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Regelian

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Nerines
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:30:21 AM »
I have found to pre-packed Nerines, one called 'Stephanie', a soft, shell pink and an unnamed red, presumedly a sarniensis hybrid.  Any hints on potting soild, general care, etc.?
Jamie Vande
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Germany

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Re: Nerines
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 02:39:44 PM »
Jamie,

I grow 'Stephanie' in pots. Soil is 2 parts gravel, 2 parts loam and 1 part leaf compost. Nerines flowers best when the bulbs are close together and placed half above soil.
I had few flowers last year.

Poul
Poul Erik Eriksen in Hedensted, Denmark - Zone 6

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Re: Nerines
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 05:38:03 PM »
Thanks, Poul,

I think I will try a mix off 50% pumice gravel mixed with potting compost and leaf mould, possibly a bit of sand to keep it loose enough.  Seems that too wet a compost is to be avoided.  Are yours in plastic or clay pots?  I was tending to clay as, probably similar in Denmark, we are quite wet in Cologne.
Jamie Vande
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Re: Nerines
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 09:04:25 PM »
Jamie,

I use clay pots. But I have several nerines in open garden, and even if it rains a lot in Denmark I have never had moisture problems.
Maybe I just have been lucky.

Poul
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