Is there any danger of getting too much manure around young Pear trees? I have two which do not appear to thrive well In preparing the ground for setting them, I put into the holes a half bushel of the sweepings of a blacksmith's shop, mixed with cinders and ashes from the forge, and also about an equal quantity of well-rotted stable manure, and incorporated them thoroughly with the soil for two or three feet around; after they were set I mulched them with coarse manure. The trees are on Pear stocks.

I find the Doyenne* Boussock one of the finest growing Pears on Quince, but with me it does not bear well I have two fine trees five years old, which have never produced half a dozen Pears; they bloom profusely every season, but set no fruit The White Doyenne" and Louise Bonne de Jersey are far the most productive varieties that I have yet fruited.

Much has been said about the relative hardiness of seedling and budded Peach trees. I have both growing in my garden - some eight or ten of each - both are of the same age, and have received the same treatment, and I can discover no difference as yet in their hardiness or productiveness. They are six years old, but never have produced a peck of fruit, all told, although they are large enough to produce two bushels each, and very thrifty. R. B. WaRREN. - Alabama, New York.

It is quite possible to manure Pear trees too heavily, and especially at the time of transplanting. We do not approve of manuring at this time, preferring to apply it afterward as a dressing, when the roots are established and active.