The second Gomer House. Field Lane, Teddington. By 1860, Blackmore had moved into the new Gomer House in Field Lane, Teddington. He did so with the express purpose of setting up a market garden. It is not clear that he had any exact plan for the project. The enterprise caught hold of him, and seems to have grown on him. By temperament he was a romantic rather than a commercial person. It was always of greater interest to him to grow a new or different species than to optimise and capitalise on a lucrative line.

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