The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XxxIII. Extracted From The Report On Sherringham Bower, In Norfolk, A Seat Of Abbot Upcher, Esq. Situation.

Plantations at Sherringham, Norfolk

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PLANTATIONS. Some have asserted, that it is more pleasant to make improvement by the axe than by the spade; but I consider it a fortunate circumstance that some further planting is necessary, since I may venture to affirm that, after a few years, the proprietor will derive more real satisfaction from the trees planted by himself, than from those which have long existed. All planters delight in woods reared by themselves, as parents are most fond of their own progeny. In making new plantations, some useful hints may be taken from that great variety which at present exists, either from accident, by being planted at different times, and of different sorts of trees, or, perhaps, from the influence the sea may have had in destroying some and checking others; for, although in some places the sea has proved an enemy, yet it points out what trees are best adapted to the situation and exposure.