10 DECEMBER 1948, Page 17

In the Garden A December bouquet from the garden could

this year be made up, not only of chrysanthemum but of kex, winter jessamine, polyanthus, rose and iris, as well as flowers from a number of flowering shrubs, including chimonanthus, viburnum, sinus and fragrans, witch hazel. The kex, or fool's parsley, is perhaps the most surprising. Whenever procurable, it makes an excellent set-off to other flowers, though, I think, seldom so used It is perhaps more effective in this regard than even gypsophila. Like many other wild flowers it is too much despised.