I have in flower a Cape bulb called eucomis, which is seldom seen, but which I think very handsome and well worth growing. There are three or four kinds; the one I have is, I believe, called E. undulata. I have had it unmoved for several years, so it is quite hardy. The flower spikes are about two feet long, and the upper half densely arranged in a cylindrical manner. The flowers are not showy, but theyilook exceedingly well picked and arranged in a vase alone or with some spikes of Lobelia cardinalis.

I have flowered this year for the first time a most attractive little rockery plant, with quite a weak-looking body and a fine big showy campanula-like flower. It is called Cyananthus lobatus. It should be grown on a damp rockwork ; this I have not got, but as we have only had one fine dry week this year it did not matter, and the plant evidently thought it was in a damp spot.

August, or early in September, is the time to plant in pans, just like hyacinths, the small bulbous irises. They thoroughly repay growing, and should be planted and put in a frame under cocoanut fibre all the winter, and only be brought into the greenhouse just before flowering. Iris reticulata is the best, as it is very pretty and very sweet.I. Bakeriana is another excellent one.