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month from cuttings; they strike easily in a sandy the wood without injuring the base of the bud, push soil under a bell-glass, if kept shaded and moist. | the latter below the bark, by introducing its lower
Petunias, if the colours be properly arranged, 'end at the cross-cut. When it has been pushed have a fine effect, either on banks, pegged closely down nearly its length, the upper end of the bud down, or in masses, staked up in the centre, and may be cut off, so as to fit the upper side of the pegged round the edges.
cross-cut exactly. The bud is then secured, by
tying it closely with bass or worsted ; and some reRoses may be budded towards the end of this commend a coating of clay and cow-dug, to exclude month; this operation is an interesting one, and is the air. Unless the bark rises freely from the performed as follows: Choose a healthy, well-grown stock, it is not in a good state for budding. shoot, and at a good position for a bud make a cross cat in the bark, and from the centre of which draw i Roses, says our informant, not easily raised from the knife downwards longitudinally, taking care not cuttings, may be layered this month, in the same to penetrate deeper than the inner bark; if the manner as carnations. In making cuttings, each stock is in a proper state for budding, the edges of should have one or two leaf-buds, and a small porthis T-shaped wound may be easily raised; this tion of old wood attached to it; but a flower-bud completed, choose a healthy full-grown bud of the must never be suffered to remain. Strip off all the kind to be budded, and with a very sharp knife pare leaves but one or two, and plant in a light soil, with it off, with a small portion of the wood, in the shape a good watering ; shade with inverted pots, or a of a shield; and after carefully separating it from hand-glass, and keep moist.
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NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS. - The Editor The “Hair Bracelet.” — Wanting in rhythm, begs it to be understood, that she can in no case un- metre, and versification. If our correspondent has ertake to return rejected MSS., or forward parts read, as she tells us, “most of the poets, ancient of the Magazine, unless sufficient stamps are sent to and modern, of our own land, as well as a few of cover the expense of postage, &c. Correspondents other countries,” their beauties must be familiar to are requested to keep copies of all short articles. her, and she has but to cultivate in her own writings All communications requiring private answers
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rhyme does not include that of writing poetry.
Our friend with the spotless name has a great many All Publications, &c., intended for revicw, must obstacles to overcome before she acquires even rebe sent in before the 10th of the month.
spectability in composition. Correspondents not answered by post, will please
“ The · Lone House in the Fields" evidences to refer to this page for replies to their various ideas and feelings of a poetic nature; but the writer inquiries.
must express herself more clearly before we venture to place it before our readers. What is meant in
these lines? Poetry accepted, with thanks."The Japanese
“ The ivy covered ruin's deadly hand Bridal Veil."_" The Bark's Return."
Wreathing the end, that long had tottered down.” Declined, with the Editor's Compliments. “ Women of England." The intention of this poem and the end being down, one would think there was
Whose is the deadly hand, the ivy's or the ruin's ? is better than its execution. 66 Lines,” by Mill.—This writer's thoughts are so
naturally an end of it. Our fair correspondent must
not mistake the spirit of our criticism : she will see good, that we regret her verses are not smoother; what we mean, and endeavour to correct it. We the metre she has chosen is an unpleasant one.
answered her first communication last month, and In another form, the idea might be condensed, and
as Eleanor Fanny's mamma is a subscriber to the would be strengthened by the operation. Our cor
Ladics' Companion, we are surprised she did not respondent must be careful to write only on one side observe it in our answers to correspondents. Mrs. of the paper, and to remember that our journal is Loudon does not now conduct the Ladies' Comnot adapted for the reception of serious poetry.
panion. “ The Land that is far Away.”—These verses Where private answers are required, we must recome under the character of the above, and would fer our correspondents to our rule. If they have be more suitable to a religious publication than to not sufficient interest in the matter to abide by it, our pages.
we are at least blameless of their disappointment.
Erratum.-In last month's Part, at page 233, 2nd col., 26th line from bottom, for "lopsy” read "topas."
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