In reply to your correspondent Miss Hope, I may say that while travelling in the vicinity of Castle Menzies, about three miles north of Aberfeldy, in Perthshire, in August of 1870, I was struck by seeing C. Jackmanii completely covering (what appeared from the public road to be) a wire arch in the middle of an open garden without any protection from any side, and the profusion of its blooms was beyond anything I have ever seen. I would not have been half so much surprised to have seen it at Wardie Lodge. D. Irvine.

Broughty Ferry.