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

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46: Rabbits?

Professor M gardens on the greensand ridge in Bedfordshire and tells me she is plagued by rabbits.

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263: What about common land?

Some ideas, finding their way into the mind, attach themselves like chewing gum to every passing thought, and so it is with me with respect to drainage, the subject of my last (note 262).

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193: Now, tell me about Yew rows?

I find myself caught in a dilemma in respect of the plants used by the King’s gardener Capability Brown. On the one hand, Dr L writes from Essex to ask for more practical detail, as she is encouraging her students to consult the Brown Advisor. On the other hand Mr R of Finsbury Park, London, would prefer a deeper, more abstract, probe into the meaning of the formidable Capability Brown, if there be such.

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118: How smooth?

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I have in hand a response to my note 98, naturally concerning  the landscapes of that non-pareil Capability Brown. The excellent Professor M of the Home Counties, close-shaven himself, takes the view that these were altogether smooth and had no wildness in them.

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112: What about race-courses?

I hear the question, did the gardener, Capability Brown, build race-courses?

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89: What is enclosure?

The Ha-ha Hero has responded to my notes 58 and 80 on extent, to ask why enclosure is so difficult to understand.

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2: Did Brown do anything except deer parks?

M. de Braun (no relation) writes from Paris to point out that besides Versailles, André Le Nôtre laid out the Champs Elysée.

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