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.
The prizes offered by Mr W. Egerton Hubbard, jun., through the medium of the Royal Horticultural Society, have been awarded as follows - viz., For an Essay on Cottage Gardening, the prize of £5 to Mr E. W. Badger, Midland Counties Herald, Birmingham. For an Essay on Window-Gardening, the prize of £3 to Mr H. Buttery, Clapham. For the former prize thirty-four Essays were sent in, of which number those from Mr W. Payres, Nottingham, and Mr E. Luckhurst, Egerton House Gardens, Kent, were highly commended: and those from Mr D. F. Fish, Hardwicke House, Bury St Edmunds; Mr A. Meikle, Read Hall, Whalley; Mr P. Grieve, Culford; and Mr W. Early, Dingswell, were severally commended. For the Window-Gardening prize, eighteen Essays were contributed, that from Mr D. F. Fish being highly commended; and those from Mr E. Luckhurst, Egerton House Gardens; Mr A. Meikle, Read Hall; and Mr W. Moss, Shelfield, Wickham, Hants, were commended. In several of the other cases under both heads, good practical papers were sent in.