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Gardening Notes. rid tbe YEGI;TATIONt will soon be in full activity) is, temperature increases daily. The £ ar therefore, bound to be vigilant no%Nl, to ass's ts Ot in her endeavours to help provide for the %V" mankind. ^#0 Last monlh little could be done, c" being exceptionally wet, the rainfall ket see» siderably above the average. Cotiseq'Je" jjt, sowing could not be successfully carri&" jaiiy jj some advantage must now be taken, eS^;e gal" the weather is mqre favourable. Nothing seeifl by working land in wet weather. croP never to thrive afterwards. clego, Asparagus beds should now be made Qu (i# It" new beds are required, there must lost either in sowing seeds or in getting ^3# plants. Those who intend to largely may sow down a bed every Ve:)r', n properly made will last at the very leas' 1 nStr3le if taken care of. It has teen clearly detil dr, that this most esteemed vegetabe may be perfection in any garden with little more d than necessary for other vegetables. # ,eS) Sow principally crops of broccoli, cabbages, and small quantities of caulmoVV'jnter^ savoys. Plant out cauliflowers that luve soC- in frames. Sow peas (two or three sC)I ls']ey, cession also turnips, carrots, beet, Pars j^ds* spinach in quantity. Keep up supplies0'- fe W Level down celery trenches and Prefo0ld,^ ground for peas. The parsnip ground s prepared for celery by digging out and 0 bb trenches. with, Potato planting should now be procee seedliog Seakale, sow or plant as preferred. make the strongest plants. Every sm3' 0 should possess a small hotbed, "as vegetable seeds can be reared in uch earli^ ,jn „ Pi ick out (on slight hotbeds) the earliest of celery, Brussels sprouts, and caulifloVv'er |jn? Pot on tomatoes that are intended f°r ^jte out in May. Last year planting out was t failure. It is, however, always worth grow a few plants, for with a hot a" fll- summer they ripen with v;ry heavy crops which can be used in many various ways. c3 bottled tomatoes are excellent, and also be made into jam or sauce. Ahi10;' ,ed imaginable glass structure can be eiflP1 f growing tomatoes.. Potatoes, French beans, and strawbei'f'.6^ 0f very early gathering there must be a sel'v"ieS$1 water pipes, though as the spring adva'1 easy to ripen in cool houses. J Make up hot beds for marrows, an.0tect'°. cucumbers cover with old lights to g'ive until such time as the weather permits 01 ptJi' the first crops of marrow are grown ill cold for our first supply for market. Flower Garden.,oclill Many half-hardy flowers, such as a°rf 0iliey roseurn, convolvulus, linum rub; urn, a", can now be grown under protection. !tuI-t'Si fS of immense value to owners of glass stru^ it enables them to grow a large number 0 which would otherwise be impracticable; rfgeflc^ Asters are not satisfactory as a rule, he'n» ally transplanted from their seedling be-eedli^ Great advantage may be taken as soon a& "e;i oL are fit to handle. Prick off round the e f0 four-inch pot later on pot them singlV in'ngfefr pots, from which in turn they can be a a pee to the open ground. This will not c'lLlS^, a d°^ ceptibie check, as the plants do not th-*ive eiy. e atmosphere. It is important to give a'j sowing in drills 011 a carefully prepared g'e^s0 open ground, is also desirable, and in sot*1^ 0{ t it may produce the most valuable p'a!|' fte year. Asters come so true from seed can be arranged in any desired pattern- be Gladiolus. Assuming the beds n.3<f properly prepared, the question of pte"#" now "to be considered. No better t1!l] chosen than the beginning of April.. a 1^" e 6 t, Sunflowers do not well bear transplant' 3^ Ihe seed should be sown where the P £ ,Jigo'1w intended to flower. During the brief g^e(el'6 growth, the sunflower taxes the soil very ^1'% and (o develop its full proportions deca>*e A must be freely supplied to a good c'e*il0ljld frequent watering during dry weather *>' given. Fruit Garden. Mulch strawberry beds and raspbcl*^ fresh, manure. Never dig or hoe am01 5j except in autumn, and then slightly'' worthless kinds of apples and pears. 3<y0jD j1 ny shoots of peaches and apricots. I*r0^cLf, all kinds of wall-trees coming into fl°^r valuable crops are lost by omitting to clo 0{ { trouble is little in comparison to the 1 th^JlcK most valuable fruits. Keep a look-out vcP A appearance of green-fly. If not kep> jo .5 early the trees suffer to a great extent, 3 gr°^0{i' recover until late in the autumn. are worthless the wood never ripens, 3 sequently injured by severe winter' re(fl°p insecticide applied weakly, as requir<; a c» ail insect pests quickly, and promote growth, rieacti J [4 Remember that both apricot and I alja for depend entirely on this year's grO%Vtll; jjy fruiting powers next season.. e dtfe c Blackcurrant bushes should now s\\O^0' looked over, and all large round buds • « pulled off carefully and burned, as t'1 jf tested with the black currant mite, w, ofle wiii destroy the whole quarter. It 's .fgli worst pests gardeners have to c°It'e & (fit though, if persevered against, can pUlIW. eradicated. Always be particular, 1 e;jt. young trees, that they are free from tn1 t mites are enclosed inside the bud, 3 \isible to the naked eye, buf, P'*3^. microscope, are to be seen in

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