The reports of weather, etc, you send us are stamped by the post-office officials "Contrary to regulations," and we are charged 2d. for them. Thanks all the same.

J. C #1

Your proposed system of heating and ventilating we consider so complicated that it is rendered inapplicable to horticultural purposes.

J. C #2

When your paper came to hand it was not in a state that would warrant our putting it into the printer's hands, and we caused it to be copied verbatim,; and though we are very reluctant to cast aside any one's communication, after they take the trouble to write and send it to us, we considered that we did you a kindness in not inserting your paper. And since receiving your letter of 15th August we have read your paper carefully again, and we are still of opinion that "jets of gas, placed so as to heat large surfaces of sheet iron, pipes, or large and thin areas, and the air drawn through these by any cheap power available, clockwork, a waterfall, or a gas-engine," is a plan entirely inapplicable to the heating and ventilating of forcing-pits, notwithstanding that you now accuse us of a low standard of intelligence.

J. C #3

Black Prince, Prince of Wales, Wizard of the North, and Grove End Scarlet. These are accommodating and free-bearing sorts in most soils and situations. The Wizard is a marvellous cropper where it does well. We would advise you to try a collection of twelve plants each of a score of approved sorts. By this means you will be more likely to find out which are most suitable for you than by any other means.

J. C #4

An Acacia of some sort, but we cannot name it from the morsel sent.