Lonely evenings and more papers - Figs from France - Hornbeams and Weeping Hornbeams - Wire netting round small fruit-trees - Damsons - Roman Hyacinths and Paper-white Narcissus - Effect of coloured glass on plants - Use of corrugated iron - Lord Lyndoch - Cultivation of Mistletoe - A list of plants - Anniversary present-giving - Christmas decorations - Acetylene gas - The old learning live alone - Receipts.