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covered them with bell-glasses — the diameter
of wiiich was rather smaller than that of the
tubs — and placed them outside a window,
facing the south, where they have now remain-
ed three years. These plants are, as nearly
as possible, in their natural condition, very
seldom requiring watering, as the rain which
falls runs over the glass, through the mould.
They begin to flower early in the spring, and
continue for four or five months in great
beauty, nothing more being required than to
give them an occasional pruning." With re-
gard to the use of larger cases, let us again

quote from the work of Ward. He says,

" I will now endeavour to point out how cheap-
ly and easily this may be effected. A box,
lined with zinc, and having three or four open-
ings in the bottom, will be required for the
reception of the plants; and glazed frames can
be procured any where, well painted and put-
tied, at about one shilling the square fool.
The plants to furnish it can be procured
abundantly in the woods in the neighbour-



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Online LibraryRobert SmithThe Friend : a religious and literary journal (Volume 16) → online text (page 137 of 154)