In the month since I last posted on here I’ve had about 20 plants bud, bloom & the flowers die off! I’ve started to put them out on the shelving in the balcony as they are getting too big & numerous to stay in the flat for the summer.
I don’t have any photos of the Amaryllis outside on the balcony at the moment as the mini-greenhouse on the table blocks the view of them In a week or two, at the very latest this will be dismantled so I can also dismantle the table & put out the growbags for my tomato plants. Then I will be able to get a clear view of the shelving where the Amaryllis will spend the next 6 months.
I have decided to add a photo of what the living room table looked like on May 1st!
As I have said before ALL my Amaryllis are from my own seeds & offsets that I’ve accumulated over 19 years. None of them have names – except one, called ‘Pinky’, which was sent to me by a lady in the Scilly Isles a few years ago. I thought I had lost it but lo & behold it has come into flower as the 26th bulb to flower in 2018! I don’t think it’s the original bulb she sent me but an offset that I missed out naming at some point over the last 2 or 3 years.
This time however I have marked its pot with its name & I now will be able to track it in future years!
I have had a look back through my posts in the group over the years & I found this entry:
Looking at the photos I posted of ‘Pinky’ when it flowered for the first time for me I see they are NOT the same as the plant that is flowering on the living room table at the present moment! If you read the post I’ve added a link to, you will see I had the same confusion a few years ago!!!
This Pink & white Amaryllis has now finished for this year. I’ve had to correct the name on the pot & have now put it outside on the shelving. I’ve taken down the mini-greenhouse & the big round table it stood on all winter. I’ve now put out the 4 growbags with tomato plants therefore I have been able to take a couple of photos of the Amaryllis on the shelving:
Here is a photo of my Amaryllis on our living room table taken just this morning, 5th June 2018.
The numbers indicate the order in which they have flowered so far this year. I’ve had 38 so far but I still have at least another dozen or so yet to flower! Some of these have tall flower stems (Scapes) with buds that will open in the coming week while other are hardly out of the neck of their bulb.