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will be fit to cut. If this be done every year, ed; but it should be done in rainy weather, and leave two or three beds uncut at spring, and let the clipping be finished. Grass and gravel make some more beds to allow for this double walks must be frequently weeded, mowed, and crop. Beans: plant the fifth crop of Mazagan, rolled. Hyacinths should be examined to see and the fourth of Windsor, for late crops. Fi- that there is no mouldiness among them; and, if nish thinning of beets to their proper distance. any be decayed, they must be taken away. KidPlant the second crop of kale, prick out the ney beans must be examined, if they are trained third, and the first of Anjou. Plant out the third to the sticks, and watered in dry weather. Lilies crop of broccoli, and prick out the fourth. Plant of many sorts, if they have done flowering, may the fourth crop of cabbages, and prick out the be taken up; but the roots are so full of moistfifth. Prick out the third crop of red cabbages. ure, that the small off-sets must be planted again Plant the second crop of Savoys, and prick out directly. Mignonette should now be sown to the third. Cabbage turnips, &c., for cattle, prick Aower in winter, and more put into pots. Myrout the first crop. Sow carrots to draw young, the tles, and other greenhouse plants against walls, third crop. Earth up capsicums, and often water will require frequent nailing and watering. Fithem. Plant out the fourth crop of cauliflowers. nish planting perennials and biennials for ine seed Plant the second of celery, and prick out the beds. Pinks: finish making pipings or cuttings. fifth. Finish sowing coleseeds, coleworts, and Plantauricula and polyanthus seedlings : biennial rape. Prick out the second crop of coleworts. and perennial seedlings : cuttings of scarlet lychnis Stick cucumbers on the open ground, with and pinks: off-sets of lilies : off-sets of autumbranches of elm or other sticks. Lay tiles on nal flowering bulbs : pipings of carnations and endive, or tie up the first crop; plant the se- pinks: saffron-crocus. *Ranunculuses must be cond, thin the third, and sow the fourth very thin. taken up, and laid in the shade to dry; then well Take up some eschalots and garlic for present cleaned from earth, and laid in shallow boxes, use. Sow finochio, the fourth crop. Sow kid- or put into paper boxes. Finish layering and ney beans, on a south border, the fifth and last budding of rose trees. Seedling trees, shrubs, crop. Still plant lavender and rosemary cuttings. and flowers, must be properly shaded and water

Plant out leeks in double rows, at six inches dis- ed. Seeds now begin to ripen very fast; and tance, and a foot between the rows. Sow the therefore must be constantly attended to and gaseventh crop of lettuces in a cooi place; and hoe thered. Shrubberies will require frequent attenthose intended for seed. Melons must be fre- tion in pruning or hoeing. Sow the last crop

of quently attended to. Water mushrooms in dry hardy annuals. Tulips should be finished taking weather. Pull onions, when their leaves begin to up, and as soon as dry the earth should be rubbed wither, out of the ground. Sow the first crop of off, and then laid in shallow boxes. Water freWelsh onions, and the last crop to draw young. quently young trees, and shrubs planted this Sow the third crop of parsley near a south wali

. spring Weeds, if it be rainy this month, grow Peas sown last month will want sticking. Sow very fast; the ground should therefore be frethe fourth crop of hotspurs. Plant red cabbages, quently hoed, and no weeds suffered to run to rosemary, and Savoys.' Prick out broccoli, cabé seed. bages, celery, coleworts, and boorcole. Sow ra Fruit garden and orchard.- Destroy ants, flies, dishes, the eighth crop; also turnip-rooted, and and wasps, as soon as they appear, by hanging black Spanish; and hoe the first. Seeds of all bottles half filled with sugar or honey and water, sorts must be attended to, and gathered as they Often look over apricot trees; pull off all foreripen. Sow rape and turnip-radishes. Sow spi- right shoots, and nail those which are to remain, nach, the sixth crop, and the first of prickly, in a Attend to blighted trees, and water the borders cool place, very thin. Sow turnips, the fifth and often. Budding of apricots, cherries, and principal crop for winter use, and hoe the other peaches, finish. Currants intended to be precrops. Water beds of seedlings, and all young served till autumn should now be covered with crops. Weeds must be constantly attended to, mats. Often examine espalier trees, and train in and raked off the ground, or else many sorts will the shoots. Fig trees require nailing up as they ripen as they lie on the ground.

shoot, with strong nails and long shreds. Fruit Flower garden and shrubbery.Annuals in pots should be gathered in the morning, as soon as the require a constant attention, lest they should sun has dried the dew from it, and before it is want water; and those on the borders require heated, and then laid in a cool room. The fruit sticking and tying. Seeds nearly ripe must be room should now be prepared; it should be siwatched and gathered, else many sorts will be tuated to the south, the shelves neat and clean, the lost. Annuals, to tower late in autumn, may walls covered with tiles, or else white-washed or still be sown. Auriculas and polyanthuses from painted white. Destroy insects of all sorts. Nail the seed bed should be transplanted upon a shady up every week the shoots of wall trees. Thin border, and, if possible, in rainy weather. Finish nectarines and peaches for the third and last time, cutting of box and evergreen shrubs. Bud the and nail up the shoots. Water strawberries in curious sorts of jessamines, roses, &c. Bulbous flower constantly in dry weather, and pull off deroots must still be attended to, to take up dry cayed leaves. Tie up the fruit of the hautboys and clean, and then put in shallow wooden boxes. and other large sorts to sticks. Cut off all runners Saffron, crocus, and many other sorts, which after the first, and these should be planted out as flower in autumn, may now be planted. Carna- soon as some rain falls. Vines must be very tions must be constantly watered, earwigs often attended to, to nail up the shoots, and searched for, and layers and pipings made. off all improper buds. Wall trees require conEvergreens, if required, may now be transplant- stant attention, to nail up and water in very dry

weather. Wåter the blighted and newly planted the winter, and for forcing, must now be sown trees, strawberries in flower or runners lately very thin at three different times in the month : planted.

and plant out those last sown on the south borGreenhouse. - African aloes, and other succu- der. Melons, in rainy weather, must be defended lent greenhouse plants, may now be set out in from wet by putting hand glasses over them, the open air. Cuttings of asters, geraniums, and sticks placed for the pickling melons to run myrtles, &c., should now be planted under bell up. Prepare mushroom beds, by having dung or hand glasses, which should not be taken off and spawn ready for the next month. Onions until they have grown an inch. Earth the tops must be frequently turned, that they may be well of all the pots, first taking a little out. In dried. Sow the second crop of Welsh onions. planting geranium cuttings, prick out the Gather peppermint, for distilling, as soon as it seedlings before they are too thick. Those begins to flower. Sow some hotspur peas, on a with variegated leaves do best in alcoves or un- south border, for the fifth and last crop. Plant der a little shelter. Paint and white-wash the celery, endive, leeks, and lettuces. Prick out greenhouse. Inarching and layering various Anjou, Brussels boorcole, cabbage-turnips, and sorts may still be performed. Plant myrtle cut- turnip-rooted cabbages. Sow radishes, the ninth tings under glasses, and water frequently near and last crop. Seeds, nearly ripe, must be the glasses, without taking them off. The small guarded from birds, particularly radish seeds. ones may be planted in beds. Orange trees mustSow cress, fennel, mustard, and sorrel. Sow the be examined: if there be insects under the second crop of prickly broadcast spinach; and leaves wash them off. Shade and water those on then, at spring, hoe it into beds four feet wide, hot-beds often. Plant stocks, when four inches with paths of eighteen inches between the beds. high, in separate pots. Pans should be placed Hoe, and sow the sixth crop of turnips. Water under all the pots, as it is better for the plants, seedling beds in the morning. Weeds grow very and saves much trouble in watering. Shade, fast in moist weather, and therefore must be water, and prick out seedling plants. Succulent hoed frequently, raked together, and carried plants, as aloes, cereuses, ficoides, and Indian away. figs, torch-thistles, &c., may now be set abroad. Flower garden and shrubbery.Annuals in Watering the plants must be attended to every pots will want frequent watering, those on borday.

ders sticking and tying, and the seeds gathering

of those nearly ripe. Anemone and auricula AUGUST.

seeds are sown this month by many, but they do In this month (as in some measure before) the better in January or February. Slip and fresh gardener anticipates the product of the future year, pot the auriculas. Balsams in pots, from which and sows various vegetables in autumn to stand the seed is intended to be raised, must be removed winter, for spring and summer use; so that in this into shelter. Plant bulbous roots, that flower in and other respects August is an important season, autumn, early in the month. Bulbous roots of as will be seen by the work directed to be done. all sorts should have their off-sets planted at the The times for the different sowings should be ex end of the month. Take off carnation layers, actly observed to secure success.

and plant out the pipings from under the glasses. Kitchen garden.—Sow alisanders, angelica, Finish clipping of evergreen trees and shrubs. and chervil. Asparagus cut down last month will Grass walks and lawns require frequent mowing. require constant watering. Beans planted last Gravel walks must be weeded and rolled. Take month will also want watering. Boorcole, broc- up lilies if their leaves be decayed; but the offcoli, cabbages, cauliflowers, and coleworts, lately sets must be planted again directly. Plant migplanted, will require hoeing around them, and nonette in pots to flower in winter, and place earth must be drawn up to their stems. Plant them under a south wall. Myrtles and greenout the third crop of broccoli. Cabbages, for house plants against walls must be pruned and the first crop at spring, should be sown about the nailed, and constantly watered. Plant out the 10th or 12th day of the month. Prick out pipings of pinks if they have struck roots. Plan: the second crop of cabbage turnips. Weed car- Guernsey lilies in pots. Attend to seeds of all rots sown last month as soon as they appear. sorts of flowers and shrubs, and gather them as Sow cauliflowers, for the first spring crop, about they ripen. Remove seedlings in pots to places the 20th in rich earth, but shade them in the where they will have the morning sun. Shrubmildle of the day by mats. Earth the crop of beries will want frequent hoeing to keep down celery for blanching, and plant out the third. the weeds. Strawberry runners will require to Plant out some of the second crop of coleworts. be constantly taken off as they shoot out, to keep Sow corn sallad on beds. Cucumbers for pick- the borders and walks neat. Water plants in ling, either large or small, to have them fine, the morning at the end of the month. Weeds should now be gathered; and they will be free must be frequently destroyed to prevent their from spots and save much trouble in greening. running to seed. Train them regularly into the sticks. Often tie Fruit garden and orchard.-Destroy ants, flies, up endive for blanching; plant out the third and wasps, by supplying fresh bottles of sugar, crop, and thin the fourth. Take up eschalots, or honey, and water. Apple trees on espaliers garlic, and rocambole, if the stalks be quite wi- will require frequent examining. Finish the budthered : clean them from earth, and keep them ding of all trees, and pull off buds and shoots in a dry place. Kidney beans, sown for the last from the stocks. Currants intended to be precrop, must be watered in dry weather. Finish served, finish covering with mats. Examine esplanting out leeks. Lettuces for standing through palier trees, constantly, to train in the shoots.

Nail up fiz trees with strong nails. Gather fruit bole, should have the off-sets and small roots early in the morning, and lay it in a cool room. planted. Lettuces must be thinned early in the Finish the fruit room, by white-washing or paint- seed-bed, if sown thick, and pricked out on år. ing, and putting the shelves in order. Destroy south border to about four or five inches asunder. insects of all sorts. Nail up every week the fruit Melons for pickling will now be fit to gather. trees. Nail up nectarines and peaches frequently. Make mushroom beds, at the beginning of the Attend to pear and plum trees, both on walls and month. Gather nasturtiums for pickling. l'inist against espaliers, constantly. Transplant straw- sowing onions early in the month, the second berry runners, if rooted, in rainy weather, and cut crop of Welsh. Weed those sown last mont'r off all the others as they shoot. Vines must be before the weeds are high. Plant water-cresses. constantly nailed up, as they shoot very fast, and Prick out cabbages, cauliflowers, lettuces. Githe bunches of grapes begin to be heavy, and all ther seeds constantly as they ripen. Sow cress, weak shoots must be constantly taken off. Water mustard, turnips, and water-cresses. Finish strawberry runners lately planted, or any blighted sowing spinach for spring use, and hoe that fruit trees.

sown last month. Plant tarragon roots. Пое Greenhouse.—Take off the offsets of aloes, and thin turnips, turnip radishes, and black both African and American, and plant them. in Spanish radishes. Water in dry weather any separate pots. Often water the cuttings of crops lately planted out.

Weeds must be parmyrtles, geraniums, &c. Earth the tops of all ticularly attended to amongst the onions, carrots; the pots. Water geraniums and myrtles con- and lettuces, while they are small. stantly, but pour on the water gently. Oranges Flower garden and shrubbery.-Plant anestill bud till the middle of the month. Prune mones, single flowered, at the end of the month any which require it, as this is the season of to flower early. Annuals in pots must be fretheir shooting. Water the young stocks and quently watered to ripen the seeds. Remove those on hot-beds. Finish the painting and auriculas, that they may have the morning sun, white-washing of the greenhouse. Finish pick- and finish slipping them. Balsams, cockscombs, ing out seedling plants, and water and shade egg-plants, or other curious annuals in pots, them. Shift the plants which require it into which are wished to raise seeds from, must be large pots, and earth the others. Succulent placed under shelter in an alcove, greenhouse', plants should be shifted, and, if the end of the or room fronting the south, and then the seeds month be rainy, take them in. Water very freely, will ripen. Prepare beds for planting bulbous if the weather be dry, but do it in the morning. roots early in the month. Plant box for edge

ings at the beginning of the month, or as soon SEPTEMBER.

as any rain falls. Plant bulbous roots of all Gardens begin now to fail of their wonted sorts early in the month ; but the off-sets, and beauty, and therefore dying flowers, all litter, lilies, and crown imperials, first. Plant everand every thing unsightly, should be removed, and greens at the end of the month, if the ground the ground frequently cleaned, that every thing be moist. Grass walks may now be repaired, may look neat if not gay.

or new ones made. Weed and roll gravel walks Kitchen garden.--Aromatic herbs and shrubs often. Plant hyacinths, jonquilles, lilies, narcisshould have their decayed stalks cut down to suses, polyanthus-narcissuses, &c., at the end of strengthen them; and transplant them. Beans the month. Plant laurel cuttings in the shade. planted in July must be earthed up, and the tops Layer laurustinuses and other shrubs. Take up pinched off as soon as they begin to flower. Tillies which flower late, as soon as their leaves Plant out the third crop of kale and the first of are decayed, but plant the off-sets again directly, Anjou ; hoe the other crops, and earth them up. and all other sorts of lilies. Place mignonettu Plant out part of the fourth crop of broecoli, in pots, under shelter. Myrtles and greenhouse and earth up the other crops. Plant out the plants against walls must be constantly watered] fifth crop of cabbage; prick out the first crop, in dry weather. Plant out perennial seedlings, on a south border, and earth up any that want and divide the old roots. Plant box for eds. it. Plant out the third crop of Savoys and ings; evergreens, crown imperials, and lilies, red cabbages; and the first crop of cabbage- early in the month ; cuttings of laurel, honeyturnips. Hoe carrots sown in July, and leave suckles, jessamines, shrubs, and trees of all them at six inches distance. Cauliflowers sown sorts; but not until after there has been some last month must be pricked out, watered, and rain. Strawberries and thrift for edgis. Gashaded until they are rooted. Earth up the ther seeds in the middle of the day. Weed and fourth crop, and break down the leaves if they earth seedling beds. Prune, hoe, and rake begin to flower. Plant out the fourth crop of shrubberies. Sow hardy annuals, as cornbottles, celery, and earth up the first and second to blanch. larkspurs, panseys, persicarias, poppies, sweet Chardons will also require blanching. Plant peas, &c., to flower early in spring. Constantly out more of the second crop of coleworts, a few take off strawberry runners, and replace any of at a time, to thin the bed. Sow cress and mus the edgings which want ; dig up entirely the old tard every week,

and at the end of the month plants; then take away some of the earth, and under glasses. Cucumbers for pickling should bring in fresh loam. Plant tulips, and all sorts be finished gathering ; which will show the ad- of bulbous roots, the off-sets first. Lay down vantage of sticking them, and pickling early. turf for grass walks. Constantly hoe and rake Plant out a little of the fourth crop of endive to weeds off the ground; in dry weather the seeds thin it, and give the rest more room. Tie up will ripen, and in wet weather the roots will some to blanch. Eschalots, garlic, and rocam- strike again.

Fruit garden and orchard:- Destroy ants, Plant cabbage-turnips early in the month, and Alies, wasps, and insects of all sorts constantly. earth up the others. Finish hoeing carrots, Sow cherry kernels on beds. Plant currant and suwn in July. Attend to cauliflowers, begingooseberry cuttings and trees. Nail up fig-trees ning to flower, by breaking down the leaves. frequently with strong shreds. Attend to the Those intended for glasses will want planting fruit room, and pick out the rotten pears, or any out; let there be six to each glass, and the rest other sorts which begin to decay." Put grapes in a frame, or under a south wall. Plant out into bags of crape, gauze, or paper. Plant cur- celery, the fifth and last crop, and earth up the rants, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries. second to blanch. Finish planting: coleworts, Strawberries should be planted early in the Sow cress, mustard, and radish, under glasses, month, and then they will be well rooted before and on a hot-bed at the end of the month. Tie the frost begins. Dress the beds, and plant up endive, to blanch, or lay tiles on it, and plant some strong roots in pots to force. Plant some more. Plant eschalots, garlic, and rocambole. alpines in pots, and put them under a frame, Throw up vacant ground into ridges. Hoe boor and they will bear fruit till January. Top- cole; broccoli, cabbages, and cabbage-turnips; dressing, in cold wet weather, of soot, salt, or and draw up earth to their stems. Hoe carrots. ashes, is proper to be spread on the borders of Prepare hot-beds, for forcing asparagus and letfruit trees. Vines will require frequent nailing ; tuces. Plant out lettuces, cabbage and brown take of all the weak shoots, that the grapes may Dutch, on asparagus beds, some under glasses, uot be too much shaded.

and others on hot-beds for forcing. Finish gaGreenhouse.-Remove aloes into the green- thering melons for pickling. Plant mint in pots, house in the beginning of the month, but leave on a hot-bed. Cover mushroom beds well with out the American ones till the end. Plant cut- straw and mats, to defend them from rain. tings and seedlings in separate pots, and earth Onions will require to be very well weeded, and the tops of all the pots. Set in geraniums with should be examined two or three times in the variegated leaves early in the month, and leave month. Sow peas, the early hotspurs on a south off watering the leaves. Take myrtles out of border near the wall, for a first crop. Plant on the ground and pot them. Fresh earth orange hot-beds asparagus for the first crop, and lettuces, trees, thin the fruit, or most of it will fall off, and mint. Plant out to stand for seed beets, and take them into the house at the end of the cabbages, carrots, parsley, parsnips, turnips. month. Take in succulent plants of all sorts Weed pot-herbs and sweet herbs on beds ; stir early in the month, and give them very little up the earth, and spread some over them. Seeds water. Take in aloes, variegated geraniums, of all sorts should be threshed out, dried, and and succulent plants, at the beginning of the put into bags. Sow peas on a south border. month; orange trees and tender plants at the Hoe spinach for the last time before winter. Deend; but myrtles and hardy plants may remain stroy weeds in every part of the garden. out till the beginning of the next month, unless Flower garden and shrubbery.-Any thing there is an appearance of frosty nights. Water ordered last month, if omitted, finish early in in the morning, and keep the windows open all this, as the beginning of this month is the pronight; leave off watering the geraniums over the per time when the flower garden and shrubbery leaves.

should be put into order before the winter.

Finish planting anemones, to flower early, the OCTOBER

first week in the month. Remove auriculas and This is the chief month of the year for plant- carnations into shelter, and in wet weather cover ing trees, shrubs, 8c. No part of it should be them with mats. Balsams, cockscombs, egglost, in either working the ground well for the plants, &c., intended to raise seed from, must be purpose, or putting in the plants as soon as pos- constantly attended to, to hasten the ripening of sible. Early planting, if the ground be fit, is of the seed." Turn over beds and composts for bulmore consequence than many are willing to ad- bous roots frequently. Finish planting box for mit.

edgings, early in the month, Plant bulbous Kitchen garden.- As October is the only roots for forcing in pots or boxes, and finish time to crop a kitchen garden before winter, planting all others before the rain sets in. Plant omit not any thing ordered now, till next month, crocuses, aconites, snow-drops, and any bulbous and if it can be done at the beginning, instead roots which flower early in the spring, at the beof the end of the month, it will be much better, ginning of the month. Plant evergreens of all lest rain should come on. Weed aromatic herbs sorts early in the month. Finish laying grass and shrubs in beds, and spread some earth over walks, and repair any difficult places. Weed them.

Cut down asparagus stalks, hoe the gravel walks, and roll them in dry weather, weeds, and spread earth from the paths on them, Plant hyacinths, jonquilles, lilies, narcissuses and but first a little rotten dung. Prepare hot-beds polyanthus-narcissuses, early in the month. for forcing, and plant three-year old plants for Finish layering of shrubs. Take off layers and the first crop. Beans; the early Mazagan must suckers, if rooted. Mignonette should be rebe planted on a south border, for the first crop. moved under glasses, or else into a greenhouse Plant out Anjou boorcole, the second crop early or warm closet. Finish planting perennials. in the month, and hoe the ground around the Plant bulbous roots early in the month; as others. Plant out broccoli, the rest of the fourth aconites, amaryllises, cornflags, crown-imperials, crop Plant out half the cabbages sown in daffodils, garlic moly, irises, martagons, panAugust, of the early sorts, in a warm situation. cratiums, ranunculuses, snow-drops, star of Beth

.ehem, tulips, &c. Plant also perennials at the

NOVEMBER. beginning of the month : shrubs and trees of

Though the last is the belter month for plant. all sorts: strawberries and thrift for edgings: ing, yet this is the time more commonly adopted ; place seedlings in pots, under a south wall in it certainly must not now be delayed. The leaves the ground; and weed and earth seedlings in not being all off should be no obstacle. beds. Gather seeds in the middle of the day. Kitchen gurden.-Cut down artichoke stalks Finish pruning and hoeing shrubberies, to lie and earth thein up. Asparagus on hot-beds neat for the winter. Finish planting shrubs and must have air given to it; and make and plant trees. Take off suckers and layers; and, if the second bed; cut down the stalks, and finish small, plant them in beds two feet asunder, to be dressing the beds. Finish planting beans for ready against the next season. Finish planting the first crop. Plant beets, cabbayes, and cartulips early in the month, and all sorts of bul- rots for seed. Take up carrots and lay them in bous roots. Finish laying turf early in the month. sand. Give some air to cauliflowers under Hoe and take off weeds, or they will root again. glasses and frames, in the middle of fine days. If possible leave nothing ordered this month Earth up celery when dry, to blanch. Sow unfinished, on account of the uncertainty of the cress, mustard, and radishes on hot-beds. Take weather in the succeeding month.

up endive, not planted out, and plant on the Fruit garden and orchard. Gather apples south side of a ridge, raised up two feet high. and pears in the middle of fine dry days. Plant Throw up vacant ground into ridges. Prepare apple trees at the end of the month. Plant cur- hot-beds for forcing asparagus and lettuces. rants, gooseberries, and raspberries. Examine Attend to lettuces in hot-beds, and give them air grapes in bags, to see that they are not mouldy in the middle of the day. Guard mushroom or decayed. Gather nectarines and peaches in beds from wet. Take up parsnips and large the middle of the day. Orchards, or fruit trees rooted parsley. Draw earth to the peas and intended to be planted, should have the ground beans above ground, and place traps to catch prepared, and the holes digged some weeks be- mice. Plant asparagus on a hot-bed for the fore-hand ; if the soil be very good, some loam second crop: endive on the south side of a and rotten dung should be mixed together, and ridge: and beets, cabbages, and carrots, for the trees planted in it. If the orchard be wet, seed. Dig up potatoes, sort them, pick out the bring a cart load of earth at least for each tree; damaged ones, and reserve the best for use in form the earth into a little hill, about a foot high, winter. Sow early short-topped radishes about and plant the tree upon it, but dig up the tuft the tenth day, and spread wheaten straw over first a foot deep in a circle of four or five feet the beds. Dig up salsafy, skirrets, and scorzo

Gather peaches in the middle of the day, neras. Sow cress, mustard, and radishes on and, if not ripe, lay them in the sun for a few hot-beds for small sallading. Hoe spinach days in a window; they are much improved by again, if it be too thick. Drain off stagnant roasting gently like apples, and eating them with water; weed all the crops; and take off the sugar and wine. Plant peach trees at the end weeds to prevent their rooting again. of the month. Plant fruit trees of all sorts. Flower garden and shrubbery.—November bePrune all sorts of wall trees, but sweep off all ing generally a very rainy month, if any thing the leaves first with a birch broom. Finish happened to be omitted' last month, let it be dressing strawberry beds, and water the alpines done early in this. Bulbous roots, intended for frequently under the frames. Vines in pots blowing in water early, may now be placed on should be transplanted ; make the holes ready, the glasses, and let all others be finished plantpour water into item, and then gently turn them ing at the beginning of the month. Those in out of the pot, or place the pot in the hole and pots or boxes must be frequently watered, and break it, and then the roots cannot be disturbed, placed as much in the sun and light as possible; and you will have fruit the next year. Finish for in the shade they will draw up weak. Compruning and planting wall trees, early in the posts wanted for fowers in spring should now month.

be collected ; such as loam, sand, willow-earth, Greenhouse.-Give air very freely in the day rotten tan, dung, &c. Let them be laid in dry time, and leave some of the windows open at sunny places, and be frequently turned over, but night, until the end of the month. Earth the by no means in cold wet places. Gravel walks tops of the pots. Take in geraniums early in near the house should be rolled a little when the this month, if not done the last; water them weather will permit; their being kept hard presparingly, or they will begin to shoot afresh, vents weeds from growing; but never throw and pick off constantly all decayed leaves. them up into ridges. Leaves should be conClean leaves well, before the plants are set in stantly swept up as they fall, or they will spoil order, and pick off dead ones. Take in myr- the walks. Myrtles planted against walls should tles towards the end of the month. Orange have two boards about six inches wide fixed, trees should not remain out this month; exa one at each side, with a third at the top, on mine the leaves before setting them in, for in- which a mat should be nailed, to roll up and sects, which fasten themselves underneath, and down occasionally. Plant early in the month pick them off; if any leaves be mildewed, wash all bulbous roots; particularly those for forcing. them with warm water and a sponge. Water Shrubberies should be pruned, and digged or succulent plants sparingly. Water myrtles, hoed. All sorts of shrubs and trees should be orange-trees, winter cherries, and all woody finished planting early in the month; and long plants often. Open the windows, every fine litter, straw, or turf, turned downwards, should day, but keep them shut in foggy weather. be laid over the roots to keep out the frost.


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