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HINTS UPON GAHDBmNQ. Many of the hardier kinds of greenhouse plants may now be set out of doors. It is a mistake, however, to place them in too shady a situation; but it is essential that the pots be protected from the sun. They should be plunged in beds of sifted coal-ashes take care also to place them far enough apart to ensure a free circu- lation of air amongst the plants. FLOWER GARDEN AND PLANT HOUSES.âClose and frequent inspection wiil now be retired if anything like success with bedded-out plants is to be attained this season. This is a good time for grafting or in- arching oransres, camellias, azaleas, choioe rhododen- drons, &3. Until a junction is effected, the plants should be plunged in a close, moist heat, rather stronger than that required for growing them in, and they should be carefully shaded.âAohimenes: Keep up successions of these as long as possible. While growing, they like a warm, moist atmosphere; but during their flowering season they do per. fectly well in a comparatively cool and dry situation, such as a close greenhouse or conserva- tory. As regards soil, light turfy loam, peat, leaf- mould, thoroughly decayed cow duog, and silver sand suits them perfectly.âAmaryllis: These deserve mora than ordinary attention. They succeed perfectly in any light, tolerably rich soil, in which there is a good proportion of fibry loam. Twenty-four-sized pots suit them best. Plants in smaller pots should, therefore, be carefully moved into the size j a3t named.âAnnuals: Kinds intended for autumn flowering should be thinned out or transplanted before they crowd one another, and become too weak to support themselves.âCarna- tions, &c.: Few plants are more generally useful than the hardier kinds cf carnations, picotees, and cloves. If pipings of them are taken off about this season, or say a little later, they sometimes strike as freely as. pinks but the operation will be more certain to suc- ceed if the handlighta are set on a slight hotbed, or the Dots plunged in a frame where there is a. gentle bottom heat. Points which require special atten. tion are, that the cuttings be taken not later, on any account, than the expanding of the first flower; and that they be carefully shaded from every ray of sunshine. The most certain method of propagating them is by layers; but it is equally important that it should be done early, as the plants root sooner, and thereby become better established before winter. âChinese Primulas Old plants of these should soon be shaken carefully out of the old soil, repotted in light, sweet compost, moderately rich, and placed in a warm frame far a few days, till they have begun to produce roots into the new soil, after which they must be removed to a position near the glass in a cold frame, and kept close till the plants are thoroughly re-established. These plants succeed best in moderate- sized pots.âPelargoniums While these are in bloom it is most desirable that shading should be attended to carefully, for one sunny day may injure the flowers beyond hope of remedy. It is equally desirable that the atmosphere of the house should be kept cool. FORCING GARDEN.âPeaches Admit a free cir- culation of air through all the houses during dry fine weather; but where the fruit is just ripening, ven- tilation during the night and in damp weather should be effected by means of the front lights, keeping the top sashes closed to prevent cold dews from settling on the fruit. The foliage in the early houses should be kept in a healthy state as long as possible by syringing atd guarding against insect depredations.â Pines Having selected, to meet the demand in winter, those plants which are now showing or flowering, and those which shortly promise to follow their example, a portion of the strongest and best rooted of those remaining should be picked out to succeed them; these should be potted immediately if they require it, and grown on steadily without any check; any of the smaller plants whioh are ia immediate need of potting should also be attended to. Keep up an uninterrupted succession by planting a few suckers occasionally in a bottom-heat. Where the planting- out system is practised, there is no difficulty in keeping up the succession if aU vacancies are filled up as they occur with the best plants selected from among the successions.-Vines Where crops are swelling let the state of the borders be frequently examined If the soil is too dry, let the surface be carefully loosened with a fork, and watered with liquid manure. Ex- amine the bunches of swelling crops, thin crowded clusters, and remove small berries. HABDY FRUIT AND KITCHEN GARDEN. Water growing crops freely with liquid manure, this is the best time of year to make use of it, and with the addition of the rains which we are now experiencing, improved growth may be expected to be the result, Celery: Now that rain has come, plant out for the mam crop. Lettuces Successions of these must be kept up as reo quired.âTurnips A good breadth of these may now be Sown.-Water.cresseg: A supply of these for autumn and winter may be easily obtained by planting some strong young tops, about four inches long, in a line at the foot of a north wall. The cuttings should be of pieces which have protruding roots from the joints. Water-oresses will grow freely in such a situation; and in many places where there are no artificial beds, I and where natural ones are a considerable distance off, these will be found useful.âQardener s Mzgazine.

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