The Australian Manual of Horticulture – Daniel Bunce


“…in return for the trouble you have bestowed, you will find, on rearing the future progeny, instead of the pure and original kind which you have reason to expect, a race of heartless bastards.”

Bunce’s advice On saving cabbage for seed.

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Daniel Bunce a trained gardener and botanist from Hertfordshire England arrived in Hobart 1833. This was the beginning of an incredible journey that would include living with and writing down the language of a group of Aboriginal people, opening plant nurseries, becoming director of a botanical garden and of a mine and accompanying an early explorer as botanist across the continent. His handbook on gardening still provides useful advice today.

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