J. P. S., Wintersett, Iowa.- "Please inform me through the columns of the Gardener's Monthly (of which I am a subscriber) what is the best means of destroying scales on Oleanders; also, can alcohol be used to any advantage, and how much does it require to be diluted? By so doing you will much oblige."

[Gardener's generally use for the scale on Oleanders strong whale-oil soap. - Ed. G. M.]