20 APRIL 1939, page 18

Nesting Holes

There is a new nesting-box that a pair of blue tits visit continually, though they have not yet begun to build. They go in and out of the box, but spend most of their visiting......

A Septuagenarian

The scene of the most remarkable example of such survival in my own experience is a garden in the Isle of Wight. Up one wall of the castellated house grew a thick covering of......

In The Garden It Is A Growing Habit Among Owners

of the larger country houses to throw the gardens open to the public at a small charge collected for the hospitals. In one of these an extensive rock-garden had lately been......

An Antique Flower

On revisiting the garden of a house that he left in 1887 a gardener found in full flower a certain pink hyacinth that lie had particular reason to remember. He knew to an inch......

Country Life Empire Farming

A new idea is being put into action by the British Association, and it should prove of value to the farmers of the Empire. This association, whose object is the encouragement of......

Birds From The Bush

Both water and fire, those excellent servants, may prove disastrous to birds as to men. We saw last year the ruin of the best of all bird sanctuaries due to the incursion of the......

Resistant Immigrants

It was noticed in more than one district that imported species of bird—especially thrush, blackbird, sparrow and Java dove—stood the hard trial better than the native bird ; and......