make the most of them
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the flower-garden proper, a nursery for making
experiments, sowing seeds, and striking cuttings, should
find a place, if possible; a rubbish-heap is invaluable,
too, where all decayed vegetable refuse, road-scraping,
soapsuds, etc., should be thrown. In autumn, all the
leaves the gardener sweeps up should be placed near by,
both heaps being frequently turned over to allow of the
noxious gas escaping, and to assist decomposition. The
rubbish corner should be at the furthest extremity of
the garden, though it need not be unsightly if a screen
is placed around it. Privet is certainly the quickest
growing shrub for that purpose, but, as it is so common,
other shrubs, such as pyrus japonica, arbutus, barberry,
and pyracantha, may be used..........................