The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Uddingstone agricultural implements

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Uddingstone is associated in our minds with Mr. Wilkie, a celebrated manufacturer of agricultural implements, whose communications will be found in some of our earlier volumes. He and his family, we were informed, have passed away; but we were introduced to a lady of the same name, Mrs. Wilkie of Knowtop, who possesses a very handsome villa and grounds, and is remarkably fond of her garden. The kitchen and flower gardens were admirably cultivated, and displayed a profusion of appropriate productions. The Californian annuals were in the greatest abundance and beauty; and the roses, and pelargoniums, fuchsias, petunias, calceolarias, and many other articles of the kind, were in great beauty. In the shrubbery we noticed fine specimens of the snake-barked maple, Sambucus racemosa, and Euonymus latifolius. The thorn hedges were remarkably nicely cut and kept, and the whole place was in high order and keeping.