The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832

Jefferys Oxford Nursery

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Jeffery's Nursery is quite new, and chiefly cropped with culinary vegetables. Part of it is laid out, however, with considerable taste, and is devoted to flowers and shrubs; among which were some valuable new sorts. We have no doubt it will be a good nursery in a few years. We noticed here a plant of Calliopsis bicolor, with the dark-coloured part of the petals extending to the very tips, which alone were yellow. Seeds should be saved from this individual; but we saw no one in the nursery whom we could recommend to do this. The grounds were in good order, and surrounded by a dead hedge of thorns, very ingeniously constructed. This nursery, and that of Mr. Humphrys, were in better order and keeping than any of the other Oxford nurseries.