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Indoor gardening in November: week29 November 2012
Greenhouse and conservatory
Continue to admit air in favorable weather, but not in currents; shut up early, use water sparingly, and always tepid-giving little or none to succulents and plants in a state or rest.
Where there is a pit at liberty it may now be prepared for forcing flowers. The glass must be thoroughly cleaned, as light is of importance at this season. The tree leaves when gathered to be mixed with a portion of well-prepared dung, to produce an early action, and about nine inches of tan or sawdust placed over them in which to plunge the pots. The plants, if in proper condition, may be introduced immediately.
Azaleas, Camellias, Persian Lilacs, Gardenias, Moss and Provence Roses, Rhododendrons, Sweet Briars, Honeysuckles, &c. The Hyacinths, Narcissi, Tulips, and other Bulbs that have been potted early, as advised in due season, may be introduced successively in small quantities when the buds are an inch or two long, plunging them in any out-of-the-way part of the pit, covering them for a time with four or five inches of old tan.
Heaths and New Holland Plants
Water them sparingly. Dry the atmosphere if necessary by lighting a slight fire on fine days. Give air freely.
Shift and tie out as they may require. A few of the most forward may be accelerated by a little heat.
Water with caution. Two or three small pegs to be stuck into the soil around each, to keep the stem and plant erect in the pot. Thin out weak deformed bloom buds.