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ON GARDENING.

HANDY BOOK OF THE FLOWER-GARDEN;

BEING PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE, PROPAGATION, AND ARRANGE-

MENT OF PLANTS IN FLOWER-GARDENS ALL THE YEAR ROUND.

Embracing all Classes of Gardens, from the largest to the smallest.

BY DAVID THOMSON,

Editor of The Gardener.'

A New and Enlarged Edition, with Engraved and Coloured Plans, illustrative
of the various systems of Grouping in Beds and Borders.

Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

On Flower-Gardens a manual of modern dimensions has been much wanted;
that is to say, a bona fide manual by a practical man, having sympathies with his
vocation, and of sufficient standing therein to claim the attention both of amateurs
and professionals. Such a want is supplied by Mr David Thomson, who seems to
have had abundant experience in English floriculture, in which he has been engaged,
it would appear, both near London and in various parts of England and Scotland.

To sum up, this ‘Handy Book' deserves a welcome from all classes in-
terested in floriculture.”-Saturday Review.

“One of the very few books of its kind in which the amateur, instead of being
overwhelmed by details, has the principles which are to guide him put plainly and
clearly before him, so that he may be able to think and judge for himself.
Those who have only small and moderate means and appliances, even if they have
merely a patch of ground, a few beds in front of a parlour-window even, will find
this book of use.

The directions for the growth and management of hardy
and half-hardy annuals, and of plants generally, not omitting ferns, aquatics, and
flowering shrubs suitable for beds and shrubbery borders, have the merit of being
perfectly plain; every necessary detail of cultivation is given, and all the selections
which he has made are so marked in the type that the person who has means for
only a small collection can see at a glance which it is best for him to begin with.”
--Pall Mall Gazette.

“We are acquainted with the results produced by the able author, as well as with
his book, and therefore can pronounce the book the best on the subject yet written,
or likely to be written for a long time to come.”—The Field.

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON

THE CULTIVATION OF THE GRAPE VINE.

BY WILLIAM THOMSON,

Tweed Vineyard.

Ninth Edition, octavo, 5s.

“We cannot too strongly recommend Mr Thomson's treatise as a thoroughly
practical and sure guide to the cultivation of the vine."-Journal of Horticulture.

“We urge our readers to procure the work, and they will get so clear an insight
into vine-growing that a vinery will become one of the necessaries of existence." -
Field.

HANDY BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL CONIFERS

AND OF RHODODENDRONS AND OTHER AMERICAN

FLOWERING SHRUBS.

Suitable for the Climate and Soils of Britain. With Descriptions of the best Kinds,

and Useful Hints for their Successful Cultivation,

BY HUGH FRASER,
Fellow of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh.

Crown 8vo, 6s.

Shortly will be published, the Fifth Edition, Revised and Improved.

THE FORESTER:

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON

THE PLANTING, REARING, AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF FOREST-TREES.

BY JAMES BROWN,
Wood-Surveyor and Nurseryman.

New Edition, royal 8vo, with numerous Engravings.

“What we have stated in these columns we now repeat, that the book before us is the most useful guide to good arboriculture in the English language.”-Dr Lind. ley in the Gardeners' Chronicle.

“Beyond all doubt this is the best work on the subject of forestry extant."Journal of Horticulture.

HANDBOOK

OF

HARDY HERBACEOUS AND ALPINE FLOWERS

FOR GENERAL GARDEN DECORATION.

Containing Descriptions, in Plain Language, of upwards of 1000 Species ;

along with Concise and Plain Instructions for

their Propagation and Culture.

BY WILLIAM SUTHERLAND,
Formerly Manager of the Herbaceous Department at Kew.

Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

"This is an unpretending but valuable work, well adapted to furnish information respecting a class of plants certainly rising in popular estimation. We cordially recommend his book to the notice of our readers, as likely to be, from a gardening point of view, the standard work on Herbaceous Plants.-Gardeners' Chronicle.

“The best book of its class available for English readers.”—Gardeners' Magazine. WINDOW-GARDENING, AND FLORAL DECORATIONS.

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Including Natural and Artificial Hybridisation, Raising from Seed, Cuttings, and
Layers, Grafting and Budding, as applied to the Families and

Genera in Cultivation.

By F. W. BURBIDGE,
Author of 'Cool Orchids, and how to Grow Them.'

With 191 Engravings. Crown 8vo, pp. 630, 12s. 6d.

"A book full of information.”-Field.

"The knowledge of the whole horticultural world has been carefully gleaned to enrich the author's experience, and all is set forth in an admirable and scientific manner, which will commend itself to the reader, whose interest in flowers and fruit extends to the mysteries of their production, as well as to the scientific cultivation of plants."—Westminster Review.

“The amateur and the practical gardener will here at once learn the best methods for actual work among their plants, and receive hints for further original development.”Glasgow Herald.

“We cannot, therefore, too earnestly commend the book to the attention of all who really wish to make some advance in this, the most fascinating and engrossing department of horticulture."-Morning Post.

DOMESTIC FLORICULTURE,

BEING DIRECTIONS FOR THE PROPAGATION, CULTURE, AND ARRANGEMENT

OF PLANTS AND FLOWERS AS DOMESTIC ORNAMENTS.

By F. W. BURBIDGE.

New Edition, Revised and Enlarged.
With upwards of 200 Illustrations on Wood. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

"A charmingly illustrated vade-mecum on Window-Gardening, Floral Decoration, and the whole field of adaptation of floral science to domestic ornament. Those who have not seen the first edition as yet are unaware what wrinkles for window and balcony gardening, on a large or small scale, for bouquet or wreath making, for table arrangement of fruit and flowers, room arrangement of plants in the form of screen, bower, and arch, and last, not least, church decoration in all its phases, Mr Burbidge places intelligibly within their reach.

An admirable com. panion for every boudoir.”- Academy.

“This book will meet the case of thousands who love flowers, and know not how to begin–or, having begun, know not how to go on in collecting and cultivating them.

It is a model of painstaking accuracy and good taste."-Gardeners' Magazine.

A MANUAL OF BOTANY,

ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL. FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS.

BY ROBERT BROWN, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.G.S.

Crown 8vo, with numerous Illustrations.

12s. 6d.

“We have no hesitation in recommending this volume to our readers as being the best and most reliable of the many works on botany yet issued. His manual will, if we mistake not, be eagerly consulted and attentively studied by all those who take an interest in the science of botany."--Civil Service Gazette.

THE BOOK OF THE GARDEN

BY CHARLES M'INTOSH,

Formerly Curator of the Royal Gardens of his Majesty the King of the Belgians, and lately of those of his Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, K.G.,

at Dalkeith Palace.

In Two large volumes, royal 8vo, embellished with 1350 Engravings.

VOL. I.-ON THE FORMATION OF GARDENS AND CONSTRUCTION OF

GARDEN EDIFICES. 776 pages and 1073 Engravings. £2, 10s. Vol. II.-PRACTICAL GARDENING. 868 pages and 279 Engravings. £1,17s. 6d.

We strongly recommend 'The Book of the Garden.' To gardeners, in every way,

it will be indispensable; and not less so to country gentlemen, architects, and surveyors, who will find it the best authority on the subject they can refer to.' -The Florist.

PRICE SIXPENCE, MONTHLY.

THE GARDENER:

A MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE AND FLORICULTURE.

EDITED BY DAVID THOMSON,
Author of 'A Handy Book of the Flower-Garden,' &c.

ASSISTED BY A STAFF OF THE BEST PRACTICAL WRITERS.

Yearly Subscription, 7s., free by Post.

Just published. Fourth Edition.

THE HANDY BOOK OF BEES,

AND THEIR PROFITABLE MANAGEMENT.

BY A. PETTIGREW.

New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Crown 8vo, 3s. 60.

“The author of this volume is evidently a practical man, and knows a great deal more about bees and their habits than most of the bee-keepers in England : indeed he may be said to be a very master in the art of bee mysteries.”-Bell's Life in London.

“This volume is throughout so obviously the result of observation and ripe experience as to leave no doubt of its value as a manual for the apiarist."-Bristol Mercury.

"How to manage bees properly, so as to make a profit, is so clearly and pleasantly told in this capital work, that we need not trespass on its pages longer."Sherborne Journal.

“We recommend his book to all who wish to spread a knowledge of this useful art among their neighbours and friends."-Land and Water.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS, EDINBURGH AND LONDON.

HANDY BOOK

OF

FRUIT CULTURE UNDER GLASS

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