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Violet Carpenter Bee - barely alive :(

Violet Carpenter Bee - barely alive :( (Nerine bowdenii (Nerine))

18 Jan 2012

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Love it!

24 Jan, 2012


Nice pic Tommy......

24 Jan, 2012


Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was very sad to see him clinging on the flower.... I thought it was dead.. I touched him gently and he moved his legs... Poor thing...

25 Jan, 2012


This is a wonderful picture. Sad about Ms Bee though! I love Nerines but haven't had much luck at all with them. I planted a lot of bulbs that a friend brought me back from a trip to Holland - I didn't see any sign of life from them. What did I do wrong? I know the location at the front of the house is fine as a neighbour a little further down the Lane has a fab-u-lous display!!!

25 Jan, 2012


Thank you for the comment!
Sorry to hear your nerines aren't doing well. For your info, here are some mistakes I made~ :-(

Mistake 1: The soil was too heavy plus I watered them too much. I learned afterward that Nerines don't like to be too wet.

Mistake 2: The ones I planted in full sun were fine for the first year. I thought they would produce more flowers the following year, but the result was opposite.

Things I learned by mistakes and reading several websites: Nerines don't like high-temperature and humidity. Also, the bulbs will be damaged if you apply strong fertilizer.

26 Jan, 2012


Thanks for the tips Tommymoo. I'll try again!

26 Jan, 2012


Please do!
Hope you'll have loads of beautiful flowers this autumn!!

27 Jan, 2012

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