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Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

How do you treat the bulb and leaves once the flower spike has finished.  The bulb is feeling quite soft now where the stalk was removed but surely the leaves still need to feed the bulb for next year.   Do they need to dry out completely, if so when?  Any after flowering advice greatly received for optimum performance again next year.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:58

I have some white ones which were delivered 3 weeks ago but will also plant them out at the weekend - hope you have a glorious display this autumn.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:33

Sorry, thought we were discussing Bowdenii as these are the ones which are universally marketed through garden centres and supermarkets.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:08

They need to build up a good fleshy root system from bulbs with necks above soil, they hate being water sodden so good drainage and can dry out without damage.  They don't need cosseting over winter and love full sun.

Nerine Bulb Help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:28

iI planted 3 bulbs last March in a south facing border and they flowered big and tall in Sept or Oct.   We have quite fine sandy soil top dressed with leaf mould and they did great.

3 years ago I planted 3 bulbs in a large pot on the patio (which also contained a few daffs) for 2 years I had lots of leaves but last Autumn they spiked to almost 4 feet with massive flower heads that lasted for ages.  So they were in old compost that doesn't have anything added and which dries out quite quickly.



Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:05

Thanks both of you, it is wood ash and I usually scatter it around my rasps and roses, will keep the tom fertiliser for its proper use!!

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 14:19

Agree with above, any good soil with accommodate it.  Looks nice and healthy.


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 14:17

Have got 2 buckets of ash from chiminea burns - would this replace the need for Tomato Fertiliser (high in potash) for my greenhouse toms and peppers.  If so, what quantities to use for big pots and should it be dissolved in water first?  Usually just scatter it on flower beds.

Any comments or suggestions gratefully accepted.

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