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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
Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.
“On Flower-Gardens a manual of modern dimensions has been much wanted;
To sum up, this ‘Handy Book' deserves a welcome from all classes in-
“One of the very few books of its kind in which the amateur, instead of being
The directions for the growth and management of hardy
“We are acquainted with the results produced by the able author, as well as with
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON
THE CULTIVATION OF THE GRAPE VINE.
BY WILLIAM THOMSON,
Ninth Edition, octavo, 5s.
“We cannot too strongly recommend Mr Thomson's treatise as a thoroughly
“We urge our readers to procure the work, and they will get so clear an insight
HANDY BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL CONIFERS
AND OF RHODODENDRONS AND OTHER AMERICAN
Suitable for the Climate and Soils of Britain. With Descriptions of the best Kinds,
and Useful Hints for their Successful Cultivation,
BY HUGH FRASER,
Crown 8vo, 6s.
Shortly will be published, the Fifth Edition, Revised and Improved.
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON
THE PLANTING, REARING, AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF FOREST-TREES.
BY JAMES BROWN,
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.
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,
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.
Including Natural and Artificial Hybridisation, Raising from Seed, Cuttings, and
Genera in Cultivation.
By F. W. BURBIDGE,
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.
BEING DIRECTIONS FOR THE PROPAGATION, CULTURE, AND ARRANGEMENT
OF PLANTS AND FLOWERS AS DOMESTIC ORNAMENTS.
By F. W. BURBIDGE.
New Edition, Revised and Enlarged.
"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.
“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.
A MAGAZINE OF HORTICULTURE AND FLORICULTURE.
EDITED BY DAVID THOMSON,
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.