Sent by Gertrude Jekyll, Munstead Wood, Godalming to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 2 June .
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Transcriber: Bertalan, Mia Solana
Transcription date: August 21, 2014
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Dear Mr. Wallace
Very many thanks <for> the nice plants of that capital Eucalyptus. I shall try it as a pillar, on a <post?> & elsewhere. Your stocky blue one looks certainly better than the Sosen[?] one.
I always wonder why there is not that <growth with?> periwinkles -- it seems as if it ought to [] exist.
I am growing a quantity of the newer Snapdragons this year & the better colour of the China Asters. I used to dislike the old China Asters with their raw pinks & purples & stiff shapes -- now, [MS illeg] & ostrich plumes in white and lavender colours & soft pinks are lovely & the so called scarlets & those good [MS illeg] big ones Vick's White & the single purple [] are all first rate garden plants.
I have plenty of Rubus nutkanus thank you, it is captial at the edge of a wood & so is the taller R. odsatus[?].
G. Jekyll1 [signature]
1 Jekyll, Gertrude (1843 - 1932). Influential British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer.
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