Persons about to make new borders, should take into consideration their durability above all things, and provide against excessively wet periods that do so much damage. It is very easy to make borders which shall produce astonishing grapes, whilst the materials are not too much decayed; but they soon decline when a general decomposition of matter takes place.

Now, there is nothing in loam that changes materially, but the mere grass and its roots; but these are so divided amongst the mass, that, although it be decaying organic matter, there is no bulk of humus, or black residue, in one portion. It is doubtless the introducing inordinate quantities of organic matter, whether animal or vegetable, that ultimately produces that condition in the borders which old gardeners call "puttied " - a condition in which air. cannot enter, nor water pass. What remains under such conditions, but for the originally pampered roots - once like sponges - to go gradually to destruction? How different are surface dressings, the timely application of liquid manure, etc.

"Hortus Lindenianus for April, 1859, Part I, (Brussels, Huyez), is a new periodical in 8vo, illustrated with colored figures, entirely consecrated to the publication of the numerous fine novelties introduced to cultivation by the collectors of M. Linden, of Brussels, the Veitch of Belgium. Each plate is accompanied by horticultural information and botanical characters; the former by Mr. Linden himself, the latter by (we presume) Prof. Planchon, than whom few are more capable of such a task. Since none but handsome garden plants will be introduced, this will undoubtedly prove a work extremely acceptable to all lovers of fine new flowers. Let us add that the plates, which are extremely well executed, are also useful studies for young artists. The first number contains Arachnothrix rosea, Begonia amabilis, argentea, and Victoria, Beloperone vtolacea, Centradenia grandifolta, Cuphea ocymoides, and Lindenia rivalis".

Flore des Serres, Nos. 25 and 26, contain, in addition to much good miscellaneous matter, original figures of nine new varieties of Achimenes, Nolana paradoxa violacea, Camellia Bonomiana, more of the huge Heddewigian Indian Pinks, the very handsome hardy Azalea van Houttei fl. pi., the two superb Double Peaches sent out by Mr. Glendinning under the names of eamelliseflora and dianthiflora, and three Azaleas indica, each white with red streaks, viz., Gloire de Belgique, Le Giant, and Etendard de Flandre.