Indoor Gardening

First Week

GREENHOUSE AND CONSERVATORY. Azalea Indica.--Encourage free growth, as soon as possible after they have done blooming, by placing them in heat, supplying an abundance of water, and syringing freely. Calceolarias.--Water carefully; cut down when out of bloom, and remove them to a cold frame. Heaths and

New Holland Plants.--The young stock will now succeed best in a pit, or frame, placing the lights to the north. The glass to be well washed, and the pots to be placed on tiles, or ashes, above the ground level. Pelargoniums.--Give air freely, avoid cold draughts, and shade from scorching sun. Shift and stop the succession stock for late flowering. Petunias.--Do not neglect to pot off from the store propagating pots some of those, as advised last week, as also Scarlet Geraniums, Verbenas, Heliotropes, &c., to afford a variety of sorts and colours for the conservatory. STOVE AND ORCHID-HOUSE. Let rambling shoots of ordinary stove plants have frequent stopping. The Aerides, Dendrobiums, Phalaenopses, Saccolabiums, Sarcanthuses, Sobralias, Vandas, and others of the eastern genera of Orchids, will now require most liberal and frequent waterings and syringings. Gongoras, Peristerias, Stanhopeas, &c., when full of roots in baskets, require a thorough soaking. Now is a good time to pot Cymbidiums, Peristerias, &c., starting into growth. Aerides, Vandas, and plants of a similar habit, do best when shifted after they have done blooming. Achimenes.--Continue to shift them, as also Begonias, Clerodendrons, Gesneras, &c., as requisite. Remove those in bloom to the greenhouse or conservatory. Climbers.--Keep them thin and tied in, so as not to shade the rest of the plants to an injurious extent. Succulents.--Shift Melocacti, &c., and keep them growing, and near the glass. FORCING-HOUSES. Cherries.--The trees in large pots or tubs, from which the crop has been lately gathered, should have abundance of air, and an occasional supply of liquid manure. Give them, also, a good washing overhead with the syringe, or engine, dashing it on with considerable force. They will also require to have their wood matured early. Figs.--Continue the practice of stopping when the shoots are four or five eyes long. Give a liberal supply of water, and thin out the second crop where too thick. Melons.--Keep the shoots thin, and remove all useless laterals. When the fruit is swelling, the soil should be kept in a properly moist state, and the foliage in a healthy condition. The bottom heat should not be allowed to sink below 75 deg.. Peaches.--Keep up a growing temperature with plenty of air and moisture, and frequently syringe the trees, to keep them clean and healthy. The ripening fruit will require plenty of air. Pines.--Repot as they may require; for if they are allowed to remain in a pot-bound state at this season they are very apt to start prematurely into fruit. It is also particularly requisite that the balls are thoroughly moist at the time of repotting. To give strength to the growing stock, it is advisable to admit abundance of air in the morning part of the day; and in the afternoon, to encourage a high degree of heat with an abundance of atmospheric moisture. The plants growing in open beds to be supplied with a steady bottom heat of from 80 deg. to 85 deg., and sufficient water to the roots. Vines.--Proceed diligently with thinning the berries, as they swell rapidly at this season. The late houses in which the Vines are in bloom to be kept warmer and closer than they have been, until the fruit is set. Stop the shoots and laterals, and never allow a mass of useless wood to remain on them.

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