22 MARCH 1946, Page 16

In My Garden

The expert fruit-growers become more and more insistent on the duty of -a full and free use of the lime-sulphur spray. Some growers now spray on four successive occasions, the last after the petals have fallen ; but, as some varieties may be damaged by such late spraying, the ordinary amateur in any district where the orchards are not very close together may be content with one bout for which the best date is now at hand March is the busiest of all months in every part of the garden, the great sowing month ; and even in the herbaceous border with its perennials and in the rock garden the flowery period is greatly prolonged by the growing of annuals (dwarfs, of course, in the rock garden) in March. They fill the gaps and often come into blossom just as most of the perennials