Posted: 22/12/2014 at 12:11
I watch the condition of the leaves - if they start to feel "soft" it's time to water. Don't wait till they've wilted completely! Despite advice to the contrary, I find it's OK to water from the top, as long as you make sure the water only goes on the soil round the edges of the corm, not onto the corm itself. When you have let them die off later in the year, and leave the pots unattended outdoors, watch out for vine weevil grubs when you repot. The beetles have a sneaky habit of laying eggs in the compost if they get the chance while the pots are dormant.