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What Shall We Do Now?
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and often less reward for the greatest care, than in country gardening ; but the flowers that do grow seem so sweet between dull walls and under smoky chimneys, that one can forget how much more luxuriant they could be in other circumstances.
The following list of annuals, perennials, and bulbs which grow Flowers for well in the heart of towns, though it is not complete, contains towns enough plants to fill a garden :—
Annuals.
Alyssum.
Candytuft.
Collinsia.
Coreopsis.
Mignonette.
Nasturtiums.
Poppies.
Sunflowers.
Perennials.
Jap. Anemones.
Campanulas.
Delphiniums.
Flags.
Gaillardias.
Pinks.
Sunflowers.
Wallflowers.
Bulbs.
Crocuses. Daffodils. Hyacinths. Madonna Lilies. Squills.
Spanish Irises. Tulips. Winter Aconite.
In addition to the plants mentioned above, hardy ferns grow well, and so do lilies of the valley, and stonecrops and saxifrages (particularly London Pride). Creeping Jenny will also thrive, and the canary creeper grows as well in town as in the country.
In summer, geraniums, fuchsias, heliotrope—which must be well watered—pansies, lemon verbena, and scented geraniums, can be planted out.
Roses do not do very well in towns ; but the hardy ones mentioned on p. 281 will grow quite enough flowers to make the possession of them a great delight.
If you live in London, there is no better place than Covent Covent Garden to buy your plants. And there you can get, for three- Garden. pence or fourpence a dozen, strong seedlings of different kinds. May is the best time to buy these. They will need plenty of water until they are well settled in their new soil.
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