Nerine sarniensis

J.E. Shields
Tue, 19 Oct 2004 17:51:15 PDT
Hi Mark and all,

Since I really can't grow the Nerine sarniensis hybrids, I can't tell you 
how to get them to bloom.

I can tell you that Sir Peter Smithers told us some years back that in his 
experience, feeding sarniensis hybrids at all would trigger release of 
endogenous plant viruses.  I think that might potentially ruin your entire 
collection of Nerine bulbs.

My N. bowdenii are starting to bloom now inside the greenhouse, and they 
never get any feeding other than natural rainfall and random bird droppings 
while outdoors in summer.

Jim Shields

At 12:49 AM 10/20/2004 +0100, you wrote:
>hi all
>Only two out of c12 pots of Nerine sarniensis cultivars have bloomed this 
>year. So I have two questions.
>How much frost can they take if I leave them outside to get maximum light?
>How often should I feed them Tomato food to build up the bulb for next 
>year's show of flowers?
>N Ireland
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