By Mrs Francis Forster. W. Satchel & Co., London.

This is evidently the work of a lady who has a warm attachment to what some people call old-fashioned flowers, and what amounts to a dislike to the new - fashioned ones. She is also brimful of sentiment concerning them. Any practical hints the little brochure contains, will no doubt be useful to such as herself, who love a garden made up exclusively of hardy flowers. If ever she writes a second edition, we would recommend her to have more frequent recourse to some botanical dictionary.

We shall be glad to hear from any one having the following numbers of the 'Gardener ' to part with : January 1874; January 1S79.