7 NOVEMBER 1947, Page 14

In My Garden Have the gardens of the R.H.S. or,

indeed, any other gardens any finer sight at any season than the winter aspect of the bayberries? If you have the deep purple of Pratii, the bright purple of Thunbergia, the white stems of Dictyophyllum, the long sprays of Stenophylla, the dense berries of Wilsonz—to mention a few—you have an incomparable riot of colour that persists for a very long period—and what strange hybrids their seeds scatter about the garden! W. BEACH Tnomas.