Image from page 126 of "Scottish gardens; being a representative selection of different types, old and new" (1908)
Publisher: London : E. Arnold
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^^^iNfe- SOITII HANTASKINli. SOUTH BANTASKINE Yes, the foreground is greatly altered; and thegreat central plain of Scotland, which lies around,is tunnelled with mines, punctuated with tall Vjlackchimneys and scored with rattling railroads; butbeyond all this to the north stand, as of yore, thedomes and crests, the cones and cusps, of the Gram-pians and nearer Ochils. The spring flush of colour was on the wane andthe summer splendour not fully aglow, when I sawthis garden; nevertheless, the scene was werj fair:for these ladies aim at the fulfilment of Baconsideal when he wrote— I do hold it, in the royalordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens forall the months of the year; in which, severally,things of beauty may be then in season. To attain this end the guardians of this placeof flowers rely on the commonest material—tulips,hyacinth, narcissus, arabis, myosotis and wallflowerin spring—lupins, roses, poppies, pansies and suchlike in summer. The botanists borders are apt t
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