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HINTS UPON GARDENING. IN order to maintain a certain amount of gaiety in the conservatory, a stock of succession plants must necessarily be kept up. Any plants, therefore, in pots, which it is desirable should be grown quickly, may now have a shift; it will not, however, be advis- able to give them large pots at this season, as what- ever wood the plant now makes must be ripened, with perhaps the exception of such free-flowering plants as bloom on the current growing wood. As this shift will be all that will be required dating the winter months, the drainage of the pots should be ample. When established, a free open situation should be selected for the newly-potted plants, in order that any new growth made may be ripened. Flower Gardens and Plant Houses. Every means must now be taken to keep turf, gravel, and edgings of all kinds in the neatest possible order, that no drawback to the complete keeping of the whole may occur; dead flowers should be picked off daily, and stray growths reduced within proper limits. Trailing and climbing plants should be fre- quently gone over, to keep them neatly though not stiffly trained and secured against winds. Dahlias Take care that the laterals of these are well staked out, and use every means to entrap earwigs and other vermin which injure the flowers.-Pansies: Booted cuttings of these should now be ready. It will, there- fore, be necessary to make beds for their reception. In doing this it is absolutely necessary that wireworms should be caught, therefore the compost should have repeated turnings; for these pests i are as destructive to young pansies as they are to carnation layers.— Roses Remove dead flowers and encourage the pro- duction of autumn blooms in the perpetuals, by water- ing with liquid manure.-Talips: Throw out the soil from the bed on to the paths, so that it may sweeten previously to being returned.—Verbenas:—Go over beds of these frequently. Where the plants are still growing, pegging and training will involve consider- able attention, removing decayed flowers, and cutting back such of the shoots as may incline to encroach upon the edging of the beds. FORCING GARDEN.—Peaches: The late warm dry season will have been very favourable to wood ripen- ing; but where any is still immature, means must be taken to forward it, as next year's success will very much depend upon ripening being properly effected. Keep the foliage clean and free from inserts, and endeavour to preserve it in health as long as pos- sible.—Vines: See that vines from which the fruit has just been cut are free from inseets, giving the foliage an occasional washing with the engine if red spider is at all troublesome; and use every precaution to keep the leaves in health as long as possible. Pre- vent tiio growth of laterals, which only shade and in- jure the principal foliage. Late grapes colouring should be assisted with slight fires at night, especially mus- oats. Thrips are frequently very troublesome in late vineries where plants have been grown under the vines, and where there is any reason to expect these, the foliage should be frequently examined closely, giving the honse a heavy smoking as soon ag they are per- ceived, and repeating this for two or three times at intervals of about a week. Shading the house the day after smoking where it can be done, so as to keep it rather close, will render the cure more effectual; and if the pest is taken before it gets quite estab- lished, it will be easily got rid of by two or three amokings, but unless taken in time it is very difficult to eradicate. Hardy Fruit and Kitchen Garden. Summer pruning and nailing in of the current year's wood will require following up. Currants, goose- berries, ana raspberries where time will permit these will be benefitted by the remaining wood of the present | growth being thinned, leaving only sufficient to turnishnext season's crop. Decaying crops: Clear away the haulm, stamps, and refuse of crops directly they are over, burn them, and if the ground is not wanted dig the ashes in, and let the land remain till required. At this season, however, there is seldom ground to spare; for it should be re- membered that the supply for several months of the next winter and spring will depend on the diligence now made use of iu planting out, as largely a supply ef those kind of vegetables most likely to be in demand as oan possibly be found room for. Potatoes and other crops soon coming off may therefore be inter- lined with any of the different kmds of broccoli or Winter greens: and where these are not sufficient, a quantity may be planted at one foot apart, to wait for ground as it comes in bv the removal of other crops.- Pear Trees These may now, if not already done, have the breastwood out back to five or six eyes, begianing TO the W vigorous first, as they will be the least li&Die start.— Gardener's Chronicle..

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