The Cultivation of New Zealand Plants


    DR. COCKAYNE deserves the thanks of those interested in horticulture, both in New Zealand and in the British Isles, for his excellent practical book on New Zealand plants. It is of particular value for plant lovers in New Zealand, since he brings to their notice the many remarkable native plants which gardeners are so apt to neglect. It is too often the case abroad to find that residents, who may have come from the Home Country, desire only to grow those plants they have known at home, and often neglect almost entirely the native plants of their country of adoption. Similarly, in Botanic Gardens in the Colonies, it is common to find the native flora very largely neglected and mainly a fine collection of exotic plants under cultivation. From Dr. Cockayne's book it is clear that in the New Zealand Botanic Gardens, care is taken to cultivate as representative a collection of the native plants as may be possible, and the efforts which have been made in this direction are worthy of the highest praise.

    The Cultivation of New Zealand Plants.

    By Dr. L. Cockayne. (New Zealand Practical Handbooks.) Pp. 139 + 21 plates. (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Melbourne, and London: Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., n.d.) 4s. 6d.

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    The Cultivation of New Zealand Plants . Nature 115, 44–45 (1925) doi:10.1038/115044b0

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