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Hampton Court, england
Day outings. Sprague says that the Royal Gardens at Kew originally consisted of two separated north and south plots of land connected by a lane. That the King, say 150 years ago, wanted to make the two plots into one by closing the lane, that it required an act of Parliament, and that the act was very reluctantly passed. Sprague further says that today it is almost impossible to get any right of way closed, and if the Kew closing were asked for today it would not be granted.
I go on through Bushy Park, past the noble avenue of Horse Chesnuts, Aesculus Hippocastanum, and Limes (Citrus aurantifolia) to Hamp- [Hampton Court]
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July 13, 1930
[Hampton] Court where I see the great palace rooms occupied by Henry VIII and his successors, now hung with old-time paintings.
- On Thursday, July 17, I go down to Sutton's Seed Trial Grounds at Slough at the invitation of Mr. A.P. Balfour, to see his breeds of Eschscholzia. Thte different strains occupy different beds:
1. Golden petals above, deep poppy below.
2. True crimson petals
3. Pink below, white above
4. Lively pink, almost like our godetias
5. Bronze-gold
6. Double bronze
7. Cream
8. White, very pure
9. Queen of the buffs (somewhat of a buckskin color)
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