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Amaryllis has been tampered with

EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
My first amaryllis had started to push up a bright Green shoot a few weeks ago. But the shoot has gradually gone a dull green and is obviously fading. Someone, who shall be nameless (OK, it was me), has confessed to lifting the bulb to see if it was growing. It was - one chunky root was growing from it. So I’m wondering, is this bulb going to die now, or could it survive to try again next winter? Also, have you got any similar misdemeanours that you need to get off your chest? 
Carmarthenshire 
If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    I pulled up a hesperis - twice - mistaking it for a cheeky Japanese anemone .
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    Forgot to add the photo 
    Carmarthenshire 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    Well, it doesn't look dead. You might get a flower in a couple of months or it might sulk until next year. The energy is still there in the bulb no matter what you did to the root.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    B3 said:
    I pulled up a hesperis - twice - mistaking it for a cheeky Japanese anemone .


    To pull up a hesperis once maybe regarded as a misfortune… 😁
    Thanks for the encouragement. I will look forward to it making an appearance eventually. 
    Carmarthenshire 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    I accidentally attacked a blue salvia greggii more than twice. I even tried to pretend the 'pruning' was a cutting. Unsuccessful. I decided it was born under a bad sign.
     It might pop up. The root is still there. It's on its own unless it shows willing.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    Whilst trying to rid a border of a huge clump of unsuitable and rampant crocosmia lucifer, I have repeatedly dug up, pulled up and trodden on my only Schizostylis coccinea. I have now put it in a pot to give it a bit of peace until it recovers.  
    Carmarthenshire 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 776
    Today while I was weeding, I neatly sliced off a new budding shoot from a peony I had planted as bareroot last year. Fingers crossed that it recovers.
  • mandyroberts99mandyroberts99 BedfordshirePosts: 216
    May I jump on this thread? I was given an Amaryllis at Christmas, planted it following instructions to the letter. Its not done anything. How long could it take? I have so far resisted lifting it to have a peep.......
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    edited 16 January
    If not, it will have a very strong root structure for next year😒 @Eustace
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    edited 16 January
    It should have done something by now. What does it feel like if you give it a gentle squeeze? @mandyroberts99
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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