EVERY WEEK IN THE YEAR:
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT FOR ALL PLANTS
CULTIVATED IN THE
GREENHOUSE, CONSERVATORY, STOVE, PIT,
ORCHID, AND FORCING-HOUSE.
BY WILLIAM KEANE.
JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURE AND COTTAGE GARDENER OFFICE,
171, FLEET STREET.
other departments of gardening are likely to occupy more
time than can be very well spared as spring operations
accumulate very fast, it is advisable to proceed with
the potting of Orchids from this time forward, beginning
with those that are showing signs of growth. Peat cut
into from one to two-inch cubes, fresh sphagnum to be
soaked in boiling water, to destroy insects, and
charcoal lumps, with an abundance of crocks, are the
materials to be used. Any plants that had become very
dry should be immersed in tepid water for an hour the
day previous to shifting. The climate of the countries
and the localities from whence the species come are the
best guides to their successful cultivation; as the
treatment required for Oncidium Carthaginense
would kill O. bifolium, and Cattleya Forbesii
will thrive where C. Skinneri will die, and in
like manner with many others............