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GARDEN OPERATIONS, &c. (From the Gardeners' Chronicle.) FLOWER GARDEN AND SHRUBBEEIES. —Unless altera tions are in hand, the principal work in this department WJII now be confined to mowing and cleaning, and if neainess is to be maintained this will require constant cleared"1 'f ° gettin& 8rav,>1 waIks thoroughly cleared of weeds and moss, and roll them frequentlv when wet to keep the surface level and smooth Con- tinue to aftord young stock in pits and frames careful attention, and endeavour to get H well rooted and strong without keeping it eo close or warm as to render it sappy and liable to damp off on the first approach of winterly weather, as is often the case with stock got up in heat late in autumn, and then stored away in cold pits for the winter. Admit air freely therefore to all plants that are rooted sufficiently to bear it without flagging. Newly potted off things should, however, be plaoed on a gentle bottom-heat which will impart a little warmth to the soil and encourage the formation of roots but suffi- cient air should be given to prevent anything like weaklv growth. Cuttings of calceolarias, scarlet geranium* Ac may still be put in where it is considered that 1 of tW thing, U likely lo b. mums will root almost any wherp • hi.t „oi 1 • ° not quite «oom„„da,iJ"2 i„u^fatnM/re plants in the open ground are very liafe a £ °m heat; these will be found to do veL S close pit or frame where th?™ «/ however» » a little warmth when nece«sarv tn °f securing as many cutting as no^l P> ,C 1° which it mr.y be desirihf„ t -P 0l a,n7 scarce plants chance of rnrti'^r, <v, ? increase while there is a fair scarlet fpMri ^eiT1! and also he prepared to protect intended tn t. bm3 and other things which it may be fliiTT ti to take up and winter, for we may expect frost f t season, and if such things can be pro- tected so as to prevent the foliage and wood being much injured, they are much more easily wintered. Attend to former directions, and lose no time in getting preparations made for the removal of large trees and shrubs, as both the season and the weather are now very favourable for this kind of work, and ground intended to be planted this kind of work, and ground intended to be planted with young stuff from the nursery cannot be turned up too soon. Hahdt Fbvjt AND KITCHEN GARDEN.-—Look over fruit remaining out of doors frequently, and eath^r ;♦1 it becomes fit, as if left to get over ripe it wfll bo lflVi to be blown down and bruised should high winds J also examine that stored in the fruit room f 1 there will occasionally be a few ^cayZ a few weeks after housing, and thei JhfnlS I f°J as soon as they can be pSceived KP,n H r.m°Ted cool and airv in order to alio J nfrt, P ture given off by the St if •escape.,<){^ mroia' few we^ks ut > w"lc^ 18 considerable for a protected bv .Exam^e plums or any other frui? not snoilin/ m"118 occasionally to see that they are c here it is intended to xcake any fresh be nre.IOn!i ° «. trees ttls sea80D» tbe gr°und should be prepared at the earliest convenience, and any fresh on to be used for planting should be thoroughly exposed to the action of the weather so as to have it in a mellow state when wanted for use. If not already done clean and dress strawberry plantations, clearing away all useless runners and giving a gocd dressing of manure where necessary, but be careful to select that which is thoroughly decayed and whieh can be covered without the necessity of digging deep or injuring the roots. The principal crop of celery should non- be kept rather closely earthed up, using quick lime and soot freely to destroy slugs.