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THE

HORTICULTURAL REGISTER,

AND

GENERAL MAGAZINE,

OP ALL

USIPUI. INPB12SPING DISCOVERIES

CONNECTED WITH

NATURAL HISTORY AND RURAL SUBJECTS.

VOL. III.

BY JOSEPH PAXTON, F. L. S. H. S.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN AND CRADOCK, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

MDCCCXXXIV.

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PREFACE.

This Third Volume being now completed, we beg again to relurn our best thanks to those friends who have used their endeavours to promote the general good, by making known the results of their experience in the different departments of Gardening, &c. and we have no doubt they have felt a secret pleasure in being able to add to the general fund of knowledge, and will continue to feel a greater and increasing pleasure, when, in their periodical calls on their fellow Gardeners, they see the hints they had dropped, acted upon with the success they desired.

Amongst other excellent papers in this volume, we may notice those on Chemistry, as connected with the Developement and Growth of Plants, by "the Author of the Domestic Gardener's Manual,” which to young Gardeners and Amateurs in particular are of great importance, and to the experienced practical man they will not be without their value. The system of propagating Vines, by coiling the branches in pots, is cleverly advocated and explained by Mr. Mearns, whose well known abilities render his remarks doubly valuable, because they may be entirely depended upon. The mode of successfully growing Vines in Pots is again taken up by Mr. Stafford and others; this cannot be too much recommended, indeed we hope to see the day, when the Culture of Vines in Pots shall be generally adopted, not to the exclusion of those on the Rafters, but as auxiliaries to supply the table at seasons when it would be inconvenient or difficult to put those on the Rafters into action. A Classification of Garden Peas, including the height, qualities, season of use, &c. is given by Mr. Townsend, which, as a remembrancer to the experienced, and to assist in the instruction of the young Gardener, will be very useful. The system of Heating with Hot-Water is also explained at length, and Engravings given explanatory of the same, together with many other things of general utility.

Chatsworth, Nov. 24, 1834.

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