26 DECEMBER 1931, Page 14


The marvels of a really open Christmas in England-continue in spite of frost.. I could fill a church with. the blossoming sprays of yellow jasmine, and if we cannot say as Tennyson said of spring,

Now burgeons every maze of quick."

we can point to the burgeoning of the myrobalan hedges which many people have planted instead of quick., Its little yellow- green leaves .are out, and, even the flower buds grow plump. Has any gardener ever transplanted bushes so successfully