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carolgs

I garden for myself and others in dorset and love it, I'm addicted to plants and like to help those who are who are learning

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carolgs

Time to start drying out the Amaryllis before it's spell in the fridge

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emve

How long in the fridge? And do you cut it down completely first? Cover it with anything? Sorry to shower you with questions like that.

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charlotte

Ooo yes please - I also need some advice. I heard about putting it in the fridge but that sounded like madness !!!!

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carolgs

Take out of pot knock soil off Let them dry out completely cut back old leaves to a couple of cm I'll put mine in a paper bag in veg compartment do NOT store apples in fridge at the same time this makes the sterile for at least 6 weeks then you can start them back off again probably October time @emve @charlotte

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charlotte

Thanks Carol. I will give it a go. Not sure what the husband will think though !!!

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emve

Thank you! I would have put the entire pot in, soil and all, so I am glad I asked😂😂😂

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carolgs

Looking after an Amaryllis is new to me too I researched it when I it had finished flowering cause I didn't have a clue what to do with it 😂 😂 @emve

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linfoster

Oh i was wondering what you do with amaryllis after its dried out ! So i put it in the fridge until when carol🤔 does it have to be wrapped in anything particular?

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carolgs

For at least 6 weeks I'm going to put mine in a paper bag @linfoster

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Acetaker

Mine is still putting out new leaves,Carol. Do I guess it means it's getting in ng ready/or not to bloom. I was told that it would be Hardy for outside here,do I was going to leave it in it's pot. When should I cut mine BK? I'm still in N. Alabama

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carolgs

Mine is too but because over here we tend to have them flower over Xmas the bulbs need to go through a cold or dormant spell before they flower so we have to replicate those conditions, if yours is kept outside your winter will do it for you @Acetaker cut them back then

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Acetaker

Yes,I was told to cut b but not how much. Could u tell me plz😊

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carolgs

Hoping this is a new flower bud coming!!!

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rosiebug

Hope so!! 🌱😍👍🏻

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drnicko

Certainly looks like it.....someone's being giving this plant some luuuuuuv ❤❤❤👍👍😎😂 @carolgs

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pauline33

What a bonus 👏👏❤️

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