Ornithogalum (Star of Bethlehem)

Hardy bulbous plants, suitable for cultivation in the borders, on rockeries, or for naturalizing in turf.

Plant from August to November in a rich sandy soil, setting the bulbs 2-3 in. apart and 3-6 in. deep, according to the size of the bulbs. Mulch in March with well-decayed manure, and when the plants are in flower a weak dose of liquid manure may be given. Increase by off-sets treated as bulbs.

The flowering period is in spring and early summer, the white flowers being borne on stems from 1-2 ft. high.

Oxalis (Wood Sorrel). Hardy herbaceous and bulbous-rooted plants suitable for border edgings or for cultivation on the rockery.

Plant in spring in a sandy loam, in a sunny position. Lift and store in autumn. Keep in a frost-proof place and plant out in spring. Increase by offsets at planting time; also by division at this period. Seeds may also be sown in mild heat.

Some of the best varieties for the amateurs garden are: 0. adenophylla, coral pink, May-June. 3 in. 0. Deppci, salmon-pink, summer. G in. 0. enneaphylla, white, May-June. 3 in.

Pap aver (Poppy). Hardy plants suitable for border cultivation. Some species are also suitable for the rock garden.

Plant in autumn or spring in a deep sandy loam, in a sunny position. Top dress the soil with decayed manure in spring. Increase by division of roots in spring. Also, seeds may be sown in the open in spring, choosing a sunny site.

The following are suitable varieties for the amateurs garden: P. alpinum, red and yellow, May. 2 in.

P. rhcEticum, golden or orange. 3 in. Both suitable for the rock garden.

P. bracteatum, dark red, May-June. 2.V-3 ft.

Ethel Sweta, rose.

Jenny Mawson, rosy-salmon, darker blotch.

King George, scarlet, fringod. Mrs. Perry, salmon-pink. P. oriflamme, orange-scarlet. Perry White, satiny white with dark blotch.

Princess Ena, orange-salmon. Tulip-shaped flowers.

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