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We publish the following without either comment or correction :

" MR. EDITORS, “I've long wanted to tell a bit of my mind, but days was so short and candles doesn't give the light they used to; but now's different, and I sits down to say how things is changed. Even gardeners is. They used, when Ben was a-courting me, to be loving chaps—quite friendly-like; but now even their big club at Kensingtun is all tumbling apieces—and why ? I'll just tell 'e, and do you tell 'em --it's cause they doesn't mind your motto, For Gardening and Gardeners. Why, the club was made for them only. But now one of the big-club men says, I'm for Cole;' and another says, I'm for Kensintun, my girls croqueč there ;' but no one says nothing for old Chiswick, the club's old best home. Bah! Them lords and them as has nusmaids at Kensingtun do as good as blue-aprons to pay club-money, but blue-aprons should have the management more. You tolå us all as was said when they was a-quarrelling--and how they did talk, surely !—but they was talkers and not doers. Jist as my Ben used to say when he was alive

"Men of words and not of deeds

Is like gardens full of weeds.' And weeds we all knows smothers the crops. Jist do you and a good blue-apron or two put your hoes among 'em. Blue-aprons can do without them big-club men, but the big-club men can't do without the blue-aprons.

“And you your own born selves, Mr. Editors, you doesn't behave as when my Ben wasn't dead. Cottage Gardeners you was then, and he showed you how to grow big Cabbages; but now you've a finer name, and put in a precious lot of what we doesn't want. I could cop the thing into the fire sometimes, I'se so riled, specially that about cooking Ginny pigs. Then what's become of old Bob, as you called him ? but I know who you ment, and my Ben said he was the best of Fish.' It wo'n't do for you Editors to show the cold shoulder to old friends. Why, fashions changes in gardens as they does in bonnets; and if you hasn't an old gardner to ask to help ye, how will the old flowers fare as is a-coming up agen? Why, one of them chaps as wins prizes with crackjaw-named plants didn't know t’ other day a Turkey Nunculus that 's in my garden. He com'd a-courting to my Mary Anne, and she has on Sundays what she calls a Dolly Varden hat—why, it's the old gipsy hat of my courting days! And that minds me that he what wrote about that Dolly Varden spluttered as if there was no one of my name living, and Ben was very riled about it; but I said he's only one of them writing chaps as lives by telling lies. If you, Mr. Editors, will come to Tiptree on our race-day-the very next 25th of July as is—I'll show you gentlemen that there is

“ BETSY HARRIS." [We have no need to accept the invitation, and have told our friendly plain-spoken correspondent that we agree with her in most that she has written—have assured her that we do not cast off our old friends—that Mr. Fish is unwell, but is still one of our helpmates—that we tell all that is new about Cabbages as well as about Orchids and other things of the homestead; and we will add for the information of our readers, that "cop” in Essex is synonymous with throw, and that there “riled” means angry.]

INDEX.

ABERDEEN POULTRY SHOW, 66
Acacias and their culture, 206
Acanthus arachnitis, 393
Aecrington Poultry Show, 421
Adelaide Botanic Garden, report on,

336
Adiantum, farleyense, repotting, 440;

formosum, 186
Agricultural returns, 243
Air-admitting, 125
Akebia quinata propagation, 817
Alexandra Palace, 413; Flower Show,

436
Allamanda. flowers defective, 308;

training, 189
Alocacias losing leaves, 210
Aloes in a cellar, 169
Alsomitra sarcophylla, 203
Alstromeria secdlings, 411
Alyssum saxatile compactam not

flowering, 411
Amaranthus salicifolius, 397; culture,
Amaryllis formosissima, planting, 17
American blight bird. 121
American trees and shrubs, neglected,

3+1; and Japanese plants similar,

53, 72
Ancylogyne grandiflora finwerless, 308
Andryala mogadorensis, 99
Anguloa Clowesii and uniflora

su
perba, 143
Animal food for fowls, 216
Annuals, for border, 491; late-flower.

ing, 127 ; 8owing half-hary, 247;
for Rose circles, 249; hall hardy,
from seed, 293
Antennaria tomentosa propagation,

433
Ants, 458; trapping, 313; on wall, 339
Aphides, destroying, 40
Aphis, black, 517
Apples, dwarf bushes, 163: espa-
liers, 127; pruning, 127 ; grafted with
Pears, 28 lists of, 40; pruning py.
rainid, 211: scale on, 461; summer
culture.380; indications, 438; Tower

of Glamis, 50
Apricot, branches dying, 344 ; sheds,

206
Aquatics, heat of water for stove, 63
Aralia japonica culture, 230
Araucaria Bidwilli, 242
Arbour, climbers for, 361; evergreen,

210
Areca pumila, 227
Arisarum vulgare, 227
Arnott's stove, 127; versus hot water,

79
Arpophyllum,"cardinale, 166; gigan-

teum, 166; spicatum, 227
Artichokes, planting, 75: culture of

Globe, 75,228; Jerusalem, 75, 229
Asparagus, 899; salt for, 460; making

beds, 476 ; renewing beds, 494: im-
proving beds, 518; culture, 379, 440,
617: cutting, 361; dying-out, 441;
hastening, 476: planting, 249; shoots
grub-eaten, 494; all white shoots,

461 ; Condover's, 127
Asphalt walks, 419
Asplenium myriophyllum, 435
Asters, culture, 249; sowing out of

doors, 380
Anouba, flowers, fertilising, 808 ;
leaves browned, 861; male, 230;

seeds not growing, 81
ugust-towering plants, 210
Auriculas, 126. 350; bloom in 1872, 141;

culture, 867; to the front, 2415 mil.
dewed, 279; at South Kensington,
$$7: in Lancashire, 413; selection,
288, 440
Aviary, birds losing feathers, 274;
portable, 40

Azaleas, culture, 247, 327; after flower- Birdlime, 196

ing, 476; leaves browned, 270 ; pro- Bird diary. 432
pagating, 149; removing leaves, 441; Birds v. buds, 62, 248, 249; nests, raids
repotting, 411 : soil for, 127, 166, 170

on, 473
Azores, fowls in, 363

Birmingham Columbarian Society's

Show, 66, 90; Philoperisteron Show,

272
BAILDON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY'S Black beetles, 24
Show, 46, 67

Blechnum corcovadense two-headed,
Balcony decorations, 9

8 8
Balsam culture, 375

Blickling Hall, 166
Bantamg, cock, 236; trait of cock, 130; Blue-flowered plants, 105

Cochin. 132; eggs not forthcoming, Boiler for several houses, 844
413; points in Game, 70: in gar. Bones, dissolving, 17
dens, 110; Japanese, 309; Pekin and Border flowers, 208, 211, 280, 336, 851,
China, 444

872. 427, 451, 470, 488
Barney Manor, 76

Borrowed birds, exhibiting, 233
Bark for bottom heat, 476

Botanical Locality Record Club, 339
Barkeria, Skinneri, 144; spectabilis, Botanic (Royal) Society's Shows, 259,
and elegans, 159

833, 399, 167
Barrow Poultry Show, 108

"Botany, General System of," 311, 451
Barton Poultry Show, 22

Bottle-brush plant culture, 400
Batemania Burtii, 7

Bougainvillea, glabra culture, 150;
Bath and West of England Associa. spectabilis culture, 412

tion, 29); Poultry Show, 161, 477 Bouvardia, cuttings, 379; Vreelandii,
Bedeling-out season, 396

7
Bedding plants, blae, 379: culture, Bowenia spectabilis fam., 7

343; hardening, 268; potting. 248; Bowling and croquet green, 412
seed sowing, 880; planting, 428; Brace for fowls, 24
watering, 476

Brachyotum confertum, 203
Bedlington Poultry Show, 20, 478 Bradford Ornithological Show, 109
Bees-ants in hive, 480 ; apiarian ap. Bradford Pigeon Show, 129. 192. 213

pliances, 496; apiarian memoranda, Brahmas, 70, 273, 329, 315, 362, 382, 420;
422; books on, 273; bottle-feeding, cock dying, 154; characteristics, 191;
23 ; building in glasses, 462; combs, Dark, 477 ; Light, at Crystal Palace,
crooked, 522; combs fixing, 423 : 18; pullets ill. 21; in pens, 40; for
deserting hives, 312: domiciles and confined space, 110; mouth nice.
management, 58, 109, 191, 215, 25%; rated, 216; cock's spurs. 236; Dark
drivin2, 423; drones slaughtered in and Light hen tumoured, 231; their
June, 522; dwindling, 404: dysen. merits, 309; sneezing, 312: eggs,
tery in Ligurians, 462; ekes remov. 414; colour of egrs, 818, 403: two-
ing. 199; felon. 365: hives, 216, 423 ; years-old, 866; nests, 381; merits,
another. 383; the best, 47, 109, 195, 400, 401; ulcer in, 403; Light, plu-
215; and the brimstone-pit, 253 ; mage, 424; cockerel unhealthy, 441
controversy, 131, 235; large, 829; Bramble, double rose-leaved, 411
847; Ursus small, 343; largest in Breeders' names, deceptive use of, 109
the world, 21; overturned, 154 ; Breeds of fowls neglected, 363
placing, 312; sizes of, 496; Stew- Bristol Poultry Show. 42
arton, 2R, 69; straw for. 19; Taylor's, Broccoli, Cooling's, 808; from Corn.
424, 444: Woodbury, 401; tea chests wall, 102; dying. 618
for, 411; and honey, 92: honey Bromeliaceæ at Liege, 224
harvest, 195: honey taking in Brosimum galactodendron, 322
wint-r. 109; Ligurian, 254: in Lon- Brugmansia compost, 23 )
don, 444; management, 191; moving Brussels Spronts. 231
to a greenhouse, 151; nadiring, 253, Buckwheat for fowls, 812
273, 365. 403, 141: notes, 480; notes Buffalo Berry, 278, 334, 429; sowing.
for beginners, 273: pa-turage, 381; 482
Pettitt's apiary, 461; prizes for, 92; Bulbs, notes on some, 83
purchasing. 322: starving colony, Bull's prizes offered for new plants, 33
saving, 235: Stewarton system, 69; Bumble feet, 384
spring feeding, 365, 403: stocks, in Burton-on-Trent Poultry Show, 521
creasing, 153; large number of, 830;
moving. 480: swarming, 196: swarms
artificial, 522; gwarms uniting, 195, CABBAGES, CULTURE, 246: LIQUID
215; supering, 310 : taking off glass MANURE FOR, 460 ; SMALL, 248
supers, 180; transferring, 812; trap, Calceolarias, bedding, 35; culture,
423. 444; wasps attacking, 480; wax 179; herbaceous, 179; leaves injured,
and honey, 423; winter ventilation, 491; plants, rearing. 872, 379
423

Caledonian (Royal) Horticultural So.
Beet, for borders, 378; dark-leaved ciety's Show, 305

for winter garden, 186; ornamental, Calochortus venustus culture, 497
83

Camberwell Beauty butterfly, 466
Beetler, to destroy, 829

Cambridge Poultry Show, 24, 48
Begonias, failing, 149; herbacea, 171; Camellia tub, fungus on, 4
from seed. 188

Camellias, culture, 217; after flower.
Belfast Poultry Show, 521

ing, 476; buds falling, 150; grafting,
Belgian horticulture, 122, 303, 857

149; repotting, 127; seedlings flower-
Belgian King at horticultural places, ing, 269; for vinery walls, 269: under
393

Vines, 40, 880; out of doors in New
Belladonna Lilies not lowering, 880 Zealand, 59; from cuttings, 105;
Bellis, aucubefolia, 308; rotundifolia Princess Mary, 471
carulescens, 203

Canaries, colour influenced by food,
Bignonia Pandora not thriving, 460 291, 310; wasting nest, pairing. 312;
Birch, common, 180; for mixed bordor, at the Crystal Palace, 214 ; painted,
289

231; insects on, 274; dressing for

CANARIES-Continued.

exhibition, 132, 175; Goldfinch
mules, 151; nux.vomica for, 154;
feeding hen, 176; food for young,
404; with Bullfinch, 404; restless
heng, 404; pairing, 404; young in

aviary, 443
Canker, 425
Canna culture, 288
Cannes, gardening at, 97
Caracas chair of Botany, 223
Carica aurantiaca, 488
Carnations, culture, 517; culture of

Tree, 194; grub-eaten, 493; select,

126
Carpet flower-bed planting, 379
Carpocapsa pomonana, 32
Carriage roads and drives, 218, 324
Cats, teachableness, 310; trespassing,

476: Cyprus and Tabby, 48
Cauliflowers, dying, 518; forcing, 267
Cedar transplanted, 106
Celery, culture, 208, 268; decaying,

127: pricking-out, 149 : sowing, 307
Cements, useful, 292, 311, 317
Centaurea, candidissima sowing, 127;

ragusina from seed, 248
Cephalotus follicularis culture, 4.0
Chalk for fowls, 153
Chamedorea Tepejilote, 323
Chamaerops, Fortunei, 81, 184, 202 ;

humilis, 81; Martiana, 101
Charcoal fumes, 40
Chater, Mr. J.J., 262
Cheltenham Canary Show, 23, 46, 91,

92
Cherry, its derivation, 412; tree gum.

med, 380; black fly on, 440; trees,
pruning, 4); repotting, 17
Chickens, adopted, 363, 383; birth,

aiding, 882, 420 ; Black, 881, 381, 40;
dwindling, 424; dying, 179, in hatch:
ing. 366; failures, 274 ; leg-weak,
274; detecting sex, 866; treatment,

311
Christmas, decorations, 9; eve tem.

peratures, 62
Chrysanthemums, buds not opening.

127; after flowering, 105; culture, 4'',

459
Cinchonas, variations, 415
Cinerarias, after blooming, 491; cul.

ture, 248; at Royal Horticultural
Society's Show, 30)
Cissus discolor leaves spotted, 99
Clay soil, improving. 494
Clematises, out of doors, 420; in pots

out of doors, 441; in greenhouse,

808 ; Jackmanni propagation, 311
Clerodendrons, 481; Balfourii leafless,

16
Climate's influence over stature, 425
Climbers, for greenhouse, 218; stove

and greenhouse, 481
Coal flora, 38
Cochins, breast, 444; for confined

space, 110; greeting, 211; hen's vent
swollen, 498; twisted flight, 274;
Black, 329, 362, 461, 477: Buff, 176;

Partridge, 444; White, 110
Cock hen-pecked, 176, 236, 274; ailing,

274; comb injured, 236
Cockatoo craving for meat, 285
Cockerel dying on rail, 92
Cockscombs, retarding, 493
Cocoa-nut fibre for propagating, 79
Codin moth, 32
Carlogyne cristata and corrugata, 264
Colchester and Bradford Pigeon

Shows, 212
Colchester Poultry Shoy, 191
Coleuy wintering, 176
Colours, effect of on plants, 415
Columbarian Society, New York,

884

335 ;

Posting leaves, "176; propagating. 494

Horses, protecting trees from, 295
Horticultural (Royal) Society-Annual

General Meeting, 102, 134, 156; Bath
Show, 335, 410, 428, 467, 471, 473, 483,
500; plan, &c., of ground and tent,
887; Committee Meetings and
Shows, 3, 52, 140, 201, 239, 278, 316,
870, 409, 486, 449; cultural notes on
plants exhibited at, 217; Council,
113, 164, 200, 242, 834; crisis, 200; in-
capability of, 277; examination of
gardeners, 78; Floral Committee
trials, 395 ; future of, 181; Report of
Council, 131, of Chiswick Board of
Direction, 138; Special Meetings,
256, 279, 295; statement of accounts,

139
Hotbed making and managing, 78
Hothouse shelving, 306
Houdans' combs and plumage, 24;

eggs' colour, 236
Houses, wood v. iron, 248
Hoya carnosa, repotting, 250
Humeas dying, 327
Hyacinths-in border, 419; for exhi.

bition, 3)1; failing, 127; after flower-
ing, 149, in glasser, 827; forced
blooming again, 308; flowers the
second season, 217; roots decayed,
16; at South Kensington, 263; sup-
ports, 277
Hybridity, imperfect, 185
Hypoxis longifolia, 393

174;

IBERISES, GIBRALTARICA, 393, 407;

HARDY, 483
Indian timber and fancy woods, 311
Indigenous

plants soil-indicators,
437
Insects, beautiful and usefal, 206, 261,

317, 411, 466; destruction of, 457;

some predatory, 81, 115
Ipomea Horsfallize, 73
Iresine Herbstii flowering, 827
Iris fætidissima varicpata, 132; iberica

Perryana, 203; reticulata culture,
440 ; susiana and reticulata not flow-

ering, 289
Irritability of plants, 513
Italian Rye-grass, sowing, 380
Ivy, planiing, 491; variegated, culture,

210
Ixia culture, 189

289;

307;

441;

105 ;

JAPAN, LETTERS FROM, 469, 485, 509
Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural

Sbow, 506
Judas tree, 476
Judges of poultry shows, 127

Combs, red, 884
Egg-plant fruit, 189

Geese, for profit, 70; Embden or Bre-
Companionship of varieties affecting Egg-eating fowls, 153, 175, 345, 490;

men, 329
offspring, 129

producing fowls, 110, 393; 424; and Gentiana verna culture, 440
Composts, preparing, 808

their management, 48

Geraniumg-for bedding, 111; scarlet
Conservatory, arrangement,

Eggs-consumption and importation for bedding. 126; leaves spotted, 150;
border compost, 230; furnishing, of, 87, 829: shell-less. 133, 234, 522. cuttings, 169; potting, 169 ; hybridis-
454; path, edging, 380; heating a 329; fertilised, 311; indications of ing. 170; leaves browned, 230; for
small, 249; plants injured, 149; fertility, 274: preserving, 24; pre-

211; new, 300 ; notes on, 465;
vinery, &c., 84; gay in winter, 460 venting shell-less. 70; imported, 87;
Convolvulus mauritanicus propagat. preventing hatch g.92 ; earthy-fla

several on one stem, 63; wintering
ing, 518

voured, 32; selling by weight. 394 ; and managing bedding, 81: shoots
Coops, 292

yolkless. 366; not true, 444; soft, 196; drawn, 380; Mrs. Pollock, 494 ; Jean
Copings, of glass, 95; glazed, 149

pullet's deformed, 13; unproductive, Sisley, 288
Cordon training, 188

462; double-chicked, 477, 522; heng German paste, 154
Cork and South of Ireland Poultry dropping. 479: addled, 479; more Gerinantown Horticultural Society,
Show, 45
chicks than, 480; testing incubat.

President's address, 376
Cornwall Poultry Show, 443

ing, 522

Ghent, International Horticultural
Coronilla glauca culture, 197
Eglantine, 288

Show at, 281, 378
Corynocarpus lævigata, 416

Egyptian vegetation and gardening, Gilliflowers, 169; Mrs. Ives' book on,
Corynogtylis Hybanthus albiflora, 224

112
507
Elleanthus xanthocomus, 203

Ginger flowering, 269
Cotton an ornamental plant, 100 Elm, 308: plant under, 861; Wych, 494 Gipsy moih, 457
Cotyledon mamillarig, 213
Elsham Poultry Show, 20

Gladiolus, 279; culture and showing,
Couch-grass, destroying, 105
Endive blanching, 247, 287

508; in pots, 170; pronunciation, 241,
Covent Garden Market, 24, 48, 70, 92, Entomological Society's meetings, 102, 260; and wireworms, 465
110, 132, 154, 176, 196, 216, 236, 254, 274, 204, 306, 410, 516

“Gladiolus, the," 221
292, 312, 330, 348, 866, 384, 404, 424, 410, Epidendrum vitellinum and memo. Gla99, case, 120; coloured, influence
462, 480, 499, 522
rale, 264

of, 457: houses, plants for back and
Cow tree, 322
Epiphyllum culture, 380

roof, 255; roofs, 202; weight of, 149
Creosoting woodwork, 262
Epworth Poultry Show, 401

Glasgow Poultry Show, 443
Crocus, culture, 420; Sieberi, 393 Eranthemum pulchellum culture, 94

Glastonbury Thorn, 40
Crooked breasts, fowl's, 498

Erica codonodes for winter flowering, Glazed house, uses of, 189
Cropping, 268

124; hyemalis culture, 189

Glazing, double, 211
Crowfoot, extirpating, 149

Eriobotrya iaponica culture, 150 Gleichenia speluncæ culture, 270
Croydon and Oxford catalogue mis- Erythrina Crista-galli, 327

Glendinning fund, 518
takes, 18

Escallonia macrantha and culture, 510 Gloriosas and their culture, 489
Crystal Palace, Bird Show,

Eucharis amazonica, culture, 64, 337; Gnats, 318
Flower Show, 408

bulbs rotted, 410

Godwin's Peach house and vineries,
Cucumbers, bottom heat for, 440; re- Euphorbia jacquiniæfolia culture,

452
moving blossoms, 441; ants in

177

Gooseberry, caterpillars, 477: cuttings,
frames, 442; culture, 400, 493; dis- Evening musings, 168, 183, 266, 385, 445

105; shoots shortening, 518; trees,
ea sed, 460; failures, 885; in green- Everlasting flowers, 396

syringing. 81
house, 188; house, 210; insects in Exhibited fowls, claiming, 196

Goose sitting twice, 424
house, 218; leaves spotted, 476; in

Gordius aquaticus, 519
pots, 127; over hot water, 127; roots,

Grammanthes gentianoides and cul.
ingect about,

seeds,
FAKENHAU POULTRY Show, 151

ture, 498
thrips on, 344
Farm, fowls for, 153

Grapes-Black not colouring, 127;
Cultural notes, 165
Feathers, promoting growth. 366 ; re-

diseased, 476; keeping, 349; late,
Culverkeys, 248, 270, 286, 850; identified,
moving stumps, 292; split, 176

393; preserving, 420; rusted, 999;
319

Ferng, for case, 420; in case 441 ; shanked, 410; spotted, 313,
Cups, for points, 212; at poultry, for hanging baskets, 170; compost

higher temperature for late, 120;
shows, 85

fer, 270 ; and Fern culture, 155 ; for thinning, 518; Golden Champion, 487,
Curculigos, variegated, 86; recurvata the dinder-table, 435: house for

515 ; Gros Colman, 97, 211; Lady
variegata, 87
heating, 880; shrivelled, 460

Downe's pot ripening, 309; wasps
Currants, cuttings,

shoots
"Ferns and Lycopods" 435

and the Madresfield, 473; Muscats
withering, 518; syringing, st
Fig, blossom, 119, culture, 399; prun-

in late house, 380; Mrs. Pince v.
Cuttings, cocoa-nut tibre for, 476; ing. 361

Lady Downe's, 410. See Vines.
in greenhouge, 169
Filbert, trees, caterpillars on, 170;

Greenhouse, altering. 170; and hall
Cyclamens, after flowering, 518, 450; planting and training, 62

heating, 16; converting to vinery,
culture, 71, 170, 209, 210; fertilising, Fittonia culture, 189

16; ornamental-foliaged plants, 63,
217; flowers, 217; Mr. Little's, 263; Floral charity, 487

327; piping for, 63; plauts for, 83, 249,
persicum failing, 149; specimens, Flower beds, preparing, 440

308, 374, 476; and vinery, 83; heating
218; white, 189
Flowers, and fevers, 339; buying to

small, 84; heating, 841, 494 ; remov.
Cydonia japonica fruit, 188

exhibit, 263; changing colour of, 511; ing, 419; heating removeable, 444;
Cypripedium insigne and venustum,

growing for sale, 419

spring flowering plants, 410; shad.
264
Flue, changing, 150; faulty, 440; heat.

ing for, 308; temperatures, 230; ven.
ing bers, &c., 63

tilation, 494
Food, wholesome, 176

Greyis Sutherlandi, 471
DAFFODIL, THE, 304
Forcing, by natural heat, 245; pre-

Guinea-fowls laying away, 312
Dahlias, for beds, 288; culture, 170 cautions, 15

Guinea pigs, 252; for food, 365
Daisies, double, 460; on lawn, 249

Fountain Plant, 397
Dandelion, instead of Hops, 366, 423; Fowls-crooked breasted, 11): neg.
for salads, 327

lected breeds, 845 ; for confined HABROTHAMNUS, CULTURE, 189; Fag.
Dangstein, 33

space. 110; liver diseaserl, 274 ; for

CICULATUS CULTURE, 28)
Daphnes for greenhouse, 419; injured, exhibition, 132, 176: feather-eaters Hamale's, M. F. de Cannart d', man.
420

and elephantiased, 836 ; feeding. 182: sion, 373
Datura Tatula and ferox culture, 17 home-keeping, 154; keeping for table, Hamburgh, cock's legs weak, 24; fowls
Deaf-cars, 384
480 ; moulting, 132: parentage, 132;

for laying, 444; in limited space, 254;
Defoliation phenomena, R20

past and present, 327. 381; egg-pro- points of Spangled, 182; Golden-
Dendrobiums, 322; chrysocrepis, 7; duction, 110: tarred plaster floor for, pencilled, 196
Hookerianum, 99; old growth, 308; 49; unwell, 311

Hampers, reform of, 400
nobile, 264
Franciscea propagation, 210

Hampton Court Gardens, Superin.
Deutzia gracilis, and culture, 372, 379;
Freycinetia Banksii, 323

tendent, 207
sowing, 270
Frost, covering from, 147; severe, 410,

"Handbook of Hardy Trees," &c., 204
Devizes Poultry and Pigeon Show, 129 415, 436

Hanging baskets, plants for, 170
Dibbles, 314
“Fruit culture under glass," 243

Hanley Poultry Show, 174, 191, 212,
Dielytra spectabilis, 410; culture, 836 Fruit-dressing borders, 248; crops

251,271; third prize for fancy Ducks,
Dionæa muscipula culture, 400

of 1872, 27, 76; culture. 425 : packing,

231
Diospyros, 207

339; room arrangement, 270 ; trees, Hants and Berks Poultry Show, 251,
Dipton Poultry Show, 847

barren, 231, blossoming, 379, culture

519
Distress, a case of, 486

of bush and pyramidal, 275, on

Hardy flowers, notes on, 877
Dogs, home for lost, &c., 494

heavy soil, 317, for light soil, 476, Hatching, artificially, 278, 480; fail-
Dorking Poultry Show, 107

in pots, 219, potted, 268, pruning

ures, 366; irregular, 809, 829, 318
Dorkings-cock's comb, 70, wounded,

time, 211, pyramidal, 417, pyramid

Hawk moths, 261
251; diseased, 498; their excellence,

and bush, 317, fruiting of seedling,

Heating, 148, 237; by hot water, 103,
382 pullets drooping, 522; pullets
selection, 170

249 : from scullery boiler, 63
dying. 176; unhealthy, 24: silver

Fachsias, culture, 248; for market, Heaths, scented, 341
Grey, 421; judging Silver-Grey, 18,

476 ; for September, 419; variegated, Hebrides, seeds for, 341
139; White, for showing, 329
880: turning green, 980; Lustre for

Heckmond wike Poultry Show, 20
Dover Poultry Show, 290

pillars, 299

Hedges, cutting-down, 210
Downie & Co.'s show of plants, 260
Fuel, 237: cheap. 227, 279; economy,

Hemp v. moths, 473
Dracaenas, australis, 163; indivisa and

164 ; wood for, 279, 288

Hens-for one cock, 812 ; distinguish.
lineata. 8; red-spidered, 412
Fumigating, 418; a greenhouse aviary,

ing from pullets, 254; egg-earing
Dragon Flies, 411

899

preventing, 365; indefatigable, 364;
Drainage of land, 51; depth of drains,
Funeral flowers in New York, 371

intestines protruding, 170; ying
63
Fungi, parasitic, 457

unmated, 424; not" laying, 196 ;
Draining boggy soils, 98, 166

laying away, 312; moving sitting,
Drake, diseased, 196; feeding, 92;

364; old and young, 236; not sitting,
Rouen's bill, 92

GAME COCKS, COURAGE, 233; PEFIANCE. 424; trespassing, 403
Dublin Poultry Show, 346, 400

231; diseased, 175; dubbing, 196; of Herbaceous plants, summer-flower-
Ducklings, fatteniog, 421; hen with,

the fighting and showing periods,

ing, 106
236
271

Herbary, the, 276
Ducks, eggs, fertility, 254, 402; keeping, Gander, distinguishing, 348

KALES AT CHISWICK, REPORT ON, 73
Kalosanthes browned, 17
Kara ka tree and nuts, 416
Kendal Poultry Show, 64
Kent Poultry Show, 65
Kew, Gardens, Dr. Hooker's Report,

468, 487: Museum, 124
Kidney Beans, failing, 491; forcing,

40
Kioto (Japan) Exhibition, 469
Kirkcaldy Poultry Show, 65
Kirkcudbrightshire Poultry Show, 21
Kitchen--boiler, 105, heating from,

105, 169; garden, cropping, 25, ex-
tent needed, 267, management, 71,
sowings, 807; vegetables, election,
95, forcing, 168, supply, 209

LABELS, AND TALLIES, 184; EXHI.

BITION, 231
Laburnura flowers two colours, 460
Lady-birds, 319
Lalias, 323; Jonghiana, 471
Lagerstromias and their culture, 320
Lamps, heating by, 211
Lapa geria, failing, 476; propagation,

51, 506
Lasix Kæmpferi, 285
Laurustinus, transplanting, 361
Lawn, Clover for, 288; coarse grass
on, 440; dressing, 327; improving.
269; improving croquet, 64; seeds

for, 289
Lawson Seed Company, 38
Laying, promoting, 176
Leaves, skeletonising, 110, 518
Leeds Horticultural Show, 483
Legs, weakness of in fowls, 479; fowls

pecking, 48)
Leicester Poultry Show, 23
Leucadendron argenteum, 193
Lewes Poultry Show, 22, 40, 69 ; judg.

ing. 86
Liebig, Baron J. Von, 310, 393
Lilies, Japan, culture, 308
Lilium, auratum v. flies, 341; concolor,

7; lancifolium planting, 17; parthe-
neion, 277; trigiinum Lishmanni,

Hexham Poultry Show, 45, 64
480

Hippeastrum maculatum culture, 169
Dumpies, 380

Gapes, 366, 401; cause, &c., 495; in
chickens, 330

Hoes and hoeing, 368
Dundee Poultry Show, 18
Garden arrangements, 63

Hollingworth Lake Poultry Show, 478
Gardener, regular and professed, 39? Hollyhocks, quick-blooming,

Gardeners' Benevolent Institution select, 83
EARTI'S TEMPERATURE, 396

anniversary, 378

Holly leaves variegated, 248
Echeverias, metallica leggy, 288; pro. Gardening for ladies, 395

Honeysuckle, fruiting Japanese, 26
pagating, 494; soil, 410

Gardening in the West, 471, 483, 513 Hooker, Dr., to be P.R.S., 187
Edgings, hardy plants for, 531, 851 Gas, boiler for conservatory, 102;

Horse Chestnut seedling, 361
Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, 5

tar on trees, 518

Horseradish planting, 75

92
Lime-kiln, heating by. 376
Limewash, stone-coloured, 63
Linaria heterophylla, 171
Linden's Ghent Nursery, 122, 357
Liparis dispar, 157
Lisbon Botanical Garden, 115
Livistonas, 35: chinensis, 36
Lobelia, bellidifolia sowing, 270; pu.

mila grandiflora, 113, 202 ; speciosa
culture, 248

230;

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