27 AUGUST 1927, Page 13


We are promised an autumn of a sweetness long drawn out much beyond the normal. You may still find that belated marvel, occasional sprigs of apple and plum blossom and odd briar flowers. Of the colouring and fall of the leaf there is no sign on any healthy tree or bush, and the general bill of health is exceptionally good. August and September in England always, have a touch of March and April. The compensation of abnormal rains this year is the rare multi-

plication of these attributes of spring.