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HINTS UPON GARDENING. 4. IN all gardens shifting, where necessary, must now receive attention. A compost, consisting of three parts fibrous peat, in a lumpy state, one part free turfy loam, and a little silver sand, will suit most kinds of hard-wooded plants, with the exception of heaths, which succeed best in peat without any ad- mixture except.thafi of a little silver saHd. In potting take care to secure thorough drainagei over which may be placed a little broken or pounded charcoal. Wlowex Garden and Plant-houses. Now is the time to encourage rapid and sturdy growth in hard-wooded plants. A constant stopping of gross shoots will be necessary, in order to equalise the distribution of sap and encourage the lower parts of the plant to develop themselves. Oat of doors, early bulbs now ripening, if turning yellow, should be taken up, or the greater portion of their leaves tnmmed away. Verbenas, petunias, and such things should be frequently pegged down where it is requi- Eifcfj to cover the surface of the beds speedily. AURICULAS.—Let those now occupy a cool shady) situation. Green-flv, to which they are subject, must j be kopt in check. If infected, remove the plants to a ) pit. in order that they may be effectually fumigated, ) BALSAMS AND COCKSCOMBS.—These must now be encouraged to grow freely, giving them a little weak liquid manure occasionally, and accommodating them with larger pots as they may require them. CAMELLIAS.—Keep these close, moist, and warm, until their growth is completed, when more air and less moisture should be given in order to cause them to form flower-buds. _CARHATIONS AND PJCOTBSS.—Let the main shoots of these now be oarefully tied to neat stakes. Remove dead leaves and top dress with finish sweet soil. Destroy green-fly. O-LNISKAKIAB.—Cut down such as are out of flower to within two or three inches of the surface. Stir and top-drews with light soil. A north aspect is the best at this season. Take cuttings as soon us they can be had for early flowering plants. DAHLIAS.—Keep these regularly and well watered and secure tbem to stages as they advance in growth.' GLOBE AMAKANTHTTS.—These may receive the same treatment m balsams and cockscombs. HOLLYHOCKS.—Give these a good watering, and then muloh afterwards, giving them a good soaking once or twice a week according to the weather. Tie the plants to strong stakes. P.A.-bTsi.r,s. -Propagate these whenever cuttings can be obtained. They strike best on a shady border under small hand-glasses. PELAB<IONIUMS.—Plants in flower will require to be carefully shaded. Water freely every morning and give as much air as possible in order to dispel stagnant moisture accumulated during night and dull weather. Stake and neatly tie the later flowering plants. Seed- lings should now be selected, discarding any which are not decided improvement on known kinds. TULIPS.- Uncover all out of bloom, but protect from heavy rains, which might be injurious. ¡ Hardy Fruit and Kitchen Gardes. I GIVE the wood of peaches a thorough thinning don't reserve a shoot more than is wanted for next year. This, and keeping down the insects, is the way to obtain success. OELERY. Take advantage of showery weather, should it occur, to prick out young plants. PSAS,—Sow for succession as may be required. RIDGE CUCXJIHBEIIS.—These, gourds, and vegetable marrows may be planted now; the first two in the usual way on prepared beds of rich soil, with the temporary protection of handlights; the last in vacant places where proper stations for vigorous growth can be s-ecured.—Gardeners' Chronicle.