This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
It is impossible for us to advise you how to bed out your little garden in the space at our disposal for these notices, and specially as we do not know what plants you have. Procure ' The Handy Book of the Flower-Garden," Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, and Paternoster Row, London, and you will get full instructions.
Almost any nurseryman can supply you with Gvnesiums. We never recommend nurserymen or tradesmen in these pages. ' Botanical Names for English Readers' may, perhaps, suit your purpose, and 'Treasury of Botany.'