Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:39
I fully agree with the 'leave them to die down naturally' faction. I 'inherited' about 8 bulbs with my current house and, after removing 'baby bulblets', now have 27 very healthy plants. Only the big ones flower but they do this reliably every year at random times. The babies are growing on nicely and I hope to see flowers from them in due course. Patience is the key. Mine too live in a west-facing porch on window shelves thoughtfully created by by my dear spouse but we are in West Wales. Good luck, just remove the dead leaves/flower stem once they've fallen right over. I repot occasionally, not every year and I will have to start to feed them when I remember. I have to admit that I do, actually tend to neglect them. Poor things.