26 DECEMBER 1947, Page 13

In My Garden Perhaps a garden pergola is most comely,

and certainly most tidy, if it is restricted to one type of plant, like the white wistaria at Gravetye ; but it is most amusing to indulge in a wide variety. A climber that can be very beautiful into winter is the berried variety of the wild tea-plant so called, Lycium Barbarum Chinense. I have one that coincides success- fully both with a rampant briar rose and a tamaris. This last is also attractive in a rough border if pruned almost down to the ground each

year ; and that is the only attention it needs. W. BEACH tnomits.