Title: The Journal of horticulture, cottage gardener and country gentlemen
Year: 1861 (1860s)
Subjects: Gardening Horticulture
Publisher: London : George W. Johnson and Robert Hogg
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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n 27 M WEEKLY CALENDAR. Weather near London in 1862. 18G3. Suns dcelin. 11° 47 n. Alder Buckthorn flowers, Gooseberry flowers. R. P. Knight died, 1S24. G. St. Mark Princess Alice born 3 Sunday after Easter. [1843. Wild Tulip flowers. Barometer. 29.950-29.94829.7S1-29.54329.854-29.62829.995—29.86429.862-29.83429.871-29.84630.026-30.015 Thermom. degrees.64—3760-4261—3969-3776-43G7—3570-31 Wind. S.W.S.W.S.W. S.S.W.S.W. w. Rain inInches. .11.01.05 .12.04 SunRises. m. h.54af4 SunSets. ra. h.3af7 5 7 6 78 7 10 7 11 713 7 Moon Rises and Sets m. h.57 1041 11morn.23 056 022 146 1 MoonsAge. G73 Clock after Day of Sun. Year. Ill112113114115116117 Meteorology op the Week.—At Chiswick, from observations during the last thirty-six years, the average highest and lowesttemperatures of these days are 58.2° and 36.6° respectively. The greatest heat, 80°, occurred on the 25th, in 1810; and the lowest cold, 18,on the 24th, in 1S54. During the period 139 days were fine, and on 113 rain fell.
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FERTILISATION OF ORCHIDS. C ILLIWGLY, ac-cording to Mr.Darwins request,I forwarded hima few seeds of theabortive Cattleyacrispa flower re-ferred to, and alsoa few seeds froma capsule that setspontaneously onLaelia cinnabari-na, -with the viewof instituting acomparison upon the reproductive tendency of a perfectand an imperfectly developed flower. The results of hisanalysis will, in all probability, be already in your hands.I also sent by the same post a few of each of the aboveseeds to Mr. Gosse, who, after a careful microscopicexamination, embodies the results of his views and ex-periments in a form which cannot fail to be generallyinteresting. I may state, in addition to what I have already s.aid,that the more I examine the positions of the organs ofreproduction in Orchids, the more I am astonished attheir power of producing seed-capsules without insect orother agency. At all events, it seems inconceivable whythe pollinium of a perfectly enveloped flower should findits way to the st
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