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: In Your Garden: The Construction of a Rockery and Dry Wall


Presenter/gardener: C. H. Middleton

: Variety

Togo - Japanese Juggler
Vine, More, and Nevard - Songs at the Piano
Renee and Godfrey - Dancers
Scott Sanders - Comedian
Ruth and Ella Myles - Contortionists
Marjorie Holmes - Soubrette


Juggler: Togo
Singers/pianists: Vine, More and Nevard
Dancers: Renee and Godfrey
Comedian: Scott Sanders
Contortionist: Ruth Myles
Contortionist: Ella Myles
Soubrette: Marjorie Holmes
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: In Your Garden: The Construction of a Rockery and Dry Wall: C. H. Middleton

A rock garden need not be a rich man's possession, stocked with rare Alpine plants. The smallest garden may possess one, and the humblest purse can fill it with delightful and inexpensive flowers: aubretias, rich as Persian carpets; Alpine phloxes; dianthus superbus (a feathery little pink); catmint for a sunny corner; wine-coloured primulas (Wanda) with wild yellow primroses; scilla sibirica and grape hyacinths, to make a patch of blue; bachelor's buttons red and white, and crimson thyme.
Today C. H. Middleton is to give some practical hints. Plants cannot grow in stones alone - they must have plenty of soil. Buy plants in pots, and they can be safely transplanted at any time of the year.
Then many an amateur gardener may want to build a drywall which is only another form of rockery. Just a loosely built wall without mortar - merely soil between the stones; the planting done as the building proceeds. C.H. Middleton is to show viewers how to build one, and he will suggest some of the plants to choose.


Presenter: C.H. Middleton

: Variety

Red Fred - Unicycle
McGill and Vaughan - Entertainers
Jock McKay - Comedian
George Hurd - Australian Juggler
Ruth and Ella Myles - Contortionists
Alexis and Dorrano - Apache Dancers


Unicyclist: Red Fred
Entertainers: McGill and Vaughan
Comedian: Jock McKay
Juggler: George Hurd
Contortionist: Ruth Myles
Contortionist: Ella Myles
Apache Dancers: Alexis and Dorrano
Presentation: Harry Pringle

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