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HINTS UPON GARDENING. --+--

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HINTS UPON GARDENING. --+-- AURICULAS.—If infested with green fly, shake a little dry fine sand amongst them, and then Mow it j out with force, when the insects will be blown 1 out with it. Caterpillars must be sought for dili- gently, and picked out by hand, or they will soon make general havoc. Keep the soil clean, free from dead leaves and weeds, and stir the surface gently. Shade from bright sunshine, and protect from heavy rain. 1. BEDDERS to have every necessary attention to keep them in proper order. If seeds are allowed to ripen, the plants will begin to decline in bloom, 'so remove them promptly, and serve a twofold purpose thereby. Take cuttings. of geraniums in plenty, and to save further trouble, put them in pots or boxes as they are to remain for the winter. Use plenty of drainage and a poor sandy compost now, in order to check growth and harden the wood. CABBAGE to be planted out for spring supply on ground well manured. Coljards planted close will now be getting crowded, so draw for use as soon as possible every other one, and ply the hoe .between them. CARNATIONS.—Layers to be potted or transplanted, as soon as rooted, in sandy soil; avoid rich soil or stimulating manures, as they must not be encouraged I to make much growth, or they will get a gross habit, which will be very detrimental during winter, for then it is necessary that they should rest. Place the pots in a close frame for a few days till fresh roots are made. CAULIFLOWER to be pricked out into frames for the winter, and to be kept as hardy as possible. ENDIVE to be planted out on warm well-manured borders, to stand the winter. GLADIOLI to have very little water now the bloom is declining when the soil in the pots is nearly dry lay the pots on their sides in the full sun, to promote their ripening. Those in beds will take care of them. selves till time to take them up. GREENHOUSE and CONSERVATORY must be cleaned thoroughly at once, and got ready to receive the plants which are standing out of doors, for as boisterous winds, heavy rains, and sudden changes are. to be expected now, it would be well to stage the choicest and tenderest of them at once. Remove dead leaves, &o., from the plants, and see that the drainage is faultless. Give all the air possible, and only reduce the ventilation when there is an unfavourable change in the weatker. HELIOTROPES to be kept in healthy growth for winter flowering. LETTUCE to be sown again for the last time. For management of the autumn and winter crop refer back. LILIUMS to be treated the same as recommended for gladioli. Give water till the leaves begin to fade, then lay them on their sides. MiNT to be potted for spring forcing. There is in almost every family a demand for mint before it can be supplied, and the only way to make sure of it is to pot it, then it will be an easy matter to push it on as wanted. PEACHES AND NECTARINES must be looked to as soon as the last fruit is gathered; if any are infested with red spider, dust them liberally with powdered sulphur early in the morning before the dew is off the leaves, or else syringe them well before the operation, so that the powder may adhere. PINEs.-In favourable weather, give air to young stock grown in dungpits, so as to avoid weakly growths, which are the certain productions of plants grown in a close, warm atmosphere; but keep a sufficient com- mand of heat by means of linings to allow a little air to be given at night and on cloudy days. Where the pits are heated by hot water this can be done more readily. PINKS.—Plant out the old stock plants 'that have been grown in pots into borders, and keep the beds of young ones perfectly clean and free from weeds. PROPAGATE all sorts of bedding stuff that will be wanted for next year as fast as possible. As soon as cuttings are rooted, pot them off, or place in boxes as recommended above; keep them in a close pit or frame for a week or ten days, and then expose them to the weather for a short time before housing them for the winter. ROSES may be propagated now by inserting cuttings in a bed of light soil in a frame or pit. But a more certain way will be to prepare the cuttings and insert them in damp sand in a shady place, and keep them frequently sprinkled till they callous, and then pot them, and plunge them into a gentle bottom-heat. Sow mignonette for winter blooming. SPINACH must be thinned till the plants are about six inches apart; vacancies to be filled up by trans- planting, and if the ground is heavy or trodden during the operation, loosen it with care, so that the roots may have the benefit of the air. ViNEs.-Pinch off laterals as it is too late for the plants to benefit by leaves formed now, and remove useless growths. VIOLETS for bloom during the winter and early spring should be taken up now with good-sized balls, and potted in forty-eight or thirty-two-sized pots in rotten turf, or a mixture of left-mould and road-sand, and then placed in a pit or frame near the glass.— Gardener's Magazine. mmm

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