11 MAY 1901, Page 24

The British Gardener. By William Williamson. (Methuen and Co. 102.

6d.)—If the owner of a garden, whether he be pro- fessional or amateur, does nog attain good results, it is not from want of advice. Mr. Williamson gives eminently practical advice about both the useful and the ornamental, and his book should be found valuable. It is divided into five sections, in which gardening in general, pot plants, fruit (both hothouse and hardy), flowers, and vegetables are separately treated. The fruit section might have been advantageously made more complete. We see nothing about medlars, mulberries, quinces, or nuts of any kind. The last are, from the commercial point of view, as lucrative a crop as any that is grown.