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HINTS UPON G-ARDESJTHG. The early crops to be earthed up as soon '5 Plants have attained a good size. If the ground a heavy soaking of water the day before to mould them, be careful that the soil y dry, or at most only moderately moist, when Ce ding is to be done. ^aiV YSA-NTHEMUMS in the open ground to be topped ft*], and the soil between them lightly pricked over y! small fork, and some quite rotten dung worked ?^fai wiU be found that they always root near the a^d a dressing of dung will greatly help them ^atin the present drought, and save the labour of dril, Ntv^SlAs *>e propagated now in quantity for %t ^?ai's supply. The smallest cuttings make the and there is no need to cut to a joint. A Ni }t ?"°m-heat will hasten the formation of roots, j Jot needful, as if shut up in a cold frame and and regularly sprinkled they will be well N dto ma fortnight. It is a saving of time in the it all cuttings singly in pots at this time of 'is s they can be allowed to fill the first pots with iiL;0 8013 to grow strong from their-first start. In | P°^s f°r the cuttings, use smallest sixties I b a; put a mixture of turf and old dung over ji^eh' an^ UP with half sand and half leaf, in I; 1cuttings will root as quickly as in sand firi- 8ea8on, and have something to live upon ^o<J # the pots with roots. This is the best r amateurs who are much away from home, t Cu^inga require less care than when lh ^0-^° san<^ only ™ shallow pans. PLANTS requiring a shift this season onee) °r the time will go by for them V^ant benefit from the operation. The most 1 the Baaiiter °f all is to secure good drainage, and "t wi+S°i?post in as rough a state as possible con- o ,^e size and nature of the plant. When- i, » ja^°r doubt about the best soil for I %• f'eaW °j0fed P^ant, he will be pretty safe in using I i?»0,5i half loam, both in a turfy and sweet con- i the better. we^lnS fruit to have plenty of weak 'bose ripening their fruit to be kept 5 snia' if kePfc too dry will get infested on 00 endeaTOur to keep them in good t 0 ty Of air. fimallef4t possible supplies, and give Ir. i hen'ui?,^e ^e°eral colleotion may be kept in Ahh^> R without fire-heat, by shutting up klmg the floor of the house to cause a II from ten to three will be quite sufficient from this time. till shading is dispensed with altogether. Small specimens of Stanhopeas should be now shifted into large baskets, in which they can push their flowers downwards. The best material to fill the baskets with is chopped moss, and the tough felt-like fibre of good peat, with all the soil removed. The baskets should be shallow. After shifting, keep them well supplied with atmospheric moisture, but only moderately moist at the root. Specimens that do not require a shift are to be encouraged to grow as soon as they have done flowering, in order to assist the completion of their pseudo-bulbs, and then they must be reduced to a state of rest by gradually witholding water, or to have but little until they again begin to grow. All the Stan- hopeas will grow in either house. # PLUM TRE, Esi n orchard-houses are in many covered with fly. If this is not checked, the trees will be barren next season. Make a strong infusion of tobacco, and at the same time dissolve a little glue; mix them together, and add water in a large tub, and into the mixture dip the trees. Any that are too large to be dipped must be laid on their sides and well syringed, those dipped must also be syringed the next day. If the labour can be found, it be will more effec- tual to paint with a soft brush every leaf, under and upper sid.0, witk & mixture of on*e pound of dis- solved glue, one pound of tsbacco, and four gallons of water. The leaves will appear after the operation as if varnished, but not a leaf will fall, and it will make an end of the vermin. After a few days syringe them freely. Sow cabbage, green curled endive, lettuce, round spinach. WINTER GREENS to be got out in plenty now, as peas, potatoes, and other crops are taken off. Col- lards, Brussels sprouts, and other quick-growing sub. jects that will mostly be used before Christmas, to be planted in manured ground, but those to stand till next spring-, to furnish sprouts, not to be manured, as it renders them less able to withstand severe frosts. Continue to plant broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Scotch kale, and everything else of the kind from the seed beds. -Gardener's Magazine.

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