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.
I am much disappointed with this reputed fine strain of Wallflowers. The flowers are not dark, but of a brownish orange hue, and not near so dense in colour as common strains of the Wallflower growing in the same garden. A small packet of it cost me one shilling - a price large enough to have insured something good. Y. S., Leicester.
[Has the cold dry weather affected the colour of the flowers? - Eds].
The Council of the Royal Horticultural Society have elected Lord H. Gordon Lennox, M.P., to serve on the Council in place of the late Gen. Hon. C. Grey, and His Grace the President has nominated his lordship one of the Vice-presi-dents of the Society for the current year.