Title: Some English gardens;
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932 Elgood, George Samuel, 1851-
Subjects: Gardens Landscape gardening
Publisher: London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green & Co.
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries
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hese capital plants will bearpotting when they are almost in bloom, so that when a few are so left,they can be used as highly decorative room plants, and have the advan-tage of lasting much longer than when in the open border, exposed to thesun. One defect these good plants have, which is the way the dyingflowers suddenly turn brown. Instead of merely fading and falling, andso decently veiling their decadence, the brown flowers hang on and arevery unsightly. It is only, however, a challenge to the vigilance of thecareful gardener ; they must be visited in the morning garden-round andthe dead flowers removed. It is like the care needed to arrest thedepredations of the mullein caterpillar. It is no use wondering whetherit will come, or hoping it will not appear ; it always comes where thereare mulleins, about the second week of June. When the first tinyenemy is seen, any mulleins there may be should be visited twice a day. Ii6 MYNTHURST FROM THK PICTURE IN THE POSSESSION iMiss Radcliffe
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In the front of the picture, just under the red rose, is a patch ofMimulus, one of the larger variations of the brilHant little M. cardinalis.All the kinds like a cool, strong soil; they are really bog plants, and revelin moisture. The old Sweet Musk, so favourite a plant in cottagewindows, likes a half-shady place at the foot of a cool wall. Many adull, sunless yard might be brightened by this sweet and pretty plant.The Welsh Poppy, with its bright pale-green leaves and good yellowbloom, is also excellent for the same use, but is best sown in place from ajust-ripened pod. 117 ABBEY LEIX In a picturesque, but little-known district in Queens County, Ireland,lies Abbey Leix, the residence of Lord de Vesci. It is a land of vigoroustree-growth and general richness of vegetation. Hedge-rows show anabundance of well-grown ash timber, and the park is full of fine oaks, athing that is rare in Ireland, and that makes it more like English park-land of the best character. This impression is acce
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