This great class - great in numbers, great in beauty - is second only to the Hybrid Perpetuals. Nay, is it second?

A little tender some of the varieties may be, but withal they eclipse the H.P.'s as garden Roses because of their wonderful persistency of bloom. When well grown they are rarely out of flower from June to November, and the flowers they yield are charming for cutting in general and for buttonholes in particular.

The question of tenderness has its weight but if soil is drawn well up round the collars in autumn, and. litter is thrust among the branches in frosty weather, little damage is done. The Teas and Noisettes give us some of our most valuable climbing Roses; note Climbing Niphetos and Maréchal Niel. The following are selections: -

Eighteen Teas for Exhibition -

Bridesmaid, pink.

Catherine Mermet, light rose.

Cleopatra, pink.

Comtesse de Nadaillac, flesh.

Ethel Brownlow, rosy flesh.

Madame Cusin, deep rose.

Madame de Watteville, cream, rose edge.

Madame Hoste, yellow.

Maman Cochet, carmine, salmon shading.

Marechal Niel (N.), yellow.

Marie van Houtte, yellow, edged rose.

Mrs. Edward Mawley, pink.

Muriel Grahame, cream and rose.

Fig. 66. T. Muriel Grahame

Fig. 66. T. Muriel Grahame

Niphetos, white.

Souvenir d'Elise Yardon, white, tinted.

Souvenir de S. A. Prince, white.

The Bride, white.

White Maman Cochet, white, tinted.

Twenty-five Teas for the Garden -

Aimée Yibert (N.), white, climbing.

Alister Stella Gray (N.), yellow, climbing.

Anna Olivier, white or buff.

Caroline Kuster, lemon.

Francisca Kruger, deep yellow.

Gloire de Dijon, buff, climbing.

Homère, rose.

Hon. Edith Gifford, white.

Innocente Pirola, cream.

Fig. 64. T. Innocente Pirola

Fig. 64. T. Innocente Pirola

Jean Ducher, salmon.

L'Idéale (N.), bronzy yellow.

Luciole, pink, shaded cream.

Madame Chédane Guiaoisseau, yellow.

Madame Hoste, yellow.

Maman Cochet, carmine, salmon shading.

Fig. 65. T. Maman Cochet

Fig. 65. T. Maman Cochet

Maréchal Niel (N.), yellow.

Marie van Houtte, yellow, edged rose.

Perle des Jardins, straw.

Souvenir de J. B. Guillot, salmon, shaded orange.

Souvenir de S. A. Prince, white.

Sulphurea, cream.

Sylph, white, tinted peach.

Fig. 67. T. Sylph

Fig. 67. T. Sylph

The Bride, white.

White Maman Cochet, white, tinted.

Fig. 68. T. White Maman Cochet

Fig. 68. T. White Maman Cochet

William Allen Richardson (N.), copper.