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300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

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217: Can we trust Brown’s accounts?

I have received numerous inquiries relating to the account book of l’incroyable, Capability Brown. The volume is now the property of the Royal Horticultural Society and kept in their Linley Library.

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192: And which firs are spruce?

Mrs W from Nether Lamport has been in touch again and do you know, on this occasion she may have a point. She came upon me strolling on the High Street, her iron grey hair somewhat awry, summoned me to her side and asked if we call spruce trees ‘spruce’ for their spruce habit.

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