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In the Garden The culture of large-flowered hydrangeas for pots

is extremely simple. Soft cuttings of unflowered shoots, four or five inches long, should be potted now. Well syringed, they will root in a light compost in three or four weeks. They may be wintered entirely in cold frames, then brought into flower by gentle heat in early spring. From then onwards they belong to the eat-and- swill class. Copious feeds of liquid manure will produce the huge flower-heads that have become symbolic of hotel lobbies but whose real place is in the formal garden, by steps or on terraces or by the waterside. They will flower more vigorously