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QtJESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED. By J- MTJIE- ttverie-street, Fleet-street, London. ^6iten+of Ross.—Dixon."—Dr. Audrey, an variety. ,A Penj{?°°ts Round Chrysanthemum Buda.— 4 ili t £ e Reader."—Please see a note on t^Qi "week's issue. /lit of °ta Apple.—"Kidderminister."—A al ^asgood Nonsuch, a most ha,nd- AKK M fi^ten Gr&en Tomatoes.—Mrs. Graham.— 1 ThanL-^i8 appeared last week. Please see ^or y°UT appreciation. of. Apple.—"J. C. R."—The Manx Born is not identical with cat's head, 6what like it. i 8rr?oi!°^ Apples.—"A Yorkshire Reader."— 1 iQ' 'I, fruit is the old Nonsuch. The large Hexnttn^klinville Seedling, a fine fruit of w,Vs lent sort. P %t0.a Cat.—"Pussy's Friend,"—Get some known as carron oil—a mixture of ann?1^ aa^ lime water—from a chemist, y this to the burned part daily. £ °.f Apple.—John Wall.—A very hand- Wv°UritUlt of Loddington Seedling. It is a ^.Suitft Kent apple, hut your Notts fruit vr^, good as any I have found there, ave done it well. Jot,, Q-rubs in Scented Geranium Pot.— (Bradford).—Make some rather f°t j5 °oot liquid in a bucket, and place the ^ts Up to the rim. Let it remain for r}> a.ff <Var: When the soil becomes rather 11 thft steeping', ram it down very firmly J v lulips.—"A. E. D. who is a school- ] j/Hj J:rites:—"By folio- the instructions rae last year for growing tulips I TSt Prize iQ "the adult class at our v0$w. I am giad to hear this, and I hope 1 continue to grow flowers and win a* 1 think you are pretty sure to do T?,y°ur success is a capital induce- 'y^ich you are sure to follow up all Geranium Cuttings in Cold Frame oi ^tiv r'Hndson and Co.—If you are very t? f f in ffivin? your geraniums fresh air th %aa[rv'oarable days throughout the winter, them dry and robust, water them C ttjJL? at the root, and cover them over and in frosty weather you will h frost winl>er them vei> well. So long £ is excluded, cold will not do much 111 a damp atmosphere, from keeping "'le 111 a damp atmosphere, from keeping « &Ujy c'ose, is most injurious to them. ^2 £ bin Fowls as Layers.—Jane Wood- 0 Buff Cochins do not at all th ^e breeds. They do not lay a an half the number of eggs as such iptHe Leghorns, Minorca??, Anconas, and ers- They are. as you say, very X}«ir fowls, and I can quite understand h ttT, g y°ur fancy, but if you go in for Qta>ii 1111181 not expect them to he really ^That are now known as utility wVve .well-nish driven the once popular "Priced Cochins out of the market, r^bij, ^°tatoes.—"AYelsh Farmer" and J. W. »? ^he°n—I quite understand your interest I. „IIIa-tter. It is impossible to say how f k?few varieties will be offered this winter next Planting- season. They are UP a-11 quarters in a most fashion. Years ago it took one J,6Vp 1)rfasons to produce, test, and perfect a r°°iti8 a-^°' but now they come like mush- V^l'hl h what results remains to be seen. IT1 Tvina]r a" your questions in mind, and 0 Hot i more before planting time. *n a hurry to speculate. tI1..I!¡es of Apples.—"J. C. B."—I regret that, It A to your not putting each kind in a V>W?aper> with number enclosed, the you attached were ail off and mixed m Jon cached me, and I am unable to v • ave their names with any degree fl?ck^H ?ty. Things need to he very securely Jitirf, go through the post-office un- or n°t disturbed. I often think some J°Ur f ^nst have the handling of them, i^DliJ11^ are not very &°°d or .typical ti ^oii .^ing very 6mall and ecahby; but bq!{ Will please to send me another lot, as I suggest, I will name them. o the ilargnerites: Jtlanure in Water Wai \ater."—I would like to &&& a flower *^6 th 0 ;lc Plant you write of. I am not in oan a naargiaerite. Can you i31 a little more information about it, R°rs«i aU to advise you correctly? The tL?d cow manure you put in your liquid If ^ill sPrinK wii1 be exhausted now, and a ^on v, worthless to keep till next year, s (i dip,.ve a garden, empty it out on that, S it in: if not, throw it away, and mix f next spriug. Thank you very your complimentary remarks iSv11-2 these notes. I am glad you find %,r usef»l entertaining. from Bee-hive.—W. Wl: idborne.—The i8 comb you send is very old. Indeed, "laying from old age, and this i- ^lri ^06 vermin to harbour about it. You *^WaV^ork out the combs, and let the bees Q them with new ones every •pfe or three years at most. Be ^our hives are waterproof on it 9f- Get some eucalyptus oil, jv-ith ten times its bulk of sugar syrup, OK^ tKStt>n with this. It will disinfect them, a^ctin eucalyptus will make it very D^^t. Sable to any insect, that may he ^fer tv am not partial to Italian bees, and English. C°tjlrf8 for Windy Position.—"R. G-. P."—Yon a mixture of half the hroad- privet and half the ordi- d 1h. Mix them alternately. Manure tlle eoil where the hedge will be. k°VeriL?leni £ y,and and plant in Slt &r- Make a double row of plants, and zi?-zag one foot apart. The taller Jl13 are.vhen you plant them the lees JfU .• will be to succeed, a« the wind i° ?rc 60 much with them. They u'Sh j from ^fcighteen inches to two feet ^nd very strong. Plant firmly, and tie *1*1) +/' a temporary fence if necessary to +,tleni in position for the first season; -Vb i 'V w' all right. tbf Trees for Wall--T. C. Parker.-Do you Nt«i J'™ would be better pleased if you v^Ur other fruits besides apples' on V ar8 if I fancy one or two plums and wOuld be very acceptable to you, or, if II nartial to apples, plant one pear and only. Marie Louise pear and V>U s phim are two excellent fruits. t,rjtj plant the trees eight feet apart. a^ get nine trees in, and if you have fcT'^cti^ apples the following is a superior r.Miev u^—Beauty of Bath. Irish Peach, Lady rJ? 0» Kerry Pippin. Worcester Pearmain, Pippin, Ribstone Pippin, James f^i and Scarlet Nonpareil. Plant two- trees, or those three years will bear It¡ Now.1 good trees. Yon can introduce them einber or before March. <1.I'bet Hedge Bare at Bottom.—"Wilson" ^u?h).—I always advise against letting tq Qlld rabbieh grow up in the bottom of 1* 5 they kill or check the hedge there; th^toirt n refuse is cleared away, the a+s th 18 too vacant and bare. To prevent t> hedges should always be kept clean Pejlt, oottom. This is easily done, and is a 'fttWadvamage in many ways, as dirty- hedges always harbour vermin. ay all the rubbish, spread a little H V a'onS' the bottom, and fork it in. » it always clean, and it will eoon tK^ an a,nd become efficient there. If there ?y straggling shoots at the bottom, cut Qlf-way back. to induce closer growth. t$" Fuchsiaoides: Primula obconica.— '—The thick shoot your begonia has iii UT) is a t'nperfluous growth, which q1¡t iPlnts produce at some time or other, IS of no benefit to the plant, and fiif f,r0Tn the useful or natural growth. 6 Pull this particular part up by ;?t that will be attached to it, if you not, cut it off by the level of the soil. « ruit let it grow again. The Primula ^rj is a very persistent flowering plant, J)r'Ulrt's i3 evidently doing well. You 1On it- into a five or six inch pot, as lfc is in is too small to grow the plant v Sf-T' ^ut it go on as it is till the end vHot •11 next- as that is the best time to 't, as if you did so now you would altogetlier. Double Stocks; Manures, Ac.—Tom 'me can assure getting stocks with 2?^ v, S- All the seed that is sown pro- M^t t i^h double and single flowers, and one both e one's chance as to the percentage ^Vbut some strains have a better habit fv^De^ h.ers of giving double blooms. In this tl 'lbn M_'essre- T>icksons and Co., Seedsmen, l^ij. ^rSh, have a very exceptional strain in H exoellent East Lothian stocks. Your vi^0t,vve<i seed will produce about the same tl of single and double as they did last aura' nianurea, from the cow, horse, fowls, are better for garden ground floiala' hut where these are unob- the artificial manures are good sub- Y1C.ailli a change. These include bone ■ superphosphate, gnano, and others. ) t4le Gardening," by E. Hobday, is a fit that would suit you. It is pub- M-tJr, Crosby, Lockwood, and Son, 7, €rfi'-hall-court, London, E.C., price 1/6. 1-ibs. of Apples; Carrots Failing; Pars- V 6 Bird Pest.—"Despondent."—I do not ¥°ur nom plume. Don't owft to it. rvft no reason, a« all yonr difficulties p 'llai surmountable. Apple No. 1 is » Codlin, and No, 2 Keswick Codlin. 1^5 hardy and free bearing, hut your th5* iv^ more manure. Put half a barrow- pl the stem of each now, and again Your soil, being sandy, should otJt good carrots. Get a little gem lime, and }{Hi ij^thm dressing of it in at once where K W?ni growing your oarrote next season. K^ha-ve not gas lime, use ordinary lime. V??t a«I7a'ry ?'ve the ground a dressing of v short manure. Apply the same to Jr" W?nrvDip an(^ can ^narantee that k.;°Vi have good roots of both next season, fi have no doubt of this. You should whole of your garden a dressing of h *il1 a11 worms, then manure rather hi^&p^' as y°«r e°i1- being light, is also V,' Can you not destroy a lot- of the v j. nests when the eggs are in them? This W^ern-6 wa*r °f reducing their numbers and s so much damage. You should is near your strawberry bed when is ripening, but netting the fruit a^^eet way of preserving it, and if the V, eQrv>? a sufficient distance off the fruit 2? it is quite imiioesible for the birds You must use forked sticks more "*Hy*• and you will find it pay to net oarer

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