This section is from the book "The Gardener V3", 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.
Araucaria excelsa, A. Cookii, Bambusa Fortunii variegata, Coprosma Baueriana variegata, Centaurea ragusina, C. argentea plumosa, C. gymnocarpa, Cineraria acanthafolia, Dracaena australis, D. indivisa, Coronilla glauca variegata, Phophalia corcovadensis, Polemonium ceruleum variegatum, Veronica Andersonii variegata.
The more upright and compact growers, such as Erica hyemalis, gracilis, ventricosa, Wilmorei, Cavendishianum, etc.; Epiphyllums of sorts; Coronilla glauca; Cytisus, various; Epacris of sorts; Azaleas of sorts; Clianthus Damperii, Libonia floribunda, Statice profusa, Fuchsias of sorts, Fairy Roses, double-flowering Myrtle, Dielytra spectabilis, Deutzia gracilis, D. crenata, Solanum capsicastrum, red berries; Aucubas, red berries; Skimmia japonica, red berries; Otaheitian Oranges.
Do not let the Daisies flower and seed, and weed them out and fill up the places with fine soil, and sow the lawn with lawn seeds, which any respectable seedsman can supply. There is no other way of getting rid of them. Some soils are more favourable to them than others.
This is one of those hardy flowers that may be described as peculiar and striking rather than beautiful or ornamental; but being a spring flower, it will be of interest to amateurs and others who delight in variety of character independently of showy colours. The flowers are solitary, drooping, large, and like an inverted Tulip, very dark or brown, purple inside, and milky blue outside. It is very hardy, and grows freely in common garden soil. Native of the Caucasus.
In our present issue you will find some remarks on materials for potting Orchids that may be of service to you. And we are happy to announce to you, and our readers in general, that we have arranged for a series of papers on Orchid-culture, to be written by a most extensive cultivator, and one who is acknowledged to stand in the front rank of Orchid - growers. These papers will appear monthly, beginning in January.
The Golden Champion Grape Vine grows as freely on its own roots as any Vine we know. A gentleman who called on us yesterday said he had just come from Drumlanrig, where he saw a whole house of it that had been planted this year, and that the Vines had made growths of 30 feet in length, and that he had never seen such foliage before. We know many other places where it is growing with equal vigour.