Hello All Here in Central Massachusetts, I feel as if I am having quite a bit of luck with my Nerine sarniensis hybrids, well at least eighty percent of them are in bloom. Late year, peak bloom happened in November, whereas this year many are about to peak next week. I started watering them the same date, Sept. 1st. But I feel that the cooler night temperatures may have brought about the earlier bloom period. All thanks to Jim Shields who inspired me to try them a few years ago. I don't thing that I do anything different than most people. My N. sarniensis never leave the greenhouse, which is glass, and they receive a lot of bright light through the single panes. During the winter, the house is kept at 50 degrees F, and may reach 75 to 89 F during a sunny winter day. I use a lean soil mixture wich varies with what ever I have, but is generally 75% plain pumice, 20%sharp pool sand and 5% John Innes #2. I do fertilize about once a year, with a week dose, and take my chances, no problem yet with virus. I dry them out in May, and they really bake through the summer on the high shelves in full sun, basically they are abused. I keep about a hundred fifty bulbs of about 50 named . Some N. sarniensis X bowdenii hybrids too. I think they've performed quite nicely for me, this is the first year that I am propagating them, from seed crosses, and by division, as well as triple scaling a few to experiment. Matt Mattus in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Zone 5 Where we are expecting our first killer frost this evening, and I just finished moving many plants into the greenhouse.