16 AUGUST 1930, Page 15

I saw the garden before either the blackcurrants or the

gooseberries were picked. The prospective yield of the gooseberries was enormous. The fruit hung like a fringe under each well-trained bough. The bushes had been so carefully sprayed that we found no disease of any sort until we got to the two rows on the east side. On these the black fly had just appeared in quantity, carried there, it was sur- mised, on an easterly wind. The very next day the sprays were at work again and the bushes saved. This is given as an example of the care and expense that fruit-growing entails. In every year much money must be spent before the harvest

is reaped. * * * *