27 MARCH 1942, Page 14

In the Garden

Our arctic winter fell at such a date and was so continuous that its relaxation allowed a number of plants a second season. Iris stylosa, Viburnum fragrans, yellow jasmine and lungwort are all in flower as if they had not flowered nearly three months ago. Thc, lungwort looked the deadest and recovered the soonest. Both beans and spring cabbage, which looked in the last stages of dissolu- tion, have already recovered. Those protected by cloches are tall and in perfect condition. As we must be strictly utilitarian in war- time, the only more or less unusual vegetables that I am growing are Kohl Rabi and Celeriac. The first is very useful and easy to gr°f_ in succession, and the second needs little labour as compared avid'