31 OCTOBER 1947, Page 17

In My Garden A shrub well-worth growing, if only for

the eccentric colouring of the leaves, is the Stranvaesia ; and the branches will hold their leaves and keep their colour if dipped in glycerine after cutting. Among the berry-bearing shrubs, the wild barberry is this year abnormally prolific of its long red berries. They are comely and they are edible. The bush is well worth growing, but only where it has plenty of room, and of course cannot compare with, say, B. Henriae or Wilsonae for a confined space.