27 FEBRUARY 1948, Page 11

In the Garden Those who are thinking of extending their

cultivation of small fruit should' secure, if they can, the latest of raspberries, selected from some score of new hybrids. It is very prolific, and its berries are of increased size. By, its name, Mailing Promise, hangs a lithe tale. It was to be called " Vic-, tory " ; but its chief author and begetter objected. He said he was on the way to producing a yet finer berry, which might possibly deserve the name " Victory." So he preferred, with the humility proper to a man of science, the name " Promise." On how many details of horticulture the East Mailing research station is to be congratulated! The raspberry is only one of the many fruits to be definitely improved in the gardens of this