This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
This Society held their third and last show of the season in the grounds of J. Wilson, Esq. It was well attended; and in addition to a very respectable exhibition of fruit, cut flowers, and plants, there was an open show of Carnations and Picotees, which brought together the principal growers; and, judging from the size and brilliancy of the flowers, they must have been at their best, at least about London.
1st, to Mr. C. Turner of Slough; 2d, Mr. Norman, Woolwich; 3d, Mr. Ward, Woolwich; 4th, Mr. Bragg, Slough. For 12 blooms: - 1st, Mr. J. Edwards, Holloway; 2d, Mr. Newhall, Woolwich; 3d, Mr. Barrenger, Bedford; 4th, Mr. Ellis, Woolwich.
1st, Mr. C. Turner, Slough; 2d, Mr. Norman, Woolwich; 3d, Mr. Ward, Woolwich; 4th, Mr. Bragg, Slough. For 12 blooms: - 1st, Mr. Newhall; 2d, Mr. Edwards, Holloway; 3d, Mr. Ellis, Woolwich; 4th, Mr. Barrenger, Bedford.
A prize was awarded to Mr. Barrenger for seedling Picotees; also to Mr. Turner for Duchess of Sutherland, light red edge, full size, of fine quality.
The nurserymen very liberally refrained from shewing 12 blooms, leaving these two classes to the amateurs.