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Document number: 124
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COLE Mary Lucy, née Fox Strangways
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

My dear Henry

You shall hear when the box arrives but in the mean time I must beg you not to put Tussilago fragrans any where that it will have a neighbour for it destroys every thing & will cover acres – if you have a rubbishy wood it may do but not for a shrubbery – it flowers only in the spring & winter. – I enclose you a campanula (Lilifolia I believe) that is a great encreaser & I can tell you of many, that I can send you & be glad to disencumber my garden of them – I also send you some seeds of your Stipa aristea which is flourishing in the garden. I do not know Lechenaultia nor the potentilla’s you mention but the Trachelium is a very old & favourite inhabitant – I have a blue Glycine that I always thought had been Sinensis till lately & it blows constantly at Margam <1> – my garden is beautifully gay at present but another week of this dry weather will make it like its neighbouring rocks –

Your affte Aunt

M: L: Cole


1. Margam Park, Glamorgan: home of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.

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