The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Appendix. II. Description of an English Suburban residence, CHESHUNT COTTAGE.

Cheshunt Cottage in London 14

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The grounds being nearly level are readily supplied with water from the ponds and from the brook; and there are concealed wells, communicating with these sources by pipes from the brook, in different parts of the grounds, and more especially in the kitchen-garden, from which the plants can be abundantly watered in the growing season with comparatively little labor; there being six different places, including the ponds and brook, from which the gardeners take water, and all the strawberries are planted close to the wells in the inner and outer walled gardens. In order to produce as much manure as possible, as well for the farm as for the garden, all leaves, haulm, and waste vegetable matters, are carefully collected, and fermented by the addition of fresh stable dung; and heaps of different kinds of soils, procured from different parts of the country, are constantly kept in the slip adjoining the frame-ground, ready for use.