This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ... of Geant des Batailles, I have seen some thousands of splendidly grown plants, on Manetti stocks, and I have seen an occasional shoot, the first year from the bud, without a flower, but such an instance is very rare indeed. A word in regard to Mr. Davies's loss of Hybrid Perpetuals, on their own roots, in the winter of 1854-5. It is no proof in favour of the Brier, for there is no doubt they would have shared the same fate on that stock. It is well known that thousands of Roses, both standards and dwarfs, were killed; so many indeed as to raise the price, even of old sorts, for two years afterwards. Therefore the credit cannot all be given to the Brier, for after success. Boses worked on any stock are more liable to be killed by hard frost, or to die from any other cause, than when on their own roots. THOMAS APPLEBY. Rose Mount Nursery, York. dimwns on (dftorop, &r. At the suggestion of several of our correspondents, we have arranged with the most competent judges to give opinions on flowers, and therefore invite our friends to send their subjects for inspeetion. Mr. John Dobson, Woodlands Nurseries, Isleworth, will give opinions on Cinerarias, Fuchsias, Calceolarias, Pansies, Verbenas, and Geraniums. Mr. Hepworth, of Hendries Gardens, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Essex, will receive Tulips, Auriculas, and Polyanthus Mr. George Glenny, Fulham; Mr. Walker, of Winton, near Manchester; and ourselves will give opinions on any other plant or subject connected with floriculture. All letters must be prepaid, and a request to be noticed in the Midland Florist should accompany each communication, which should not be later than the 18th of the month, if intended to be noticed in the following number. C. K.--Nine pips of seedling Polyanthuses, from. Cobden and Uncle ...
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