10 JUNE 1911, Page 26

In a series of which we have often had occasion

to speak with praise, "Handbooks of Practical Gardening," edited by Harry Roberts (John Lane. 2s. 6d.), we have The Book of Roses, by Louis Durand. In no branch of the gardening art has greater advance been made than in rose gardening. Think, for instance, of the enormous additions made to the beauty of the garden by the ramblers ! No small gain, too, has been achieved by the suiting of varieties to different soils. Not very long ago it would have been said that really good roses could not be grown except on clay. Mr. Durand's book will be welcome to many.