Most people who have gardens wish to grow Lilies, and yet very few are really successful with them. By far the finest I have seen in this part of the world were grown in an Azalea bed, in more than half-shade, and copiously hosed all through the hot dry weather. They were really beautiful. A book called 'Notes on Lilies and their Culture,' by Dr. Wallace of Colchester, has only lately come to my knowledge, and I am quite sure anyone who wishes to grow Lilies will not get on well without it. It is an admirable book; in fact, its only fault is that it is so comprehensive one feels, as with most of the specialist gardening books, that the rest of one's life must be spent in trying to understand that one plant. I think there is a good deal to be said for this kind of gardening. As the amateur advances in knowledge he naturally wishes to grow with extra perfection some plants with which everybody cannot succeed. And I think, in the case of small gardens near towns, that it would be a real interest for a man to grow, let us say, Lilies from Dr. Wallace's book, or Irises by the advice of Professor Foster, or Cactuses according to Mr. Watson. This has been done over and over again in the case of Roses; but rarely, in my experience, with other plants.