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grandmagizzy

Garden is a corner plot in village in Chilterns. Lived here 25 years but only had time for the garden since I retired in 2013. Love flowers 🌻🌹

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grandmagizzy

The poor shrivelled up bulb that was covered in wax is alive😍 ( see previous pics)

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bblondie

Just saw your previous posts, Ive never see a wax covered bulb ! You saved it ! Congrats on new growth after all its been through ! So exciting 💖

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grandmagizzy

@bblondie Hi Amanda I’m amazed the bulb has no substance to it just a papery shell - I’ll be surprised if it does much. I’d put it in the garage when I took the wax off and put it in the garden a couple of weeks ago in the sunshine!! The pot was full of water yesterday when I returned from a weekend away - it was when I tipped the water out I spotted life 😱😍

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bblondie

Wow weird ! Its probably so relieved, what a great surprise to come home to ! One time I was given two succulents that were covered in a thick coat of red spray paint for xmas. They didn't do well at all grew all warped and weird ended up dying. I wish companies cared more and took into consideration that they're living things, anyways though i can't wait to see its progress now that it's free 🕊

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bluefox23

Wow! Excellent to see it's trying to live 😊

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grandmagizzy

Wax off now after almost 3 months of flowers. Bulb a bit soggy and sorry for itself 😢. Have sprinkled rooting powder on it and stuck it in a pot to take its chances for recovery 🙄

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richard.spicer.7906

🤞🏼🤞🏼

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CheerfulandLiterate

Good luck! 🌱🌱

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kathy

Hope it works🤙🏻

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cyndi

Best wishes

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grandmagizzy

3rd and final bloom from the waxed bulb 😍Having to prop it up now as top heavy - bulb just about exhausted - weighs nothing 😢

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novicegardenlover

I'm happy it lasted this long. Maybe they came up with this idea for people who would dispose the bulbs after Christmas anyway. Sad though.

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grandmagizzy

@novicegardenlover I agree very sad - have great difficulty throwing anything away Susan - one of life’s hoarders - I blame it on being a post war baby 😄

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novicegardenlover

I understand. I'm a mini hoarder too. 😂

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grandmagizzy

Bloom no 3 on the ‘waxed one’ 😍

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grandmagizzy

Bloom no.2 from the waxed one - another bud 😳👍🏼🌺 #amaryllis #hippeastrum

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jyotu

Beautiful 😍

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kathy

Still amazes me!

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juliesgarden

Wowsers 😍

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pauline33

Aww that’s a beauty 👌❤️

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grandmagizzy

The waxed one! Four flowers from 1st bud still another bud to open - if it has enough strength left !! #amaryllis

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kathy

Amazing

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gjones

That is amazing! How do you water it or don't you have to?

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grandmagizzy

@gjones you don’t water it which makes me wonder if it will survive long enough for second bud to open! I

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grandmagizzy

Waxed bulb - no pot 😳 #amaryllis #hippeastrum

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richard.spicer.7906

It almost looks like a pot in itself doesn’t it?

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juliesgarden

Wow 😮

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jadojado29

Good morning Christine @grandmagizzy that’s Amazing & Gorgeous as well 😍😘

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pattygardd

Incredible

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gjones

It's beautiful!

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novicegardenlover

Thanks for the updated photo.

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cyndi

I would cut the wax off after it flowers so you can save the bulb and it can regrow again. Its so bad for the bulbs and roots i hate that they do this.. https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2808938/the-horror-that-is-wax-encased-bulbs

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novicegardenlover

I read the link ⬆ @cyndi, I hope the bulb can be saved afterwards and give you beautiful blooms and leaves for many years @grandmagizzy

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cyndi

I hope its very healthy under that was too @novicegardenlover and gives her many many years of beauty! Best wishes @grandmagizzy

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grandmagizzy

Present just before Christmas. Needs no water and not in a pot 😳

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kathy

Is the bulb covered in wax🤔

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grandmagizzy

@kathy yes it is 😊

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novicegardenlover

So the bulb has no roots?

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gjones

That's interesting-didn't know they'd grow like that!

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grandmagizzy

@novicegardenlover @gjones @kathy Hi folks it’s the first I’ve seen no roots visible. It’s opened up this morning I’ll put another pic on 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ve heard of these before, think they are designed for a ‘one time show’ only unfortunately - which I guess is fine if that’s all you want. My tutor at college did an experiment on one to try and get the wax off, quite difficult but she managed to get a couple of roots to form so it may survive another year.

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grandmagizzy

Thanks for the info Rich @richard.spicer.7906 It was a gift so had no idea what to expect. May try de-waxing when it’s done 👍🏼

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