At 01:11 AM 13/10/2007, you wrote: >Hi F.C., > >Thanks for the references. I think my summer temperatures may be too high >here: 30 - 35°C in summer rather than the recommended 17 - 25°C. My late >winter storage, in a greenhouse at 10 - 20°C, may also be too warm for the >N. bowdenii. Jim, Summer temps shouldn't be a problem for bowdenii. They flower extremely well here once established, and we get to 40'C most summers, with weeks above 30'C and plenty above 35'C They grow fine outside in the gardens here, down to -9'C or more without any problems. I find though that bowdenii resents disturbance and definitely likes to be crowded. Hot and dryish summers seem to be the trick, with the best flowering I have seen tending to be the old clumps in established gardens, or planted out on nature strips etc. Is that any help? Your miniature angustifolia sounds rather interesting. I like the smaller Nerines a lot, with my favourites probably at this stage being angulata (can't beat it for flowering..... every mature bulb I find flowers every year, even if divided etc), followed masoniorum (which unfortunately isn't so forgiving of disturbance. <grin>). I haven't yet flowered my seedlings of angustifolia so I can't compare them though. Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!