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December 20, ISSS.J



THE



GARDENERS' CHRONICLE



% miitkh J-UustrattH iournn



Horticulture and Allied Subjects.



(ESTABLISHED IX 1841.;



VOL. IV.-THIRD SERIES.
JULY TO DECEMBER, 1888.




LONDON :
41, WELLINGTON STREET, COVENT GARDEN, W.C.

1888.



LONDON :
BRADBURY, AGNEW, & CO., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIAItS.



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The Gardeners* Chronicle,]



[Dec-ember 29, 1888.



INDEX OF CONTENTS.



JULY TO DECEMBER, 1888,



Abehia caffra (Kei Apple), 159
Abies Douglasii, disease of, 215 ; in

Scotland. 531, 568, 598; A. mag-

nifica, 208
Abutilon vexillarium, 696
Acacias, 103; A. decurrens, 478
Acarupe dentata, 695
Achras saputa, 478
Adelaide, 215

Adhatoda cydonia?folia, 696
Adiantuni Farlevense, 190; A. mun-

dulura, 388
jEchmea fulgons, 474
..-Eranthus Curnowianus, 210
jEsculus turbinata, 675
Africa, vegetables in, 7
Agapanthus umbellatus, 661
Agricultural lectures, 360; returns,

695
Agriculture, Board of, 205; discovery

in, 708
Agri-Horticultural Council, an, 61
Aikenhead, 66
Aleurites nioluccana, 67
Allamanda Hendersoni, 387
Allium narcissiflorum, 70 ; A. parei-

florura, 236; A. pedemontanum, 70
Alocasias, 705
Alpine Garden, 13, 66
Alstromerias, 210
Aluminium in plants, 15
Alyssum, 709
Amarvllis, the, 12, 473; A. reticulata,

360"
American blight on Apples, 102
American Florists, Society of, 188,

636
American Xotes, 40
American Poniological Society, 44
Anagallis Philipsii, 445
Anchusa italica, 104 ; A.seinpervirens,

104
Anemones, 706; Japanese, 391; A.

nareissiflora, 39; A. sylvestris, 9;

A. viti folia, 9
Anguloas, 390

Anigosantlms breviflorus, 411
Ansellia africana, 629
Antigonon leptotus, 727
Apiary, the, 40, 156. 216, 297, 3">5,

411,503,633,698, 758
Apple audit, an, 543
Apple culture, 418
Apple and Pear, enemies of the, 469
Apple, Blenheim Orange, fruitful tree

of. 302 : Jacques Lebel, 391 ; White

Paradise, 236
Apples and Pears in Jersey, 443
Apples and Pears, National Conference

on. (See National Conference.)
Apples, certificated, at Chiswick. 577 ;

for profit, 435 : large and showy,

707 ; market, 736 ; Xova Scotian,

215, 741 ; stocks for, 336
Aquilegias, 40 ; new hybrid, 179
Arachnanthe Clarkei, 567 ; A. Lowei,

628
Aralia Sieboldii, 707



Araucaria brasiliensis, 159

Arauja albens, 302 ; A. graveolens, 271

Arbor Day, 243

Arbutus Andrachne at Kew, 724

Ardgowan, 332

Ardisia mamillata, 766

Aristolochia Westlandi, 186

Art at Christmastide, 755

Arum Dracunculus, 208

Arundina bambuso>folia, 455, C28

Ascot Nurseries, the, 301

Asparagus plumosus, 473 ; A. teuuissi-

mus in flower, 301, 335
Asters at Chiswick, 217 ; hybrid, 515,

545
Athrotaxis, 703
Athrotaxis selaginoides, 544
Auckland, horticulture at, 382
Auricula, the, 67, 666
Auriculas, autumn flowering, 261
Austin & Mc Asian's nurseries, 66
Azalea, the, 12



B



Backhouse & Soxs' nursery, 511

Bananas in Nicaragua, 455

Banks and slopes, treatment of, 607

Banyan tree, the, 214

Barlev, experiments in hvbridising,

633
Barrow Point, Pinner, 416
Basella rubra, 303
Batemannia Colleyi, 236
Bauhinia tomentosa glabra, 631
Bean, Neal's Ne plus Ultra, 576, 741
Beans (broad), weevil-eaten, 103 ;

runner and kidney, 418 ; preserving

forced, 739
Bedding out, 242
Befaria glauca, 695
Begonia, the, as a bedder, 134
Begonia Clarkei, 576; B. geranioide?,

501; B. Scharffii, 695 ; B. socotrana,

631 ; B. Winter Gem, 758
Begonias, 604 ; at Laing's, 362
Belgium, Grape growing in, 333 ; pomo-
logy in, 735
Belton Park, Grantham, 506
Belvoir Castle, Pears at, 705
Berlin, flowers in, 479 ; horticultural

exhibition at, 573 ; horticultural

notes from, 16, 244
Bertolonia Corate de Kerchove, 542
Birmingham Gardeners' Association,

272
Birmingham Horticultural Society, 762
Blackberry, the Wilson Junior, 379
Black canker of bulbs, 361
Blythewood, 233
Boiler, Milne's patent saddle, 161, 190 ;

new horizontal tubular, 390
Boissier's herbarium, 509, 007

Books: — Acacias (Von Mueller), 103;
all known Ferns (Yates), 732 ;
Almanacs (various), 762 ; Autour
de mon Jardin (Eugene de Daru),
134 ; Bee-keeping, Book of (W.



B. Webster), 17 ; Begonias, the,
Tuberous (Ed. B. Wynne), 159,533;
Book of the Farm (J. Macdonald),
703 ; Botanical Magazine, 15. 186,
300, 415, 573, 670; Botanische
Zeitung, 15 ; British Moss Flora
(Braithwaite), 509; Chinese flora
(Forbes & Hemslev), 762; Familiar
Trees (Cassell), 542; Farm, Field,
and Fireside, 16 ; Ferns, Choice
British, their Varieties and Culture
(C. T. Druery), 103 ; Flora Orien-
talis, Supplement (Bnser), 509;
Flower Gardening for Amateurs
(L. Castle), 103 ; Fodder Grasses of
Northern India, 187 ; Forest Flora
of Cochin China (Pierre), 13 ; Forest
Flora of South Australia (Brown),
12; Garden Oracle (S. Hibberd),
761 ; Gardeners' Magazine, 761 ;
Genera Plantarum Index (Du-
rand), 330 ; Handbook of Canada,
509; Indian Figs (I)r. King), 357;
Journal of Botanv, 734 ; Kew Bul-
letin, 15, 102, 186, 330, 387, 605;
Life-lore, 16; Medizinal Pflanzen
(Kohler's), 509 : Naliirlichen Pflan-
zenfamilien, 542; New Zealand,
Native Flowers of (C. Hetley), 17,
637 ; Orchids of the Cape Penin-
sula (H. Bolus), 668; Origin of
Floral Structures through Insect
and other Agencies (Rev. G. Hens-
low), 14 ; Pansy, the ( A. Lister), 103 ;
Popular Educator (Cassell), 542;
Principles of Agricultural Practice
(J. Wrightson), 702 ; Producer and
Consumer (Samuel Rawson), 361 ;
Reichenbachia, 102, 509 ; Rose
Garden (Paul), 735 ; Rotham-
sted Experiments, the (W. Fream,
B.Sc), 104 ; Trees of Commerce
(W.Stevenson), 297; Tropical Agri-
culturist, 132 ; Tropical Products
(M. F. W. van Eeden), 132; Walks
in Holland (P. Lindley), 762

Bordeaux, forest produce at. 10

Borders, heated open-air, 363 ; wall
fruit tree, 535, 545, 578, 642, 677

Botanic gardens, Baden-Baden, 360 ;
British Guiana, 387 ; Glasgow, 309 ;
Glasnevin, 763 ; Saharanpur and
Mussoorie, 514; Saint Lucia, 238;
Trinidad, 159 ; origin of, 243

Botany and horticulture, 330

Botany at the Universities, 605; for
gardeners, 741

Bouvardia President Cleveland, 274

Bouvardias, 327

Brambles, 331

Brassavola lineata, 150

Brassia Keiliana trisis, 411

British Association, 300, 361 ; Profes-
sor Dyer's address at, 321, 351

British Fruit Growers' Association,
390, 445

Broccoli, Gilbert's Victoria, 47. 135

Broccoli-Cauliflower late and early,
160



Bromeliads, 474, 661, 670, 735

Broom root, Mexican fibre, 332

Browallia elata, 179

Brownea grandiceps. 73

Bulb garden, the, 263, 3S8, 407, 504,

730, 764
Bulb gardens of Haarlem, 7
Bulbs, black canker of, 361
Bulbs, Dutch, 133
Bulbophvllum Lobbii, 9 ; umbellatum,

326
Bull's nursery, 92. 360
Bunt in Wheat, 72
Bunyard, G., & Co.'s, nursery, 354
Bupthalmum salicifolium, 209
Burnley, gilt of park to, 573



Cabbage competition, a, 66 ; Chon de

Burghlev, 333 ; new varieties, 334
Cabbages, '107, 135,246
Cassalpinia japonica, 513
Caladium esculentum, 615
Calandrinia oppositifolia, 601
Calceolaria, 474
Callidium pygmseum, 640
Callistemon rigidus, 661
Camellias dropping buds, 740
Canada, 509
Canadian plants, 734
Canarina campanulata, 695
Canker, 439, 440 ; in Apples, 008 ; in

bulbs, black, 361
Cannell, H„ & Sons' Nursery, 479
Canterbury Bells, 72
Cant's (F'rank) nursery, 267
Cape Orchids, 668
Carludovica rotundifolia, 631
Carnation, a large, 16 ; C. germanica,
134 ; C. Mrs. Revnolds Hole, 215 ; C.
R. H. Elliott, 13
Carnations, 134, 135, 264, 706
Carnations and Picotees, 67, 103, 666,

704
Carnations at Chiswick, 573 ; border

447, 515 ; layering, 210
Carrot, an extraordinary, 573
Carter, J., & Co.'s nurseryjat St. Osyth,

597 ; Carter's Sick Fund, 671
Cassebera triphylla. 501
Castle Wemyss, 183
Castor-oil, 338
Catalpas, 189, 217
Catasetum Russellianum, 326, 354 ; C.

tabulare var. serrulata, 726
Cattleya Bowringiana, 475, 534 ; C.
Dowiana aurea, 628 ; C.exoniensis X ,
727 ; C. Hardyana. 446 ; C. Har-
risonia; violacea, 235 ; C. Lawrence-
ana, 236; C. Loddigesii, 326; C.
pumila, 475 ; C. Schrodera; alba, 94
Cauliflower, earlv, 160 ; extra earlv,

67
Celosia pyramidalis plumosa, 104
Centaurea aurea, 274. 338
Centradenia rosea, 570
Certificates, 16



IV The Gardeners' Chronicle,]



INDEX.



[December 29, 1888.



Chambre Syndicate of Ghent, 300, 331,
478, 605, 734

Cheilanthes, 630

Chemistry of vegetation in reference to
the growth of the Potato, 89, 128,
150, 184, 207, 325, 481, 631, 697

Cherries, ancient record of, 606

Chironia peduncularis, 324

Chiswick, 536, 574, 607, 707 ; Apples
certificated at, 577 ; Carnations at,
473; future of, 510; Gardeners'
Mutual Improvement Association,
332, 510 ; Jensenian system of
moulding Potatos at, 630

Chiswick Horticultural Society, 761

Christmastide, art at, 755

Chrysanthemum, the, 12, 540, 544, 569,
595, 661; centenary, the, 573, 606
(Edinburgh), 734 ; Conference, 606
grafting, 740 ; papers read at, 672
culture, 672 ; C. hsematoma, 36 ; C.
Juliette Dordan, 574

Chrysanthemums, annual, 391 ; at
Chiswick, 606; at Ghent, 734; at
Moor Park, Rickmansworth, 573 ;
influence of wood-ripening on the
buds and blooms of, 674 ; new, 703,
734 ; single, 608 ; on walls, 707

Cinchona in India, 238

Cineraria, 474

Cistus, the gum, 352

Clematis balearica, 8; C. Jackmanni
alba, 152, 190 ; flowers, leafy, 17 ;
at Huntingdon, 324

Clerodendron nutans, 702

Clethra arborea, 570

Climate at Rothesay, 331

Clivea miniata, 661 ; hardiness of, 72

Clovers, foreign, 327

Coal, anthracite, 766

Cockscombs as bedding plants, 40, 72

Cocoa-nut refuse, 762

Ccelogyne Gardneriana, 694 ; C. ocel-
lata, 600 ; C. Massangeaua, 694

Cold storage of fruit, 215, 244, 331

Cologne Exhibition, 44

Colonial notes, 194, 237, 382, 741

Colour in Apple blossom, deficiency
of, 36

Cone fruit of Assyrian monuments,
243

Conference, National, on Apples and
Pears (see National Conference)

Conference of fruit growers, 15, 242,
261, 289

Conicybe pallida on Vines, 740

Coniferse, measurements of, 208

Conifers, 327 ; exotic, at great alti-
tudes, 47S ; growth of, 215 ; hybrid,
243 ; secretions of, 215

Convolvulus tenuissimus, 300

Coombe Wood, 666

Copenhagen fungus exhibition, 379

Copley Medal, the, 606

Coreopsis lanceolata, 238

Cork industry in Spain, 583, 702

Corydalis lutea, 210

Cosmos bipinnatus, 701

Costus speciosus, 236

Cratajgus mexicana var. Carrierii, 736

Creeper on a house, 46

Crewe, the, at Kenilworth, 10

Crinum Powelli, 483

Crocosma aurea, 304, 327 ; var. macu-
lata, 565

Crocus, 334, 730

Crops in Cornwall, 187

Crucifers, a few alpine, 709

Cryptochilus sanguinea, 36

Cucumber, Bibby's Seedling, 361 ;
Thorburn's Everlasting, 362

Cucumbers, long-lived, 335, 447, 484,
545

Cultural memoranda, 68, 104, 133, 179,
210, 238, 267, 327, 352, 384, 570,
661, 705, 727

Cycas revoluta, 162

Cychnoches chlorochilon, 326

Cyclamens, 475 ; fringed, 542

Cycniums, 384

Cydonia japonica Moerloosei, 066
Cypher's, Orchids at, 323
Cyphomandra betacea, 411
Cypresses, large deciduous, 273
Cypripedium Amesianum, 235 ; C.
Eitchianum,600; C.bellatulum,215 ;



C. Miteauanum, 326; C. insigne

Sanderas, 606 ; C. Parishii, 150 ; C.

Stonei, 162
Cypripediums, high-priced, 510 ; at

Low's, 739
Cyrtopodium Saintlegerianum, 180
Cytisus racemosus, 63, 163



Daffodils, 159 ; and manures, 335 ;
lifting and replanting, 11, 35, 63,
135, 1S9, 263, 303, 362, 504

Dahlia, the, 181 ; D. imperialis, 156

Dahlias, change of colour in, 363;
changing colour, 392 ; from Kothe-
say, 543

Damping off of seedlings, 272

Daphne Mezereon autumnalis, 666

Decorations, new horticultural, 756

Delphinium Zalil, 63

Delphiniums, 133, 159; newer va-
rieties of, 134

Dendrobium Ccelogyne, 663 ; D. macro-
phyllum, 235 ; D. primulinum, 727 ;
D. sphegidoglossum, 179 ; D. Ward-
ianum, a large piece of, 8

Devil's coach-horse, 216

Devizes Castle, 243 ; sale of, 215

Devonhurst, Chiswick, 726

Devon Rosery Gardeners' Relief Fund,
700

Devonshire gardens, 765

Dianthus Seguieri, 576

Dickson & Son's nursery, 512

Dickson's, H., nursery, 5i2

Dicksons (Limited), 244

Dietamnus fraxinella, 352

Dielytra spectabilis, 727

Diospyros virginiana, 504

Dipladenia Brearleyana, 134

Disa culture, 693

Disa graminifolia, 215 ; D. (grandi-
flora) uniflora, 695 ; D. lacera and
D. 1. var. multifida, 664, 701, 707

Disbudding Roses, aprotest against, 38

Disease of Abies Douglasii, 215; of
Apples, 470 ; of bulbs, 361 ; of
Hellebores, 16 ; of Lilies, 184, 577 ;
of Mangels, 274; of Ornithogalum,
104, 135 ; of Potatos and Mangels,
274 ; of Tomato and Potato, 330 ;
of Vine roots, 740; of Wheat, 72

Dobbie & Co.'s nursery, 640

Doodias, 710

Doronicum plantagineum excelsum,
570

Douglas Eir, disease of, 215 ; in Scot-
land, 531, 568, 598

Draba, 710

Dracama fragrans var. Lindeni, 662

Dragon trees in Maderia, 444

Droppers of Tulipa sylvestris, 241

Ducouran, P. L., 605

Dyer's, Professor, address at the British
Association, 321, 351



Ealing, Royal visit to, 734
Echeveria retusa, 741
Echinocactus Haselberghii, 186
Edge Hall, notes from, 160
Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and the

Scottish Horticultural Association,

137
Eel-worms, 636
Eichornia paniculata, 36 ; E. tricolor,

236
Embothrium coccineum, 8 ; raising of,

from seed, 133
Emigrants' information, 415
English Apple and Eruit-growing

Company, Limited, 361
English gardening, early, 121, 177,

377
Enkianthus himalaicus, 16
Epidendrum nemorale, 150; E. tam-

pense, 150; E. verrucosum, 150
Epilobium angustifolium, 180



Epiphyllum salmoneum, 210

Erigeron alpinus, 209

Escallonia macrantha, 703

Eucalyptus globulus flowering, 133 ;
E. (lemon-scented), 478 ; E. vimi-
nalis, 596

Eucharis amazonica, 274, 762

Eupatoriums, 327

Eurycles, 212 ; E. australasica, 727

Exhibitions, early summer, 38 ; inter-
national, 707



EAnruaiOM grande, 570

Felixstowe, gardening at, 239

Perns at the Royal Horticultural

Society, 484
Picus Roxburghii in Calcutta, 698
Field crops, our, 214
Figs in the open air, 766
Finsbury Park, Chrysanthemums at,

544
Fir, the Douglas, disease of, 215
Fir, the Douglas, in Scotland, 531,

568, 598
Fish, Mr. D. T., 542
Floral Design, 671
Flora of Madagascar, 361
Florists' flowers, 12, 67, 134, 180, 264,

446, 473, 666, 767
Flower garden, 41, 69, 94, 129, 157,

169, 213, 241, 299, 334, 385, 413,

475, 510, 539, 603, 667, 731, 758
Flower holder, Cheal's, 334
Flower trade, the, 606
Flowers and insects, 413
Flowers for the working classes, 416
Flowers, why and what they are, 14
Fog, effect of, on flowers, 739
Forage plant, a new, 387
Forbidden fruit, the, 732
Foreign correspondence, 39, 244, 273,

479, 675, 709, 741
Foreign grasses and clovers, 327
Forest management in Germany, 243 ;

produce at Bordeaux, 10
Forestry, 40, 99, 185, 216, 240, 298,

356, 510, 634, 730 ; in Guiana, 156
Forsteronia gracilis, 387
Foxgloves, 104 ; cup-shaped, 18
France, Pine forests of western, 551
Freesias from seed, 104, 407
Fremontia californica, 298
Frost, the late, 418
Fruit and vegetables in Jersey, 33
Fruit, cold storage of, 215, 244, 331
Fruit conference at Dunkeld, 277
Fruit Conference, the National (see

National Conference)
Fruit crops of 1888, 100 ; remarks on,

122 ; at Worksop, 190 ; report on

the condition of (tabulated), 95
Fruit culture, 270, 300; in Ireland,

445; for profit, 289; for profit in

the open air in England, 436
Fruit distribution, 294
Fruit farming (Mr. Punch's), 575
Fruit farm, Lord Sudeley's, 293
Fruit Growers' Association, 334;

Conference, 15, 242, 261, 289, 735
Fruit in New South Wales, 514
Fruit, Nova Scotian, 741
Fruit notes, 302
Fruit packing, 291

Fruit production and distribution, 467
Fruit register, 68, 161, 211, 236, 505,

535, 601, 705
Fruit, transit of, 130, 358
Fruit trees and moisture, 447; firm

soil for, 707 ; hardy, 303 ; insects on,

766 ; transplanting, 418 ; wounds of,

250
Fruits under glass, 13, 41, 69, 129,

185, 216, 241, 269, 299, 329, 357,

385, 413, 454, 475, 507, 539, 571,

603, 635, 667, 699, 731, 759
Fruits, dried, 727
Fulham Palace, 5
Fuuchal, Madeira, the public garden

at, 386
Fungus exhibition, Copenhagen, 379
FuDgus foray in Sweden, 407 ; the



Hampshire, 482; the Woolhope,
480 ; the Yorkshire naturalists, 302,
420

Fuchsia Countess of Aberdeen, 641

Funkias, 152



Gaillaedias, 267

Gardeners' Orphan Fund, 15, 17 (first
election), 102, 132, 215, 272, 362,
479, 508, 606, 669, 700

Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Insti-
tution, 272, 606, 638

Gardeners, vitality of, 735

Gardening and philanthropy, 509

Gardening, early English, 121, 177,
377

Gentiana acaulis, 325 ; G. asclepiadea,
245, 274

Gishurstine, 515

Gladiolus recurvus, 661

Gloriosa superba, 38

Gloxinias, named, 64

Goniophlebium subauriculatum, 388

Grafting, improving orchards, by, 293

Grape Muscat Hamburgh, 363

Grape growing in Belgium, 333

Grapes, colour of, 380 ; in bad con-
dition, 217, 245

Grapes, Damascus cracking of, 334

Grass experiments, 236

Grasses, foreign, 327

Grasses, the fruit of, 243

Gray, Asa, the late Dr., 604

Greya Sutherlandi, 383

Gynerium saccharoides, 416

Gypsophila paniculata, 352



Haaelem, bulb gardens of, 7

Hasmanthus Baurii, 661

Hainan, useful plants in, 678

Hampton Court Gardens, 691, 737

Hardy annuals as exhibition plants,
296

Hardy flowers, florists', 666 ; from Hol-
land, 151, 238 ; in December, 670

Hardy fruit garden, 13, 69, 105, 157,
213, 241, 299, 329, 385,448, 507, 571,
603, 635, 667, 669, 731, 759

Hardy fruit trees, 161, 190

Hardy fruits at Stoke Court, Slough,
363

Hardy plants, 9, 408

Harpalium rigidum semi-plenum and
Helianthus ketifiorus, 391, 417. 483,
515

Havana, economic plants in, 39

Hay crop, 483

Hedgehog's cry, the, 189, 217, 246, 336

Helianthus atrorubens, 362

Helianthus laitiflorus (see Harpalium
rigidum)

Helionopsis japonica, 36

Hellebores, 736; disease of, 16

Helminthosporium pvrorum on Pears,
338

Herbaceous border, 39, 238, 634, 677,
710, 757, 766

Herbaceous plant, what is an, 73, 107,
162, 246

Heuchera sanguinea, 18, 122

Hibiscus rosa sinensis, 570; H. sura-
tensis, 695

Hieracium aurantiacum, 9

Hillia longiflora, 474

Hippeastrum, reticulatum, 477 ; topsy-
turvy, 34

Holland, hardy flowers from, 151, 238

Hollies, 358

Hollyhocks, 182

Holly tree with two crops, 190

Holmes', W., nurseries, 544

Homeria collina, 161

Honey harvest in Scotland, 739

Hong Kong, 243

Horticultural Club, 445, 509, 605, 734

Horticultural decorations, new, 756



The Gardeners' Chronicle,]



INDEX.



[Dwember 29, 1888.



Horticultural excursions, 331
Horticultural lectures at Edinbugh,

039 ; shows in bygone days, 700
Horticulture, education in, 387
Houllettia Brocklehurstiana, 335
Houstonia cucrulea alba, 66
Huntley, Mr. James, testimonial to,

243 "
Hybrid characters, dissociation of,

159
Hyde Park, The Dell in, 12
Hydrangea paniculata, 384
Hymenanthera crassifolia. 660
Hypocaust garden, the, 291



Impatiens Episcopi, 212 ; I. glanduli-
fera, 352; I. Hawkeri, 603; I.
Hookeriana, 695

India, landscape gardening in, 300

Indiarubber, 838,387 ; at Mozambique,
478

Insect life, 416

Insect preventives, 515, 546

Insects, 67

Insecticides, 574

Inventions, 245, 334, 390, 639, 736

Ionopsis paniculata, 8

Ipomcea ccerulea, 677 ; I. ternata, 631

Ireland, 512, 763

Iris, a particoloured, 44

Iris liarnumi, 182; I. cypriana, 182;
I. dichotoma, 263; I. Korolkowi,
30; I. pabularia ( = oxypetala) as a
forage plant. 387 ; I. reticulata, 331 ;
I. Robinsoni, 263

Irises, 182

Italian exhibition, 16

Ivy column, an, .Mil'

Ixora maerothyrsa, 212

Ixtle fibre, 332



Jacaranda (Blue Tree), 696

Jackson & Son's nurseries, sale of, 127

Jardin des Plantes, Paris, 334 ; new

Palm-stove in, 637
Jamaica, 237
Jensenian system of Potato growing

at Chiswick, 030
Jersey, vegetables and fruit in, 33
Judging at shows, code of, 387
Juglans mandschurica, 384, 543



Kalmias, striking, 133

Kei Apple, the, 159

Kelly House, 183

Ker, R. P., & Son's nurseries, 506

Kew Gardens, 103 ; specimen trees in,

504, 602, 693, 724, 764
Kew, plants in flower at, 631, 661, 670,

695, 728
Kitchen garden, 69, 106, 157, 216, 241,

269, 322, 357, 413. 448, 507, 539,

571, 639, 699. 731, 759
Knightshayes, 723
Kniphofias, 215
Krakatoa, 186



Labels, a lacquer for, 671

Lachenalias for baskets, 642

Ltslia anceps, 535; L. autumnalis,
monstrous, 726; L. Crawshavana,
726 ; L. elegans at The Woodlands,
Streatham, 210 ; L. Perrini alba,
446; L. puipurata, 411; L. Rus-
selliana, 505

LagerstriJmia indica, 263

Laing & Sons' nuisery, 92, 362

Lamp, protector : afety, 478



Land tenure. 292
Lastreas, 262

Law : — Clark ». Praschkauer & Co.
(quality of seeds), 079; Sander r.
Duchess of Montrose (Orchids), 614 ;
Witherdon v. Allen (seed), 338

Local Government Bill, the, 242
Leaf cuttings of Sanseviera guineen-

sis rooting, 72
Leaves of trees, 8
Lee, C, & Son's nursery, 381
Leptotes bicolor, 505
Lettuces, 47 ; at Reading, 323
Liatris, 710
Licuala grandis, 631
Liquorice culture in Russia, 71 ; root,

338, 47*
Ligustruin MassaloDghiauum, 666
Lilacs, 179
Lilium auratum, a large, 72, 102 ; L.

candidum, 333; for forcing, 764;

L. longiflorum Harrisii, 73 ; L.

nepalense, 412 ; L. nilgherrense,

661, 740; L. speciosum, 215
Lily disease, 184, 577 ; season, notes

cm the, 288
Lily of the Valley poisonous to fowls,

37, 661
Lilies and Poppies, 272 ; at Mr. Bull's,

360 ; repotting, 18
Lincolnshire, Potato crop in, 274
Linnean Society, 360, 47*
Lissochilus giganteus, 353
Lisianthus Russellianus, 239. 352
Lithospermum gramintfolium, 236
Lobelia cardinalis, 388, 642
Low, H. & Co.'s nursery, 10, 739
Luculia gratissima, 661
Lvcium barbarnm as a seaside plant,

'701



M

Macwarriehalli (a source of india-
rubber), report on, 387

Magnolia grandiflora, (566; M. hypo-
leuca, 298 ; M. parviflora, 40 ; early
blooming, 40

Malva moschata alba, 515

Manure, chemical, for plants, "08

Market gardening, 10 ; round New
York, 630

Markets, our, 418

Masdevallia Harrvana decora, 236 ;
M. macrura 007 ; M. platyrhachis,
628

Maxillaria fuscata, 576 ; M. grandi-
flora, 726 ; picta, 629, 696

Melbourne herbarium, the, 211

Melon growing, 46

Melons, preserving, 545

Mexican Broom root fibre, 332 ; new
use for, 701

Mexico, a naturlist's notes in, 002

Michaelmas Asters, 384

Microloma umbellata, 388

Midge, the Pear, 45

Mignonette for winter and spring 104

Miltonia Moreliana, 206

Mimulus, the, 180

Mina lobata, 542, 577, 641 ; as a con-
tervatory plant, 217

Mitcham, Peppermint and Lavender
crops at, 502

Mogador, vegetable products of, 68

Monstera deliciosa, 728

Montbretia crocosmiflora, 239

Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Chrsysan-
themums at, 573

Morels, culture of, 103

Mote Park, 349

Mushroom beds, soiling down, 676

Mushrooms, 7

Mussaenda borbonica, 543

Mutinus banibusinus, 331



Nasct, gardens at, 273

Narcissus Johnstoni, 186 ; N. poeticus,



(See



blind, 47, 73, 333; liftii
Daffodils.)

Natal, cold weather in, 237 ; plants,
238, 383, 741

National Auricula and Carnation
Society, 440, 477, 542, 576, 669, 701,
740

National Chrysanthemum Society 415,
509, 670

National Conference on Apples and
Pears, 360, 386, 387, 414, 444 ; the
exhibition, 449, 407, 499, 476, 515,
543 ; papers read at the, 435 ; the
discussion at, 448, 453, 471

National Co-operative show, 214

National Footpath Preservation So-
ciety, 273

National Fruit Growers' League, 387

Nectarines and evolution, 351

Nectarines in succession, 106



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