Summer treatment of Nerine sarniensis

Lee Poulsen
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:55:20 PDT
Nerine sarniensis are sometimes called "Guernsey Lilies" because of a 
bunch of them that naturalized on the island of Guernsey after a 
shipwreck several centuries ago.

I couldn't find the rainfall pattern for Guernsey, but here is the 
monthly rainfall data for Cherbourg, France, which is nearby. I seems 
quite a bit of rain can fall even in the summertime. The average 
temperature at the Guernsey airport is very mild as well. The hottest 
average daily temperature is only about 61°F/16°C during July and August.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

Average Monthly Rainfall, Cherbourg, France:
     Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug    
 Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec     Year
mm     92.8     69.9     62.8     53.2     49.3     43.4     51.9    
 63.1     74.2    108.9    117.4    111.8    899.3
inches    3.7    2.8    2.5    2.1    1.9    1.7    2.0    2.5    2.9    
4.3    4.6    4.4    35.4

Clayton3120 wrote:
> AH,
> This is a great topic.  I, also water my Nerines in the summer, lightly.
> Certainly, no fertilizer, but grow all Nerines in clay pots, so  they do NOT 
> stay wet. Works for me.
> Clayton

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