Catalogues and leaflets

Scope and Content

The following printed items were originally in a folder. Items denoted with an asterisk were transferred to the Lindley Library Printed Collections. Items with no asterisk remain in the archive

Nursery catalogues

*Jackmans Nurseries Limited, Woking, Surrey: ‘Grapes’, undated [c.1970s; post decimalisation]

*R.H. Bath Limited, The Floral Farms, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire: ‘The violettas. Crane’s scented hybrids’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*C. Gregory and Son Limited, The Rose Gardens, Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham: ‘Gregory’s Roses’, 1972-1973

W.H. Rogers and Son at Red Lodge Nursery, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire: ‘Dwarf and slow growing conifers’, 1953

Seed catalogues

*Clarence Elliott Limited, Six Hill Nursery, Stevenage, Hertfordshire: catalogue of ‘Vegetable seeds for epicures and flower seeds for connoisseurs’, 1943-1944

Garden equipment

*The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Mullard Sub-irrigated water-tight window boxes, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*Stewart Plastics Limited, Purley Way, Croydon: ‘New rigid garden cloche’, undated [c.1970s; post decimalisation]

*Anglo-American Plastics Limited (Horticultural Division), Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1: ‘Fablothene tunnel covers’, 1967

*The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Mullard soil-less cultivation apparatus’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*Roko Containers Limited, Field Lane, Litherland, Liverpool: ‘Rokolene protection products for all year round – all round protection of plants and shrubs’, 1970

*Hopwood Kay Hopwood Limited, Tuff-Link House, Failsworth, Manchester: ‘Tuff-net the stronger of all plastic garden net’, 1972

*Hopwood Kay Hopwood Limited, Tuff-Link House, Failsworth, Manchester: ‘Nylon Tuff-link chains’, 1971

*Stewart Plastics Limited, Purley Way, Croydon: ‘Stewart gardening products’, undated

*Natural Plant Décor Limited, 83 Park Street, Bristol: ‘Gardenair self-watering plant pot’, undated

*Jiffy Pot (Retail) Limited, Trulls Hatch, Rotherfield, Sussex: ‘Jiffy Pots’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*Stewart Plastics Limited, Purley Way, Croydon: ‘Propagator’, undated

Pesticides

The Murphy Chemical Company Limited, Wheathampstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire: ‘The makers of Mortegg’, undated

Herbicides

Nottcutt Nurseries, Woodbridge: ‘Dab-hand spot weeder’, undated [c.1970s; post decimalisation]

Sutton’s of Reading: ‘Weeds in newly-sown turf’, undated

May and Baker Limited, Dagenham: ‘Merfusan turf fungicide’, undatedSutton and Sons Limited, Reading: ‘Clover in turf’, undated

R.B. Dawson: article, ‘Selective weedkillers for the control of weeds in turf’, reprinted from ‘Scientific Horticulture’ Vol. IX, 1949

Fertilisers

Phostrogen Limited, Tower House, Barmouth, North Wales: Phostrogen chemiculture, leaflet no 10’, undated [c.1970s; post decimalisation]

Phostrogen Limited, Tower House, Barmouth, North Wales: Phostrogen chemiculture, leaflet no 10’, undated [c.1970s]

Sutton and Sons Limited, Turf Specialists, Reading: ‘Turf under trees’, undated

The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Bakeham Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Mullard Nutrient powders with trace elements’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Soil-less cultivation with ‘Exflor’’

The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Soil-less cultivation of house plants with ‘HS Exflor’ and ‘HS Nutrients’’, undated

Trace Element Fertilisers Limited, 118 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey: ‘Sustanum for finer turf’, 1960

The Geigy Company Limited, Rhodes, Middleton, Manchester: ‘Iron Chelates for Chlorosis’, 1960

Phostrogen Limited, Tower House, Barmouth, North Wales: ‘Phostrogen’, undated

ICI Plant Protection Limited: ‘Feeding and watering glasshouse crops – the latest developments’, 1967

Couper, Friend and Company Limited, 33/35 Eastcheap, London EC3: ‘Manures and Fertilisers’, 1954

Couper, Friend and Company Limited, 33/35 Eastcheap, London EC3: 1955 (2nd page only)

Couper, Friend and Company Limited, 33/35 Eastcheap, London EC3: ‘Finely ground cocoa shell for fruit’, undated [c.1950s]

Couper, Friend and Company Limited, 33/35 Eastcheap, London EC3: ‘Organic manure (cocoa bean waste)’, undated [c.1950s]

*The Mullard Horticultural Engineering Company Limited, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey: ‘Soil-less roof gardens sub-irrigated (S.R. Mullard patents)’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

Pests and Diseases

St Ives Research Station, Bingley, Yorkshire: ‘Leather Jackets life history and eradication’, undated

Pan Britannica Industries Limited, Britannica House, Waltham Cross, Herts: ‘Control at a glance pests and diseases of vegetables, soft fruit and glasshouse crops’, undated

Hard Landscaping

Concrete Pitches Limited, 185 Chiswick High Road, London W4: leaflet ‘Precast concrete cricket pitches’, undated [c.1949]

The Natural Asphalte Mine-owners and Manufacturers Council, 94 Petty France, Westminster SW1: ‘Standardised mastic asphalte’ [post 1938; includes a quote dated 1938]

*Colbit Limited, Fairfield, Manchester: ‘Paths and lawns in the garden beautiful!’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*Fitzpatrick and Son (Contractors) Limited, 455 Old Ford Road, Bow, London E3: ‘Fitzpatrick garden stone for all types of gardens’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

The Road Emulsion Association Limited: ‘Re-Tread surfacing’, undatedErnest Lake Limited, Bishops Stortford: ‘All metal tennis posts and tennis court equipment’, 1948

Growing media

*Finch and Knight Limited, Bracknell, Berkshire: ‘Introducing Collite, pH controlled horticultural vermiculite’, undated

*Silvaperl Products Limited, Harrogate, North Yorkshire: ‘Silvaperl graded horticultural perlite’, undated

*Superlite Building Materials Limited, Sculcoates Lane, Hull: ‘Kayex horticultural vermiculite’, undated

Grass and drainage

*Sutton’s of Reading, turf specialist: ‘Hints on the formation and after-management of turf’, undated

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries: ‘Growmore leaflet no 44: mole drainage for heavy land’, undated

St Ives Research Station, reprinted from Nature vol 166 p22: ‘Turf and greenkeeping’, 1 Jul 1950

*National Allotments and Gardens Society Limited, a booklet of the ‘Home Gardens’ series: ‘Lawns old and new’, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

*Sutton and Sons Limited, Reading: ‘The identification of grasses’, undated

Wright Rain Limited, Ringwood, Hampshire: ‘The irrigation of all-weather playing areas’, c.1971

Other

W Darlington and Sons Limited, Worthing, Sussex: ‘The essential points of mushroom growing’, undated

*1949 Chelsea Flower Show: ‘Exhibit of the Parks Department of the Corporation of Torquay’, 1949

Flyer for book, ‘Mountain Flowers in colour’ by Anthony Huxley, undated [c.1950s-1960s; pre decimalisation]

Franco Traffic Signs Limited, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire: ‘Half-size traffic signs for road safety instruction in schools etc’, with accompanying letter to Woodward and price list, letter dated 1951

School of planning and Research for Regional Development, London: ‘Course in landscape design’, undated [late 1940s/1950s]

*William Wood and Son Limited, Taplow, Buckinghamshire: leaflet showing completed design and construction projects, undated