The gardener's assistant : practical and scientific : a guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit, and flower gardens, and the cultivation of conservatory, green-house, and hot-stoves plants : with a copious calendar of gardening operations / by Robert Thompson. Robert Thompson.

The gardener's assistant : practical and scientific : a guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit, and flower gardens, and the cultivation of conservatory, green-house, and hot-stoves plants : with a copious calendar of gardening operations / by Robert Thompson

London : Blackie, 1859. First Edition. Worn copy bound in half leather over buckram boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Some minor wear and tear to the spine and boards, along with some dust-toning. Remains well-preserved overall; bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Spine detached. Includes previous owner's inscription. Item #295444

Physical description; xv, 774 p., 12 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Notes; Includes index. Contents; The principle organs of plants -- Germination -- The food of plants -- Assimilation of the food -- Soils -- Manures -- Tools, instruments, machines, &c. used in gardens -- Formation of the fruit and kitchen garden -- Formation of the fruit and kitchen garden (cont.) -- Cultivation of kitchen garden plants -- Cropping the kitchen garden -- Propagation -- Transplanting -- Pruning -- Training -- The apple, pear, quince and medlab -- The plum, cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine and almond -- The gooseberry, currant, raspberry, strawberry, elder, mulberry, cranberry, &c. -- The nut, walnut and chestnut -- Garden structures -- Forcing -- Flower garden and pleasure grounds -- The greenhouse and conservatory -- The plant stove. Subjects; Gardening. Horticulture. Plants, Cultivated. Gardening Great Britain. Great Britain. Genre; Illustrated.

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