Where plants, such as the Fuchsia, Gloxinia, Achimenes, etc, are kept under glass during summer, it becomes necessary to break the force of the sun's full rays, and this is frequently done in a slovenly manner. What is wanted in such cases is an elegant application, one easily applied and easily removed, and which will break off the sun's rays without making a heavy shade. We have been in the habit of using a mixture of whiting and linseed oil, which answers the purpose well. The following, translated from the Revue Horticole, would seem to be a good preparation, and we should be glad to have some of our readers try it, and report the result:

" Wheat flour slightly cooked in a small quantity of milk is to be reduced to a thin clear paste or jelly, and spread on the glass with a soft brush. This paste dries immediately, and forms a light layer, or fine membrane so to speak, which allows the transmission of a light, soft* continued, as strong as that through unpolished glass, to which it may be compared, and much less sombre and unequal than that through Spanish white during the absence of the sun. It resists rains and tempests as well as Spanish white, and is removed as easily by means of a rough brush and warm water."