Letter from Gertrude Jekyll to Mrs Brand [Amy Barnes Brand]

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Written from Munstead Wood, Godalming, [Surrey]. Manuscript

Jekyll recommends Bambusa metake for a tall wind break in the boggy soil beside the cypress, or if a shorter plant will do then sweet gale myrica [Myrica gale], obtainable from James Smith and Sons, Darley Dale nurseries, near Matlock; she gives instructions for planting both; she has the bamboo but not the sweet gale; ‘A swampy place is so precious that I should not advise draining - but to keep it a swamp and be thankful!’ With envelope