Look these over frequently; pick off fogged leaves; water only when absolutely required; turn the plants round occasionally; break up all variegated-leaved ones, those that throw blind shoots, or have cankered stems; and let hope animate you to persevere in the attempt to obtain those novelties so much desired by every lover of the Pelargonium, and which we shall be glad to see produced, and heartily welcome from any quarter. J. Dobson.

Worton Cottage.


These plants may be kept moderately moist, if under pot culture; but in other respects should be treated as the Auriculas. Those grown in borders should be looked to; see that the stems of the plants are not exposed, and if so, earth them well up to the foliage before frost sets in. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #1

Transplant while in the seed-leaf, particularly if sown thick. Numbers will be found on the surface, not having penetrated the soil; and if not transplanted, they will perish. Keep the soil continually moist, and well protect them from the mid-day sun.

. Peckham, Surrey. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #2

Carefully mark all that possess any claim to perfection, either as show or seeding varieties, and discard at once all of inferior stamp. By this precaution you will improve the strain, and render your future labours more certain.

Peckham, Surrey. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #3

Continue to transplant as often as they touch each other, till they are large enough for separate pots, and keep the soil properly moistened. They grow but slowly. An occasional sprinkling overhead with saltpetre water will be found of great assistance; it may be used with safety, if the proportions given are not exceeded: see vol. i. p. 102.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #4

Various certificates were awarded. Messrs. I very and Son received one for a Polyanthus, named Conqueror, a clean, distinct, and promising variety; Mr. Dickson, Acre Lane, two for Auriculas, Sir C. Napier and Freedom, clean flowers, but not better than others already in cultivation; Mr. Kendall, of Stoke Newington, one for Cineraria Richard Cobden, a well-formed blue; Mr. Henderson, one for Cineraria Pauline, purplish lilac; ditto, to the same, for Mdlle. Perodi; also for Adela Viliers, purple, with a white centre; and to Car-lotta Grisi, a pretty clean-looking variety, white, edged with pale blue. Certificates were also awarded to Mr. Hamp, for a blue Cineraria, named Abdalonymus; to Mr. Ambrose, for a Cineraria, named Alba purpurea, lilac, tinged white, with a dark centre; and to the same, for Modesty, white, washed with lilac; ditto, to Mr. I very, for a white and purple Cineraria, called One-in-the-ring. Two Rhododendrons, a red and a white, to which certificates were awarded, were exhibited by Mr. Gaines. Mr. Kendall shewed Queen of the Isles Cineraria; and a Pansy, named Hunt's Helen, shewn by Mr. Bragg, a fine showy flower, white and purple, should not pass unnoticed.

Seedlings #5

See last Number.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #6

Prick out seedlings one inch apart, and they will not require another remove till finally planted out. Open the surface of the soil occasionally, and keep them clean. Sprinkle them now and then with the liquid manure recommended for Auriculas.

Seedlings #7

Occasionally stir the surface of the soil between the young plants, and keep them moderately watered.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.

Seedlings #8

Prepare a bed for the purpose, get the surface-soil rather fine, and take advantage of the first dripping weather that offers about the third week or end of the month. If the seedlings are strong enough, plant them out, that they may get well rooted before the summer heat becomes too intense.

Peckham. J. T. Neville.