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HINTS UPON GARDENING. + WORK FOR THE WEEK.—For some time past we have had little to do but to gather the results of our labours and to keep everything neat and trim-a state of mat- ters which will of course go on for a considerably longer time but the time is now arrived when several matters beyond the more routine work must be attended to. The principal autumn sowings of cabbage should now be made, choosing such varieties as the Fulham Early York, and Early Battersea, and Schilling's Queen, and also a pinch of the red variety. Sow also a late crop of endive, and plant out endive and lettuces from previous sowings. Endive is in capital condition in many gardens now, and should be tied up with bass mat as soon as ready for blanching. Sow some Early Horn carrots on a warm bor- der for use in spring, and sow the main crop of winter spinach in rich light ground. Make also sowings of nice eatable turnips, such as the orange jelly and white stone; for these also nice light rich soil is desirable. In some stiff cold soils it is nearly useless to sow them, as they do no good. Sow also small salads if you care for them, and black radishes. Far all these crops the time for sowing may vary with circumstances, soil, and climate, all of which must be judged of by the sagacious cultivator. It should be particularly noted that the Flanders spinach is the best for the winter. It is a round-seeded kind, unlike the common one, and the main crop of it should be sown rather thinly, on light soil and in a dry situation. The propagation of bedding plants should now be carrried out with all possible des- patch. Young vines should have every encourage- ment to make firm and well-ripened wood; plenty of air early in the day; the house to be shut and sprinkled early in the afternoon. Take care that red spider does not get hold of the foliage. If cal- ceolaria and cineraria seeds for next year's blooming are not sown by this time, it should be done at once it is nearly too late. Seeds of biennials should be sown now and as many of them are very showy and pretty, they are worthy of more attention than they usually receive. We particularly allude to such things as the bright rose Silene pendula, the Canterbury bell, Centaurea cyanus, and the wood forget-me-not; while those simple-coloured pansies, so much used for spring gardening of late years, may now be propagated with facility by cuttings.—Field,

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