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beds will require to be kept up to a good heat, spurs must now be thinned for the last time, and and the second and third crops planted out. left eight or ten inches asunder; if taken up Finish making mushroom beds early in the carefully with a trowel, they may be planted month, which will last till September. Onion again; by this method the flowers will be strong, beds must be attended to, to keep clear from and the seed abundant. Layer laurustinuses weeds as soon as any appear, and sow the second and various other shrubs, but omit the rose trees crop to draw young. Thin parsley for garnish- till June. Sow mignonette, on a warm border, ing dishes, and leave those plants which have Myrtles and hardy greenhouse plants against the best curled leaves. Sow the large-rooted. walls, towards the end of the month, may have Earth up peas frequently, and stick them as soon the mats taken away, and fresh ones planted as any tendrils appear. Sow the third crop of where necessary; Those from the seed-beds marrowfats. Plant beans and mushrooms. transplanted, and the old roots of the perennials Plant cucumbers and melons on fresh hot-beds. divided. Plant the olive-leaved phillyreas, lo Potatoes should now be finished planting. Pot make nosegays, as the leaves greatly resemble and sweet herbs may still be sown and planted; myrtle. Plant annuals from the hot-beds into and weed and earth the beds. Sow purslane pots, and plunge them into another hot-bed : on a warm border in rich earth. Sow radishes biennials and perennials on the borders: myrfor a fifth crop in a cool place. Slip and plant tles, heaths, and other hardy green-house plants: out last year's rosemary, rue, sage, savoy, and hollies and quick for hedges : strawberries and thyme. Search often for snails and slugs. Sow thrift for edgings : shrubs and trees of all sorts aromatic herbs and shrubs. Sow on a hot-bed early in the month : tuberoses in pots on a hotcucumbers and melons. Sow spinach, the third bed. Water seedling beds of flowers, shrubs, crop, in a cool place. Turnips, hoe the first crop and trees, often, but very little at a time. Shruband sow the second. Weed all the beds of beries should be finished digging and raking, seedlings, while the weeds are small, and any and frequently hoed when any weeds appear. other crops also.

Shrubs or flowers in pots are best to be set in Flower garden and shrubbery. — Anemones pans, which will save much trouble in watering, in stormy weather will still require covering with Sow balm of Gilead in pots : carnations and mats. Annual flowers on hot-beds will require pinks in boxes or pots : evergreen shrubs and thinning, and some of the strongest must be trees : mignonette; scarlet kidney beans: perplanted into single pots. Hardy annuals, if not ennial flowers of all sorts : shrubs and trees of already sown as directed in March, should be every kind on shady borders, or in boxes. Mix deferred no longer, and sown very thin. Auri- seeds which are small, first with some dry earth, culas in bloom must be constantly attended to, that they may not be sown too thick. Sow toand defended from violent winds, but yet have bacco very thin in a bed of fine rich earth. Plant plenty of air in mild weather; the seed-beds tuberoses on pots on a hot-bed. Turf should be will want frequent and gentle waterings. Balm finished laying, and often watered in dry weaof Gilead may be sown or slipped, but the ther. Water seedling beds and shrubs lately strongest plants will be raised from seed. Bien- planted, in a morning, during this month, on nial and perennial flowers, finish sowing early account of the frosts. Weeds should be dein the month. Weed or hoe the borders of the stroyed while very small, to prevent their runshrubbery and flower-garden, and rake frequently. ning up to seed, especially on będs of seedStill plant box for edgings in mild weather. lings. Bulbous rooted flowers, which were planted in Fruit garden and orchard.-Apricots comboxes or glasses, as soon as the flowers are de- monly growing in clusters require to be thinned cayerl

, should be planted in the ground to three different times: as soon, therefore, as they strengthen the roots. Carnation seed may now are the size of a horse bean, it is proper to begin. be sown, and stir up the earth frequently of those Budded fruit-trees, such as apricots, cherries, in pots. Crocus leaves are by many persons nectarines, peaches, plums, must be examined to cut off; but it greatly weakens the young roots, pull off all the shoots which come from the for the old ones decay, and new roots are formed stock. Caterpillars may now be readily found every year; if they hang over in the walks tie in their webs, but more particularly on apple them up in a knot. Finish planting evergreen trees. Grafted fruit-trees, as apples, cherries, trees and shrubs, and sow the seed. Grass walks pears, must often be examined to take off the must be swept, rolled, and mowed; if any places shoots below the grafts; and replace any clay be bare, lay down some pieces of fresh turf

, or which has cracked or fallen off. Apply hog's sow some hay seeds. Prepare the ground by dung to any fruit-trees which are blighted. Take levelling, early in the month, where fresh walks away hurdles when the fruit is set. Finish are to be made. Gravel walks must be fre- planting and pruning nectarines and peaches. quently rolled in dry weather, and turned if the Planting and pruning should be entirely finished top be dirty, but sweep them well first. Hya- early in the month ; and, if any trees be removed cinths in bloom, shade with mats or canvas. so late, it should be those which have been Kidney beans, with scarlet flowers, will form a planted in baskets and trained. Search for snails pleasing shady walk towards the end of the in the holes of walls. Finish dressing and plantsummer; they must be sown on each side of the ing strawberry beds, but plant only strong runwalk three or four feet wide, at six inches asun ners of the last year, and at the following disder, and sticks of eight or nine feet long placed tances-for, in general, they are planted too close, to them, or sticks of five feet long will do with which causes the fruit to be mouldy for want of some osiers to form the arch at the top. Lark- air, On beds, four feet wide, plant four rows

one foot asunder, of the scarlet, alpine, wood, earth drawn up to their stems. Prick out the and green : hautboys, three rows, at sixteen second crop of kale, and be sure to have plenty inches asunder. Bath Chili, Devonshire Chili

, of plants, for in all long frosty winters its utility Carolina and pine-apple Chilis, three rows, and is fully proved. Cabbages will often want hoeing each plant twenty inches asunder. Chilis, three and earthing up, Plant the second crop, and rows at two feet asunder at least: these are but the first of red. Sow the fourth crop, and the little known; the Carolina are generally taken second of savoys. Cabbage turnips, turnipfor them, which are pale, hollow in the centre, rooted cabbages, American and white Scotch and frequently woolly: when there are three cabbages, and Anjou boorcole, must now be rows, plant them in quincunx order in the fol sown; whether they are intended for feeding lowing manner :

cattle, or for eating. They are most profitable when very large, therefore sow the seed very thin. Plant out capsicums, where they are to

flower, and tomatoes into rich ground, or between Decayed leaves from the forced ones should be be weeded before the weeds overtop them, and

the bell glasses of cucumbers. Carrots should constantly picked off, and frequently watered. Vines should be examined when they first begin readily found in the webs, and particularly on

thinned by hoeing. Caterpillars may now be to shoot, and all buds pulled off which grow apple trees. Cauliflowers to be cut from Octoin improper places. Plant cuttings early in the ber to December and plant out the second month. Wall trees of all sorts should not be deferred pruning longer than the beginning of cropPrick out the third crop of celery, and

sow the fourth Plant out the first of colethe month. Greenhouse.-Give air, very freely by keeping

worts. Sow cress and mustard every week on the windows open all day, except in storms of for seed. Cucumbers for the fourth crop may

a cool border; and hoe that which is intended hail. American aloes may have water very often, be planted out, and let some be against walls, and should be fresh potted. Earth the tops of both for seed and superior flavor. Sow now in all the pots, with the compost which each plant the open ground. If plants be attacked with requires ; and shift those which are in too small black Aies, fumigate them with tobacco smoke. pots. Geraniums should be removed as near as

Endive, thin the first crop and sow the second. possible to the windows, to prevent their being

Eschalots, garlic, and rocambole, may have a drawn up weak; branches which begin to rot must be cut off, and decayed leaves constantly for the second. Hne or weed the beds of beets,

few roots taken up for present use. Sow finochio pulled off. Inarch orange and lemon trees. Constantly pull off decayed leaves from all plants, turnips, &c., and thin them before they are too

carrots, leeks, lettuces, onions, parsley, parsnips, but especially the geraniums. Myrtles, if pre- crowded. Sow kidney beans the third crop of vented from being set out last month, may be

dwarfs, and the second of runners. Thin lettuces removed in this, but should be in a sheltered in beds, and then sow the fourth crop. Melons place. Prune and fresh-pot any plants that may

on the tan-bed must be thinned. Sow seed for need it. Orange trees must be fresh-potted after the myrtles are taken out; leaves which are

an autumn crop ; prick out each into a small mildewed must be cleaned with a sponge and

pot, as soon as the rough leaves appear. Fumiwater a little warm, and the stems well brushed.

gate with tobacco smoke any that are attacked Seeds of any sort which are ripe may still be

with red spiders. Mushroom beds will want sown on a hot-bed. Succulent plants will require to a foot asunder, and place some sticks amongst

frequently gentle waterings. Thin nasturtiums frequent watering, but give very little at a time. Water the plants only when the sun shines, and

them to prevent their trailing upon the ground. keep the windows shut for two or three hours

Those planted for seed will require stakes and after. Windows may be opened on all fine days,

strings to support them. Sow the third crop to from about nine in the morning till four, except

draw young. Parsley for garnishing dishes,

thin to eight or ten inches asunder. Sow peas, when it hails

the fourth crop of marrowfats, and earth and MAY.

stick those which require it. lloe the ground Let this delightful month be ushered in with due before the potatoes appear. Pot-herbs and sweet respect by the gardens being in excellent order, to herbs in beds must be frequently weeded, parwhich end let no help be spared, when the gardener ticularly seedlings. Prick out from the seedis not competent to perform the work himself. It beds, broccoli, cabbages, kale and melons. Rais often too much for the most industrious man. dishes for seed should now be planted. Choose We now gather vegetables that have stood the only the straight well shaped ones, and which are winter, and have been the care of many months, of a good color. Sage must still be slipped and with some of the products of spring also. planted. Seeds of all sorts nearly ripe will

Kitchen garden.-Aromatic herbs and shrubs often require staking, and defending from birds. may still be sown and planted. Artichokes Slugs and snails may easily be found and deshould have the young shoots pulled off, lest stroyed after rain, or early in the morning. Sow they rob the principal one. Asparagus beds broccoli, cauliflowers, cucumbers, melons, onions, ought to be frequently weeded, as it prevents purslane, and radishes. Sow spinach, the sixth seeing the buds so readily, if the weeds be not crop, in a cool place. Sow turnips, the third pulled up; and in very dry weather watering them crop, and hoe the other. Water often, in dry will be proper. Beans will require to have their weather, beds of seedlings. Weeds of no sort tops cut off as they come into flower, and the should be suffered to seed, and many sorts when

cut down will still ripen their seeds, if not raked vented from going to seed: the inost expeditious up and carried away. Weed, before the young method is to cut them up with a Dutch hoe, weeds overtop the young plants, the seed-beds inade to cut both ways; and, if neatly done, the and crops of broccoli, cabbages, carrots, endive, borders will not require raking afterwards, if cut finochio, kale, leeks, lettuces, onions, pot-herbs, while very small. spinach, and turnips.

Fruit garden and orchard.-Apricots should Flower garden and shrubbery.-Annuals from be thinned for the second time, and all foreright the hot-beds should be removed into larger pots, shoots pulled off. Blighted trees should have and encouraged in their growth as much as pos- hogs' dung spread over the border; then fork up sible, by being constantly watered. Annuals the ground and water it well. Pull off curled sown on borders will require thinning, weeding, leaves, water the trees all over, and strew towatering in dry weather, and the earth drawn up bacco dust on the leaves; or fumigate them with to support them; but leave a ridge round them tobacco smoke, which will greatly help to destroy to retain the water. Auriculas out of bloom, the insects. Examine budded trees often, and and the seed boxes, should be removed into a pull off improper shoots. Caterpillars must be shady place. Weed biennial and perennial searched for upon apple trees, and destroyed. flowers in the seed-beds, and thin if necessary. Disbud all the wall trees, by pulling off buds Hoe the borders of the shrubbery and flower which come out in improper places. Espalier garden, and frequently rake them, that they may trees should be examined to disbud them and always look neat. Bulbous roots, which flower train in the shoots. Grafted trees should have early, as aconites, anemones, crocuses, irises, the clay taken off, if properly united. Nectasnow-drops, and several others, should be taken rines and peaches will require thinning for the up as soon as the leaves are withered, and before first time, and the trees to be disbudded. Forced they entirely disappear, for then they are more strawberries should have the dead leaves pulled readily found. Those in boxes or glasses, which off and be frequently watered. Those which have done flowering, should be put into the are beginning to flower, or have lately been ground to strengthen the roots. Carnations will planted, must be often watered in dry weather. require sticks to be placed to them as soon as they It is not generally known that hautboys and begin to spindle, and the earth should be often chili strawberries do not, like all the other stirred up. Evergreen shrubs and trees lately species, produce hermaphrodite flowers, but planted must be frequently watered, and they male and female flowers on separate plants ; may also be layered. Weed, roll, and mow the and persons ignorant of this fact allege their grass walks often. Gravel walks will require hautboys are blind; whereas those flowers which frequent rolling. Hyacinths, as soon as the leaves turn black in the middle are male plants, and begin to decay, should be taken up, then laid on never will produce fruit. To make a plantation a ridge of earth with their leaves downwards, properly, let a person skilled in botany examine and covered with earth two or three inches thick, them when in flower; he will then easily distinto harden and ripen the roots. Insects of varions guish them by the male stamina above a quarter sorts, as earwigs, caterpillars, snails, &c., should of an inch high. Most of them should be pulled be searched for and destroyed. Mignonette may up, and the male ones marked with a stick; for be sown in the open ground, for a succession in they cannot be distinguished when out of flower. the autumn. Myrtles, heaths, and other hardy The females indeed will produce fruit, but greenhouse plants against walls, will often re- neither so large nor well flavored, and often ill. quire watering. Plant annuals into larger pots, shaped; and the seed will not grow, unless imand on the borders; and cover them with a pot pregnated by the male flowers. In making till they have taken root. Ranunculuses should a new plantation, do it in the following manbe weeded, and the earth gently stirred with the ner:fingers. Rosetrees infected with green flies or grubs must be constantly examined ; wash off the flies with water, and pinch those leaves which have grubs in them with the finger and thumb. To have roses late in autumn, cut off every The male piants may be transplanted when in Aower-bud which now appears, from two or nower, if covered with a flower-pot for a few three trees, and water them well for about ten days after : three males will do for every fourdays afterwards. Seeds of every sort of flowers teen females. Vines will require a constant atwhich are ripe should be gathered. Shrub- tendance to pull off weak shoots, especially beries should be often hoed with a Dutch hoe, where two come together, and to nail the to destroy the young weeds; and shrubs and branches. Water trees lately planted, or any flowers in pots should be set in pans, and often infected with insects. watered. Sow annuals to flower late in autumn; Greenhouse.-Air must be given freely except as alyssons, candy-tufts, cornbottles, yellow fu- on cold nights. American aloes must be often mitories, larkspurs, lavateras, yellow lupines, watered and placed near the windows. Take mignonette, poppies, dwarf stocks, pansies, and out geraniums towards the end of_the month, sweetscented peas. Still plant tuberoses, to flower except those with variegated leaves. Turn myriles late in autumn. Tulips, if out of bloom, should which are small out of the pots, and plant them have their seed-vessels broken off, and the early in a bed of light rich earth. Orange trees must ones taken up. Water annuals, seedlings newly be fresh potted, if not done last month ; and, as planted, and shrubs and trees, very often in dry soon as the leaves of mulberry trees are the size weather. Weeds should particularly be pre- of a half crown, it shews that the weather is set

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tled, and they may safely be set out.

Examine often the mushroom beds, constantly the young trees sown in March, or that they do not want water. Thin the onions any on the hot-beds. Seedling plants should be to six or eight inches distant. Thin parsley in attended to, and shaded with mats, when the sun beds for garnish, and the large rooted to eight or is hot in the middle of the day, and be often ten inches. Parsnips must be thinned to ten or watered. Succulent plants should be earthed twelve inches. Sow the last marrowfat peas in at the top, but not shifted; and may still remain a cool place. Plant lettuces and melrns. Weed in the house towards the windows, and be often pot-herbs and sweet-berbs often, and gather but sparingly watered. Water plants frequently, for drying, just before they begin to flower; and a little at a time, rather than too much at then tie them up in small bunches, and bang once. Windows may be kept open all day, and, them across lines in a shady room to dry. towards the end of the month, all night, to inure Prick out broccoli, cabbages, cauliflowers, and the plants by degrees to the open air.

celery. Sow turnips and turnip-radishes. Sow

radishes the seventh crop, and turnip-rooted, JUNE.

and black Spanish, in a cold place. Rape In this month the gardener begins to find some

and coleseed may now be sown. Seeds of all pause to his labor. The ground is now fully sorts must be gathered as they ripen, and decropped, as to principals, and the chief business is fended from birds. Sow spinach, the fifth to see that the various plants according to their crop; thin in a cool place. Thin the followdifferent ages and growth have necessary attention ing crops, and leave them at their

proper and assistance.

distances. Leeks may be left at four inches, Kitchen garden.—Aromatic herbs, Aowers, and transplanted in July. Lettuces intended and shrubs, for drying and distilling, gather when for seed, at least a foot asunder; but fifteen dry; they are in the greatest perfection just as

inches will be better. Turnips at six or eight the flowers begin to open. Beans will still re- inches. Sow the fourth crop of turnips, and hoe quire earthing, and the tops of those which are the others. Water all beds of seedlings and in flower should be cut off. Beets should be cuttings frequently. Weeding the young crops thinned to their proper distance of ten or twelve is of the utmost consequence this month, espeinches at least. Plant the first crop of kale, and cially if it be a rainy season, and must not on sow the third. Broccoli, plant the first, prick any account be omitted ; nor let any weeds run out the third, and sow the fourth crop. Cabbages, to seed. plant the third crop, prick out the fourth and Flower garden and shrubbery.-- Take up anesow the fifth. Red cabbages, plant the second mones before their leaves are quite withered, crop, and sow the third. Savoys, plant the first, and they will be more readily found. Annuals prick out the second, and sow the third. Cab- from the hot-beds will require fresh potting, and bage-turnips, &c., for cattle, as described under may be placed in the open air if it be settled. last month, sow for the second crop. Carrots and warm, but will want frequent watering. and parsnips, finish hoeing, and leave them at Annuals on the borders should have the earth eight or ten inches distance at least. Capsicums, stirred up with a hoe, and be often watered, and finish planting out, and hoe and water them often more sown to flower in autumn, as described in dry weather; for in late seasons they will not under last month. Hoe and rake borders of the ripen unless brought very forward early. Search flower garden and shrubbery frequently. Box for caterpillars on cabbages and apple trees. may be clipped, but always do it in moist Cauliflowers, plant the third crop, and prick out weather. Bulbous rooted flowers of every sort, the fourth. Plant the first crop of celery, prick whose leaves are nearly withered, should be out the fourth, and sow the fifth. Coleseed and taken up befare the leaves entirely disappear, rape may now be sown, if the ground be in pro- and put into shallow wooden boxes, as directed per order. Sow the second crop of coleworts. for hyacinths, as soon as dry. Carnations reCress and mustard intended to stand for seed quire to be examined frequently and tied up to should now be hoed for the last time; the cress the sticks. Search for the ear wigs. Evergreens left at six inches distance, and the mustard at may be clipped in moist weather. Grass and eight. Nail up or stick cucumbers against walls. gravel walks will often require weeding, but it Thin and draw up earth to the stems of those should be done after rain, for then the roots may under bell glasses, and water them frequently be drawn out without breaking: they will often Plant out the first crop of endive, thin the second, want mowing and rolling also. Hyacinths, as and sow the third. Sow the third crop of fino- soon as dried, should be taken out of the ground, chio or Italian fennel. Hoe or weed the beds of then rubbed with a woollen cloth to clear them beets, carrots, leeks, lettuces, onions, parsley, entirely from earth, and laid in shallow wooden, parsnips, turnips, &c., to their proper distances. drawers; but they should never be put into Kidney beans, sow the fourth crop, and place flower-pots, earthen pans, or laid on brick floors, sticks to the runners. Plant lavender, rosemary, for they will contract a mildew or mouldiness, rue, and sage nuttings, in the shade. Hoe and which will make them rot. Insects of all sorts, thin leeks to about four inches distant, to be should be sought for and destroyed. Kidney ready for transplanting in July. Sow the sixth beans will want earthing, sticking, and the runcrop of lettuces in a cool place, and thin those ners to be trained to the sticks. Mignonette, for seed to a foot distant. Cover melons in from the seed-beds, should be transplanted into frames with mats in the middle of the day, and small pots, and only three put into each; it will lay pieces of broken earthen plates or dishes then be ready to put into larger pots, or upon under the fruit. Plant out those for the oiled the borders. Myrtles, and other greenhouse VOL. XI.

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plants against walls, should be often watered, all off all fore-right shoots. Keep stocks, intended fore-right shoots pulled off while small, and the to be budded, free from weeds. Strawberries in others nailed to the walls with long narrow flower will need frequent watering in dry weather. shreds of fine cloth. Plant out perennials and Lay tiles or wheat straw under the fruit of the biennials from the seed-beds in showery weather; scarlets, and pull off all decayed leaves; this and, if the sun should be very hot soon after, will keep the fruit clean, and cause it to ripen cover each plant with a flower-pot, until they sooner by several days, Cut off all runners as have taken root. Pinks may now be increased fast as they shoot. To make some fresh beds, by making pipings or cuttings, but a glass must reserve the first runners, as they are the strongest. be placed ove them. Plant out all annuals from Attend the flowering of the hautboys, as directed the seed-brds and hot-beds: pipings of carnations, under last month. Vines require constant attenand pinks. · Attend to ranunculuses, and take dance, in rubbing off improper buds, and nailthem up as soon as the leaves are quite withered. ing up the sboots. Water those trees frequently Rose trees may now be layered and budded, which are blighted : and all newly planted trees and some very rotten dung spread on the ground, in dry weather. and digged in, and often watered; the flies and Greenhouse.-Air may now be given very grubs must also be attended to. Seedlings of freely in the greenhouse, and the windows may trees, shrubs, or flowers, should be covered be kept open all night. Fresh earth aloes, and with mats in the day-time, and often watered; place near the windows, but take out the Amebut, if in pots, remove them into the shade. ricans. Plant cuttings of various sorts, under Seeds of all sorts which are ripening should be bell or hand glasses, at the end of the month. attended to, and gathered before they drop out Earth all the plants every month at top, if not of the pods. By a little attention to them, in shifted. It makes them look neater, and grow most seasons, enough may be got for the next better. Geranium seedlings sown in March will year, and the expense of buying saved. Shrub- now require pricking out, and cuttings planted beries ought frequently to be looked over; all under glasses. Inarch jessamines, lemons, and straggling branches should be cut off or tied up; oranges. Layer jessamines, oleanders, &c. Plant and the grounds stirred, with a Dutch hoe. myrtle cuttings at the end of the month under Shrubs in pots may be set in pans, and watered glasses, but never take them off till they have often. Sow annuals, as described under last grown two inches. Orange trees, if not taken month, to flower in autumn, in any vacancies out at the end of last month, will require it at that

may be on the borders of the shrubbery or the beginning of this. Clean well the leaves flower garden. Tulips should be taken up be- which are mildewed, or have insects on them, fore their leaves are quite decayed, that they with a sponge and warm water. Inarching may may be found more readily; and, if any of the now be performed. Those on hot-beds, and the offsets be very small, plant them again directly, young seedlings, must be attended to, and the and lay the roots to dry in shallow boxes. stems of the old trees should be frequently Tulips produce new bulbs every year, and the washed. Often water seedling plants of all sorts; old ones decay entirely; therefore they should shade them in the middle of the day, and prick never be taken up until the new bulbs are quite out the strongest to make room for others. Sucformed. Water annuals in pots constantly; culent plants may now be shifted, the off'sets seed-beds of all sorts; and shrubs and trees taken off

, placed near the windows, and be often lately planted. Weeds, in this month, it is of watered. Watering some of the plants will be the utmost consequence to destroy before they necessary almost every day. flower. When cut down they should be raked

JULY. up and carried away, for many sorts will otherwise ripen their seeds lying on the ground. In the month of July there is a cessation from

l'ruit garden and orchard.—Apple trees in the great bustle and more laborious works of espaliers must be often examined; all fore-right gardening; yetó its many cares' still find employshoots should be taken off while small, and the ment for the willing hand : perfection will not be others regularly trained to their proper distances. attained without perseverance in the means. Let Search for caterpillars. If the standard apple nothing, therefore, be omitted thut may tend to trees be infected with caterpillars, light some crown the gardener's credit with a continued prodamp straw, and with a fork direct the smoke duction of fine vegetables, fruits, and flowers. through the tree, and they will soon be suffocated, Kitchen garden.--Aromatic herbs, flowers, and instantly drop down. Apricots must be and shrubs, gathered last month, if hung on lines, thinned for the third and last time, and the will soon be dried. It is then better to strip off shoots frequently nailed up. Blighted trees must the leaves and flowers from the stalks, and put be constantly attended to, as directed last month. them into paper bags, which will preserve their Bud apricot, cherry, and peach trees. Cherry flavor better, and keep them free from dust. trees against walls should be covered with nets, Continue to gather them before their flowers are to defend the fruit from birds. Look over the too much opened. Asparagus, if wished for in auespalier trees often, and train the shoots in regu- tumn, must be attended to at the beginning of this lar order. Nail up fig trees with very strong month; the stalks must be cut down, and, if it be shreds. Nail up every week shoots of wall trees. dry weather, the beds must be very well watered Nectarines and peaches will require thinning the with the draining from a dunghill. Next day fork second time, nailing up the shoots and pinching them up lightly, and rake them smooth; if the off the ends where vacancies want filling up. weather continues dry, water them every night Nail up pears and plums as they sh:ot, and pull for a week, and in about eight or ten days thev

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