Abercrombie, John

Every man his own gardener

Being a new and much more complete gardener's calendar and general directory than any one hitherto published. Containing not only an account of what work is necessary to he done in the kitchen and fruit garden, pleasure ground, flower garden and shrubbery, nursery, green-house, and hot-house, for every month in the year, but also ample practical directions for performing the said work. Explaining likewise the methods of propagating and raising the different sorts of plants, flowers, trees, &c. in each department, to best perfection. With complete directions for forcing the different kinds of choice plants, flowers, and fruits to early perfection, in hot-beds, hot-houses, hot-walls, forcing-frames, fourcing-houses, vineries, &c. Also particular directions relative to soil and situation, adapted to the different sorts of plants and trees, &c. And to the whole are now added, very considerably improved, and greatly enlarged, complete classical lists of kitchen-garden plants, fruit-trees, forest and ornamental trees, flowering-shrubs, annual, biennial, and perennial firbrous-rooted flowers, bulbous tuberous-rooted flowers, green-house, and hot-house plants, proper for cultivation in the english gardens and plantations, &c. With general explanations, under each class, of the nature of growth, respective properties, and essentials of general culture
By Thomas Mawe, gardener to his grace the Duke of Leeds, and John Abercrombie, sixty years a practical gardener, and author of The universal gardener and botanist
The eighteenth edition, corrected and greatly enlarged, with many considerable new additions of various plants, flowers, trees, fruits &c. and of numerous very essential improvements, in a more full and comprehensive manner, in every department of the work, than in any former edition