The London Journal of Horticulture calls attention to the exquisitely beautiful appearance of Clematis present when grown together on pillars in conservatories and similar positions. As a rule, it is not best to grow more than one plant to a pillar, as both are usually spoiled; but in this case there is positive advantage to have both, each lending a charm to the other, and combining to produce a more effective picture than either separately. After growing a year or two the stem becomes naked at the bottom; just then put a fine, strong-growing mass of geranium, and the furnishing is complete. "What can be more pleasing than a scarlet geranium, with a few carelessly hanging branches of a white clematis intermingled, or a white geranium with a lavender or blue-shaded clematis? "

"Nothing can have a finer effect in the conservatory than masses of clematis; the flowers are soft, but brilliant, of the largest size, and, consequently, conspicuous at a distance. I have' had from 100 to 200 expanded blossoms on a plant at once. I have them trained to the rafters, with that best of all climbers for large buildings (Tacsonia var. Volxemi) rambling from rafter to rafter amongst them; the brilliant crimson flowers of the latter being very effective."

"Although the flowers like plenty of light, they should be shaded from a strong sun."