D. Beaton, one of the best gardeners and writers for the Cottage Gar-doner, says, respecting the treatment of roses in winter, in the open ground : - "The philosophy of the thing stands thus: All the cultivated roses like a cool, moist bottom, but no standing wet; and all the standard roses on grass, ought to get a good spadeful of right rotten dung every winter of their lives, and as much water in summer as will keep the space occupied by the roots constantly moist. The present hole in the grass system can only allow a make-believe in all those essentials, and no more.

"The manner of doing is this: The rose-trees, perhaps, are planted on the grass already; but you may know, from the rusty-brown leaves, that they are three parts starved. Open Open grass in a circle of a yard across round each rose; then scrape off the soil carefully till you find the roots. When you find the roots, pour two large watering-poteful over those of each tree; then put two or three inches of very rotten dung all over the roots; water again with the rose put on the spout of the watering-pot, and pat down the dung with the back of the spade. Now, the dung is just level with the grass, or nearly so, more or less, and you must keep it out of sight. Any good, light garden mould will do to cover the dung; let it he full three inches deep, or rather more; and, to keep np the sides from the grass, you must use an artistic edging to give dignity to the whole. What we use is the best and cheapest burnt brickbats, and whole bricks of a dark gray color, such as are too much burnt in the making; but stones would be as cheap, or oheaper, in many places,.and stamps of larch poles, or of any other poles, would do if Out into six-inch lengths, and sharpened at one end, to be driven down two or three inches close to one another all round.

The soil is as high as the top of the edging; ours is four inches high, and quite level on the top, or, rather, with a hollow towards the stem of the roses. Three nice Tom Thumbs, and three equally good Calceolarias out of about 48-sized pots, will fill one of these beds except the edging. As we do not go quite close to the rose stem, OEnothera prostrata, all the little blue Lobelias, Campanula fraglis, Garganica, and two or three more of them, and many more such' tit-bits' will do for edgings".