This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Harrison, of Darlington, mentions m the Gardeners' Magazine, that a plant of the Marechal Niel Rose in his nursery "has attained the immense growth of 500 yards, and is now (Feb. 22) making nearly 2 yards of wood per day." Mr. Harrison continues: "We have people coming from all parts to see it. It is now beginning to bloom, which will stay its growth. Splendid blooms have gone to Covent Garden to-day at 1s 6d. each. What a pity to have to destroy such a plant! as I must because the place has been sold over my head, and I shall have to move this spring to Cat-terick."