| 1, Modena Villas,
Sunday afternoon

Dear Engels,

I have just received a splendid collection of bulbs from the Cape of Good Hope, from  Carel Juta.
an uncle
of ours. They are in a capital condition & among them are some really rare specimens. Now as I know you also are somewhat in the gardening line, I send you a few of them, & hope they will safely reach you.

From enquiries I have made, I hear that it is by no means difficult to rear these bulbs in England, although they are indigenous to the Cape.  Die Temperatur ist nach der Fahrenheit-Skala angegeben.
A temperature of about 50 degrees
will answer very well, | & where there is no conservatory, they will grow in a room, if kept close by the window.

The large bulbs must not be entirely covered up with the soil, but be potted up to about the middle of the bulbs.

A common soil will do for the bulbs named Buphone ciliaris, Ixia candida, Mororea Spathacea Moraea Spatacea & edilis edulis, Gladiolus tristes, Cyanella capensis, Pelargonium flavum, Hesperantha graminea & cinnamomea.

A moist & light soil for the Gladiolus trimaculatus & hirsutus for the Nerine undulata, Belladonna rosea & the Velheimia viridefolia Veltheimia viridifolia bulbs.

A light & sandy soil for the bulbs Satyrium erectum, carneum & albidum, Hamanthus Haemanthus pubescens | & tigrinus & Babiana ringens.

I should think it will be easy to procure the soil in any nursery—here in Hampstead at least we have found no difficulty in doing so, indeed I am at the present moment surrounded by pots & pans & sand of all descriptions.

With kind regards from all of us,

Believe me, always
Affectionately yours,
Jenny Marx.

Poor Mohr has again fallen a victim to a carbuncle. Is it not dreadful?

He was getting on so well with  Gemeint ist hier Karl Marx: Das Kapital; siehe Erl. zu Marx an J. Ph. Becker, zw. 9. u. 15.1.1866.
his book
—chapter on chapter was growing up before him.

There certainly is some consolation in the thought that the carbuncle is not so painful, nor is it so dangerous as were some of the | former ones—however, as it is, it causes our poor Moor much suffering.

Good bye.

Just at present the bulbs do not require much moisture.



Jenny Marx (Tochter) an Friedrich Engels in Manchester. London, spätestens Sonntag, 4. Februar 1866. In: Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe digital. Hg. von der Internationalen Marx-Engels-Stiftung. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. URL: http://megadigital.bbaw.de/briefe/detail.xql?id=M0000028. Abgerufen am 05.02.2023.