PLANT of the week

Irish Daily Mirror - - IN THE GARDEN -

Ner­ine bow­denii (Guernsey lily)

This late-flow­er­ing bulb will re­ally brighten up a dull day with its vivid bright pink flow­ers.

The lily-like blooms are all the more eye-catch­ing as they are on bare stems (the leaves ap­pear in spring but die down for sum­mer).

Orig­i­nat­ing in South Africa, this plant needs a re­ally sunny, shel­tered, warm po­si­tion. The base of a south­fac­ing brick wall would be an ideal po­si­tion.

Ner­ine bow­denii may take a year or two to bulk up but once it feels at home, it will flour­ish. It doesn’t en­joy sit­ting in wet soil so well drained is bet­ter, and you might pro­vide some pro­tec­tion if the weather gets very cold this win­ter.

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