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THE GRAPE VINE
ON OPEN WALLS.
BY CLEMENT HOARE.
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,
AND MASON AND SON, CHICHESTER.
There is not, that I am aware of, any work extant in the English Language, that exclusively treats of the Vine, except the Treatise on the Culture of the Vine, written by Speechly in the year 1789. That work, however, though undoubtedly a valuable one, and shewing on the part of the author a thorough practical knowledge of the nature of the vine, in reference to its culture under glass, is, yet, not sufficiently full nor explicit, with regard to the management of that plant, when cultivated on open walls. Hence the principal reason of the appearance of this volume.
In compiling it, I have endeavoured, in as plain and as concise a manner as the nature of the subject would admit, to embody all the necessary points of culture, with the principles on which they are founded; and also to arrange them in such a manner, as to make their