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rockery

[rok-uh-ree] /ˈrɒk ə ri/
noun, plural rockeries.
Origin of rockery
1835-1845
1835-45; rock1 + -ery
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  • It has little white flowers tinged with blue or red, and does well on a rockery in half-shade in sand and peat.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • The object of their sudden interest was a rockery in the front yard.

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • On the left is a rockery and waterfall on no mean scale, with a romantic little lake in front.

  • It was Mrs. Norton; she had in mind to get the rockery returned.

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • This plot of ground, turned now as I saw into a rockery, had been the scene of my most untiring labours.

    Elizabeth and her German Garden "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  • It ought to be planted in a crevice of the rockery in gravel, sand, and peat.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • The truth is not one gardener in a hundred knows how to make a rockery, though he does not like to say so!

    Small Gardens Violet Purton Biddle
  • Besides these plants, you should put a few bulbs in your rockery.

    The Children's Book of Gardening Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • The rockery, as seen in most gardens, both public and private, is too often an example of “how not to do it.”

    Small Gardens Violet Purton Biddle
  • They are appropriate in any situation in the flower border or rockery.

    Beautiful Bulbous Plants John Weathers
British Dictionary definitions for rockery

rockery

/ˈrɒkərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
a garden constructed with rocks, esp one where alpine plants are grown Also called rock garden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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