Instructions in Gardening for Ladies

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 14, 2013 - Science - 424 pages
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Jane Loudon (1807-58), the Mrs Beeton of the Victorian gardening world, wrote several popular books on horticulture and botany, specifically for women. She is also remembered as the author of The Mummy! - an early work of science fiction - and as editor of The Ladies' Companion. Her knowledge of plants and gardening was gained from her husband, the landscape designer John Claudius Loudon, whom she married in 1830, and from attending the lectures of the botanist John Lindley. Her notes from these were published as articles in John Loudon's Gardener's Magazine. This book, first published in 1840, was an immediate success, selling 1,350 copies on the day of publication and more than 200,000 in total. Written in the approachable style typical of her works, it covers all the elements of horticulture, and helped to encourage many Victorian women to take up gardening as a hobby.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER II
25
CHAPTER III
43
CHAPTER IV
70
CHAPTER V
110
CHAPTER VII
195
CHAPTER VIII
244
CHAPTER IX
301
CHAPTER X
329
CHAPTER XI
347
CHAPTER XII
374
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