We are very sorry to learn that this most formidable of all the enemies of the Grape Vine has made its appearance in England. We were the first to call attention to it in this country as being prevalent on the Continent; little did we then think that it was at our doors. We make the following extract from a letter addressed to us by a gentleman in Kent: "My Vines have all grown well except two, a Mrs Pince's Muscat and Meredith's Alicant; these did not move more than 2 or 3 inches, and I determined to take them up and examine the roots. Now, 'tell it not in Gath,' the roots were swarming with Phylloxera vastatrix, and no mistake; there was also the winged kind. Your description in the May number of the 'Gardener' is very accurate. With a glass of good power you can see it in all its stages, but you can see it with the naked eye. It looks like grains of yellow sulphur in the crevices of the roots; with a high power it resembles small yellow tortoises. It barks all the roots and destroys the Vine." The writer farther expresses a fear that this pest is known to be in some nurseries, but is kept a secret.

If so, no time should be lost in discovering which these are, and in getting it "stamped out," to use a phrase only too familiar to us.

Phylloxera Vastatrix #1

We have some very interesting particulars from Mr Dunn, Dalkeith Gardens, regarding his experience and complete success in stamping out Phylloxera at Powerscourt without destroying the Vines, which we would have inserted this month, only our own remarks extended to more than was at first intended. Mr Dunn's observations we reserve till February.

Correspondents will much oblige by letting us have their contributions by the 16th of the month.