I'm sorry to hear about your Nerine losses, Ernie. Can you explain in more detail what you did to protect them? The reason I'm asking is that I put my Nerine outside several weeks ago; since then, there have been several overnight dips, one down to the 12-15 degree F range. So far, there has been no significant damage. The Nerine are in pots near a house wall. The proximity of the wall no doubt ameliorates the temperature dips, and the plants are covered nightly with a double layer of plastic tarp. They are not only covered, the edges are sealed so that there is little if any air movement. So far, this has worked. I doubt that this system of protection will work in a normal winter, when we sometimes go for days or even weeks at a time when the daytime temperature does not go above freezing. But this has been an exceptionally mild winter. I'm amazed and very happy that this has worked here, but obviously I'm skating on thin ice. Understanding in greater detail what you did may help all of us come to a better way of protecting these plants. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where nights are still cold enough to freeze bowls of water solid.