The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: From London to Sheffield in the Spring of 1839

Jessops Derby Garden

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Mr. Jessop's Garden, in Derby, contains a curious variety of broad-leaved elm planted by Pontey, and named by him the Gallows Elm; because he found the original tree standing near a gallows in the neighbourhood of York. Though we have frequently heard of this tree, we had never before seen a fine specimen of it. When the leaves expand in May they are of a fine yellow colour, like those of the Corstorphine plane; and, indeed, the tree may be said to bear the same relation to U'lmus montana, that the &&&phine plane (A'cer Pseudo-Platanus lutescens) bears to the common sycamore (A'cer Pseudo-Platanus). See Arb. Brit. art. A'cer.