A correspondent of the Garden says:

"In a Lancashire town, which shall be nameless, I recently saw the advertisement of a Celery show, and a unique advertisement it was. Projecting from the upper window of a public-house, called the "Shoulder of Mutton," was a flagstaff, upon which were hung a dozen copper kettles, and at the extreme end a big bunch of celery. Nothing could be more suggestive, and it combined two eminent necessities in successful advertising - prominence and effectiveness. I learned that the show was to take place that evening; it was Saturday, and in due course I paid my twopence - which, by the way, was good for a pint of " drink " as I came out - to find the show in the long room of the house. Here was gathered together a remarkably good collection, not only of celery, but of potatoes and pansies, of cabbages and .cucumbers, of fuchsias and fruit, vegetables and flowers. But the celery was decidedly in the ascendant. Behind the winning lots of this latter edible were the copper kettles, or britannia-metal teapots, the latter given as second prizes. The winning lot of untrimmed celery weighed 14 lbs., 4 3/4 ozs., and the corresponding victor in the trimmed class 9 lbs., 8 1/4 ozs.

These weights will give some indication of the size, and from what I could see of the bunches they were tender and beautifully white. Nights and days had been spent in their culture; heaps of manure had been supplied to the ground around them, and doubtless during the week previous to the show, the grower had worked by day and set up all night watching his plants against the designs of some unscrupulous opponent".