11 MAY 1929, Page 15

MAY'S Gu"rs.

May has brought two things new to this year of grace : a south wind with rain in its embrace ; and though the speed of growth and budding and flowering has been almost fantastic in a world thirsty for damp warmth, the backwardness of the year still leaves us time for a great deal of sowing, pruning and transplanting that would often be rash even in April. In the Estate Magazine—a very well-documented monthly—some special emphasis is laid on the value of chicory as a winter salad plant ; and it should be sown this month.