Thank-you Mssrs. Irvin and Waddick for your advice. I knew that they might be delayed for a year in their flowering, so I'm prepared for that. I had read that mid-summer was best to dig, divide and replant "immediately". I came across these whilst browsing eBay not knowing I had reached the "must-have" moment till I saw them at a very reasonable price. (It's all due to the recent PBS-list discussion of Lycoris and other "rainlilies" ;-D ) Was looking at other things in the summer, so I couldn't say if anyone was offering freshly-dug bulbs or not, which might have been more to their liking. So, I've put them in and enriched well-drained soil and have applied a little mulch over the top and will await their awakening in the late-winter/early spring. Robert.