10 SEPTEMBER 1948, Page 17

In the Garden

The spate of garden catalogues continues, and it is worth noticing how many new and small firms are taking up the business, and how they all compete in the same class of plant. This sameness inclines me to make mention of the wisdom of a retired naval officer, who (from Four Winds Nursery, Georgham, N. Devon) dispenses words of wisdom on window boxes and roof gardens as well as rock gardens. He finds west-