Step-by-step: 1. Order seeds from BX147, June 30, 2007. 2. Receive seeds, do not examine packets. Leave inside Dell's blue bubble wrap. 3. August 12, 2007: decide it's time to find the BX seeds and do something with them. 4. Woe! Nerine flexuosa alba seeds have turned to mush. Should have paid attention to Dell's note to Myke. 5. Wonder! Nerine undulata seeds have germinated inside the packet, formed small bulbs, and are sending out roots. One seed did not germinate, but is still nice and green. --Roy NW of Boston Early season for cyclamen: africanum and graecum (in pots) and hederifolium (in ground) are all blooming.