Posted: 08/12/2015 at 11:29
Those Amaryllis (hardy) Sonatini look lovely. I am going to look out for them in my local garden centre.
As for the friend who cut the leaves off - he's done it now and probably at least some of the bulbs will be ok. Not sure about splitting the clump but I would guess the time to do it is just after the leaves die back or before/just as the bulbs are starting into growth for the new season. But with your friends clump they may not flower next year. This is all guesswork as I am no expert! Good luck. Mags