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TO THE EDITOR. gj R) —Your correspondent "Sophora's" note on the flowering of this shrub is interesting. Ido not know, however, that it proves anything as to climate. The plant is a most erratic flowerer as to time. I have recorded its period of flowering since 1873, and find that while it generally blossoms here in September or October, yet I have gathered it in flower on 28th May (1888), and as late as 28th December (1887). In previous years the earliest date I have noted was 25th July (1879). Tho present spring i 8 an usually late one, due no doubt to the long-continued night frosts. Hedgerows are generally breaking into full leaf by September 1, but this year they will be at least three weeks behind their usual time. The same thiDg is noticeable in the fuchsia bushes, whioh are still very bare looking. They are usually well covered with leaf and flower in the first week of September.—l am, etc, G.M.T. Dunedin, August 30.

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FLOWERING OF KOWHAL, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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FLOWERING OF KOWHAL Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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