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American amusement annuals appear arbour ARRANGEMENT autumn basket beauty begin bloom blossom border buds bulbs called carnations close cold colour common consider continue course covered creepers crocuses cuttings DEAR HARRY directions divided early earth edging flower four frame frost garden give gravel green green-house ground grow grown half hardy herbaceous plants hope hyacinths inches keep kind lately leaves letter light MANAGEMENT manner MARCH middle month mould nature neatness necessary peat piece pinks placed plants pleasure pots pretty prevent rain raised rake require roots roses rows season seeds shoots short shrubs side snow soil soon sorts sown space spring stem sticks stocks strike taken tell tender thing till transplant trees tulips usual varieties walks wall weather weeds winter wish yellow
Page 36 - The bed should be dug from eighteen inches to two feet deep, and not raised more than four inches above the level of the walks, to preserve the moisture more effectually : at about five inches below the surface should be placed a stratum of...
Page ii - Bulbs to dry. — Reasons why they should be taken up. — Directions for striking Pink Pipings. — Cuttings of China, Moss, and other Roses. — Ornamental Vases and Tables of Flowers. — Fruits of Industry. — Gardening considered as a rational Amusement — Gathering Seeds, and drying them.
Page i - Introduction. — The City.' — St. Paul's Cathedral ; General Description ; Monuments ; Objects of interest. — Paul's Cross. — Post Office. — Fleet Market. — Farringdon Market. — Old Bailey Sessions
Page ii - EXTRACT FROM CONTENTS : Directions for laying out. — Climbers. — Designs for Arbours — Centre Beds. — Distinction between Shrubs. — Annuals. — Roots. — Hints for planting Herbaceous Plants, as to height, colour, &c. — Tools. — Different sorts of Roses. — Flowering Shrubs. — Pruning. — Marking Sticks. — Advice as to particular Flowers Transplanting. — American Shrubs. — Evergreens. — Handweeding, Raking, &c. — Rock Work. — Growing Carnations.— Flower Baskets....