Nerines

plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

I have some Nerines that are of huge sentimental value and I really don't want to lose them. Is there anything I can do now to make sure they're in good nick through the Winter? I only have six flowers and I planted two large clumps last year.

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    I don't do anything but mine are close to the south side of the houseimage

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Thanks nut. They were a gift and I didn't really know what to do with them so I just shoved them in willy nilly and I thought maybe they were a bit high. Why did my post go all funny? image 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    They like a summer baking and they don't like to be buried very deeply. That's the extent of my knowledgeimage

    and someone may tell me that's wrong

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,622

    I am , as ever, agreeing with nut.

    Plant too deep is the big no no. 

    They like their "noses" just above the ground in as hot a position as you can provide.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,410
    Hostafan1 wrote (see)
    ...  They like their "noses" just above the ground in as hot a position as you can provide.

    Sounds like you sunbathing Hosta image

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Dunno where I'm going to get them baked but it's most certainly not where they are at the moment. Looks like they're moving then.....!

    Thanks all.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,234

    I can't grow them outside here, they just rot and disappear, mine are all in pots, brought into the greenhouse for the winter, and put outside around July.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    They were out last Winter so maybe that's why they're "not doing". I'll find a pot (I know just the one) and move them in when they finish flowering. I'm on boggyish ground and quite high up so I won't take any chances.

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