We consider Lomaria Gibbii a Tree-Fern. We have a plant of it with a clear stem of 18 inches.

We doubt if Mr F. can get any redress from his Dutch correspondent. The best way is to avoid having any dealings with unknown correspondents.

J. R #1

As soon as you lift your plants, trench, or at all events deeply dig and well pulverise your beds, and plant your Hyacinths, etc. by the last week of October. If your soil is pure, mix in some well-decayed manure. - See ' Handy-Book of the Flower-Garden.'