A good season

AW awilson@avonia.com
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:37:27 PST
Large cacti and large aloes are suffering and the south American species
from Brazil and Uruguay are dying unless they received a lot of summer
water. This mediterranean climate is not ideal for them in any case but
lowered rainfall has made matters worse. Bulbs  in the ground are fine and
will be OK if we get rain this winter. They probably will not flower,
however. Amaryllis belladonna, Brunsvigias etc. are not showing any leaves
yet so, despite water rationing,  I have started to water them. 

In pots Nerine sarniensis were exceptionally good and after years of growing
them in 4 inch pots I transferred many to short 1 gallon pots two years ago.
The warnings I received about moving them to larger pots proved incorrect.
They are far better now and took just one year off from blooming.

San Diego

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