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MRS. CAUDLE'S CURTAIN LECTURES.

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Slgmniiurf, ^oritcutturf, &• £ •» RoNDF.n CORN..—The Hon led Corn H')', just introluced into the House, by Mr. Green, Sir George Clerk, and Mr. Card wet!, recites the .Act 5 ti afid 6 h Victoria, c. 92, and enacts that the said statute (except as altered or repealed hy subsequent provisions) be continued for three years. The same period is proposed to he allowed for rntering wheal from a vessel as from the warehouse. The Commissioners of Cus- toms are 10 provide samples of biscuit. The penalties imposed by the recited Act are to be repealed, and other penalties im- posed by the Bi for depositing articles of inferior quality. POTTEI{'S GUANO.—[From the AgricuHu'al Gazette ] — Two years since. 1 sent you a brief account of an exprriment r was making with Potter's guano; I informed you that I had in a field of wheat sown one acre with 2 cwt of this guino, and that it had very much improved my crop in that pa t of my field—decidedly improved it, the plant being much stronger and thicker during its whole growth, ft was my intention, also, after harvest to have sent you the d'ffeience iti quantity of corn between that acre and the next adjoining it, but it so happened that I was on the Continent at the time the corn was cut and carted home, and, consequently, it was not kept so separate as it ought to have been for an experiment j but the men who cut it and carted it told me that the crop was by far the best where the guano was put on, anf that the slieavcs were considerably heavier than the others, he exprri ment. therefore, satisfied me entirely that this «uano was well adapted to improve my land but what I wish to draw your attention to, and that of the public in general, is the subse- quent benefit that has resulted from this dressing. When f put it on I concluded that its virtues, be they what they would, would have been exhausted, or nearly so, by the first crop, as Ibad heard was the case with real guano, but last year the same field was of beans, anil I was agreeably surprised, to find that the acre on which this guano had been put tlie year b fore took the lead of all the other part of the field, kept it durin* the whole season, and the crop at harvest was marked, and decidedly the best—all who saw it allowed that it was decidedly the best. But what has astonished me the most and also all my sceptical agricultural neighbours, who judore of manures chiefly by their bulk, has been tins my field is again of wheat this year, and to my agreeable s,,r',r,se, the part on which this dressing was put in the autumn of 1843, stood the last long winter much better than any of the rest of the field, !o"k ¡he lead in the spring, became much thicker as the summer advanced, kept cleaner from weeds, lose from four to six inches higher than the rest, came into full car neadv a week first, and, in the opinion of all who have seen it, the yield will be more than onc-follnh, if not full one-third more than that of any other acre of the field. This, therefore, has been a fair experiment, and it proves decidedly and convin- cingly the benefit to be obtained by agriculturists from the use of this dressing All my neighbours, who were at first very sceptical, now fully admit its benefit. 1 take them into the field and say to them, Gentlemen, you see to a foot where I put on the guano; you see the crop of wheat higher, thicker, and cleaner than the remaining part of the field I have done nothing to the field since the guano was put on, nothing ex- cept having given the whole a very slight dressing of manure after my crop of wheat was taken off in 1843 since then it has been cropped with beans, and now again with wheat, and, gentlemen, you see the result, and if the guano has not pro- duced it, explain to me what has. However unbelieving before, every one who has viewed the crop as it now stands, admits that it h3s been improved 10 the extent I have stated by this dressing alone. At harvest I will keep the crop 011 that acre separate from the rest, and when threshed I will send you the result, which, 1 have no doubt, will prove to be from one-foutth to one-third more per acre than the restof the field. I am alsa trying ihe real guano, but for my land I am fully satisfied that the artificial is by far the bes'.— Geo. Wit. kins, TYix Parsonage. FLoWER GAP-DEN AND SHUUBUKRIKS —^oses going out of bloom should be constantly gone over, cutting off all de HI flowers, &c., and moss and other varieties should be layered as soon as the young wood is sufficiently advanced in growth. Pinks now out of bloom, from which pipings have been taken, if they have blossomed two years, should he cut off close or removed to make roam for young plants of this years'striking. Dahlias require constant caie in regard to tying up as they advance in growth. Sweet Williams, Wall-flowers, Dianthus and other hardy biennials,should be thinned, planting out the thinninssi-tto borders, or into nursing-beds till spring. Lawns should be kept constantly mo vn during showery weather, and edginas of walks clipped. Pit. and Frames.—\y\n in cuttings of the best kinds of Antirrhinums. Muie Pinks, herbaceous Phloxes, t"c" either underhand-glasses or in cutting pots, and place them in close frames or pits those already rooted must be hardened off by degrees to be ready for planting out. Pipings that are rooted out should have a little air left during nights. S)..ft Hatsams,Chrysanthemums.&c. HARDY FRIJlr AND KITCHEN GARDEN.—Where heavy rains have beaten the surface of the ground, the latter will require to be stirred. Fruit-trees thrive better in borders that a'e frequently dug, properly manured, and cropped with l.et- tuces or other things that do not root too deeply, than where the ground is not cropped and but seldom stnred. It will, therefore, be advisable to dig or fork over all borders that have not been recently stirred, taking care not to injure the roots of the trees by the operation. T)u. hat better he per- formed whilst the ground is sufficiently mlit; and if dry weather should set in, copious waterings ought to be given. It is frequently the case that the surlace of a border f trms a regular slope, is smoothly raked, so that water from heavy rains, more especiall v, readily glides off; and a less beneficial supply from artificial watering must be substituted. Some- times crops are sown or planted in rows across the borders and afterwards landed up. the furrows consequently formed exhibiting a close system of surface draining, not at all objec- tionable ill the case of a very wet soil and but highly so in summer under ordinary circumstances. Proceed in the fitst place with budding Cherries and Apricots; and with other fruit-trees as the buds become in a fit state, which in this season will generally be the case rather later than usual. Kitchen Garden.—In oider to obtain la'e young potatoes, some of Chapman's KIdney shlmld nOW be plantcd. Sow nadishes on a cool border. Plant out Celery, Kndive, and Lettuces the latter generally succeed well on the beds formed hl,tween the Celery trenches. Loosen the ground gently near the rows of advancing crops of Peas, and water it necessary.

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