* Lamboll, Thomas, February 16, 1761, describing his wife's gardening methods to [[John Bartram]] (Bartram, 1992: 504–505)<ref>Bartram, 1992. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/NZGMIACI view on Zotero].</ref>
:"The manner Mrs. Lamboll managers her Ranunculas & Anemonies every Year, is thus: She prepares [[Bed]]s of good Rich Mould at least Two Months before she takes up the Flower Roots; that the Earth may be well settled by Rain. Wherever the Ground is low, she raised the Flower [[Bed]]s, at least a foot in heighth, and where high flattens them. In Summer time, the leaves of the Flower Roots being thoroughly dry, immediately after a Shower of Rain happens, she takes up the said Roots, divides & cleanses them (but not by washing) from Insects, then makes slight holes with the Fingers on the Tops of the prepared [[Bed]]s, places the Roots about four inches asunder and covers them over with Dirt, Scrap'd from the Paths, about half an Inch deep; strewing it over with the Fingers. And if the Rain fails she afterwards causes the [[Bed]]s of Flower Roots to be Watered gently, such Water having first stood a Convenient time in the Sun. In Cold Weather she causes the Flower [[Bed]]s to be Cover'd and Shelter'd; especially when they have begun to Sprout."
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