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All the tricolor and variegated sorts; none better than Man -glesii properly trained.
A lovely little plant, about 6 inches high. The flowers are deep gentian-blue. W. Sutherland.
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I have a large batch of this in full bloom at the present moment, and am much pleased with it. Though said to be old, yet I have only this season met with it for the first time. I suppose it can best be propagated by root division? (Yes). And is it quite hardy? (Yes). In Mr W. Robinson's book on Alpine Flowers it is classed as P. reptans, or the Creeping Pink. It is also known as P. stolonifera. - Subscriber.
Smooth Cayenne and Charlotte Rothschild are two of the best winter Pines, and can be kept for weeks after they are quite ripe. White Providence is not worth growing unless it be a very few plants where room is no object.
Mr W. Young has forwarded for our inspection another sample of this wonderful Carnation. It measures 3| inches in diameter - of beautiful symmetry. It is mottled and striped with a delicate flesh colour, - very much like the flower of a Balsam, - and is deliciously sweet.
Some very fine examples of this Pear have been exhibited by Mr Fowle, gardener to Sir Henry Mildmay, Bart., Dogmersfield Park, Hants, which were gathered from a tree planted against a west wall in February last. The fruit has a somewhat lengthened tapering appearance, the skin of a deep yellow colour, and somewhat smooth. It was favourably mentioned.
A correspondent will be glad to hear if any copy of this work is to be had. It was originally published by the proprietors of the 'Journal of Horticulture,' 171 Fleet Street, London.
Rear-Admiral Hornby, of Prescott Cottage, Knowsley, Lancashire, writing to us anent Potatoes, states in regard to this matter: " One thing is quite plain to me, that our plan in this country of cutting sets is all wrong. The contrast between cut and uncut sets (especially of Paterson's Victoria) is something remarkable." What is the experience of others of our readers?