Pay move will improve appeal

In 1826 an architect writing in The Gardener's Magazine bemoaned the fact that a journeyman gardener who has "gone through a course of practical geometry and land surveying, has a scientific knowledge of botany and spent his days and his nights in reading books connected with his profession gets no more than two shillings or two and sixpence a day". Meanwhile, he noted, a bricklayer who has "not the least knowledge of figures or geometry" received from five to seven shillings a day.

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