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HANDY BOOK OP THE FLOWER-GARDEN.

Being Practical Directions for the Propagation, Culture, ami Arrangement of Plauts in Flower-Gardens all the Year Round. Embracing all classes of Gardens, from the largest to the smallest. With Engraved and Coloured Plans. By DAVID THOMSON, Gardener to his Grace the Duke of Bucclouch, K.G., at Drumlanrig. A New and Enlarged Edition. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

CULTIVATED PLANTS: their Propagation and

Improvement. By F. W. BURBIDGE, Author of 'Domestic Floriculture,' 'The Narcissus, its History and Culture,' Editor of the 'Floral Magazine,' &c. With 191 Engravings, and Index. Crown 8vo, pp. 630, 12s. 6d.

DOMESTIC FLORICULTURE, WINDOW GarDening, AND FLORAL DECORATIONS. Being Practical Directions for the Propagation, Culture, and Arrangement of Plants and Flowers as Domestic Ornaments. By the same Author. Crown 8vo, with numerous Illustrations. 7s. 6d.

A BOOK ABOUT ROSES, How to Grow and

Show Them. By S. REYNOLDS HOLE. With a Coloured Frontispiece by the Hon. Mrs Francklin. Sixth Edition. 7s. 6d.

"At once charming and instructive. . . . The practical questions of position, soil, manure, and selection are carefully and exhaustively treated."—Standard.

ON ORNAMENTAL - FOLIAGED PELARGO

NIUMS. With Practical Hints for their Production, Propagation, and Cultivation. By PETER GRIEVE. Crown 8vo, 4s.

HANDBOOK OF HARDY HERBACEOUS AND

ALPINE FLOWERS FOR GENERAL GARDEN DECORATION. Containing Descriptions, in Plain Language, of upwards of 1000 Species of Ornamental Hardy Perennial and Alpine Plants, adapted to all Classes of Flower-Gardens, Rockwork, and Waters; along with Concise and Plain Instructions for their Propagation and Culture. By WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, forrnerly Manager of the Herbaceous Department at Kew. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d.

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 vols. royal 8vo, embellished with 1350 Engravings. £i, 7s. 6d.

THE FORESTER: A Practical Treatise on the

Planting, Rearing, and General Management of Forest-trees. By JAMES BROWN, Wood-Surveyor and Nurseryman. Fourth Edition. Royal 8vo, with Engravings, £1, lis. 6d.

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

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS, Edinburgh And London.

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THEIR
PROFITABLE MANAGEMENT.

By A. PETTIGEEW.

New and Cheaper Edition, with Engravings, price 3s. 6d.

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS.

"We had practical proof of the extraordinary success resulting from Mr Pettigrew's system of bee-management when he was our foreman in the gardens at Wrotham Park, Middlesex, twenty-five years ago. We assure our readers who may peruse his letters, that though he may recommend what may clash violently with their present knowledge of the subject, he is, notwithstanding, a safe guide ; and that where profit is the object, no writer that we have ever read can be compared to him." —Mr Thomson of Tweed Vineyards, formerly Editor of the ' Gardener.'

"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."—BelVs Life in London.

"It is honestly written, not with a view of puffing any particular sort of hive, but bond fide for the instruction of working men, to enable them to engage in a pursuit which will render them, as the author says, 'superior to the low vulgarities of the public-house,' becoming to them 'a perennial source of income and pleasure, a greater boon than a row of cottages d la Peabody.' . . . We recommend his book to all who wish to spread a knowledge of this useful art amongst their neighbours and friends."—Land and Water.

"A practical treatise on the profitable conduct of apiculture, by an author thoroughly familiar with the theme. He writes largely for working men, emphatically urging on them the advantages, both in pocket and in habits, which the keeping of bees will confer; and the unpretentious, clear style, and exhaustive treatment of the subject, make the little volume a safe guide to a very interesting and self-rewarding recreation. "—Daily Telegraph.

"We could not recommend a more succinct, more intelligible, or more entertaining manual than that of Mr Pettigrew."—Belts Weekly Messenger.

"It is really what it professes to be—a handy book. It is clearly and concisely written, and embodies an amount of practical knowledge of the works and ways of bees such as but very few men need expect ever to gain by personal observation. . . . His object is to show that, with some knowledge and a little care, any intelligent cottager may, by keeping bees, eke out his yearly income by £10, £20, or even £40; and very successfully, we think, does he prove his point."—Glasgow Daily Express.

"The author of this manual gives such rules for managing his bees, that any person who follows them is all but certain to make them profitable friends."—Inverness Courier.

"This book is withal a most readable and instructive book—the result of great industry and keen observation. Its author craves forbearance for faults of style, but in this respect we have seen little to complain of. He says that he is a working man himself, and has specially written with a view to the welfare of working men. He wishes them to make a little money by bee-keeping, and shows how it can be made."—Montrose Standard.

"It 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.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD k SONS, Edinburgh And London.

THE GRAPE VINE

In Crown 8vo, with Engravings, 7s. 6d.

THE HANDY BOOK

OF

FRUIT - CULTURE UNDER GLASS,

BEING A SERIEs OF PRACTICAL TREATISES ON THE CULTIVATION AND FORCING OF
PINES, VINES, PEACHES, FIGS, MELONS, STRAWBERRIES, AND CUCUMBERS, &C.

By DAVID THOMSON,
Author of ' Handy Book of the Flower-Garden/ &c.

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS.

"Mr Thomson is so well known as a gardener of the highest order, and a writer at once simple, succinct, and intelligible, that our readers may rest assured that nothing will escape from his pen that is not for the benefit of those for whom it is intended. . . . We can recommend this work very highly to all who are engaged in fruit-culture under glass as a thoroughly practical and reliable guide."— Journal of Horticulture.

"The author is well known to be a thorough master of his profession, and one of the most able and best practical gardeners of the present day. We therefore expected, on opening this volume, to find it brimful of good, sound, practical advice, and we have not been disappointed. The work before us is a true gardener's book."—Gardeners' Chronicle.

"It is evidently a faithful exposition of the author's own successful practice. His instructions are plain and practical, and every operation is detailed with sufficient minuteness to guide even the uninitiated in such matters. —The Field.

"We trust that we have said enough to show what may be expected to be found in this truly useful book."—The Garden.

"Indeed, the instructions and principles on which these are based are conveyed in such clear yet concise language, that even the most ignorant cannot fail to understand them."— North British Agriculturist.

"Before this work appeared, there was no book of moderate size in which the forcing and general culture of these fruits collectively was dismissed. No one was more competent than the author to supply this deficiency; and in adding that he has produced a book extremely convenient as to size and arrangement, and no less clear as to its directions, and sound as to the advice it offers, we intend no matter-of-course compliment. . . . It is a standard book of its class."—Florist and Pomologist.

"It is with great pleasure we introduce this book to the notice of our readers, for it was much wanted; and it is so well done that for a long time to come it will render unnecessary the publication of any similar work on fruit-culture."— Gardeners' Magazine.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS, Edinburgh And London.

CULTIVATION OF THE GRAPE VINE

BY

WILLIAM THOMSON

TWEED VINEYARD

NINTH EDITION

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON .
MDCCCLXXIX

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