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Wall and Water Gardens Gertrude Jekyll

Wall and Water Gardens

Gertrude Jekyll

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230858227
Paperback
40 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... space enough here wouldMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... space enough here would also be a place for the giant Gunneras (besides their other water-side sites), and for another spreading patch of Heraeleum mantegazzianum, for Arundo Donax, and for the Bamboos. These giant Reeds and Grasses should in such a good garden as this have a large space, of which they would be the chief opocupants. They should be ZENOBIA (A NDROMEDA) SPECIOSA (FULL SIZE) Type of small evergreen flowering shrub for the Roch-Garden. in bold, informal clumps, with easy grassy ways passing between. In the present case the fringe of their masses on the rock-garden side is approached by shrubs that will enjoy the same conditions. These will be Kalmias, Azaleas, Ledums, Andromedas, Vacciniums, Gaultherias, and Myricas, the bog and peatloving shrubs. Of these the Kalmias and Myricas will suit the dampest places. As clumps or groups of these approach the rock-garden they will join on to it without any jarring obstruction. The green path that skirts the cool foot of the mound or promontory that forms the rock-garden will only be one of several others that pass among the Bamboos and join the path that we came along by the bog pools. The plan shows the general arrangement. Even where the peaty foot of the rock mound comes down to the level, the rock-gardens influence will still cross the grass path- for the same kind of planting is continued on the other side, only then dying away into the larger growths that will continue the scheme of planting in that direction. Now we are clear of the Fir-wood hill, and the ground to the south-west, though still slightly rising, and thinly wooded with Oak, Thorn, and Holly, is not steep enough to shade the rock-garden- moreover, some trees have been cut away to ensure that full light and...