Nerine sarniensis

J.E. Shields
Sat, 05 Nov 2005 16:39:19 PST
Mark and Arnold,

Arnold, we heard it from Sir Peter Smithers in the old [BULB] list. Sir 
Peter has said that he is convinced that feeding any of the broad-leaf 
Nerine varieties releases latent viruses, which can decimate a collection.

I'm not willing to test it by actually fertilizing some of mine. Anyone 
else want to volunteer to test Sir Peter's hypothesis?

Jim Shields
in summery central Indiana

At 05:43 PM 11/4/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>I rarely feed the nerines.  An occasion dose of African violet food is
>all they have seen in three years.  I have read somewhere that they
>shouldn't be fed , but alas this may be garden lore like so many other
>things we read an hear.
>New jersey
>pbs mailing list

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