Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 512
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and other plants do go wonderfully cheap. Fancy my buying a specimen of Gardener floridu [?], 4 feet high by about 6 feet in diameter for 28/ ! I sold the flowers at 3d each. I could clear I daresay £6 by it within two months!
Yesterday Dr. & Mrs. Chisholm of whom I only heard a week ago! came up here to see me. I like them both, he more particularly for he is a clever little fellow & I should have been glad to have had him for a week. This morning he went over the House & grounds with me tho' it was raining hard & he will be able to give you some present idea of what I have here & are doing. I might have shown him my Tree Ferns, all doing right well, my P. Telopeas, my 4 Gigantii Lilies & other plants which came from you but I had not time