ALenox.Mass., correspondent says: "Will the Gardeners' Monthly kindly inform *No. 4' what is the matter with his plums, a great many of which are dropping off his trees?" These have had an egg deposited in them by the curculio when they were much younger, and are now rotting, which is the usual consequence of the curculio's attack. The half-moon-shaped marks can be seen on the plums, where the ovipositor of the insect entered. The common phrase is, "they have been stung by the curculio." The remedy is to place a sheet under the trees about the time the fruit is as large as peas, and give the branches a sudden jar. The jar must be very sharp and sudden. The weevils will then drop to the sheet, and may be collected together and burned. Best do this every day for a week, and every other day for twoweeks after. There is no other way to get plums after the curculio once gets into a plum orchard.