Ina klazina@orcon.net.nz
Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:24:30 PDT
There are various Hippeastrums growing in my garden, sending up scapes.  
I used to grow them along the concrete path by the front gate where they 
were thriving, but in the narrow strip along the path, they tended to 
hang over the path and make it difficult to get past.

So planted them elsewhere with good drainage but after 2 years realised 
I was going to lose the lot if I didn't do something about it.  As they 
had been happy by the concrete path, had to relocate to another concrete 
path, by the clothesline. 

So now they are thriving again.  It will be interesting to see which 
ones have survived, 9 scapes so far, and I hope that not just one or two 
will be repeated over and over.

What I am wondering, why are they happy by a concrete path?  I also have 
a few further up the slightly sloping area where they are now, but have 
put brick strips by them hoping that may do the same as the concrete 
path, and it seems to be working.  But why?

Ina Crossley

Auckland, New Zealand  zone 9-10

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