With the passing away of the great shows, comes to some extent a diminution of the number of new plants periodically produced. Still, some good things have put in appearance, and of these, first-class certificates have been awarded to the following: Bowenia spectabilis, a remarkably handsome compound-leaved Cycad, from Messrs Veitch & Sons; Macrozamia magnifica, a very elegant slender pinnate Cycad from Australia; and Cycas Broughtoni, another Australian species in the way of C. Armstrongii - both from Mr William Bull; to Catalpa syringaefolia aurea, a fine bold golden-leaved tree, which was raised from a seedling on the Continent two or three years ago, from Messrs Thomas Cripps & Son, Tunbridge Wells; to Hydrangea japonica speciosa, the leaves dark green, with a broad flame of cream-colour along the centre of each, a good addition to this class of ornamental-foliaged plants, from Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son; to Pteris serru-lata major cristata, a handsome tasselled variety of the tall-growing form of P. serrulata, from the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Chiswick; and to Pteris serrulata gleicheniifolia, a very beautiful and elegant Fern, from Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son.

Thanks to the persistence of Mr G. F. Wilson, F.R.S., and others, some of the most valuable species of the genus Lily are being brought into notice; it is hoped to be much more extensively grown. The following have received first-class certificates: L. auratum, Charles Turner, a large flower, with the golden band replaced by a suffused tint of reddish-brown, from Mr C. Turner; to the hybrid form of L. auratum, obtained by Mr G. Thomson, and alluded to under the head of 'Notes of the Month;' to L. Leichtlinii, yellow spotted with dark brown; to L. tigrinum flore pleno, with several tiers of petals regularly overlaying each other, like the petals of a hexangular Camelia; and L. longiflorum, var. albo-marginatum; - all from Mr Geo. F. Wilson, F.R.S.: and to L. Tigrinum splendens, a fine form of the common Tiger Lily, from Mr W. Bull.

The fine new varieties of hardy Clematises have received good additions in C. Victoria, with purplish lilac flowers of fine quality, and said to be remarkably free, from Messrs Thomas Cripps & Son; and C. Gem, a dark mauve-coloured form of C. lanuginosa, from Mr Geo. Baker, Windlesham. The same award was made to Mr B. S. Williams for Laelia elegans, var. gigantea, stated by Mr J. Bateman to be Cattleya elegans; and to Mr W. Bull for Curculigo recurvata variegata, belonging to the natural order Hypoxids.

Mr H. Cannell, Woolwich, received a first class-certificate for Double Pelargonium Crown-Prince, a fine deep pink-coloured variety of large size; Messrs W. Barron & Son a second-class certificate for Zonal Pelargonium magnificum, with large but somewhat rough trusses of pale orange-scarlet flowers; and Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son a first-class certificate for a finely-coloured golden-edged Variegated Zonal, named The Rev. E. R. Benyon. The following Verbenas have received the same award: John Laing, pale rosy carmine, rich crimson centre, very fine pip and truss; Perfection, soft lilac pink, very pretty and good quality; Mrs George Prince, pale pink, with orange-red centre, fine pip and bold truss; and Mrs Boulton, white, with claret crimson eye, fine pip and truss - all from Mr C. J. Perry; also Mrs Dodd, pale pink, with rosy-violet centre, very fine pip and truss; and Grand Monarque, orange-red, shaded centre, a very fine hue of colour, from Mr H. Eckford. The same award to Picotee Ne plus ultra, a heavy rose-edged flower with a very fine petal, smooth and pure, from Mr J. Payne, St Paul's, Oxford; to Tropseolum Minnie Warren, a compact-growing form, the leaves green, edged with cream, and appearing as if it would prove useful as a bedding-plant, from Mr John Cattell, Westerham; to Dahlia Marchioness of Bath, pale ground, tipped with rose, a very finely-formed flower, from Mr George Wheeler, Warminster; to Hollyhock Rose Queen, colour clear rose, from Mr Porter, Isleworth: to Dahlias Incomparable and Flora Wyatt, from Mr John Keynes, second-class certificates were awarded.

Lastly, a first-class certificate was awarded to Godetia (CEnothera) Whitneyii, having bright lilac flowers, with a spot of red on each petal; stout dwarf habit of growth, and very free blooming - a capital addition to our dwarf-growing hardy annuals, sent by Mr William Thompson, Ipswich.

R. D.

New Plants Of The Past Two Months #1

The magnificent new Dendrobium chrysotis exhibited by Messrs J. Brooks & Co., Fairfield Nursery, Manchester, before the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society on the 21st of September, and awarded a first-class certificate, is a very fine and extremely showy species. It is supposed to have been imported from Assam a few years ago, and this particular plant was purchased at one of Stevens's sales. The flower-spikes contain about six large deep-yellow flowers, which measure about 2 1/2 inches across, and are produced on stems some 3 to 4 feet in length. It is placed by Professor Reichenbach as near D. fimbriatum, and has a lip fringed something in the same way. At a later meeting Mr Denning, gardener to Lord Londesborough, sent a fine specimen of this species, which received a special certificate.

New Palms have received fine additions in Calamus cinnamomea, shown also as Daemonorops cinnamomea; Livistonia altissima and L. rotundifolia, two very elegant species; and also in Corypha Martian a: and new Ferns in Adiantum Peruvianum, a new and extremely effective species; in Athyrium Filix-Foemina Blakeii, a very handsome crested plumose form, raised by Mr Parsons of Danesbury; Platycerium alicorne majus; Adiantum capillus Veneris maximum; Polystichum angulare congestum; Scolopendrium vulgare Iveryanum, and S. vulgare lacerato-cristatum, the two latter being dense, crispy, ornamental forms, well adapted for general decoration.

Wigandia imperialis, a noble foliaged plant for subtropical work, in the way of W. caracasana, but distinct from it, was exhibited by Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son, and awarded a first-class certificate. The same award was made to Messrs Veitch & Sons for Daphne elegantissima, a variegated form of D. indica, the leaves broadly margined with yellow ; to Messrs J. & C. Lee for Thuja semper-aurea, a welcome addition to the class of hardy ornamental plants; to George F. Wilson, Esq., F.R.S., for Lilium Leichtlinii, the flowers yellow, deeply spotted with dark, and the petals much recurved; to Messrs Ivery & Son for a white woolly-leaved Cineraria, named asplenifolia, likely to prove useful as a hardy silvery-foliaged bedding-plant; to Messrs Blackhouse & Son, York, for Senecio argenteus, with handsomely-cut frosted foliage, and compact in growth; to Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son for Thymus citriodorus aurea, a golden-leaved form of the common Lemon Thyme, that will be very useful for bedding purposes, and thoroughly hardy; and for Alternanthera magnifica, a vigorous-growing form of A. paronychioides, and nicely coloured; and to Mr Green, gardener to W. Wilson Saunders, Esq., for Agave Bes-seriana Candida, a handsome compact-growing species.

In addition, Mr Green has exhibited male and female specimens of Stangeria para-doxa, the latter bearing ripe fruit, produced for the first time in this country, the two plants being rarely got in flower at the same time; Griffinia dryades, a new Brazilian species, with flowers of a bright cerulean blue, with white passing down the middle to the base of the segments; a good flowering specimen of the handsome pale mauve-coloured Gloxinia insignis, that well deserves a much more extended cultivation; and a splendid example of Miltonia Morelliana, with very large and finely-coloured flowers of unusual dimensions. Pleroma macrantha florabunda, now being distributed by Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son, has been exhibited by them, bearing large-cupped violet-coloured flowers, of great size, and freely produced.

Several new Dahlias have been exhibited and received certificates, but these shall be noticed in our next number. A first-class certificate was awarded to Messrs J. & C. Lee for gold and bronze (bicolor) Pelargonium Mrs John Lee, the leaves finely coloured and marked, and the habit good in every respect; also to Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son for variegated zonal (tricolor) Pelargonium Miss Goring, a golden-edged variety, finely coloured, and of vigorous growth; to Mr Douglas, Loxford Hall Gardens, for Gladiolus John Standish, a beautiful flesh-coloured variety, suffused with pale crimson, and pencilled with purple; to Mr Parker, Victoria Nursery, Rugby, for ivy-leaved Pelargonium Golden Queen, the leaves edged with, and some wholly, yellow - habit vigorous: and a second-class certificate was awarded to Messrs Backhouse & Son, York, for Aster longifolius, with bright rosy lilac flowers, having a conspicuous yellow eye, and forming a compact bushy growth, about 2 feet in height. R. D.