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THE IDEAL BOOK FOR A PRESENT. Crown 8vo, bound in cloth, bevelled edges, 480 pages, 64 plates, and 40 explanatory diagrams.



By T. W. SANDERS, F.L.S., F. R. H.S., Editor of "Amateur Gardening." A practical Up-to-date Work on the Formation, Design, Planting, and Management of the Flower Garden, with Description and Cultivation of Flowers, Plants, Trees, etc.


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Fashioning the Garden.-Aspect, Soil, and Methods of Levelling and Designing. Beds and Borders.-How to Form and Plant them to the Best Advantage.

Walks and Paths.-Mode of Formation and General Management.

Lawns and Tennis Courts.-Formation from Seeds or Turves, and Maintenance. Shrubberies.-How to Lay Out and Plant Effectively with Trees and Shrubs.

Rockeries and Ferneries.-Their Construction, Planting, and Management.

Water and Bog Gardens.-Arrangement, Selection, and Culture of Water-loving Plants.

Arbours, Summer-houses, Arches, and Pergolas. Position-Style-Construction-Suitable Plants. Edgings. Turf-Tiles-Burrs-Box-Ivy, etc.

Wild and Woodland Gardens.-Arrangement, Plants, and Flowers. Walls and Fences. Brick Walls-Stone Walls-Wooden Fences-Privet -Holly-Box-"Quick-thorn" Hedges, etc., with Approximate Cost. Garden Practice.-Planting - Transplanting-Pruning-WateringMulching-Manuring-Weeding, etc.

Propagation. By Seeds-Cuttings-Layering-By Division-Budding -Grafting, etc.-Described and Illustrated. Colour Arrangement.-Schemes for Planting for Effect in Sunny and Shady Beds and Borders, with Plans and Lists of Plants and Flowers. Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring Bedding.-How to Plant Beds Effectively, so as to ensure a Pretty Garden during the Year.

Annuals and Biennials. All the Best Kinds Described with Full Cultural Details.

Bulbs.-The Best Bulbs for Outdoor Culture, with Cultivation. Hardy and Tender Border Plants and Flowers. All the General Species and Varieties Worthy of Cultivation, with the Modes of Culture. Climbing Plants.-A Complete List of Evergreens, Deciduous, and Annual Climbers, and their Adaptability for Various Positions.

Trees and Shrubs.-The most Suitable Kinds for Shrubberies, or as Specimens on Lawns-Culture-Management, etc.

Pests and Diseases.-Insect, Animal and Fungoid Pests which are Injurious to Flower Garden Plants, Fully Described.

"The name of the author, who is editor of one of the most popular of our weekly journals on Gardening, is a guarantee of the accuracy of the contents, which in plan and style are sound and good throughout."-The Queen.

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Flower Borders--To have a really bright and interesting border of hardy perennials, annuals, and bulbs, considerable care and taste are required in planting. We have already referred to the importance of studying colour effects in the

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LIST OF PLANTS: 76, Cistus ladaniferus; 77, Pale Rose Hollyhock; 78, Lupinus arboreus; 79, Lathyrus latifolius; 80, Campanula pyramidalis; 81, Romneya Coulteri; 82, Spiræa aruncus; 83, Rhododendron (Azalea) ledifolia; 84, White Broom (Cytisus albus); 85, Rose Pæony; 86, Clematis montana on a pole; 87, Tall White Michaelmas Daisy; 88, Pale Blue Delphinium; 89, Echinops ruthenicus; 90, Chrysanthemum uligi. nosum; 91, Rose Hollyhock; 92, Chrysanthemum maximum; 93, White Foxgloves and Anchusa italica; 94, White Single Pony; 95, Valeriana officinalis alba; 96, Helianthus Miss Mellish: 97, Galega officinalis alba; 98, Anemone japonica ; 99, Campanula persicifolia; 100. Lilium candidum; 101, Pale Blue Delphinium; 102, Deep Blue Delphinium; 103, White Delphinium; 104, Tall White Phlox; 105, Pentstemon glaber cyananthus; 106, Anemone japonica alba; 107, Papaver orientale Blush Queen; 108, Tall White Early Chrysanthemum; 109, White English Irises; 110, Double White Pyrethrum; 111, Centaurea montana alba; 112, Incarvillea Olga; 113, Iris florentina; 114, Anemone japonica rosea; 115, Linaria narbonense; 116, Achillea Ptarmica ; 117, Veronica spicata rosea; 118, Pentstemon lilac variety; 119, Centaurea montana; 120, Lychnis vespertina; 121, Dicentra spectabilis; 122, Tall rose Phlox; 123, Anemone japonica rubra; 124, Achillea millefolium roseum; 125, Polemonium himalayica; 126, Armeria cephalotes; 127, Aster alpinus; 128, Dwarf early white Chrysanthemum; 129, Lychnis viscaria splendens; 130; Veronica gentianoides; 131, Iris sibirica G. Wallace; 132, Double rose Pyrethrum; 133. Polemonium Richardsoni; 134, Rose single Pyrethrum; 135, Saxifraga granulata fl pl.; 136, Aquilegia glandulosa; Veronica rupestris; 138, Campanula carpatica alba; 139, Polemonium reptans; 140, White Iceland Poppy; 141, Myosotis Victoria; 142, Double White Silene; 143, Lychnis alpina; 144, Saxifraga hypnoides; 145, Lithospermum prostratum; 146, Pansies; 147, Veronica saxatilis; 148, Myosotis azorica; 149, Tradescantea cærulea; 150, Veronica officinalis rosea; 151, Aquilegia alba; 152, Myosotis sylvatica.


LIST OF BULBS A, White Spanish Irises; B, White Double Tulips; C, Tulip Cottage Maid; D, Blue Hyacinths: E. Paper White Narcissi; F. Scilla sibirica ; G, White Scilla nutans; H, Single White Tulips; I, Ornithogalum pyramidale; J, Oxalis floribunda; K, Muscari Heavenly Blue; L, Lilium Martagon album; M, Poet's Narcissi; N, Pink Hyacinths; O, Chionodoxa sardensis; P, Allium azureum; Q, White Hyacinths; R, Scilla cernua; S, Galtonia candicans; T, Scilla hispanica grandidora: U. Poet's Narcissi; V, Gladiolus Colvillei roseus; W, Narcissus orientalis ; X, Gladiolus Colvillei, The Bride; Y, Leucojum æstivum; Z, Chionodoxa lucilia


preceding paragraph. At the same time we must also bear in mind the necessity of choosing suitable kinds of plants to group together so that there may be a continued succession of flowers from spring to autumn. Thus plants or bulbs that

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Fourth Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Crown 8vo, bound in cloth, 438 pages, 152 Illustrations, 16 plates printed on art paper, and 2 coloured plates.


By T. W. SANDERS, F.L.S., F.R. H.S., Editor of "Amateur Gardening."



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A Complete Guide to the Construction, Heating, and Management of Greenhouses, and the Cultivation of Greenhouse Plants.


Greenhouse Construction. - Lean-to and Span-Roof Structures-Site and PositionMode of Construction-What Constitutes a Tenant's Fixture-Foundations-Walls-Woodwork - Ventilators - Staging - Painting and Glazing.

Heating. Flues-Hot Air Stoves-Home Made Oil Stoves-Hot Water Apparatus, heated by Oil, Gas, or Fuel-Hot Water Piping-Stoking Small Boilers-Joints in Hot Water Pipes-Painting Hot Water PipesFixing and Managing a Saddle BoilerTenants' Fixtures.

Management.-Arrangement of InteriorOvercrowding- Temperatures-VentilationWatering Forcing Composts - Manures -Pots and their Sizes-Shading-BlindsFumigating.

Plant Propagation.-Appliances-How to Make a Portable Propagator -Propagation by Seed-Propagation by Cuttings-Leaf CuttingsStem Cuttings-Root Cuttings-Stem Rooting-Offsets-DivisionGrafting.

Cultivation. A full list of popular Greenhouse Plants alphabetically arranged, giving Species-Propagation-Suitable Soils-TemperatureWatering, and every detail for successful culture.

Pests, and how to Eradicate them.-Ants-Aphides-Mites-Chrysanthemum Insects-Cockroaches-Crickets-Cuckoo Spit or Frog-hopper -Earwigs-Eelworms-Leaf Miners-Millepedes Mealy Bug-Red Spider-Scale-Slugs and Snails-Snow Flies-Springtails-ThripsWeevils-Wireworms-Woodlice-Worms, etc.; Carnation DiseasesChrysanthemum Rust-Damping-off Disease-Hyacinth, Tulip and Lily Diseases-Mildew-Orange Mould.

Year's Work in a Greenhouse.-A calendar of operations to be carried out month by month for the successful management of a Greenhouse. "This is a handy book, and one that is likely to be of great assistance to the ever increasing class of residents in towns and the suburbs who either have greenhouses already or who intend to build one."-The Field.



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SPECIES. The best known kinds are Ophiopogon Jaburan variegatus, leaves margined with white; and O. japonicus variegatus, leaves margined with yellow. Height about 1ft.

CULTURE.--Will succeed in a cool or warm greenhouse, and requires to be grown in a compost of two parts sandy loam,

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one part leaf-mould or decayed manure, and silver sand. Repotting should be done in early spring. Give plenty of water during spring and summer, and a moderate quantity in autumn and winter. It is not necessary to repot every year; only when the pot is well filled with roots. Pot-bound plants may be supplied with liquid manure occasionally during the summer. The foliage may be syringed daily.

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