28 DECEMBER 1945, Page 14

In My Garden The gardener tidying up the rough borders

wondered whether to be ruthless with the chrysanthemums, still lending a certain gaiety to the bed; but tidiness, the standard gardener's most inveterate sin, won the day. A query about the best plant to use for enlivening the space between the bushes in the rosebed has brought several suggestions; the most persuasive concerns the anemone. They are light and bright and harmless: and the charming effect is made clear by a delightful photograph of beds so decorated. The question of this usually wasted space suggests the criticism of a London child on country ways. It ran: "They never say you mustn't have no more, and they waste the space under the