Put out the young rooted pipings as soon as hardened off; they succeed much better when planted while the fibres are young. Prepare beds to receive them; - the soil should be well pulverised, that their tender roots may the more easily penetrate. If a little half-rotted manure be added, and worked in with the surface-soil, it will greatly facilitate the growth. In dry weather, well water the soil before beginning to plant. Continue to take cuttings till a sufficient number is obtained to fill the beds, and a few extra pairs to provide for accidents.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Pinks #1

Continue to put out the rooted pipings as directed in last Number, and prepare the beds for the next season's bloomers; add plenty of manure, and frequently turn the soil over, that the former may become well incorporated with the latter, and the whole thoroughly sweetened and fit for use. Pipings may still be taken.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Pinks #2

Look over the beds, and see that the young plants are not being overgrown with weeds. Hoe between the rows, and give water if necessary. Pinks have flowered late this season, and with most persons the young plants are late also; but it is now time the beds were ready; and, as a reminder will not be ill timed, we recommend examining the stock to see what sorts (whether old or new varieties) are wanting, and at once arrange for them, for early application generally secures strong plants. For particulars in planting, see No. VIII. pp. 231, 2.

Pechham. J. T. Neville.

Pinks #3

It is now time the planting was brought to a close; no time should be lost in completing the beds for next year's flowering. If the weather continues dry, occasional waterings will be serviceable and necessary; but should the atmosphere prove humid, little water will be required. Cleanliness and frequent stirrings of the surface-soil will always prove advantageous.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Pinks #4

Keep the plants clean, and open the surface of the beds; from the late heavy rains, it may require two or three movings before it becomes friable. Well earth up the plants, and place a few small sticks round the tall-growing sorts, to protect them from being blown off by high winds. Pot a few of the healthy late-rooted scarce kinds, give them the protection of a cold frame or handglass, and allow them plenty of air as soon as established.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Pinks #5

But little more can be done this month than recommended in last Number, which, if not already performed, should be attended to before the frosty weather sets in. Look to the tallies; see that all are legible and correct.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.