I have to return my sincere thanks to the numerous correspondents who have favoured me with their opinions as to the most select varieties of florists' flowers, etc. I hope they will be gratified in learning that these lists are much valued and eagerly sought for by amateurs. I have carefully gone through them, and selected those varieties which (if I may use the expression) had the most votes, as attached; and I have handed them over to the Editor of The Florist in the subjoined form in preference to that adopted last year, as it is to be presumed parties desirous of purchasing, only require such as are the most generally admired.

Wace Cottage, Holloway. John Ehwards.

To these lists we shall occasionally add from our Note-Book a few varieties that are worthy a place in every collection, and which, though returned by some of Mr. E.'s correspondents, were not selected by a sufficient number to be placed in his lists.

Names Of 36 Pansies Selected As The Best, And Returned

By Mr. Crake, Morpeth; Mr. H. Major, Knowsthorp, near Leeds; Mr. Hall, Enfield; Mr. Edwards, Holloway; Messrs. Hart, Guildford; Mr. Hunt, Wycombe; Mr. Parsons, Enfield; Mr. Bragg, Slough; Mr. Young, Manchester; and Mr. Turner, Slough.

Votes

Name.

Raiser.

10

Constellation . .

Thomson

10

Duchess of Rutland

"

10

Rainbow. . . .

Hall

10

Superb ....

Hare

10

Supreme....

Youell

10

White Sergeant .

Cook

10

Zabdi ....

Thomson

9

Arcthusa . . .

Brown

9

Berrver ....

Hooper

9

Duke of Norfolk .

Bell

9

Climax.....

"

Votes

. Name.

Raiset.

9

Lord Hardinge

Gossett

8

Almanzar . . .

Le Messurier

8

Candidate . . .

Thomson

8

Marchioness of Lothian . . . .

Youell

8

Milton . . . .

Major

8

Optimus. . . .

Turner

8

Blooming Girl

Hooper

7

Titian . . . .

Turner

7

Aurora . . . .

Bell

7

Model of Perfection

Chater

Votes

Name.

Raiser.

7

Mrs. Hamilton

Nasmyth

6

Hamlet ....

Hunt

6

Pizarro ....

Thomson

6

Exquisite

King

6

Goliath ....

Bragg

6

Mary Jane . . .

Hooper

5

Great Britain . .

"

5

Achilles ....

Turner

Votes

Name.

Raiser.

5

President . . .

Schofield

4

Ariadne ....

Cook

4

Euclid ....

Thomson

4

Eliza........

Hunt

4

Gloria Mundi . .

Hooper

3

Chalvey Rival. .

Turner

3

Othello ....

"

List Of The Best 12 Auriculas

By Mr. Gaines; Mr. Holland, Mid-Dleton Near Manchester; Mr. H. Pope, Birmingham; Mr. Edwards; And Mr. B. Vialls, Northampton

Votes

Name.

Raiser.

5

Glory ....

Taylor

4

Champion . . .

Page

4

Conqueror of Europe ....

Waterhouse

4

Ne-plus-ultra . .

Fletcher

4

Metropolitan . .

Redman

3

Colonel Taylor .

Leigh

Votes

Name.

Raiser.

3

Countess of Wilton

Cheetham

3

Favourite . . .

Taylor

3

Incomparable . .

"

2

Apollo ....

Hudson

2

Duke of Wellington...

Dickson

2

Freedom . . .

Booth