A "Queer one" writes: " In your answer to M., last month you say that new Roses are ' generally originated' from seed. Why generally? How can they be raised any other way? I should say New Roses are always raised from seed".

[Just there "Queer one" would be wrong. There are not a few good roses that were raised from bud variation. One branch produced flowers different from others on the same plant, which, being cut off and rooted, preserved its identity through all time, - though sometimes, as in the Beauty of Glazenwood, going back to the original. - Ed. G. M].