Some of your correspondents have expressed doubts as to the welldoing of Pears on Quince Stocks in your country. It is quite possible that in some soils and on some sites they do not succeed thoroughly, but they may do well in some places. The enclosed note from one of the most able pomologists in Scotland, and now living on the banks of the Tweed, will testify. T. K.

The Standard Pears on the Quince in the orchard-house were sights to be seen. People sometimes ask how long such trees will live. Mine have been planted where they are twenty-one years, and some for a longer period. They are from twenty-four to twenty-seven years of age, and seem as likely to last as anything I have got. P. 0. B.