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ROSE AMATEUR'S GUIDE.
IN TWO PARTS.
PART I. THE SUMMER ROSE GARDEN.
THE WHOLE ARRANGED SO AS TO FORM
A COMPANION TO THE DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE
SAWBRIDGEWORTH COLLECTION OF ROSES,
BY T. RIVERS, JUN.
SECOND EDITION, GREATLY ENLARGED.
LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,
IN giving a Second Edition of this little work to the public, I have to again beg indulgence, for I fear that more than I have been able to perform will be expected. Still I am induced to hope that my hints and instructions for raising roses from seed, most certainly original, will meet with the approbation of rose amateurs. And when I adduce as a fact, that some very pretty hybrid China Roses, the names of which are given in List No. 2. in Appendix, were raised from seed in Yorkshire, from a blush tea-scented rose, trained up the rafters of an old greenhouse, and fertilised with various hardy roses, it will certainly encourage those who live further south to hope for success without the aid of glass.
The fear of being tedious, and the little knowledge I yet possess of the habits and flowers of many of the new roses, has induced me not to attempt a description of all of them;