatly to add to the beauty of the place, andthey seem to increase its size. In this Fernery some ofthe choicest Ferns and plants of NewZealand, Australia,and thetemperate regions of India, China, and other countries aregathered together, and they seem to be as ranch at home as ifthey were in their native glens. Among the more prominentmay be noticed Dicksonia scjuarrosa and antarctica, Pterisnmbrosa, Todea africana, Cyathea Smithii and dealbata,Davallia polyantha, Osmunda capensis, cinnamomea, andspectabilis, Woodwardia orientalis, Davallia tenuifolia; andthei-e is one gigantic Fern, which we believe is quite new inthis country, and has not yet been named. It is about 1(3 feethigh. Lilies, too, grow here, and Cyclamens from the GreekIsles are presently to be introduced into some of the multi-tudinous nooks and corners which abound within and withoutthe Fernery, which, in time, wheu properly furnished. the other attr
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