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Londesborough's, Lord, garden at Parraquets, egg-eating. 92; manage.
ment of Australian, 422; sex detect.
Parrot, catarrhed, 132; disordered,
884 : feeding, 424; self-plucking, 92
Passiflora, for greenhouse, 288; prin.
Peaches-aphis, 210, 361; blossoms
falling, 308; double-blogromed, 308;
blossoms, setting. 169; thinning
bloggoms, 211; border concreting,
17; border making, 441; early, 979;
house and vinery, 440; leaves blis.
tered. 42): leaves dropping, 399; not
diseased, 84, scale on, 105, pruning
in cool house. 149; in pots, 270;
Peafowl's eggs, hatching, 176
344; shrivelling, 16; pruning py.
ramid, 108; repotting, 17; summer
84, 861; Duchesse d'Angoulême, 26;
house management, 493; Pens-for August, 269; eaten by slugs
861; range of rows, 519; selection of,
succession, 475. 492; varieties of,
269; Emerald Gem, 96; Japan, 102;
Peat fuel, 262, 270
Pelargoniums-Bicolor and Tricolor
for bedding, 249 : not flowering, 440;
and Geranium distinction, 127; and
Geraniums, 518; June-flowering, 189;
for market, 476; pruning. 619; select,
848, show, 519; for September, 419;
for showing and decoration, 426;
white-leaved, 440; White Clipper,
897; Zonal, 519
Perennials, hardy, 490; from seed,
Perilla nankinensis. dwarfing, 289
Peristeronic (National) Society's
Show, 90, 110, 153
Perry, Mr. C. J., 337
Phajus Blumei, var. Bernaysii, 893
Pheasants, with Bantams and Pigeons,
Philodendron rubens, 227
Phylloxera vastatrix, 81, 207
Picea Nordmanniana unhealthy, 460
Picotees, Mrs. Hornby and Mrs. Ford.
ham, 227; new, 371, select, 126
faced, 236. points, 292; Barb's eye.
284; old books on, 424; breeds to
keep, 916: buying, 216; canker in
Mottied Tumblers, 830; Carriers,
236, in Belgium, 108, eyes watering,
challenge, 291; diseased, 236; brown.
barred Dragoons, 498; at Dublin
284; intruding, 310; Jacobing, sex of,
498, swollen, 254 ; Judges, 479; King
176; marking young, 424; mating
class, 89; nesting not laying, 404;
Pouters, 291, at Bradford and North
ampton, 252; Tumblers, highest-
291; at shows, limiting value of,
170; management, 418, 489, 475; 498
153; prematurely flowering, 83; re-
186, 222, 264, 822, 858, 415, 419, 447, 599; Black Prince, 315; Prince Albert, 162,
Green fleshed, 288
Pinks, charcoal for, 280
Pipes, expansion, running over, 63 ;
211; packing hot-water, 249
Piping for hot water required, 127
Pit, forcing, 270
Planks for gardens, 97
Planting, 62, 813; ornamental, 405, 483,
Plumbago, capensis, dying, 880, stop-
ping, 827; coccinea superba culture,
Poinsettias, after flowering, 230; pul.
Pollen, protecting, 473; effect of
482; new, 96; soil for, 194 winter- "Pomona," 485
Poplar seeding, 269
Portsmouth Poultry Show, 178; Orni. ST. HELENA SEEDLINGS, 399
Salading, winter, 287
Salt for kitchen garden, 188
diseased, 16, 60, 325, 506,519; another Sand, brown v. white, 105
Seaton Burn Poultry Show, 251
Sedum dasyphylluin var. glanduli.
cruelty punished, 251; standard Seed sowing in greenhouse, 169
Single birds, exhibiting, 519
name, 308; Violet Gem, 899, 399 Sleeping rooms, plants in, 509
and erosa Fortunei, 269 ; after flower. Slugs, destroying, 170
Snow, as a protection, 162; bulk of
water, 896; sheltering, 288
Soot as a manure, 242
Sophronitis grandiflora, 509
Southampton Poultry Show, 86
cannibal, 70; dung-eating, 404; excessive, 110, scabbed, 414, swollen,
pian, 278 ; South London Show, 158 403
Sphinx Convolvuli, 261
Spring flowerers, sowing, 494
Staking trees, 83
Stephanotis floribunda fruit, 62
Stocks, culture, 249; in early summer,
Stokeholes, 104; flooded, 440
Stone hole ornamenting, 288
Stove and greenhonse, 289
without chimney, 127
Stratfieldsaye, 225, 244
Strawberry - blighted, 518; culture,
choice greenhouse, 180, 199, 220; 102, 140; picking, 487; plants in
Sunflowers for fuel, 162
TABLE DECORATIONS, 50, 75, 96, 105, 113,
Table glasses, flowers for, 250
Tacsonias, 481; Van-Volxemi, 476
Tally, Gorrie ground fast, 140
Teachers of culture, 893
Temperatures, low night in hothouses,
ing, 288; budding on Cabbage Rose, Tenant's claim for improvements, 249
Tumours, in fowls, 175; on heng, 286
Turfing in winter, 126
Turkeys, cocks, 403; feeding young,
480; laying away, 812
ULVERSTON CANARY Show, 191
493; in pots, 268, in house, 848 ;
toria reging, 212, 265
Winter-flowering plants, 72, 110
room beds, 519
VALVES, THROTTLE, 211
fruit prizes, 37
106; greenhouse, 889; uses of late,
on, 249; borders, drainage for manuring, 270. making, 985, 411, 518, and culture, 415; breaking irregularly, 380; buds eaten, 269; for cool conservatory, 230; disease, 72, 165, 889; dressing, 189; fertilising blossoms, 57; with flowers, 289; forcing, 178, 418. in pots after, 16; failing, 170, 861; grafting, 76, 160 ; taking into greenhouse, 209; Hamburgh unfruitful,
Waterers' Rhododendrons, 878
spring water, 270
147, 167, 187, 208, 228, 246, 267, 286, 306,
XIPHION HISTRIO, 893
WAGES, EFFECT OF INCREASED, 415
prevent insects 211
ZAMIOCULCAS BOIVINIT, 328
PAGE Apiary appliances
497 Apricot sheds
206 Araucaria imbricata at Piltdown
454 Asplenium myriophyllum
435 Aviary, Crook's Octagon .............
41 Barkeria elegans...
159 Skinneri Bath, Victoria Park entrance
472 ground plan of Royal Horticultural Society's show ground, and section of grand tent
............ 388, 389 Bee-hive, new
423 Bevel for slopes ...................
114 Blickling Hall
107 Boiler, zigzag conservatory
102 Calochortus venustus
427 Camberwell Beauty ..........
466 Carica aurantiaca
488 Carpocapsa pomopapa
32 Chamærops arborescens..
81 Coccinella septempunctata
319 Conservatory, Lloyd's
885 Convolvulus Sphinx
261 Coping, glazed ..
143 Parbam's glass
95 Corynostylis Hybanthus albiflora
507 Cotton, Cuba Vine
10 Curculigo recurvata variegata
87 Dendrobium nobile palliditlorum
823 Deutzia gracilis
872 Dibble, double
814 Dielytra spectabilis
336 Dinner-table flower stand
435 Dracæng australis
PAGE Dracwna lineata 8 Oak, Queen Elizabeth's
284 Draining, modes of... 98 Odontoglossum Alexandræ
418 Dragon-fly larva and imago
198 Gapes and the remedy .. 830 Pentstemon speciosum
452 Gnat's eyes, tongue, and antenne
318 Pine Apple, presentation of first English to 140 emerging 818 Charles II.
59 Gordius aquaticus ............ 519 Plant case, ornamental..
120) Grafting, bottle
140 Grammanthes gentianoides
489 Planting, ornamental Guernsey prong ...
369 Poultry House, Crook's Portable..
515 Hawk Moths
948 292 Ribes albidum
354 Hoe, adjustable 808 Rood Ashton
514 crane-necked 868 Scarifier, garden
838 drag 369 Smerinthus Populi
260, 261 draw-and-thrust.
569 Sphinx Convolvuli
226 Prussian double-edged
80 Level, spirit 114 Thrips Adonidum
116 Liebig 394 Thyrsacanthus rutilans
414 Livistona chinensis 36 Torenia asiatica ..
241 Lycaste Skinneri.. 186 Trees, protecting from horses
295 Masdevallia tovarensis
Troprolum speciosum ...
470 Mignonette box... 189 Vanessa Antiopa ...
406 Malines, M. de Cannart d'Hamale's grande Vine excrescence and grub.
105 serre, lake, and Magnolia
374 Vineries, large
Violet, Victoria Regina...
191 Nepa cinerea
412 Watering pots and engines
430, 431, 432 New South Wales Horticultural Society's Ex- Wire suspension winder
50 hibition... 802 .. twisted cable fencing
56 Notonecta glauca
From observations taken near London dnring forty-three years, the average day temperature of the week is 41.7°; and its night temperature 29.09. The greatest heat was 57', on the 3rd, 1860; and the lowest cold 11° below zero on the 4th, 1867. The greatest fall of rain was 0.86 inch.
THE OLD YEAR TO THE NEW YEAR. botany. They toiled cheerily, and in this was their
strength; for cheerfulness and diligence are the best Y brother, although thou wilt live a few ingatherers of wisdom and success, and method the most hours less than were allotted me, thou powerful aid to secure them. “Method,” said a good wilt have learned long before thy last day observer," is like packing into a box; a good packer will arrives lessons similar to those I have get in half as much again as a bad packer;" and the learned. Thy first day's existence will have prime rule of method is, “One thing at a time.” Much taught that proverbs wise in the olden time has been done in my days to impress these and other are infallible no longer. It was said at that results of experience upon the readers of THE JOURNAL OF time, “A soft Yule makes a green church- HORTICULTURE, and from one who has never ceased from yard,” yet my Yule was soft, and deaths enriching its pages come these weighty notes :
thou wilt find unusually few; moreover, “ Education has received far more prominent attention in methinks thou wilt bear witness that that other old saw, 1872 than in any time preceding. The how in the matter is “ Under water, famine ; under snow, bread,” is not a not yet thoroughly decided, but the people as a whole have verity. Yet privations will happen in thy days, and thou gone hand in hand with the Government in determining that wilt find that Death's scythe, like that of the gardener, the rising race shall not be reared in ignorance. Reading, will not spare the flowers that are mingled with the grass. writing, and arithmetic shall be taught to all that are capable Mown down were many flowers in my days, but thou of learning. Possessed of these, as with a key, to unlock the . wilt bear witness, as į do, that other flowers clustered storehouses of knowledge, the humblest labourer, if thoroughly round the bereaved spots, and that here, as in all other resolved, may by application and self-denial enjoy all the pleaevents of thy days, there is beneficent compensation.
sures that science and philosophy can bring.
The great point to be impressed on our young friends is Thou wilt have multitudes of complaints from masters just this—that, thanks to day schools for the young, and night against their servitors, and from servitors against their schools and classes for the youth of both sexes, the time is masters, but thou wilt bear record that a gentle word fast coming when such instruction and far greater knowledge and a lapse of a few of thy days were like a soft bandage will cease to be a distinction. Many who pride themselves on on a fresh wound. In my days were grievous complaints such distinction now, and act as if they thought that a little that there were no fruits in the land, and hard thoughts in the head would make amends for a good deal of slackness were towards the gardeners; but in thy days it will be in the hands, will find that they must alter very much if they appreciated that they cannot rule the seasons, though scholar, will soon cease to be urged by first-class labourers,
mean to retain their position. The saddening plea, 'I am no they may shelter from them, and thou mayst be remembered as “the year of more glass.” In days long gone tion, felt themselves compelled to vegetate as it were in their
who, as a consequence of the want of the rudiments of educaa gardener was known to be capable of hieroglyphic book- native village, when otherwise they might have lived in comkeeping only-he made an O for a cheese, and put a dot fort in other places in their own land, and enjoyed much in the centre for a grindstone. Those were the days when greater remuneration still for their labour in other lands. pruning was done only during the moon's decrease, and Hundreds of gardeners have told what a drawback it was, in sowing at her full ; but thou wilt see, as I have seen, the case of many good painstaking labourers, that they could the creations of gardeners literary and scienced, titled not read a tally. It is a cheering prospect that this drawback and among England's magnates — men who know the will soon be remedied. We may well rejoice that in this free reason why of every operation-men who, like one in land of ours all men are equal in the eye of the law. Ere long my days, would not have a weed pulled up without a
the whole of the population will be placed on an equality as Such men have raised England's gardening to to the great educational starting point, and that is all the the superlative; and it was no exaggeration when the education the country ought to secure, leaving to private and man of many travels observed, " England has naturally desired.
individual enterprise to obtain all that otherwise may be the greenest grass, but her exotic fruits and flowers are
“Rejoicing in the equality possessed and in that which will more delicious than in their native homes." Thou wilt
soon be here, yet it is not the equality which is keenly conobserve that the best bookmen are the best toolmen, for tended for by some at the present day-namely, that men books are evening companions that preserve men from engaged in the same labour and the same trade and occupation that most enervating of habits-drinking: Teach the shall be paid equally. Facts and natural laws will be too young of your days to be guarded in acquiring habits, for much for all combinations in this direction; and the effort for truly has a wise man written, “Principles are but another unnatural levelling will only succeed when men and women name for habits. Principles are words, but the habits are
grow up alike in stature, in physical strength, in mental vigour, the things themselves, benefactors or tyrants according and intellectual endowments. Meanwhile let those who now as they are good or evil.” Among those habits, then, pride themselves on their education 'make sure that the prized encourage that of reading, but
let the choice of books laurels do not drop from their brow. They will not long be like that of associates—let the choice be confined to stand alone and distinct in this matter.
“ The second topic worthy of serious consideration is the the best. Labour and study are not only compatible, effort being made to better the condition of labourersby but mutually assistant. Robert Dick toiled as a baker, migration and emigration if other means should fail; and we yet his herbarium was a model ; Linnæus laboured at do rejoice that the subject has hitherto been conducted, with the lapstone, yet he rendered himself the regenerator of a few exceptions, with great good sense, good feeling and No. 614.-VOL. XXIV., NEW SERIES.
No. 1266.-VOL. XLIX., OLD SERIES.
courtesy. One of the most encouraging aspects is, that labour- entered very little into such inquiries, they might be content ers that had received no education themselves are extra anxious with a less scientific gardener for a time. And as for the workthat this blessing should be secured for their offspring. For men, what would be the use of standing out, so long as there ages to come may this land of ours remain great, glorious, and were so many that could dig and mow ready to take their free. A doubt has arisen when it is recorded that the bulk of position ? men and women who have left us for our colonies and other “More is usually effected by frankness and courtesy, forming, lands have been those distinguished for their readiness and as it were, of themselves a board of arbitration to settle all diffiactivity of hand, their persevering industry, and their extra culties, than by menace. In all cases where there are more intelligence. No country could loug maintain its pre-eminence men wanting employment than can find it, strikes will be a if thus yearly deprived of the manliest, the sturdiest, and the mistake; and when the numbers of workmen are reduced in a most intelligent of its population; yet hope revives with the locality so that workmen shall be eagerly sought after, then efforts making for social and mental improvement that there strikes will not be needed, for wages will rise as a matter of will be plenty of men left, hard-handed, keen-headed, and tenderhearted, to support the still growing honours of old England. "Finally. Waving all reference to those who do not require
“ If knowledge will ere long cease to be such a distinction as to labour with their hands, but who may be extra workers with now, let no young man lean too much upon it. It is true that the brain, let all workers with the hand bring all possible heart
in all labour there is profit.' It is also true that for the greatest and intelligence to bear on their work, and have good defi. brain-work there will be the greatest reward—the very highest nite objects in their working if they wish their labour to be a wages—if such work is in demand. For want of that demand source of elevated pleasure. One good object is to work so as some of our greatest scientific men, besides the pleasure de- to have the means of honest living. None but the very poor, rived from their investigations, had little reward, though famed the young, the aged, the extra unfortunate, and the aftlicted when in their graves. There is no discouraging intended to the ought to be dependant on others, and thus be subjects of anxious greatest attainments in knowledge, when the Book of books The most accomplished may have great reverses, but it says, 'Rather let him labour with his hand the thing that is is more manly and dignified, for a time at least, to use a spade, good. Our learned professions, our scientific men, our mer- a barrow, an axe, or a hammer, than to pester acquaintances chants with their myriads of book-keepers and clerks, do great and friends to get some cosy place for them in which their things, but there would be little to act upon but for the produce hands may scarcely be soiled. When a taunt of untidiness was of the hands, as these hands are directed by intelligence. There thrown at an old Scotch woman she pithily replied, 'It is good is a craving for the 'genteel' in these days, and a sort of looking dirt that water can remove. Nothing need be said of dishonesty, down on hard manual labour; yet the gentility must pay for falsehood, and deceit, but let it be remembered a vast of water it, and ere long even more than now. A high authority states would be required to clear out the ingrained stains from cringing that for one man that is wanted in our colonies to act as clerk
Again, work for a comfortable home, bearing in or book-keeper, there are thirty-nine left to starve, unless mind that its comfort will more depend upon its fitness and they throw their genteel notions to the winds, and labour with cosiness than on its extended size or grand appearance, and will their hands. It requires no seer's vision to foretell that more depend more on the union of hearts, and a concentration of the than ever the most comfortable and happy people will be those liberal and the prudent as respects all good aims and aspirations, who can develope and direct activity of the hand with expanded than upon fine furniture and flashy accomplishments. Again, intelligence.
work for the glorious privilege of being independent, using the “Get rid of the baneful idea which has blasted the life pro- and making some provision in the days of youth and health for
last word in its very limited sense, as laying aside something, spects of many a young man, that there is anything vulgar or degrading in even the humblest manual labour. A man may
the changes that must be expected. Otherwise we have no idea well be degraded when he labours merely as a matter of routine, of independence, for in society the highest and the lowliest have without heart, or mind, or thought in his work, becoming what interwoven between them the bonds of mutual dependance.” the late Joseph Knight would have called 'a mere six-o'clock Sach is the testimony of one of the best-informed, most and looking-ever-at-the-clock man.' But the humblest kind of right-hearted of the men who have now passed to live in your labour faithfully and intelligently performed will ever exalt and days--the head gardener of Putteridgebury; and those who ennoble the workman. The greatest and most spotless Who ever adopt him as their model during your time will have ample trod our earth probably worked as a mechanic before entering on His divine mission, and it is certain that the Jews in ancient cause to acknowledge that you were to them
A HAPPY NEW YEAR. times, and still, whatever their wealth and whatever the education they could give to their children, wisely took care that all should be so instructed in some kind of manual labour as to be able under any reverse to earn a living. Bring heart and
POTATO EXPERIENCE. mind to bear on work, and that will make the work a source
A voice from Staffordshire on the merits of “Suttons' Redof happiness and enjoyment to the worker. Providence diffuses skinned Flourball may not be uninteresting to some readers of happiness more equally than is generally imagined, and the greatest share falls not to the man who has inherited wealth
the Journal. I plant many different kinds, but the Flourball and does not need to labour much with the hands, but happiness has, last year especially (1872), proved itself far the best both comes almost unasked to the man who works faithfully with in quality and quantity. The yield was very good, the tubers mind, and heart, and hands. How differently our poor crossing large throughout, and the crop almost entirely free from disease, sweepers do their work! One sweeper will be all activity when which, considering the extraordinarily wet and unfavourable he sees a promising crosser coming towards his muddy path- season, must speak volumes in its farour. In the boiling they
Another prides himself in having his crossing clean, have proved themselves well worthy of the name they bear, crosser or no crosser. Doing the humblest work thoroughly is and they are also of excellent flavour. When reading the rethe best preparation, and security too, for getting better work to marks of “ W. B.," I could not help wishing I had been the do. The young gardener who throws in mind and heart in attend lucky recipient of his two bushels. They were grown in a ing to furnaces, so as to secure just the heat wanted and when field of light land with a gravelly subsoil.—IV. G. W. wanted, and with the least waste of fuel, will most likely occupy a different position afterwards, when compared with the man who does such work as a mere work of routine, and feels that I HAVE been a Potato-grower for twenty years, and for many he is a sort of do-drudgery in attending to such things.
years, say eight or ten, have adopted the plan, not of cutting “So far about work and working; but what about the re-off, but drawing out (roots and all) the tops of Potatoes as soon turns ? Everything is dearer than in former years, and there as the haulm manifested unmistakeable symptoms of being has been little or no increase of wages. Ought not gardeners diseased. Last
year (1872) my Ashtops and Lapstones treated and under gardeners, and garden labourers to combine to obtain in this way have scarcely had a bad Potato among them, while better terms ? Don't,' is the wisest reply. Men have the right my neighbours have lost nearly every tuber. I did not take so to combine, but it would be folly until the men that are able mine up till October-slightly too late, for the Brussels Sprouts, to dig, to mow, and sweep are greatly diminished in numbers. which I planted when the tops were removed, had become inThey, no doubt, looked on themselves as skilled workmen, and conveniently large, and were in the way. as such thought they had the ball at their feet, but fresh stokers
Of course Potatoes treated in this way should be planted as were obtained in a very short time. It is true it is easier to early as possible, and previously sprouted, go as to be as nearly find fifty men that can dig than one man who, from his acquaint- as possible mature when the disease comes, otherwise the proance with vegetable physiology, and his knowledge of geo- duce, though good, is small.-Geo. F. WADE, St. Lawrence graphy and climatal relations, knows how best to nurture every Vicarage, York. esteemed foreign plant, and also the right treatment in all diversified circumstances for flowers and fruits. Such a man with employers who valued such attainments might easily make I HAVE grown Suttons' Red-skinned Flourball on light ground an alteration in terms if the wish were courteously expressed, with a chalky subsoil, and I had an excellent crop, far above But even to such employers, and especially to those who l that of any other kind, and very few tubers were diseased.
4. Alfred Colomb
41. Madame Vidot
11. La France
With us they are when cooked good in flavour, white, and E. Copland being in the chair. There were present Dr. King, mealy.-R. S.
Professor of Botany, University of Calcutta, and Superintendent
of the Royal Botanic Garden there; Professor Tattle, InstrucTHE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY'S
tor in Microscopy, and late Professor of Marine Zoology, MEETINGS.
Harvard University ; Judge Scudder, of the Superior Court, A Few notes at South Kensington, Not the least interesting having successfully introduced various exotic plants and shrubs
Boston, U.S.A. ; Baron 0. Prost, well known at Nice, and as of the meetings held in the Council-room of the Royal Horti- from forelyn countries; and several other floral friends. cultural Society in 1872 was that on December 4th. It was the last of the season, and the large attendance of visitors ceeding during the present season, and it was agreed that
Numerous suggestions were made as to the best mode of proshowed how these useful gatherings are appreciated. We can regular meetings should be held the coming spring for the not set aside the large exhibitions with their scores of van. loads of plants and hundreds of dishes of tempting fruits; purpose of investigating the flora of Nice, and naming and bit to those on the out-look for new plants, flowers, and fruits by those who may wish to know more of them.
giving information respecting such plants as may be brought -to the enthusiastic gardener, botanist, and pomologist-these
The Chairman produced a large collection of dried specisocial gatherings are a great boon. To the Fellows residing in the neighbourhood they must be a source of never-failing beautiful coloured drawings of many of the wild flowers of the
mens arranged according to their families, and also some enjoyment.
neighbourhood, by a lady. A very interesting discussion As the meeting in question was the last of a series of most followed as to the Ferns, wild flowers, and cultivated plants of successful ones, it is worth while to notice some its most the country; and a rare specimen of Saxifraga florulenta, found salient features. Two or three small prizes were offered for only on the mountains of Nice, and which has excited much cut blooms of Chrysanthemums, which brought out quite a
interest in the botanical world, was produced for inspection. host of exhibitors. The best flowers were over, but a few noble Dr. King handsomely offered to send to Baron Prost choice blooms of the large-flowered section were still to be had. These, seeds and plants from India for introduction into Nice. Impormixed with the quaint forms of the Japanese section, made a
tant results may therefore, perhaps, follow from these meetings. fine display, and with some handsome bushes of the different varieties of the common Holly told of coming Christmas. The first heralds of the new year were also to be seen in the shape of
ELECTION OF ROSES.-No. 3. some fine pans of the early Roman Hyacinths, the snow-white
Mr. J. Parsons, Frome. delicate trusses of which have a charming effect. Winter
1. Maréchal Niel flowering Carnations were represented by healthy plants in
34. Prince Camille de Rohan pots. These are truly valuable for winter work; the flowers are 3. Marquise de Castellane
35. Coupe d'Hébé sweet and of many different shades of colour, and from not a
36. Mons. Woolfield 5. Madame Rothschild
37. Paul Ricaut very large number of plants flowers may be cut every week in
6. Malle. Marie Rady
88. Charles Lawson the year. I noted the following: Lee's Purity, pure white, a 7. Emilie Hausburg
39. Madame Creyton very fine fringed flower, full and free; Prince of Orange, the 8. Madame Victor Verdier
40. Madame Bosanquet
9. Edouard Morren best yellow ; Le Grenadier is a very fine scarlet flower. Of
10. Marie Baumann
42. Madame Clémence Joigneaux rose shades King of the Belgians and Minerva are first-class;
43. Madame Fillion Miss Jolliffe is a delicately perfumed flesh-coloured flower. 12. Charles Lefebvre
45. Solfaterre Compueror, maroon, almost black, is by far the best of this
13. Gloire de Dijon
46. Lord Macaulay colour. Gloire de Lyon is a very good red flake, and flowers
47. Gloire de litry profusely.
15. Coline Forestier
48. Rev. H. II. Dombrain Then, who could fail to be in raptures with the lovely 16. Miss Ingram
49. Laneii Moss) 17. Madame Hector Jacquin
50. Madame Zoutman! Orchids, welcome at all seasons, but doubly so in dull December? The thanks of all lovers of beautiful flowers are due
19. Abel Grand to those who risk the injury of their precious gems at such a 20. Pierre Notting
1. Maréchal Niel The rare and beautiful garden hybrid, Cattleya ex
21. John Hopper
2. Gloire de Dijon 22. Comtesse de Chabrillant
8. Souvenir d'un Ami oniensis, was there to be admired by all but possessed by few, 23. Comtesse d'Oxford
4. Niphetos its price placing it beyond the reach of all save those of ample 24. Louis Van Houtte
5. Celine Forestier fortunes. Not so the handsome Lycaste Skinneri; it can be 25. Beauty of Waltham
6. Triomphe de Rennos 26. Princess Mary of Cambridge
7. Souvenir d'Lliso purchased for a mere trifle, and is one of the easiest grown of
27. Souvenir d'un Ami
8. Devoniensis Orchids. It will thrive in a hot or a cool house, and flower 28. Souvenir de la Malmaison
9. Adam abundantly in either. Its richly-coloured flowers continue a long 29. Senatenr Vaisse
10. Madame Margottin 30. François Lacharme
11. Bougero time in perfection, and are peculiarly attractive. It flowers
31. Mille. Eugénie Verdier
12. Marie Sisley during the winter and spring months. The Pleiones, or Indian 32. Malle. M1. Dombrain Crocuses, were represented by P. Reichenbachiana, a very distinct species, producing two flowers on a spike; the sepals and
Mr. P. GREB, Warminster. 1. Devoniensis
33. Dr. Andry, petals are mottled with rosy lilac, the lip white spotted with
2. Hippolyte Flandrin violet purple. These beautiful Orchids lose their leaves after
3. Alfred Colomb
35. Vicomte Vigier finishing their growth, and the flowers are produced just be- 4. Charles Lefebvre
36. Jean Cherpin fore the new leaves appear, but they have a charming effect
5. John Hopper
37. Malame Charles Verdier 6. Gloire de Dijon
38. Thyra Hammerick when grouped with Maidenhair or other Ferns. Barkeria
39. Souvenir de la Malmaison Skinneri is another useful plant for winter; its graceful spikes 8. Maréchal Vaillant
40. Leopold I. of rosy purple flowers have a charming effect.-J. D.
9. Marie Baumann
41. Princess Mary of Cambridge 10. Maurice Bernardin
42. Boule do Neige 11. Madame Rothschild
43. Duchess of Sutherland 12. Duke of Edinburgh
44. Pierre Notting CHARLES LAWSON ROSE.
45. Madame Fillion 13. Abel Grand
46. Dupuy-Jamain I Am surprised that in the lists of Roses mentioned of late
14. Baron Prévost
47. Exposition de Brie as superior kinds, the very beautiful summer Rose Charles
15. Beauty of Waltham
48. Victor Verdier Lawson has no place. There is nothing to equal this when in 16. Comtesse d'Oxford
49. Marquise de Mortemart
50. Louise Peyronny a good situation; and none here, though there is a great 17. Camille Bernardin choice, can be compared with it or is more admired. A plant 19. Centifolia Rosea was turned out of a pot a few years since, placed against a 20. Dr. Lindley
1. Maréchal Niel
2. Devoniensis south-east wall, and now covers a space of more than 18 feet 21. Ferdinand de Lesseps
3. Madame Margottin wide and 12 feet high. No matter what the weather may be,
4. Madame Willermoz this Rose tree is a perfect picture—one mass of flowers in dif- 24. Souvenir d'un Ami
5. Niphetos ferent stages of bloom, and very fragrant.-M. D.
25. Madame Willermoz
8. Gloire de Dijon
9. Celine Forestier THE FERNS AND WILD FLOWERS OF NICE. 29. Madame Boutin
10. Triomphe de Rennes
11. Madame Bravy A PRELIMINARY meeting of ladies and gentlemen interested 31. Marquise de Castellane
12. Madame Levet in this subject was lately held at the Hotel Royal, Nice, Mr. ' 32. Caroline de Sansal
18. Anna de Diesbach
TEAS AND NOISETTES.
84. Elie Morel
7. Maréchal Niel
TEAS AND NOISETTES.
22. Felix Gonero
6. Souvenir d'un Ami
80. Madame Victor Verdier