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COTTAGERS' GARDEN. A few early potatoes may now be planted, Place them ,n drills about 4 inches deep, and liom 15 t0 18 inches apart; and if a little leaf-soil, or any other light compost, can be spared with which to cover the sets, it will greatly assist in protecting them from frost, as well as prove bene- ficial to the crop. Also, if not already done, plant a smalj breadth of early mazagan beans on a bit of strong soil, to furnish an early supply. Planfs in pots, in the window or frame, must be very sparingly supplied with water at present; and when an) is givrn let it he done on the morning of a mild day, so as to abow of getting the foiisge, &c., dry helore evening. Keep the frame we'i coveted up at night, and during frosty days, so as to guard its inmates horn injury. TREATMENT OF TRI E CARNATIONS. Few plants have more improved of late years, both in habit of gro /th, variety and richness uf colours than tree carna ions, and they amply repay the attention that has been bestowed on them, for they are not only beautiful, but very fragrant, and with liitle care they may be had in flower at almost any season in fact, if a sufficient quantity uf plants is prepared, a succession of b oom may be obtained fiont them rite whole year round; 1 tiust, therefore, that we shad shorly see them very extensively cultivated. They are easily propagated by cuttings, which should he made of half ripened wood, like the show varieties, cut'ing them close otr below a joint, and removing the lower leaves. March or April will be found the best months for pu'tina in a stock for winter blooming, as they will mate excellent plants during summer and autumn. Although they strike nathly nearly all the year round, if placed in a slight hot torn heat, the most healthy of the old plants should be selected and plac.d in a warm temperature lo excite growth prior to the cuttings being taken off.- By following this plan, 'hey will be found to s rike more freely. The pots should be thoroughly drained for their reception.and a portion of rough sif ings or moss placed over the crocks. The compost should consist of one ba flight sandy soi, and one-!laJt leaf H!uuld and a!ld run through a fine sieve, and well mixed together. With this, the po's should be filled to within about, half an inch of the top. the remainder being made up with sharp sand pressed firmly and sligh ly watered before the cuttuigs are inserted. Ifplaced in a sight bottom heat. they wif 1 not require any bell-glasses to cover them for if only slightJy shaded du ing sunny days they will very speedily take root. If any ot the grass iriould decay, it should be removed flip moment it is perceived, as it creates damp. As soon as they ha e become sufheien iy romed, pot them into 4-inch keeping them in a warm moist atmosphere, and stop the in, in order to form them into compact bushes. Assoon as they have again filled the pots with loots, give them another liberal shi i info 7.inch pots. still keeping them in a warm atmosphere, and using t' e syringe fietly unti they have "t quite established, when thev should be gradually hardened off, and finally placed in a cold frame, where they may remain during the summer months. Except potting, stopping the shoots which should oidy lie done wt in the wood is in a hat ripe state, marly tyin th shoo's as they progress, watering when requir-d, frequently overhead, and occasionally stir- ring the surface soil, no hing wiil he needed dating the summer and au umn. I have, Ijowever, found green-fly troublesome at times, but if the tvafer-poc is frequently used overhead but litde need be feared either from them or red spider; if they happen to be attacked by mildew, apply Bulphur as soon as it is perceived. When cold damp weather sets in, remove them to the greenhouse or con- servatory, where they will come into bloom in succession during the whole 01 the dull winter IJ.)Onth; after they have done tlowering, select the most heathy cuttings-the ofd^plan's should be cut down for another year, or thrown away. The s opping should always be regu'ated by the time when tiiey are wanted to be in blossom,—for ins ance, for early winter flowering, the plants sh uld not be stopped after July, and so on; if the p'an's are well ripened by autumn, they may, by a little additional heat, he had in flower whenever they are tequiied. The soil best suited for their cu'ture is maiden loam, I. af mould, ro ten cow- dung, and silver sand, to which may be added a portion of mortar rubbish, in order to keep the soi1 porous; manure- water wi h occa ional waterings of soot water, will be found beneficial during the growing and blooming season.—j?. B