This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
In your wet climate keep the bottom of your cold frame 6 inches above ground-level and drain it well. Your hotbed may be sunk a foot and a half, provided you can prevent water from standing in the site.
The following Masdevallias are to be recommended as the most showy, M. Harryana, ignea, Lindeni, Tovarensis, Veitchiana, Davisii. Keep Tovarensis at the warmest part of the house.
Shift immediately the plants are done flowering, and have begun to push young growths. See an article giving every detail of culture in our present issue.