ANYONE who has been struggling to grow roses on a light sandy soil should save all lawn mowings and spread them round their rosetrees; a thick carpeting of fresh grass mowings will prevent black spot from spreading as well as provide the nourishment the trees have been failing to obtain from the poor soil.
Light soils, however. are suitable for anemones, which should be planted about now, and also for pinks and carnations that have been pegged out. These should have routed by now and can be separated from their parent plants and set in the borders, about 1ft. apart.
If you want bulbs for next spring, order at once, for they ought to he put in soon. There is an old tradition of putting tulips in on Lord Mayor's Day, but all the other spring-flowering kinds should be in the ground before then. And if you are planting hyacinths out of doors, be careful in your bus)ing: those big, heavy heads that are so often admired growing indoors in bowls are not suitable for gardens, particularly exposed ones. I have seen fine full-blown heads snapped off at the base by a north-east wind.
Pink Pearl is a fine hyacinth, suitable for garden growing. and also the white Innocence: while of the various blues, Grand Maitre, Marie, and Queen of thee. Blues are all to be
recommended. J. H.