This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
Seed may still be sown where late flowering plants are required. Continue to take off suckers from the old stools, where a sufficiency is not already obtained, or where a succession of flowering plants is required. Continue shifting into larger pots when necessary: remember the caution already given against allowing them to be pot-bound. Be sure also to keep them free from insects and mildew, - they are likely to be troublesome now. Plenty of air and judicious watering are most conducive to health at all seasons. A. Kendall.
Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Stoke Newington.
These are now in rapid growth, and consequently they should not receive any sudden check: we may now expect occasional frosts, and it would be wise to be prepared with mats, and occasionally with litter, to protect those in pits or frames. Protect them also from cold blustering winds, which frequently occur in November. Bring a few that are throwing up flowerstems into the greenhouse for early flowering. Give plenty of air: a cold, damp, confined atmosphere will cause them to lose all their bottom leaves. Continue shifting into larger pots those which require it. Watch for green- fly and mildew, the two greatest enemies which the Cineraria has at this season of the year. Q. Elizabeth's Walk, Stoke Newingion. A. Kendall.
Prepare now for the coming winter, by removing them either to an airy part of the greenhouse, or securing well the pits or frames by banking up and plenty of litter: Cinerarias will stand no frost. Those who wish to have handsome plants, good foliage, and fine flowers, must not keep them crowded. Give plenty of air on all favourable occasions; continue shifting into larger pots as they require it; water more sparingly, and keep the foliage, particularly that in the pits, as dry as possible: look sharp after insects.
Q. Elizabeth's Walk, Stoke Newington. A. Kendall.