H. F. Talbot Esqr
I have sown the annuals as you directed some of them in the house are come up but some are bad seed. I have potted off a great many of the plants you sowed in boxes , Some have done well and some have not come up I have sowd the grass you sent in Lady Es <1> garden it sowd about half of it. and as I could not procure seed here & have not had time to go to bath or any place where it can be had I have sowd it with the sweepings of the hay loft. and if it dont answer I will get some first of pty
Mr Paley <2> wishes me to enquire if you will let him have some of the stones that were taken up from the edges of the Gravel walks there might be a few spared but I do not wish to part with many of them in case what may be wanted.
Every thing goes on as usual. I will write a general report how things are and send on Friday. I have exchanged of the Carters and one of the Justicea with Mr Heals[?] for 2 fine plant of the Fuscia Gracilis
Sir your obdt Servt
May 20th 1828
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother.
2. Rev James Paley (17901863), Vicar at Lacock.