This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
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1849. Exclusive of the humus, the upper stratum of the soil is a clay loam, the lower hard pan. The site selected was trenched three feet deep; the several strata were freely
Bed 1. Superphosphate of lime and sulphate of potash. 2. Burned turf. 3. Muck, neutralised by potash. 4. Ashes. 5. This bed was left without any mineral addition. They were mulched with long litter. The melons grown were nutmeg.
Mr. Negley a few days since sent Mr. Saxton a seedling Spiraea, which we saw by the merest accident, and it is too good not to be noticed. It is a hybrid from Douglsssii, and, we should think, Callosa. The flower is mostly in the style of Douglsssii, but of a more delicate texture. It is now (Oct. 18th) in bloom, some of the buds being still unexpended. The leaves are dark green, and finely serrated, having somewhat the appearance of a Berberry. It is very pretty, and blooming late as it does, will be a valuable addition to our list of shrubs.
Among recently introduced and comparatively little known plants is Spiraea grandiflora, a hardy deciduous shrub, a native of China, sent to England by Mr. Fortune. In ordinary seasons it flowers early in April; this year, however, the combined cold winds have retarded it, and now, April 23, the buds are but just opening; the flowers are white. I made a drawing from a young vigorous plant, the first which bloomed in this country. One spike of flowers only was produced upon the branch. Older plants threw out very many lateral spikes. The plant grows rapidly in any ordinary garden soil, and flowers profusely As a spring ornament in our shrubberies it will doubtless soon become conspicuous. W.