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THE GARDEN.- AUGUST.
“Oh! 'tis a goodly sight, and fair,
To see the fields their produce bear,
Climbers have thrown out a great number of strong The stock of Chinese Primroses will now require required to fill up vacancies, in which case let them
succulent shoots; these should be cut out, unless particular attention, and must be grown on in a liberal manner.
The seedling plants will now be be secured to the wall or trellis. Where the flowers ready for another shift: give them plenty of room in
are quite decayed the trees will be benefited by a the cold pits, ant keep them shaded from the sun at strong syringing, unless we get heavy rains. Follow noon. Be sure that the drainage is perfect. Cine- up vigorously the budding of stocks, and do not let rarias which bave been standing out of doors to per- them want for water. Take care that bollyhocks are fect their seeds should now have the flower stems cut securely staked in time, as they are very liable to be off, to induce a good crop of suckers. The earliest broken off by high winds. Dahlias will also require plants, headed some time past, will be ready for di- the same attention. Use one good strong centre vision : shake them out of the old soil, and divide branches. Lay traps for carwigs in time., Cut off
four smaller ones for the the roots into single pieces with only one growing shoot ; select the strongest, and pot them in four the flowering stems from white and purple double inch pots, and place in a cool frame or pit, and keep rockets, to induce a good supply of young shoots for them shaded until well established. Go over the future division. Train and peg out' bedding plants stock of Calceolarias, placed, as formerly recom
generally, and apply stakes to Phloxes ; also to Salmended, under a north wall, and remove the flower vias, and most of the advancing plants for autumn stems from all wbich it is desirable to retain, and
blooming. throw the rest to the rubbish heap. The seedling plants
HARDY Fruit GARDEN. on the north border will now be advancing into full The principal operation here is to keep the bloom, and should be carefully watched to see tha: the superabundant growth in check, and the wood well best varieties do not weaken themselves by over-flower nailed-in. From what I can see of the present state ing; they may also be crossed with each other, and will of things, there will be a great amount of unripened produce seed for autumn sowing, by which means a wood, involving the necessity of keeping the trees as season is saved. Plants of Lilium lancifolium stand thin of wood as possible, and the remainder well ing in a sheltered place may now be removed to nailed-in to give it the full benefit of solar influences. the conservatory to expand the bloom : let them have Apricots and Peaches, although a good crop set and plenty of water. Achimenes and Gloxinias in full swelled up to the stoning point, have lately been fall. bloom may now be removed to the conservatory. ing off by dozens, so that there will not be one-third Begonia Martyniana sbould also be placed there. of an average crop. I find that Peaches which were Plants in cold pits or out of doors should have a good treated with liquid manure at the time I recom. syringing every evening. The present is a good time mended in a former calendar, are in a very supe. to go over the stock of Camellias in pots : examine rior state as regards both fruit and wood to others thoroughly the state of the drainage, and also the not so treated. roots: a shift may be afforded to such as are pot
KITCHEN GARDEN. bound, but, as a general rule, keep the roots rather Make a sowing of Cabbage for autumn use : also cramped than otherwise.
get in the first of the main sowing of Turnips for FORCING Houses.
autumn and winter use. Keep up successional sow. The late fine weather bas been favourable to these nach. See also that a bed is thrown up for the
ings of Lettuces, Radishes, and Endive; also Spi. houses in every way; the principal care required winter Spinach to be sown early next month. Make has been to secure a good supply of ventilation, to prevent scorching, and for growing plants such as
up all vacancies in the beds of Broccoli and Winter successional Pineapples, late Vines, and Figs, to shut Greens, and plant out any which remain as ground
See that there is a sufficiency of up early, and create a growing moist atmosphere. Celery planted out for the main crops ; if not, lose Pineapples, Vines, and Peaches, ripening off fruit, will
no time. That wbich is already established should be best with a good supply of air, and a drier atmosphere.
have plenty of water and liquid manure. Examine
the state of growing crops generally, and, if water FLOWER GARDEN.
is required, let it be applied copiously. Throw up Roses are still objects of attraction, and will re- beds roughly for sowi Cabbage for winter in a guire great attention to preserve them in beauty as few weeks : also for American Cress. This bot sun long as possible. Standards and dwarfs may be kept will do the ground as much good as severe frost. well supplied with water and liquid manure. Keep Tomatoes nailed.
NEW AND RARE PLANT.
he stated that he had been long in the belief that the
transmission of fruits and seeds in a fit state for CEDRELLA CANA (Hook.) – Labiataceæ (Bot.
Mag., Dec., 1851.) – A germination would be better accomplished by being herbaceous perennial bor: This experiment was fully tested by himself during
packed in soil than by any other known method. der plant, growing from 2} to 3 feet in height, with 1834, when he brought over the seeds of many of numerous opposite square
the rarer American oaks and other trees in boses pubescent branches, and
filled with soil, while portions of the same kinds of
seeds packed, both in brown paper and cloth bags, small entire ovate, or ovate lanceolate leaves, which are
were, in many instances, totally useless. The method larger towards the base, follows : -He purchased several strong deal boxes
he adopted for the American tree-seeds, was as where they become cordate about 14 inches in diameter, and made of threeovate, sometimes hastate,
quarter inch wood. He afterwards procurel a rather obtuse at the apex, quantity of soil taken from a depth of eight of ten and dentate, or dentato- inches under the surface so as to possess only a scrrate at the margins, ex natural dampness. A layer of the soil two inches cept near the point; whorls of flowers in axillary ra- which a layer of seeds was distributed; another
deep was placed on the bottom of the boxes, above cemes, deep red. This species is distinguished by were full; the whole was pressed very firmly down,
ayer of soil and then seed, and so on till the boxes its entirely glaucous stem, when the lids were nailed on, allowing no possible occasioned by a minute hoary pubescence. Native
room to shake about. When they reached Edinof New Mexico, where it burgh, December, 1834, the seeds and soil were was found by Mr. C.
sown over the surface of shallow pans and boxes. Cedronella cana (reduced). Wright.
During the following spring they grew freely; Introduced in
while of those brought home in the paper and cloth 1851. Flowers in summer. From the rosy purple bags, comparatively few of the varieties grew,
the colour of its flowers, and the fragrance of its leaves, acorns being without an exception perforated with it forms a very desirable border plant.
insects. The kinds which grew were from four to five weeks later of vegctating than those brought
home in soil. Acorns brought home in a box of Tue TRANSMISSION OF FOREIGN Seeds in sphagnum moss, after the superfluous moisture had Soil. - At a recent meeting of the Edinburgh been wrung from it, were equally successful with Botanic Society, Mr. M‘Nab read a paper in which those in soil.– Newspaper paragraph.
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Miss Thompson kept no serving-maid, so when she A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER.—The address of the
gave a “rout,” Editor of the “United Service Gazette,” is No. 6, Miss Wiggins lent her Abigail to hand the ter Wellington-street South, Strand.
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for, be it known, Epitaph on a writing-master.
Her kitchen was a boarded one-Miss Thompson's He flourished in the 16th century.
was of stone: To Mrs. Rule, a lady who has a large family of Her looks bespoke her wretchedness-she felt she sons, but no daughter.
was a loan! Yours is a happy destiny
People sometimes try to convince from mere loré Your boys are all at school
of victory; but they seldom take the trouble to And, in your youthful family,
persuade without some other motive. It seems there's no Miss Rute.
Why is a hired landau no landau ? Ridicule is the dry-rot of society. (L.E.L.) When Richardson was asked why he made Clarissa What two figures are those which, added to 71, so unhappy, “It is because I could never forgive will lessen the amount?
her for leaving her father's house," was his rooly. Printed by Rogerson & Tuxford, 846, Strand, London.
MONTHLY BELLE ASSEMBLÉE.
inconsolable for some time, but she married his
London salesman within the year, at which The old town of Appleby was a borough of mésalliance the Mayor of Appleby signified his some note, at least to its Parliamentary repre- indignation by carrying home his young niece sentative, till the passing of the Reform Bill; while the pair were on their bridal tour; and as Which occurrence is said to have made the inha- her father's speculation turned out a total failure, bitants, man, woman, and child, high Tories for and sundry sisters and brothers came in quick many a year. But long before a Reform Bill succession to fill the house at Leeds, Clara was was dreamt of, Appleby was, as it is still, an allowed to form one of the Jacksons; from that antiquated village, known as their assize town to time forward, her mother taking no further note all the dwellers on the wild fells and pastoral of the girl's existence, than by writing her an valleys of Westmoreland. The chiefs of its gen- affectionate letter always about Midsummer, tility at that period were the Jacksons, a family and coming to see her every Christmas; for the who occupied a comfortable-looking brick house, woman and her husband kept perpetually poor, with green palings and flowers in front, situated and Jackson had forgiven her long ago. at the foot of the main street, and almost among He and his wife early agreed that it was a the fields, on a spot where antiquaries believed special work of Providence to send Clara home a Roman temple to the rural gods had stood, as a playmate and companion for their little long centuries ago, when the town had a Latin lonely Diana; and as the girls grew up like name. Mr. Jackson had been Mayor of Appleby, sisters in their house, it seemed to them that and owned property enough to retain a consi- they had indeed two daughters. The father, on derable farm under his own management, be- all fitting occasions, reiterated a vow of providing sides having two or three respectable tenants. for his niece, and the mother never bought Mrs. Jackson's family had been allied to some Diana so much as a ribbon without a similar of the local gentry, and she was a noted house. purchase for Clara. Thus-dressed and rekeeper of the profitable order. Their neighbours garded in all respects alike-the girls had gone regarded both as examples of thrift, without its to school, to church, and to country parties too frequent drawbacks of grasping or stingi- together; each was by this time a grown Miss ness; they kept a respectable and rather stylish Jackson, and had an equal share in the assisthouse for that locality, and were known to be a ance of Mrs. Jackson's domestic government; friendly, hospitable, good-natured pair, whose though, to do that good lady justice, it was but views, at least in this world, were bounded by a small one, for she committed little to deputies. an exalted match for their only daughter Diana | It is possible that surrounding bachelors might -more universally known as Die--and the have been alive to a prospective difference in proper maintenance of what seemed to them their portions, but neighbours in general saw their unalienable consequence.
little distinction between the dependent cousin There was another of their household who and the heiress daughter of the house, except in came next to Diana in the thoughts of the parent the annual visit of that goodly matron, now far pair. This was Clara, also an only daughter, advanced in the shabby genteel, with her husbat an orphan; the child of the ex-Mayor's band, looking more subdued and careworn every younger brother, who, being put to business in Christmas, and their chaise load of little boys Leeds, with a singular stock of worldly wisdom and girls. and the promise of a long, money-making life, Y there was between Diana and her cousin had opened his own warehouse, married re- a radical difference of character, and even apspectably, and died just in time to leave his pearance, which no similarity of education could entire capital staked on a mercantile speculation, efface. Diana was a rosy brunette, who liked with the exception of a few hundreds which he gay colours, new fashions, and all of life that had prudently vested in a city fund, as the com- glittered, let it be gold or not; she had a natural mencement of Clara’s fortune. His widow was vocation for playing the country belle, would