Blake, Stephen

The compleat gardeners practice

Directing the exact way of gardening. In three parts. The garden of pleasure, physical garden, kitchin garden. How they are to be ordered for their best situation and improvement, with variety of artificial knots for the beautifying of a garden (all engraven in copper) the choicest way for the raising, governing and maintaining of all plants cultevated in gardens now in England. Being a plain discourse how herbs, flowers and trees, according to art and nature may be propagated by sowing, setting, planting, replanting, pruning; also experience of alteration of sent, colour and taste, clearly reconciling as it treateth of each herb and flower in particular
By Stephen Blake, gardener