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The flower-garden display'd: in above four hundred curious representations of the most beautiful flowers, regularly dispos'd in the respective months of their blossom, curiously engrav'd on copper-plates from the designs of Mr. Furber and others, and coloured to the life: with the description and history of each plant and the method of their culture, whether in stoves, green-houses, hot-beds... ; very useful, not only for the curious in gardening, but the prints likewise for painters, carvers, japaners, &c. also for the ladies
(1732)

Productions of the month of April,   pp. 30-38 ff.


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The FLOWER-GARDEN dtfplay'd.                         31
nothing can difappoint us of a fine Appearance of Bloom, sprif,
but pruning it too clofe. It agrees with any Soil that is
not too light; and is propagated by budding or inocula-
ting of it, about the End of 7une or Beginning of 7uly,
when the Bark will rife freely.
The Stocks for budding it upon, are either the Peach,
the Almond, or the Plumb j but it is more commonly
budded upon the Plumb than any other.
Numb. IV. The Single Orange Narcffus. The Flowers
of this blow about ten Inches high; they are of a yellow
Colour, with Orange-colour'd Cups; the Root is bulbous,
and muff be propagated like the Narcifus Bofleman,
Numb. III. in the Month of March.-
Numb. V. Double Endroit Tulip. This is a beautiful
double Tulip, confifling of many Leaves of a yellow Co-
lour, and finely ftrip'd with Crimfon.  It is the more va-
luable, for its blowing fo early. Its Culture is the fame
as that of the Claramon Tulip, Numb. XVII. in the Month
of March. This comes from Holland.
Numb. VI. Glory of the Ea/l Auricula is a Flower that
brings large Truffes; it has a good Eye, and is as well
powder'd as any other of the painted Ladies.  It is ffrip'd
with a Carmine Colour, and free in making Offsets for
Increafe.  Its Management is the fame as that of the
Royal Widow Auricula, Numb. I. in the Month of
March.
Numb. VII. Double Wall-Flower makes an agreeable
Shrub, growing about a Foot and Half high; and brings
its Flowers in Spikes, very double, of a yellow Colour,
and very fweet-fcented.  We had formerly the Double
Wall-Flower fireak'd with a Carmine Red, on the Outfide
of


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