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Rev. J. B. CAMM, Monckton Wyld, Charmouth. 1. Maréchal Niel

33. Malle. Marie Rady 2. Marie Baumann

34. Marguerite de St. Amand 8. Charles Lefebvre

85. Marquise de Castellane 4. Alfred Colomb

86. Marquise de Mortemart 5. Madame Rothschild

87. Maurice Bernardin 6. Emilie Hausburg,

88. Monsieur Noman 7. Exposition de Brie

89. Pierre Notting 8. La France

40. Prince Camille de Rohan 9. Duc de Rohan

41. Princess Mary of Cambridge 10. Souvenir d'Elise

42. Xavier Olibo 11. Mallo. Eugenie Verdier

43. Horace Vernet 12. Edouard Morren

44. Victor Verdier

45. Sénateur Vaisse 18, Abel Grand

46. Malle. Annie Wood 14. Beauty of Waltham

47. Devoniensis 15. Centifolia Rosea

48. Triomphe de Rennes 16. Clotilde Rolland

49. Alba Rosea 17. Comtesse de Chabrillant

50. Souvenir d'un Ami 18. Comtesse d'Oxford 19. Duke of Edinburgh

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Dupuy-Jamain

1. Catherine Mermet 21. Elie Morel

2. Souvenir d'un Ami 22. Ferdinand de Lesseps

8. Marechal Niel 23. Fisher Holmes

4. Alba Rosea 24. Général Jacqueminot

5. Belle Lyonnaise 25. John Hopper

6. Gloire de Dijon 26. Jules Margottin

7. Souvenir d'Elise 27. Lord Macaulay

8. Narcisse 28. Louise Van Houtte

9. Devoniensis 29. Madame Caillat

10. Céline Forestier 30. Madame Charles Wood

11. Niphetos 81. Madame Clémence Joigneaux 12. Triomphe de Rennes 32. Duchesse de Caylus

Rev. R. N. MILFORD, Knoyle, Wilts. 1. Maréchal Niel

83. Comtesse d'Oxford 2. Charles Lefebvre

84. Antoine Ducher 3. Marie Baumann

35. Monsieur Noman 4. Alfred Colomb

36. Miss Ingram 5. La France

87. Comtesse de Chabrillant 6. Sénateur Vaisse

88. Souvenir de la Malmaison 7. Emilie Hausburg

39. Triomphe de Rennes 8. Prince Camille de Rohan

40. Celine Forestier 9. Devoniensis

41. Madame Willermoz 10. Gloire de Dijon

42. Fisher Holmes 11. Madame Rothschild

43. Centifolia Roses 12. John Hopper

44. Duchesse de Caylus

45. Felix Genero 13. Abel Grand

46. Malle. Marie Rady 14. Clémence Raoux

47. Mons. Boncenne 15. Dr. Andry

48. Nardy Frères 16. Edouard Morren

49. Dupuy-Jamain 17. Ferdinand de Lesseps

50. Beauty of Waltham 18. Exposition de Brie 19. Pierre Notting

TEAS AND NOISETTBS. 20. Princess Mary of Cambridge

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Sophie Coquerelle

2. Devoniensis 22. Madame Charles Wood

8. Triomphe de Rennes 23. Marguerite de St. Amand

4. Madame Margottin 24. Paul Néron

5. Madame Willermoz 25. Jules Margottin

6. Solfaterre 26. Duke of Edinburgh

7. Safrano 27. Géneral Jacqueminot

8. Catherine Mermet 28. Madame Charles Verdier

9. Niphetos 29. Marquise de Castellano

10. Gloire de Dijon 80. Louis Van Houtte

11. Céline Forestier 81. François Lacharme

12. Souvenir d'un Ami 32. Eliza Boelle

Mr. JOSEPH STRATTON, Manningford Bruce, Pewney, Wilts. 1. Maréchal Niel

Mr. JOSEPH HINTON, Warminster. 1. Maréchal Niel

83. President Willermoz 2. Gloire de Dijon

34. Comtesse d'Oxford 3. Souvenir d'un Ami

35. Duc de Rohan 4. Charles Lefebvre

36. Dupuy-Jamain 5. Marie Baumann

37. John Hopper 6. Madame Rothschild

38. Lord Macaulay 7. Emilie Hausburg

39. Marquise de Mortemart 8. Pierre Notting

40. Antoine Ducber 9. Dr. Andry

41. Sénateur Vaisse 10. Marquise de Castellano

42. Rushton Radclyffe 11. La France

43. Maurice Bernardin 12. Alfred Colomb

44. Louise Peyronny

45. Centifolia Rosea 13. Prince de Portia

46. Madame Derreux Douville 14. Malle. Eugénie Verdier

47. Prince Camille de Rohan 15. Malle. Marie Rady

48. Anna de Diesbach 16. Camille Bernardin

49. Duke of Edinburgh 17. Princess Mary of Cambridge 50. Devoniensis 18. Elie Morel 19. Madame Willermoz

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Lamarque

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Cloth of Gold

2. Devoniensis 22. Madame Charles Crapelet

3. Lamarque 23. Madame Clémence Joigneaux

4. Cloth of Gold 21. Hippolyte Flandrin

5. Souvenir d'un Ami 25. Louis Van Houtte

6. Triomphe de Rennes 26. Exposition de Brio

7. Madame Falcot 27. Triomphe de Rennes

8. Madame Willermoz 28. Victor Verdier

9. Madame de St. Joseph 29. Madame Victor Verdier

10. Madame Bravy 30. Edouard Morren

11. Gloire de Dijon 31. Duchesse de Caylus

12. Eugène Desgaches 32. Duchesse de Morny

Mr. JOHN SCOTT, Warminster. 1. Maréchal Niel

33. Pierre Notting 2. Souvenir d'un Ami

81. Leopold I. 3. Charles Lefebvre

85. Fisher Holmes 4. La France

36. Maurice Bernardin Madame Rothschild

37. Alba Mutabilis 6. Alfred Colomb

88. Baron Haussman 7. Dr. Andry

89. Anna de Diesbach 8. Malle. Eugénie Verdier

40. Jules Margottin 9. Marie Baumann

41. Madame Clémence Joigneaux 10. Marquise de Castellano

42. Princess Mary of Cambridge 11. Malle. Marie Rady

43. Clémence Raoux 12. Dupuy-Jamain

44. Elie Morel

45. Hippolyte Flandrin 13. Beauty of Waltham

46. Madame Victor Verdier 14. Comtesse d'Oxford

47. Madame Fillion 15. Duke of Edinburgh

48. Marquise de Mortemart 16. John Hopper

49. Princess Christian 17. Ferdinand de Lesseps

50. Prince de Joinville 18. Abel Grand 19. Louis Van Houtte

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Senateur Vaisse

1. Maréchel Niel 21. Exposition de Brie

2. Gloire de Dijon 22. Xavier Olibo

8. Catherine Mermet 23. Paul Néron

4. Devoniensis 24. Marguerite de St. Amand

5. Triomphe de Rennes 25. Edouard Morren

6. Souvenir d'un Ami 26. Gloire de Dijon

7. Madame Falcot 27. Emilie Hausburg

8. Madame Willermoz 28. Madame Bravy

9. Madame Levet 29. Madame Willermoz

10. Madame Bravy 30. Madame Margottin

11. Madame Margottin 81. Devoniensis

12. Souvenir d'Elise 82. Catherine Mermet

83. Cloth of Gold 2. Camille Bernardin

84. Devoniensis 8. Charles Lefebvro

85. Triomphe de Rennes 4. Alfred Colomb

36. La Boule d'Or 5. Madame Rothschild

87. Marie Baumann 6. La France

38. Clémence Raoux 7. Marguerite de St. Amand

39. Comte de Nanteuil 8. Madame Victor Verdier

40. Gloire de Vitry 9. Malle. Eugénie Verdier

41. La Brillante 10. Sénateur Vaisse

42. Madame Charles Crapelet 11. Gloire de Dijon

43. Madame Clémence Joigneaux 12. Comtesse d'Oxford

44. Madame Vidot

45. Malle. Marie Rady 13. Abel Grand

46. Pierre Notting 14. Antoine Ducher

47. Maurice Bernardin 15. Anna de Diesbach

48. La Ville de St. Denis 16. Caroline de Sansal

49. Lord Macaulay
17. Eugène Desgaches

50. John Hopper
18. Duke of Edinburgh
19. Duchesse d'Orleans

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Exposition de Brie

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Général Jacqueminot

2. Boule d'Or 22. Jules Margottin

3. Devoniensis 23. Louis Van Houtte

4. Niphetos 24. Madame Charles Wood

5. Cloth of Gold 25. Madame Hector Jacquin

6. Adam 26. Marquise de Castellane

7. Moiret 27. Prince Camille de Rohan

8. Eugène Dosgaches 28. Paul Néron

9. Souvenir d'un Ami 29. Victoria (Paul's)

10. Lamarque 30. Victor Verdier

11. Triomphe de Rennes 31. Xavier Olibo

12. Gloire de Dijon 32. Niphetos

Mr. John MARSH, jun., Devizes. 1. Maréchal Niel

3. Charles Lefebvre 2. Alfred Colomb

4. Madame Rothschild

Mr. JOSEPH SMITH, Warminster. 1. Maréchal Niel

83. Madame Willermoz 2. La France

84. Devoniensis 8. Charles Lefebvre

85. Gloire de Dijo 4. General Jacqueminot

86. Lamarque 5. Triomphe de Rennes

37. Centifolia Rosen 6. Souvenir d'un Ami

38. Madame Margottin 7. Alfred Colomb

39. Jules Margottin 8. Marquise de Castellane

40. Souvenir de la Malmaison 9. Marie Baumann

41. Souvenir d'Elise 10. John Hopper

42. Hippolyte Flandrin 11. Xavier Olibo

43. Madame Levet 12. Sénateur Vaisse

44. Gloire de Vitry

45. Paul Néron 13. Abel Grand

46. Pierre Notting 14. Ferdinand de Lesseps

47. Mons. Noman 15. Madame Rothschild

48. Madame Hector Jacquin 16. Malle. Marie Rady

49. Fisher Holmes 17. Beauty of Waltham

50. Malle. Annie Wood 18. Louis Van Houtte 19. Madame Charles Wood

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Dupuy-Jamain

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Malle. Eugénie Verdier

2. Gloire de Dijon 22. Edouard Morren

3. Souvenir d'un Ami 23. Duke of Edinburgh

4. Madame Margottin 24. François Lacharme

5. Madame Willermoz 25. Camille Bernardin

6. Madame Levet 26. Anna de Diesbach

7. Devoniensis 27. Comtesse d'Oxford

8. Catherine Mermet 28. Princess Mary of Cambridge

9. Souvenir d'Elise 29. Madame Rivers

10. Lamarque 30. Lord Macaulay

11. Triomphe de Rennes 31. Sophie Coquerelle

12. Celine Forestier. 82. Celine Forestier

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Mr. G. F. BARRELL, Merrin Lodge, Spalding. 1. Charles Lefebvre

83. Xavier Olibo 2. Maréchal Niel

34. Comtesse d'Oxford 3. Madame Liabaud

85. La Motte Sanguine 4. Madame Rivers

36. François Lacharme 5. Pierre Notting

37. Duke of Wellington 6. Souvenir de la Malmaison

88. Lord Macaulay 7. Madame Rothschild

89. Fisher Holmes 8. Prince Camille de Rohan

40. Horace Vernet 9. John Hopper

41. Eugène Appert 10. Edouard Morren

42. Lord Clyde 11. Comtesse de Chabrillant

43. Alfred de Rougemont 12. Sénateur Vaisso

44. Marie Baumann

45. Thorin 13. Reine Blanche

46. Duke of Edinburgh 14. Devoniensis

47. Felix Genero 15. Malle. Bonnaire

48. Jean Goujon 16. Rubens

49. Alfred Colomb 17. Alba Mutabilis

50. Marquise de Castellane 18. Madame Vidot 19. Madame Charles Wood

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Madame Victor Verdier

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Monsieur Noman

2. Rubens 22. Caroline de Sansal

3. Devoniensis 23. Madame Furtado

4. La Pactole 24. Comtesse de Jaucourt

5. Socrato 25. La France

6. Louise de Savoie 26. Malle. Eugénie Verdier

7. Solfatere 27. Malle. Marie Rady

8. Elise Sauvage 28. Madame Hector Jacquin

9. Gloire de Dijon 29. Perfection de Lyon

10. Madame Falcot 30. Anna de Diesbach

11. Tour Bertrand 31. Centifolia Rosea

12. Homère 32. Elie Morel

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 1. Maréchal Niel 2. Devoniensis 3. Souvenir d'Elise 4. Souvenir d'un Ami 5. Gloire de Dijon 6. Niphetos 7. Madame Willermoz 8. Madame Margottin 9. America 10. Belle Lyonnaise 11. Madame Levet 12. Triomphe de Rennes

Rev. S. REYNOLDS HOLE, Caunton Manor, Newark. 1. Alfred Colomb

33. Madame Clémence Joigneaux 2. Madame Rothschild

84. Madame Rivers 3. Devoniensis

35. Madame Victor Verdier 4. Charles Lefebvre

86. Madame George Schwartz 5. Emilie Hausburg

87. Malle. Thérèse Levet 6. Maréchal Niel

38. Malle. Marguerite Dombrain 7. Pierre Notting

89. Maréchal Vaillant 8. Souvenir d'un Ami

40. Malle. Marie Rady 9. La France

41. Malle. Eugénie Verdier 10. Marie Baumann

42. Marquise de Castellane 11. Marguerite de St. Amand

43. Marquise de Mortemart 12. Madame Noman

44. Victor Verdier

45. Xavier Olibo 13. Cloth of Gold

46. Paul Néron 14. Malle. A. Wood

47. Sénateur Vaisse 15. Camille Bernardin

48. John Hopper 16. Centifolia Rosea

49. Jules Margottin 17. Comtesse d'Oxford

50. 18. Dr. Andry 19. Duc de Rohan

TEAS AND NOISETTE8. 20. Duke of Edinburgh

1. Adam 21. Duchesse de Caylus

2. Devoniensis 22. Dupuy-Jamain

3. Cloth of Gold 23. Exposition de Brie

4. Gloire de Dijon 24. François Louvat

5. Madame Bravy 25. Gloire de Dijon

6. Madame Falcot 26. Général Jacqueminot

7. Madame Margottin 27. Henri Ledechaux

8. Souvenir d'Elise 28. Leopold Hausburg

9. Souvenir d'un Ami 29. Leopold I.

10. Madame Willermoz 30. Louis Van Houtte

11. Maréchal Niel 31. Madame Boll

12. President 32. Madame Boutin

Rev. DENIS Knox, Virginia Rectory, Virginia, Ireland. 1. Comtesse de Chabrillant

83. Charles Lawson 2. Madame Charles Wood

34. Dr. Andry 3. Alfred Colomb

35. Rushton Radclyffe 4. John Hopper

36. Marquise de Castellane 5. La France

37. Marguerite de St. Amand 6. Charles Lefebvre

38. Antoine Ducher 7. Countess of Oxford

89. Duchesse de Caylus 8. Madame Rothschild

40. Maréchal Vaillant 9. Madane Victor Verdier

41. Prince Camille de Rohan 10. Marie Baumann

42. Mons. Noman 11. Duke of Edinburgh

48. Pierre Notting 12. Devoniensis

44. Souvenir de la Malmaison

45. Comte A. de Serenye 13. Emilie Hausburg

46. Sombreuil 14. Abel Grand

47. Gloire de Ducher 15. Elie Morel

48. Edouard Morren 16. La Ville de St. Denis

49. Duc de Rohan 17. Thyra Hammerick

50. Camille Bernardin 18. Malle. Annie Wood 19. Madame Eugène Verdier

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Madame Bonnaire

1. Gloire de Dijon 21. Madame Rivers

2. Madame Margottin 22. Princess Christian

8. Souvenir d'Elise 23. Princess Mary of Cambridge

4. Souvenir d'un Ami 24. Safrano

5. Triomphe de Rennes 25. Celine Forestier

6. Adam 26. Triomphe de Rennes

7. Bouton d'Or 27. Maréchal Niel

8. Sombreuil 28. Louis Van Houtte

9. Devoniensis 29. Coupe d'Hébé

10. Safrano 30. (Eillet Parfait

11. Niphetos 31. Sénateur Vaisse

12. Celine Forestier 82. Paul Ricaut

(To be continued.)

Rev. W. F. RADCLYFFB, Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset. 1. Maréchal Niel

83. Gloire de Ducher 2. Charles Lefebvre

34. Céline Forester & Pierre Notting

85. Fisher Holmes 4. Malle. Marie Rady

36. Souvenir d'un Ami 5. Alfred Colomb

87. Duc de Cazes 6. Marguerite de St. Amand

38. Madame Rothschild .7. Perfection de Lyon

89. Lord Macaulay 8. Madame Victor Verdier

40. Madame Alice Dureau 9. Madame Chirard

41. Madame Margottin 10. John Hopper

42. Duchesse de Caylus 11. Maurice Bernardin

49. Souvenir de la Malmaison 12. Edouard Morren

44. Jules Margottin

45. Lord Clyde 13. Sénateur Vaisse

46. Madame Clémence Joigneaux 14. Felix Genero

47. Sombreuil 15. Gloire de Dijon

48. Madame C. Wood 16. Leopold I.

49. Duchesse d'Orleans 17. Devoniensis

50. Madame Charles Verdier 18. Gloire de Vitry 29. Souvenir d'Elise Vardon

TEAS AND NOISETTES. 20. Prince Camille de Rohan

1. Maréchal Niel 21. Lord Herbert

2. Devoniensis 22. William Griffith

8. Adam 28. Dr. Andry

4. Madame Willermoz 24. Comtesse d'Oxford

5. Madame Margottin 25. Empereur de Maroc

6. Sombreuil 26. Madame Willermoz

7. Marie Sisley 27. Baron Chauraud

8. Gloire de Dijon 28. Marquise de Castellane

9. Souvenir d'Elise 29. Maréchal Vaillant

10. Souvenir d'un Ami 30. Triomphe de Rennes

11. Triomphe de Rennes 31. Prince Leopold

12. Céline Forestier 32. Comtesse de Chabrillant

The Rer. W. F. Radclyffe attaches this note to his list

“The Roses selected are all first-rate for garden or exhibition purposes. They are good growers, hardy, continuous, and free bloomers, of fine and varied colours, with fine outline, substantial petals, and full centres."

THE BOTANICAL GARDENS, EDINBURGH. AFTER many years' residence in a country where the indigenous trees are evergreen, it is a great relief to the eye to contemplate deciduous timber trees taking their annual rest. There is an air of repose about the landscape, which is in such perfect keeping with the wintry aspect of the sky and of all things surrounding; and there is a marvellous beauty revealed as the eye traces the outline and ramifications of the branches of the Oak, the Elm, the Ash, the Birch, the Beech, the Poplar, and the Willow. Each tree has its distinguishing characteristics, and each contrasts so forcibly with its neighbour, that the youngest English rustic can point at once to the distant specimen without the least fear of mistake as to its identity.

England indeed may truly be said to be the land of deciduous trees, for in no case, except the Holly and the Yew, are evergreen trees indigenous. The Scotch Fir (Pinus sylvestris), is the only exception in even Scotland, and not another Conifer is native to the soil of Great Britain. The strong contrast which its winters present to those of Australia, where all the timber trees and most of the shrubs are evergreen, may well be imagined ; but to no one is the change so striking as to those who have lived much in the Australian bush, and taken a delight in the study of the natural features and the flora of that wonderful land.

A rapid railway ride on a tolerably clear day up the centre of England from south to north afforded me lately a capital

opportunity of enjoying to the fall this delightful change, and Cryptomeria japonica and C. Lobbii, two trees exceedingly ima few hours' delay in Edinburgh enabled me to take a leisurely patient of unfavourable conditions, and scarcely ever succeedstroll in the Botanical Gardens of that city, and to make a ing well in warmer latitudes, are thriving here. A noble. few mental notes of the more striking features of the place. collection of Junipers finds a place also, their silvery hue and I was unfortunate in not having the Curator's company until close pyramidal habit marking them as plants of great use for late in the afternoon, so that I may probably have overlooked situations where contrast with the grassy green Conifers is many matters worthy of special observation. The good people desired. Of this silvery glaucous habit, too, are the Cedars, of Edinburgh ought to feel a pride in this noble establishment, Deodara being especially striking, the pendulous tips of its and to set a proper estimate upon the ability and devotion of branches falling over with exquisite grace. Some of the speciits Curator, Mr. McNab. It would indeed be matter for regret mens of this Cedar have been here carefully pruned; and if the inhabitants failed to fully utilise the advantages they though, as a rule, coniferous plants are not improved by the possess for attaining that knowledge of useful plants, of use of the knife, certainly in the case of the trees under notice botany, of vegetable physiology, and of culture which the they evince a great advance over those of the same age left establishment is so well adapted to impart.

to develope their natural habit. The talented Curator of these Entering the garden, one is at once impressed with the gardens (Mr. McNab) is an advocate for the judicious use of vigorous health of the plants which arrest the eye. The grand the knife, and contends that where trees are planted under collection of Hollies I have never seen approached; they are artificial conditions, man is called upon to exercise something evidently great favourites with the Curator, and one's only like intelligence in their treatment. Whatever may be said regret in looking at these beautiful plants is that the Holly for or against the system, the trees in these gardens are a will not thrive well in any part of Australia. It is essentially sufficient answer as to their culture and training. a plant of cold latitudes, and in Britain have originated nearly Araucaria imbricata is a noble specimen here, and one can all the fancy varieties which glorify the winter gardens of only wish that the Araucarias of southern latitudes would Europe. In the Edinburgh gardens the Holly has found a thrive equally well in the British Isles. Araucaria excelsa, home perfectly congenial to its taste; the plants look “merry A. Rulei, A. Cookii, which are but poorly represented, with with health," their deep green foliage and clean burnished Araucaria Cunninghami and Araucaria Bidwillii in the greenstems indicating the enjoyment of wanton health and vigour. house at Edinburgh, would soon become as popular as they As we pass along the chief entrance walk several fine examples are with Australian gardeners. I notice here a distinction is of Silver and Golden forms of Variegated Hollies are met with, made between the Araucarias and the Altingeas, the latter emand as the visitor turns to his left a very extensive collection bracing the old Araucaria excelsa, A. Cunninghamii, A. Rulei, is planted. The most marked forms are, perhaps, the Leather and A. Cockii. The visitor from Australia is apt to rebel leaved, with undulating edges; the Moonshine; Hodginsii, against the innovation, which is, however, found to be perwith large glossy Laurel-like foliage; arbutifolia; the green fectly correct and scientific, the term Araucaria being applied and golden-veined Hedgehogs; the small-leaved myrtifolia, to the Chili and Queensland Pines-Araucaria imbricata and ciliata, and crassifolia of neat and compact habit; latifolia, A. Bidwillii, the Bunya Buuya of the Australian aborigine. nigrescens, and Tarago, with large Ficus-like leaves. Indeed One cannot help regretting that the climate of Britain is un. the wholo collection is worthy of notice, every member being suitable for the Norfolk Island Pine-perhaps the most graceful interesting from scme special quality in the foliage and habit known plant, and for the varieties named after Cook and Rule, recommending it for culture.

both differing but slightly from excelsa. But, then, fully Passing by many fine specimens of trees and shrubs which atoning for this drawback, is the facility with which the Birch, cannot fail to impress the visitor, one's attention is attracted the Beech, the Holly, the Aucuba, and the Rhododendron by the magnificent collection of Conifers, and particularly by grow and develope their varied beauties. All these do not the Piceas, Abies, Thujas, Wellingtonias, Cedars, Biotas, Ju- stand the heat of an Australian summer well, and seem pernipers, and Cypress. Among Piceas, grand plants are here to fectly at home in the cold wet climate of the north of Great be seen of Lowii, Nordmauniana, Pinsapo, robusta, nobilis, Britain. Fraserii, grandis, amabilis, and magnifica; the last-named A feature in the Edinburgh gardens which appears to attract being truly a beautiful specimen of this symmetrical section the attention of visitors is a clever arrangement of rockwork, of Coniferæ. In the Abies division—a section distinguished upon which are growing innumerable succulent and other suitfrom the Piceas by a foliage of paler green and more slim able plants to such positions. The black soil contrasts adhabit—there are observable many forms of Abies excelsa, all mirably with the quartz and granite blocks, margined by the partaking of its general character, but differing widely in their grass sward, and the luxuriant growth of the creeping plants habit of growth. Echinæformis, inverta, elegans, monstrosa, 1 gives to the whole a most novel and refreshing appearance. and pygmæa, with the dwarf compact Clanbrasiliana, are ex- There are some finely developed specimens of deciduous amples of these departures from the normal form of Abies trees in the gardens, the Weeping Silver Birch, the Beech, the excelsa. Abies Hookeriana glauca, Pattoninna, and William- pendulous and other ornamental Thorns, the Pavia, Sweet sonii, all hailing from California, that paradise of Conifers, Chestnut, Alnus, and Oak; but next to the Hollies and the are represented by fine robust trees.

grand collection of rare Conifers, the evergreen shrubs claim Looking from the top of the walk which runs through the attention. The Aucubas, Portugal Laurels, Rhododendrons, pinetum, over the collection of Thujas, Biotas, Thujopsis, and and Yews are worthy of a special article in their praise. These Cupressus, the eye is able to take in the vast variation in fully reconcile one to the change from the Australian climate, colour and in the shades of the group. All have a more where the heat and general aridity of the soil render the sombre garb at this season of the year, yet they even now culture of these plants nearly impossible. Of the Quercus afford the most pleasing and marked contrasts. Biota orien- Ilex (Evergreen Oak), a good tree occupies the border on the talis, B. nepalensis and dumosa, Thuja meldensis, T. antarc- right as the visitor enters, and fine plants of the Portugal tica, Libocedrus decurrens, and L. chilensis, the Chilian Ar- Laurel, 18 feet high, are near to the Oak named. Buxus bor-Vitæ, are most effective specimens, varying in their hue arborea, the Tree Box, a plant about 12 feet high already, is from a glaucous green to russety purplish blue as they interesting, as furnishing the wood for engravers' use. Arassume their winter coat, and changing almost monthly to butus Unedo, the Strawberry Tree of the Irish lake district, is various shades of green, purple, and gold. A fine specimen of here covered with its waxy blossoms, and the Irish and other Thujopsis borealis, 18 feet high and well furnished, and one forms of Yew all vividly impress the memory with their outof T. dolabrata, a very striking Japanese plant, are worthy of line. study, their singular processes which do duty as foliage One cannot but regret that no catalogue of the gardens is rendering them very distinct from other Conifers. Among yet available. Surely such a boon would soon repay the cost, Cypresses there are some wonderfully fine Lawsonianas, a for no visitor would incur the trouble of charging his memory species which may be pronounced one of the finest and most with the many beautiful objects here to be seen if a printed useful plants for ornamental work; it stands a great range list of the plants were available at a moderate price. There of temperature and any amount of exposure, thriving well in are lots of speculative canny “cits” of Edinburgh who would the cold wet north as in the warm and dry districts near the produce the work, and be quite content with the proceeds; tho equator.

printers of the place are welcome to the suggestion. The Wellingtonias from seed, and others from cuttings, doing book, like the Kew catalogue, should contain not merely a dry equally well, form a conspicuous group close by, and fine list of hard names, but after each of the more interesting specimens of the Taxodium (Sequoia) sempervirens, & plant plants some few particulars as to its discovery, its use in the furnishing the Californian red cedar, is perfectly hardy here. arts, and its natural habitat and peculiarities. Such a book

would be readily purchased by, and be a great convenience to the apparent idea that it is the first week in April.—ALAN visitors; and, moreover, it would add greatly to the efficiency CHEALES, Brockham Vicarage, Surrey. of the gardens in an educational point of view.

In the Edinburgh gardens the visitor is struck by the health and evident robustness of the various Conifers in their cold PORTRAITS OF PLANTS, FLOWERS, AND FRUITS. and humid home. Having so recently seen many, though not BATEMANIA BURTII. Nat. ord., Orchidaceæ. Lin. arr., Gynall, of these trees growing luxuriantly in the warm dry soils andria Monogynia.—This species is a native of Costa Rica. and under full exposure to the warm sun of the Victorian cli- Sepals and petals spreading, broadly elliptic ovate, fleshy, unmate, one cannot but be surprised at the great range of climate dulate, rich red brown with yellow rounded spots, and yellow in which these hardy Conifers (for the most part natives of bases. Lip white except the distal half, which is dull brownish cold latitudes), thrive. Only, indeed, in one instance did I purple. Claw white, with incurved setiform teeth. Column notice in the Edinburgh gardens that a plant had suffered hooded, tip green, dorsally keeled.—(Bot. Mag., t. 6003.) from frost, and that was in the case of Picea Webbiana, a SALVIA DICHROA. Nat. ord., Labiatæ. Linn. arr., Diandria native of Nepaul. The test for this and some of the European Monogynia.--A native of the Greater Atlas. Leaves, lower ones Abies is a crucial one, for the frosts must be very severe. oblong ovate, petioled, irregular sinuate, serrate, pubescent;

I would like to have noticed at length the plants in the upper sessile, oblong elliptic. Calyx subcampanulate, twoPalm and temperate houses, but this sketch has already ex- lipped in the middle, glandular pubescent; upper lip with tended beyond what I know to be your limits for mere gossip. three small teeth. Corolla, upper lip bright blue, arcuate, On some other occasion I may have something to say upon laterally compressed, pubescent; lower lip three-lobed; lateral these well-kept houses of luxuriant and healthy plants of lobes pale blue.—(Ibid., t. 6004.) tropical zones, and upon the systematic arrangement of plants LILIUM CONCOLOR, var. SINICUM. Nat. ord., Liliaceæ. Linn. of economic value in the outside garden. I fear I must leave arr., Hexandria Monogynia.---Native of China. Leaves scatunsaid my praises of the excellent museum of practical botany, tered, 2 to 4 inches long, narrowly elliptic, dark green, pubescent my stay being too short to enable me to do more than glance beneath. Flowers scarlet, with small blackish spots on the at the order and completeness of the place.-W. C.

throat. Ovary green, three-grooved, with three terminal knobs ; style clavate ; stigma three-lobed, red.—(Ibid., t. 6005.)

Uvaria KIRKI. Nat. ord., Anonaceæ. Linn. arr., Polyandria LA FRANCE ROSE.

Polygynia.--Native of Zanzibar. Leaves from 11 to 5 inches With regard to this Rose, I fear I am in a somewhat dis- in length, rusty below when young, but smooth when older. reputable minority of one. All your correspondents speak of Flowers 3 inches in diameter, solitary and axillary. Petals it with unbounded admiration; and Mr. Beachey, in his late large, thin, of a pale dirty straw colour outside, suffused with interesting and excellent articles, places La France as the se- verdigris-green on the lower third.—(Ibid.,

t. 6006.) cond best Rose in existence. Not only as grown by me, but as DENDROBIUM CRYSOCREPIS. Nat. ord., Orchidaceæ. Linn. I have seen it in prize stands, it has generally presented a hard arr., Gynandria Monogynia. -Native of Moulmein. Flowers closed conical centre, surrounded by a few flabby outside golden yellow, with a deeper more orange-coloured lip. Dorsal petals. A really well-expanded flower I have rarely seen. As sepals and petals concave, rounded and apiculate at the top. to the scent which is so much vaunted, that is a mere matter Lip pyriform, slipper-shaped, ventricose.—(Ibid., t. 6007.) of taste. To me it seems like the common old China, and not BOWENIA SPECTABILIS, FEM. Nat. ord., Cycadaceæ. Linn. arr. to be named with Goubault or the fragrant varieties of Rosa Decandria Monogynia. -Native of Tropical Australia. The alba.-G. S.

tuberous stem of Bowenia has the property of remaining, [“ G. S.," seems surprised that La France should be con- dormant for years and resisting all excitement to growth. sidered as worthy of so much praise, and yet in the lists pub- Dr. Hɔoker remarks, " The ripe fruiting cone is very curious, lished in the Journal of December 19th it is classed as the and quite unlike any other Cycadeous fruits which I am acsixth in order of merit, and as No. 5 among the twelve. It is quainted with; it is about the size of a human fist, and contrue that this year has not been a favourable season, but there sists of about twenty broadly ellipsoid nuts, 1 inch in long is no Rose so continuous in its bloom, not even excepting diameter, adhering in pairs to the shrivelled scales, and these Gloire de Dijon ; and though it is apt sometimes to have to the axis in a very irregular manner, the scales having shrunk a hard conical centre, yet I have seen few more beautiful so much that the seeds are completely exposed, and point in Roses than a fine well-expanded bloom of La France. The various directions, seldom retaining their original position, texture of the petals is perhaps not all that can be desired, but which is inwards or towards the axis."--(Ibid., 1. 6008.) if I had to grow only twelve Roses, La France would be

BOUVARDIA VREELANDII.-"

-" This remarkably useful decocertainly one of the twelve. The old adage will, however, be rative plant has been introduced recently from the United true to the end-Quot homines, tot sententia.-C. P. P.]-[We States, and is a root-sport from Bouvardia Hogarth—the wish our coadjutor would not make us hunt up our Terence latter, a plant of hybrid origin, having been raised by the late -we found it, but shall not translate his quotation; but we

Mr. Parsons, of Brighton, from B. longiflora crossed by will paraphrase it with the old English proverb—“Everyone B. leiantha. It is from the latter parent no doubt that it has has his fancy, as the old woman said when she kissed her derived its remarkably free-flowering habit. This B. Hogarth cow.”—Eds.)

is exactly intermediate between its parents, having flowers

about half the size of the white-flowered B. longiflora, and DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT MR. MESSENGER'S HORTICULTURAL

having also the free and continuous-blooming habit of B. leiWonks.—Very much do we regret to read that the works and antha, while the colour of the flowers is intermediate. It is machinery of Mr. T. G. Messenger, Horticultural Builder,

one of the many examples which show the tendency to sport Loughborough, have been destroyed by fire. Distressing as the has reverted to the white colour of one of its parents. This

-even from their roots—which is found in hybrids, since it effects of the fire have been, it is some consolation to learn chaste and lovely novelty was raised by Mr. S. B. Vreeland, that the workmen, whose chests of tools have been sacrificed, of Greenville, Hudson Co., N.J., and has proved to be one of will not suffer much through loss of time, as temporary the finest plants we have for winter decorations, and for premises have already been taken to carry on the business, bouquets. Its free-blooming habit is one of its most striking and the workshops will be immediately rebuilt. The prin characteristics. Young plants turned out into the open ground cipal loss is in the very large stock of prepared woodwork ready about the end of May will yield a mass of bloom through the for erection, all being painted ready for sending off. Fortunately the bulk of Mr. Messenger's dry timber was stowed summer, and if taken up in the autumn will continue in a in other parts of the town, and thus saved from the general doors the flowers are of a beautiful blush tint, while under

warm greenhouse to flower all through the winter. Out of wreck.

glass it comes a pure white. The culture of this and other

kindred Bouvardias is not generally well understood. Mr. Roses DECEIVED BY THE SEASON.—As an instance of the Standish's experience points out that they all, whether grown extreme mildness of the present season, and the perpetual in pots or planted in the open ground, require a very rich and character of some of the Tea Roses, I may mention that we light soil, and in any case should have in their compost at have here on Christmas-eve Rubens, Gloire de Dijon, and least one-third of well-decomposed manure. In such a soil Safrano out in flower; Louise de Savoie, Alba Rosea, Narcisse, they grow freely and flower profusely. In winter the plants and Goubault in bud ; and Isabella Gray just starting with should be grown in houses with a night temperature of about smaller bloom-buds. Céline Forestier is out in leaf, under | 50°.”(Florist and Pomologist, V., p. 241.)

CLEMATIS VITICELLA RUBRA GRANDIFLORA AND MARMORATA.- three segments, which fully equal the simpler leaflets in size. “ The immense and deserved popularity which the Clematis The flowers, which are abundant and successional, measure has obtained as a hardy flower, has resulted mainly from the about 3 inches across, and are composed of from four or six success which has attended the crossing of C. lanuginosa with sepals of a rich bright claret-crimson, with green stamens. certain forms of C. Viticella. It is from this species that the This charming variety, which has much the habit of C. Viti. remarkably floriferous habit of such sorts as C. Jackmanni and cella venosa, and like it is a most valuable acquisition—the C. rubella has been derived ; and though the varieties we now profusion of blossoms and the distinctness of colour rendering figure fall short of these latter in gorgeousness of inflorescence, it exceedingly effective—is the nearest approach to a crimson they bring us not only novelty of colouring, but the same pro- Clematis yet obtained. C. marmorata has the habit of C. Vi. fuseness of bloom as we have just referred to. We cannot do ticella venosa, and flowers both profusely and successively. better than quote from the new Clematis work, by Messrs. The leaves are pinnatisect, the basal pinnæ being ternate. Moore and Jackman, the descriptions given of these new intro- The flower-buds are drooping, and the flowers nearly the size ductions :—*C. Viticella rubra grandiflora is one of the most of those of venosa, composed of four remarkably broad sepals, beautiful of the Viticella forms, and gained a first-class certifi. of a light mauve colour, marked with a three-ribbed bar, the cate when exhibited at South Kensington in July, 1868. The whole surface of the flowers being speckled with white, in such leaves are pinnately-divided, or sometimes biternate, the leaf- a manner as to give it a veiny or marbled appearance. It is lets being sometimes entire and ovate, sometimes divided into a very distinct and desirable variety.'”(Ibid., V., p. 265.)

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NEW ZEALAND DRACÆNAS.–No. 1. A FEW words upon these plants may not be considered out parts of Ireland, where it seemed to thrive admirably, and as of place at this season, for the species here referred to must I have seen the plants for several successive seasons there can be reckoned amongst

be no doubt of their the most ornamen

hardiness in that tal of all greenhouse

country; in Engfine-foliaged plants

land, however, I only at this time, and

remember having the illustrations will

seen it out-doors in give a very good idea

one instance, and of them.

that in NorthampThe culture of

tonshire, where it these Dracænas is

had proved itself of the easiest kind,

quite hardy, aland anyone may un

though it did not dertake their ma

look quite so much nagement with

at home as was the certainty of success;

case with those bethis, in conjunction

fore mentioned. Unwith their graceful

der these circum. and tropical appear

stances I would ance, cannot but ren

strongly urge the der them favourites

planting of this spewith every lover of

cies in sheltered situplants. The soil I

ations out of doors, have found suit them

where its distinct well is a mixture of

foliage will always two parts peat to one

render it a pleasant of loam, and about

object to look upon. half a part of sharp

D. LINEATA.This sand. The drainage

is even a more noble must be good, and

plant and, as the ilthe water supply li

lustration on the opberal ; nothing more

posite page shows, is necessary

its foliage is much protection from frost

broader, whilst the and rough winds.

base of the leaves is I have preferred

deep reddish brown. retaining the name

As a greenhouse orunder which these

nament it is unplants are best

equalled, although I known ; various bo

have never seen it tanical authorities,

planted in the open however, have split

air; indeed, I beup the old genus

lieve it would not Dracæna into many

stand so well as the genera, and the

preceding. plants we have now

D. VEITCHII.- This under consideration

is probably only & have been made &

variety of D. lineata. separate family un

It resembles it very der the name of Dra

Dracea indivisa.

much, but differs cænopsis.

principally in having D. INDIVISA.— As

the midrib in adthe figure aptly illustrates, this is a very handsome species. As dition to the base of the leaves stained red. It is an exa greenhouse plant it has few equals when large, and when tremely ornamental plant, sufficiently distinct to be grown young it forms an elegant object either as a window plant or with the others even in a small collection.-EXPERTO CREDE. as an ornament to the drawing-room or hall. I may go further still, and advise my readers to plant it in sheltered situations in the open air. Do not fancy this is mere theory, for al- MILDNESS OF THE SEASON.—The following were from the though I cannot say I have proved it in the open ground garden, unprotected, at Linton Park, near Maidstone, on the myself, I have nevertheless seen it so employed in various 23rd of December :-Garrya elliptica, Sweet Bay in berry,

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