The cold nights and want of rain combined have been the cause of the running to seed of your Carrots, Turnips, and Beet, and probably you have sown rather early.

A. S #1

Grow your Ixias in two parts peat, one part leaf-mould, and one part sand, and in a cold pit, frame, or greenhouse, near the glass. Sparaxis require similar treatment.

A. S #2

Follow the directions given for Hibiscus Cooperii.

A. S #3

The box in which you sent the leaves was smashed to pieces, by the post-office stamp no doubt. We cannot, however, undertake to name plants from leaves even if they reach us in good condition.